Latest School shootings News

Nashville court grapples with details on school shooter that were leaked to media

Jun. 17, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys fighting over the release of documents involving a 2023 Nashville elementary school shooting pleaded with a judge Monday to finally issue a ruling settling the matter, their request taking on a more desperate tone amid the recent publication of leaked records...

What we know about the fight between conspiracist Alex Jones and Sandy Hook families over his assets

Jun. 15, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Bombastic conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to liquidate his personal assets as he owes $1.5 billion for his false claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which killed 20 first graders and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax. ...

Demolition of the Parkland classroom building where 17 died in 2018 shooting begins

Jun. 14, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A large excavator stretched to the top floor of the three-story building where 17 people died in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, punching its first hole Friday into the classroom where teacher Scott Beigel perished saving students. ...

Six years after the Parkland school massacre, the bloodstained building will finally be demolished

Jun. 13, 2024 05:17 AM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The three-story building where 17 people died in the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School looms over campus behind a screened fence, a horrific and constant reminder to students, teachers, the victims' families and passersby. ...

Judge sets hearing over alleged leak of Nashville school shooter info to conservative outlet

Jun. 11, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has ordered a conservative media organization to appear in court over publishing details from allegedly leaked documents about a 2023 Nashville school shooting, while the outlet sues for the same kind of records to be released to the public. ...

Teenager who killed 4 in Michigan high school shooting appeals life sentence

Jun. 07, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A teenager who was convicted of fatally shooting four students at his high school in Michigan is appealing his life sentence, his attorneys announced Friday. Officials with the state Appellate Defender Office said in a statement that they have filed a request for...

YouTube toughens policy on gun videos and youth; critics say proof will be in enforcement

Jun. 05, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — YouTube is changing its policies about firearm videos in an effort to keep potentially dangerous content from reaching underage users. The video sharing platform owned by Google said Wednesday it will prohibit any videos demonstrating how to remove firearm safety...

UVA to pay $9 million related to shooting that killed 3 football players, wounded 2 students

May. 31, 2024 21:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia will pay $9 million in a settlement related to a 2022 campus shooting that killed three football players and wounded two students, a lawyer representing some of the victims and their families said Friday. But some of the...

NRA can sue ex-NY official it says tried to blacklist it after Parkland shooting, Supreme Court says

May. 30, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for a National Rifle Association lawsuit against a former New York state official over claims she pressured companies to blacklist it following the deadly 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Giving the...

Uvalde families sue Meta and Call of Duty maker on second anniversary of school attack

May. 24, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Families in Uvalde took more legal action Friday on the second anniversary of the Robb Elementary School attack, suing Meta Platforms, which owns Instagram, and the maker of the video game Call of Duty over claims the companies bear responsibility for products used by the...