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Kindergartener found with handgun on school bus

Feb. 19, 2019 6:35 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — School officials in Pittsburgh say a kindergartener was found with a handgun on a school bus. Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says the gun was found in the student's backpack Monday after school was dismissed. The student attends the Pittsburgh Faison K-5 school. Pugh...

Judge won't bar Parkland dad from ex-school monitor's case

Feb. 19, 2019 4:14 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge will not prevent the father of one of 17 people killed last year at a Florida high school from attending the deposition of a former school security monitor who claims the father is harassing him. The Sun-Sentinel reported Tuesday that Andrew Pollack can attend the...

New Mexico school shooting suspect questioned 11 months ago

Feb. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EST

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of firing a gun at a New Mexico high school last week on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, shooting that killed 17 told officers 11 months earlier that voices were telling him to "shoot up the school," according to a police report. A police officer...

25 years later, Missouri hazing death consequences remain

Feb. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Twenty-five years after Michael Davis died from injuries suffered in a brutal fraternity hazing ritual at Southeast Missouri State University, his death still has far-reaching consequences. Davis was pledging the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity when he died from internal bleeding on...

School threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

Feb. 18, 2019 7:34 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded more than 4,900 tips in its first month, about a third of them considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials. The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which funnels tips to...

University of Missouri sees hike in discrimination reports

Feb. 17, 2019 11:40 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri saw an uptick in reports of discrimination and harassment in the 2017-2018 school year from the previous year, according to new data. The university's Office for Civil Rights and Title IX received 750 reported violations of its anti-discriminatory policy last...

Teen planned to shoot ex-girlfriend at school, documents say

Feb. 15, 2019 6:26 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A note found in a 16-year-old boy's pocket indicated that he had planned to kill his ex-girlfriend and others on Valentine's Day, when he fired a gunshot inside his high school, according to documents filed by authorities in court. No one was injured in the shooting that happened...

Security guard arrested in shooting outside LA synagogue

Feb. 15, 2019 3:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police arrested a security guard on suspicion of shooting a self-described First Amendment activist after the two engaged in a videotaped confrontation outside a Los Angeles synagogue and school. Edduin Zelayagrunfeld, 44, was arrested Thursday for investigation of assault with a deadly...

Suspect in teen's killing outside game: 'I let the fire go'

Feb. 15, 2019 7:41 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two women have been charged with fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl outside a Kansas City high school as she left a basketball game. Twenty-one-year-old Jamya Norfleet is charged with second-degree murder and 18-year-old Taylor McMillon as an accessory to second-degree murder in...

9 LSU fraternity members arrested on hazing-related charges

Feb. 14, 2019 9:35 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University announced the arrests Thursday of nine fraternity members for hazing-related crimes that included ordering pledges to lie in piles of broken glass, kicking pledges with steel-toed boots and urinating on them. The men arrested, ranging from ages 19 to 23,...