Latest School violence News

Police in Indiana say shooting leaves 1 dead, two injured

Sep. 18, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, IND. (AP) — A shooting in Indiana that police said apparently stemmed from a college house party left one person dead while two others were being treated at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The shooting occurred between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Friday, Terre Haute police Sgt. Ryan Adamson...

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...

Man accused of making Zoom lecture bomb threat free on bond

Sep. 10, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of making a bomb threat against the University of Houston during a Zoom lecture was released on bond Wednesday. A federal magistrate judge set bond at $200,000 for Ibraheem Ahmed Al Bayati at a Wednesday detention hearing in federal court in Houston. The judge also ordered Al...

New Trump rule ties college funding to speech, faith rights

Sep. 9, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

The Trump administration is moving forward with a policy that expands protections for religious groups on college campuses and threatens to cut federal education funding to colleges that violate free speech rules. The rule was issued by the Education Department Wednesday, less than two months before the election,...

Researchers find racial disparities across court system

Sep. 9, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Black and Latino defendants in Massachusetts are more likely than white defendants to be locked up for drug and weapons offenses and get longer sentences than white people sent to prison for similar crimes, researchers at Harvard Law School said in a report released Wednesday. In a yearslong...

Man accused of making bomb threat during Zoom lecture

Sep. 8, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A man has been arrested after being accused of making a bomb threat against the University of Houston during a Zoom lecture. Ibraheem Ahmed Al Bayati made an initial court appearance Tuesday in federal court in Houston. Al Bayati, 19, was accused by federal authorities of joining a...

Police officers conduct a search in Kesgrave, England, Monday Sept. 7, 2020, where a 15-year-old student from Kesgrave High School was shot just after 8.40am this morning. British police said a teenager in eastern England has been arrested in connection with the shooting on Monday of a 15-year-old boy on his way to school. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

UK police arrest teenager after shooting of 15-year-old boy

Sep. 7, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police arrested a 15-year-old boy in eastern England after another 15-year-old was shot and critically injured Monday on his way to school. Suffolk Constabulary said officers were called in just after 8:40 a.m. Monday to reports of a shooting in the small town of Kesgrave and that the...