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Lori Alhadeff shows a pendant bearing a photo of her 14-year-old daughter Alyssa, among the 17 people killed during the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Friday, March 6, 2020, at the state Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla.  Alhadeff has been championing a bill to require all public schools across Florida to put in place a panic button system to give schools a direct link with first responders. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

Court documents ask Parkland parents to prove mental anguish

Oct. 7, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Parents who sued a school district after their children died in a mass shooting at a Florida high school are being asked to turn over their psychiatric records to prove they have suffered mental anguish. The Broward County school district's demand, which is contained in...

Pakistan man arrested in killing of Ahmadi college professor

Oct. 6, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said Tuesday they have arrested a man who acted as an accomplice to a Sunni Muslim college professor in the shooting death of a colleague from the country's minority Ahmadi community. The shooting took place in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, a day...

Meet Gen Z activists: Called to action in an unsettled world

Oct. 3, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Lily Mandel has already lived through a national security crisis, two recessions, nationwide civil unrest, a looming concern over climate change and school violence and a pandemic. She’s 17. “We've had this idea of growing up thinking, what the heck is this? What the...

This computer-generated image, taken from video created through artificial intelligence, released by Change The Ref/McCann Health, shows a depiction of Joaquin Oliver, a teenager killed in the Parkland school massacre. Wearing his signature hoodie and beanie, an earbud casually hanging from one ear,  Oliver urges his peers to vote for lawmakers who will end gun violence in the new video released Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Next month's election would have been his first chance to vote. (Change The Ref/McCann Health via AP)

Parkland parents create AI video of slain son to spur voters

Oct. 2, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Wearing his signature hoodie and beanie, an earbud casually hanging from one ear, passionate Parkland teen Joaquin Oliver urges his peers to vote for lawmakers who will end gun violence in a new video released Friday. Next month's election would have been his first chance to...

Court: $300K total liability cap for school shooting victims

Sep. 24, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a school district can't be forced to pay more than $300,000 total to the victims or their families in the Parkland high school massacre that left 17 people dead and another 17 wounded. Justices unanimously sided with Broward County...

Police: Shooting leaves college student dead, 2 injured

Sep. 18, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, IND. (AP) — An 18-year-old Indiana State University student died early Friday from a shooting outside a college house party, police said. Valentina Delva of Indianapolis was pronounced dead after the 1:55 a.m. shooting, Terre Haute Police Chief Shawn Keen said. Two males at the party also were...

Suspect in killing of protesters listed in 'hero' assignment

Sep. 17, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas school district is investigating a high school English teacher who asked students to write about a modern-day hero and listed the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protests as one possible option. Kyle Rittenhouse has been accused of fatally shooting two...

European court: Finland failed to seize school shooter's gun

Sep. 17, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A European court ruled Thursday that Finnish authorities failed to perform their duty of diligence by not confiscating a 22-year-old man's gun before he had the chance to shoot and kill 10 people at a school, one of the worst homegrown attacks in the Nordic country’s history....

Illinois student arrested in dorm shooting, classes resuming

Sep. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Western Illinois University student suspected of shooting and wounding his roommate in their dorm room, prompting the school to cancel classes, turned himself into police on Wednesday afternoon, school officials said. The shooting occurred in a room at Thompson Hall on the Macomb campus...

Deputy fired over Florida school massacre to get job back

Sep. 16, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy who was fired for his inaction during a school shooting that left 17 dead has been reinstated with back pay by an arbitrator who ruled that the sheriff missed a deadline for dismissing the deputy. An arbitrator ruled this week that Broward...