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Florida considers guns in churches, government meetings

Jan. 28, 2020 5:53 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gun rights would be expanded at churches and other places of worship and for local government officials in Florida who want to carry firearms at meetings under two bills approved by a House committee Tuesday. Members of the House Criminal Justice Committee cited several shootings...

In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 photo made available by the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Wolfgang Halbig is under arrest. Halbig who repeatedly harassed parents of shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School was arrested and charged Monday for possessing the identification of one of the parents, authorities said. (Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Sandy Hook denier charged with having victim's dad's ID info

Jan. 28, 2020 11:40 AM EST

SORRENTO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who repeatedly harassed parents of shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been arrested for possessing the identification of one of the parents, authorities said. Wolfgang Halbig, 73, was arrested Monday on a charge that he was in unlawful possession of...

Delaware Police investigate Instagram school shooting threat

Jan. 28, 2020 9:48 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Delaware State Police want to know who used someone else's Instagram account to post a school shooting threat. The agency determined that a message threatening to “shoot up” Wilmington's Skyline Middle School wasn't credible, but investigators are still searching...

Florida school shooting defendant in court on deputy attack

Jan. 27, 2020 1:37 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz was back in court Monday, this time for a hearing on charges that he attacked a corrections officer in jail. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer heard several motions but did not issue any rulings, instead deferring to another...

Galveston repeals gun regulations to avoid city lawsuit

Jan. 24, 2020 3:16 PM EST

GALVESTON, TX (AP) — The Galveston City Council voted to scrap an ordinance that prevented gun shops and shooting ranges from being located near schools or places of worship. The City Council approved the amended land-use regulations in a unanimous vote Thursday to comply with state law and avoid a...

FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, police and others are seen outside a recreation center where students are reunited with their parents after a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo. The security guard who accidentally injured two students while shooting at a deputy whom he thought was a shooter will not be criminally charged, but he must complete community service and attend a diversion program for improper use of a weapon on school grounds, a special prosecutor said Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

STEM school security guard not charged for gun at school

Jan. 24, 2020 3:06 PM EST

A security guard who accidentally injured two students while trying to stop a mass shooting at a school in a Denver suburb will not be criminally charged, but must complete community service, a special prosecutor said Friday. “Although it was illegal for him to have a gun on the premises, our investigation...

9-year-old shot in drive-by outside California school

Jan. 23, 2020 11:57 PM EST

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl on a playground was shot by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting outside a Southern California elementary school, authorities said Thursday. The girl, who authorities initially said was 10 years old, was struck shortly before 11:30 a.m. during a car-to-car shooting...

Panel advances bill requiring armed officers at schools

Jan. 23, 2020 3:32 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to require police officers assigned to Kentucky schools to be armed won unanimous approval Thursday from the Senate Education Committee. The committee action, advancing the measure to the full Senate, came on the second anniversary of the shooting at Marshall County High School...

Oklahoma City man sentenced for hoax mass shooting threat

Jan. 23, 2020 11:26 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 43-year-old Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after admitting to making a hoax threat of a mass shooting at a community college. Court records show David Aaron Jacobs was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to conveying false or misleading...

Caprice Cortez, Faith Goodsell, Autumn Barton and Mykaylla Darrow, all teammates on the Grantsville High School girls soccer team that Alexis Haynie played on, stand together at a candlelight vigil for the Haynie family at City Park in Grantsville, Utah, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Police say four members of the Haynie family were killed and one injured after being shot by a teenage family member on Jan. 17. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

Teen charged as adult in fatal family shooting in Utah

Jan. 22, 2020 8:55 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teenager shot and killed his mother and sister as they returned from school pickup, then waited for two more siblings to come home and killed them, prosecutors said Wednesday. Colin “CJ” Haynie, 16, tried to kill his father as well, but the older man managed to...