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Activist dad of school shooting victim joins anti-gun group

Oct. 21, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old girl killed in the 2018 Florida high school shooting massacre announced Thursday that he's joining the top ranks of an anti-gun violence group to promote like-minded political candidates around the country ahead of next year's midterm elections....

Victims of the 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school massacre

Oct. 20, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to murder on Wednesday in the 2018 shooting massacre that left 17 people dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Here are the victims: ALYSSA ALHADEFF, 14 Alyssa excelled in math and Spanish, was...

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 Parkland school massacre

Oct. 20, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering 17 people during a rampage at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving a jury to decide whether he will be executed for one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings. ...

Grambling offers campus counseling after two fatal shootings

Oct. 20, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Grambling State University is providing counseling resources to students and staff after two deadly shootings on the campus last week. The university is bringing in counselors from the University of Louisiana system and Reframing for Life, a Ruston...

Troy player charged with hindering search in shooting

Oct. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — A football player at Troy University was arrested on a charge of interfering in the search for a man accused in a shooting that injured five people during a high school football game in Mobile, authorities said. Troy wide receiver Reginald Leon Todd,...

Police: Teen arrested after gun found at Dover school

Oct. 20, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A 16-year-old student was arrested Tuesday after police discovered he had a gun at Dover High School, officials said. When a school resource officer learned that a student may have a gun on campus, police and school officials said the school was...

Prosecutor: Dispute between groups led to stadium shooting

Oct. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A dispute between two groups from two weeks earlier sparked a shooting that injured five people during a high school football game in Alabama, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Three teens accused of attempted murder initially entered the game between Vigor...

Police: Teen arrested after BB gun found at high school

Oct. 19, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday after a BB gun was found at a Maryland high school, police said. Anne Arundel County police said an investigation began after a student reported seeing another student with what was thought to be a gun at...

2 teachers face charges from entering wrong home, shooting

Oct. 19, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two newly hired physical education teachers at a Florida elementary school were arrested after the shooting of a man whose apartment they entered thinking it belonged to someone else following a night of drinking. One of the teachers mistakenly...

ACLU demands reform after Black girl arrested in Hawaii

Oct. 18, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police officers and officials with Hawaii’s public school system discriminated against a disabled Black child by handcuffing, arresting and interrogating the 10-year-old girl for a “run-of-the-mill” dispute between children, the American Civil Liberties Union...