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2 guns found at Boston high school; 2 students charged

May. 20, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Police found two loaded guns at a Boston high school and took male students ages 13 and 17 into custody, officials said. The guns were found Thursday at Charlestown High School, police said in a statement. The younger student faces juvenile charges of...

Two people shot at school graduation near Grand Rapids

May. 19, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two people were shot Thursday night following graduation ceremonies for Crossroads Alterative High School near Grand Rapids, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 7:20 p.m. Thursday at East Kentwood High School. About 60 students...

1 dead in shooting after Tennessee high school graduation

May. 19, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — One person was killed and another injured in a shooting after a high school graduation at Middle Tennessee State University, according to police. Police confirmed the shooting Wednesday night after the Riverdale High School graduation at Murphy Center, an...

Sheriff's office: Man fatally shot when deputies return fire

May. 19, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says SWAT officers fatally shot a man after he fired a gun in their direction during an encounter near an elementary school in Guadalupe, a Phoenix suburb. The incident occurred Wednesday after deputies responded to a...

Philadelphia shooting wounds 5 near Temple University

May. 19, 2022 04:34 AM EDT

A shooting near Philadelphia's Temple University wounded five people on Wednesday — two in extremely critical condition. A suspect was caught with the help of university police, a spokesperson for the school told WPVI-TV. The victims were three women, ages 19, 20 and...

State AG won't upset conviction in 1986 Port Huron murder

May. 19, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan attorney general's office said it found no new evidence to support a claim of innocence by a man who was convicted of committing murder in 1986 in a Port Huron college parking lot. Temujin Kensu's case was examined by Valerie Newman, who heads...

Gun in 8-year-old's backpack goes off at school, mom charged

May. 18, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago mother has been charged with child endangerment after a gun in her second grader's backpack accidentally discharged at school, injuring a 7-year-old classmate, police said Wednesday. The 28-year-old woman appeared in court on Wednesday on three misdemeanor...

Man pleads to homicide in 2019 shooting outside stadium

May. 18, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to homicide in a shooting death outside a western Pennsylvania stadium during the closing minutes of a high school football game more than 2 1/2 year ago. Court records indicate that a guilty plea was recorded Tuesday for Greg Harper,...

Lawsuit: Students taunted Black student, threatened lynching

May. 17, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

Administrators at a Missouri school district that is the subject of a federal civil rights investigation failed to protect a Black teen from repeated racial taunts that culminated with him being threatened with a lynching, a lawsuit alleges. The suit filed this month in state court...

Boy, 7, grazed by bullet discharged at Chicago school

May. 17, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized in good condition after being grazed by a bullet when a gun accidentally discharged in a backpack at a school Tuesday, police said. The bullet struck the ground and ricocheted by the second-grader, grazing his abdomen, at Disney...