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Florida considers guns in churches, government meetings

Jan. 28, 2020 2:42 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gun rights would be expanded at churches and other places of worship and for local government officials 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 around the...

Tennessee man charged in daughter's beating

Jan. 28, 2020 2:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee girl who showed up at school with bruises allegedly was beaten by her father later in the day after officials sent her home, police said. The 36-year-old man was charged with aggravated child abuse Monday, WZTV-TV reported. He also was arrested on two outstanding...

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...

School district reopens after online word of possible threat

Jan. 28, 2020 7:19 AM EST

PLUM, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area school district planned to resume classes Tuesday, one day after they were cancelled following a potential threat of violence received over the weekend. Plum Borough school officials said the decision was made after they consulted with police. Roughly 3,600 students...

Bill requiring armed school officers clears Kentucky Senate

Jan. 27, 2020 6:21 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a follow-up to last year's school safety law, the Kentucky Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Monday to require that police officers be armed when assigned to schools. The measure stems from the 2018 shooting at Marshall County High School in western Kentucky. Two students,...

Wyoming district to consider draft guns-in-school policy

Jan. 27, 2020 2:30 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo, (AP) — A school board in Wyoming is about to consider a proposal to allow teachers and other school employees to carry concealed guns. Campbell County School District officials plan to present a detailed proposal they've written to the school board Tuesday. If approved after two readings,...

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...

School district closed after online word of potential threat

Jan. 27, 2020 12:19 PM EST

PLUM, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area school district has closed all schools Monday following a potential threat of violence received over the weekend. Plum Borough police say the “non-specific” potential threat against Plum School District came Sunday from an online system for reporting...

Ruling revives lawsuit over release of harassment report

Jan. 25, 2020 11:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona court ruling revives an academic's lawsuit accusing the University of Arizona of breaching the confidentiality of a 2005 investigative report into harassment allegations against him. The state Court of Appeals ruling Thursday said a trial judge erred in dismissing key parts of...