Latest School shootings News

Motive a mystery in fatal California school shooting

Nov. 15, 2019 7:59 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy planned the attack that killed two students and wounded three others at a Southern California high school, but investigators were so far unable to find out why he brought a gun to campus and opened fire, authorities said Friday. After more than 40 interviews...

The Latest: Southern California school shooter dies

Nov. 15, 2019 7:56 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California high school in which two students were killed (all times local): 5 p.m. A 16-year-old boy who shot five fellow students — killing two — before turning the gun on himself at a Southern California high school has...

Charter school staff tries to help shooting victim

Nov. 15, 2019 7:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Staff members of a Chicago elementary school went to the aid of a man who was fatally shot as he waited in his car as his girlfriend dropped off her 6-year-old son for class. Chicago police say the gunman approached the 28-year-old victim as he sat in his SUV early Friday outside Moving...

Judge rules school shooting suspect incompetent for trial

Nov. 15, 2019 6:56 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A judge has ruled the teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school mentally incompetent to stand trial. State District Judge John Ellison ordered Dimitrios Pagourtzis to be committed to a state mental facility for up to four months. Ellison ruled Friday in...

Man who shot, wounded school bus driver sentenced to prison

Nov. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who shot and wounded a school bus driver on a Minneapolis freeway during a snowstorm has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty in August to first-degree assault for the February attack that left...

Police: No one ‘in danger’ in Florida high school lockdown

Nov. 15, 2019 2:30 PM EST

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police say no one is danger at a Florida high school and a “code red” alert has been lifted after a lockdown prompted by a report of a possible intruder. Police say Coral Springs High School security initially reported spotting someone near the campus fence....

California school shooting suspect described as quiet, smart

Nov. 15, 2019 12:13 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — People who knew the 16-year-old boy suspected of killing two students in a burst of gunfire at a high school outside Los Angeles described him as a quiet, smart kid who they’d never expect to turn violent. One fellow junior at Saugus High School said the suspect is a Boy...

Lawyers for school shooting suspect ask judge to recuse self

Nov. 15, 2019 12:05 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Lawyers for the person charged with shooting four people, one fatally, at Freeman High School are asking the judge to recuse himself from the case. Defense attorney Brooke Foley filed the motion last week, contending Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price “can no...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...

LA suburb mourns student victims after school shooting

Nov. 15, 2019 7:04 AM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A boy described as bright, quiet and “normal” pulled a gun from his backpack on his 16th birthday and opened fire at his high school before saving the last bullet for himself, authorities said. The shooting that killed two teenagers and wounded three others...