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2 students detained after reports of handgun at high school

Nov. 30, 2021 08:04 AM EST

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a South Carolina high school was locked down over fears of weapons on the campus. WIS-TV reports that White Knoll High School was on lockdown Monday afternoon, as sheriff’s deputies...

Police: Teen shot and wounded at a west Phoenix high school

Nov. 29, 2021 19:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A teenager was shot and wounded at a high school in west Phoenix on Monday afternoon and police were searching for a suspect. They said the incident occurred at Cesar Chavez High School and the teen’s injuries were not considered life-threatening. ...

Jones wants Sandy Hook 'hoax' case jury to hear his defenses

Nov. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Infowars host Alex Jones' lawyers are trying to get his free speech defense and other claims before a jury to argue that he is not liable for damages for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax years ago. The effort comes...

UConn fraternity to honor Parkland school shooting victim

Nov. 29, 2021 17:21 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of Connecticut is posthumously inducting one of the 17 people killed in the 2018 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Alex Schachter had planned to go to UConn and was admitted...

Colorado school district closes campuses after shootings

Nov. 28, 2021 15:26 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — After recent shootings involving teens in Aurora, the public school system has decided students will have to stay on campus during lunch break at least for the next several weeks. All high schools in Aurora will have closed campuses beginning Monday...

2nd teen arrested in drive-by shooting near Aurora school

Nov. 25, 2021 12:17 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A second 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that wounded six students near a school in suburban Denver, police said Wednesday. The boy was arrested Tuesday night after a traffic stop, police said. ...

Professor who wrote about adults attracted to minors resigns

Nov. 24, 2021 21:40 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A university professor in Virginia announced Wednesday they will resign in the wake of threats made over their recently published book, which includes interviews of more than 40 adults who are sexually attracted to minors. The book argues that...

Maine school worker charged with sex crime pleads not guilty

Nov. 24, 2021 14:23 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former employee of Maine's largest school district has pleaded not guilty to federal sex crimes, including exploiting a child in the classroom. Benjamin Conroy, 32, had worked as an education technician for students on the autism spectrum in...

Lawsuit claims hazing injured high school football player

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A lawsuit claims a player on a highly ranked Southern California high school football team suffered traumatic brain injury, gashes and a broken nose in a locker room hazing ritual in which players punch each other until one gives up. The Orange...

Teen arrested in drive-by shooting near Denver area school

Nov. 23, 2021 17:09 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting near a school in suburban Denver, police said Tuesday. The boy, who was taken into custody Monday night, is suspected of driving one of two cars believed to have been...