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UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Suspect in Lewis and Clark High School threats case is released again on bond

After a weekend in jail, 18-year-old Ryan Lee – the former student accused three separate times of threatening to shoot students at Lewis and Clark High School – is again …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:46 a.m.

Suspect in social media threats against Lewis and Clark out of jail as parents post $100,000 cash bond; attorney claims no evidence of wrongdoing

Ryan Lee, accused twice of making social media threats against students at Lewis and Clark High School out of jail, His attorney claims police arrested the wrong guy.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silence

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and other schools across the U.S. bowed their heads in a moment of silence and took part in volunteer projects Thursday to mark the …


Families to quietly remember on school massacre anniversary

The communities and families terrorized by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre will spend Thursday’s anniversary visiting graves, packing meals for the needy and contributing to other service projects …


Parkland mom: ‘I feel that Alyssa is still coming home’

PARKLAND, Fla. – Every morning, Lori Alhadeff makes breakfast for her two boys, gets dressed and sprays on her daughter’s Victoria’s Secret perfume. The scent is part of her armor, …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Parkland attack fueled big shift in America’s gun politics

Last year’s shooting at a Florida high school sparked a movement among a younger generation angered by gun violence and set the stage for a significant shift in America’s gun …


Shawn Vestal: Author Chris Crutcher bears witness for youth traumatized by school shootings

Schools struggling to move past tragedy are right in Chris Crutcher’s wheelhouse: the places that combine his service as a therapist for traumatized kids and his career as an author …


New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 1:21 p.m.

Suspect shot inside Oregon middle school, students safe

A suspect was shot Friday after an attack that occurred inside an Oregon middle school but did not injure any students or teachers, police said.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Parents sue over Pennsylania district’s policy to arm teachers at school

Parents are going to court to block a Pennsylvania school district from allowing teachers to carry guns in school, the latest flashpoint in a debate playing out in many states …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Laura Ingraham taunted David Hogg over college rejections. He just said he got into Harvard.

In mid-December, Harvard’s early-entry candidates began logging on to the application status portal to learn whether they’d been accepted to one of the world’s most prestigious universities. But for one …


Bomb threat empties Sandy Hook school on attack anniversary

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the sixth anniversary of the …


Florida school massacre panel recommends arming teachers

The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre recommended Wednesday that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus to …


Florida high school massacre panel considers recommendations

The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre began discussions Friday on what recommendations it will make regarding student safety, mental health and steps to prevent future school shootings.


Teens open fire in Brazil school, wounding 3

Armed with a .22 caliber pistol, two teenagers stormed into a public school in southeastern Brazil and opened fire Friday, wounding three students, one of them seriously, police said.


A year after tragedy, Freeman High will hold candlelight vigil tonight

One year later, Freeman is still strong. And vulnerable. Reminders of strength are everywhere, as hashtagged signs hang on houses and barns and the cars and trucks that ply the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

DeVos says she won’t take action on funding to arm teachers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Teen killed in shooting near California school

Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was killed and an 18-year-old critically wounded when a gun battle broke out near a Northern California high school.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Video shows massacre suspect slouched, punching self in face

Prosecutors on Wednesday released hours of video interrogation of Florida’s school shooting suspect, footage showing the young man slouching in a chair, being repeatedly urged by a detective to speak …


Florida gun, mental laws couldn’t have stopped massacre

Florida’s gun and mental health laws likely could not have prevented school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz from buying last year the semi-automatic rifle authorities say he used to kill 17 …


Official: Florida shooting suspect’s mom let him buy gun

A commission investigating the Florida high school massacre heard Tuesday the suspect’s late mother allowed him to buy a gun even though his mental health counselors opposed the idea and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Sandy Hook group gives award to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown calls for more action on gun violence

The group Sandy Hook Promise awarded the congresswoman for her work pushing legislation that authorized federal money for school training programs and measures like metal detectors to address school shootings. …


Florida school honors 4 slain seniors at graduation

The senior class from the Florida high school where 17 people died in February’s gun massacre held graduation ceremonies Sunday afternoon, with the focus on honoring four students slain in …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Felony charges expected against student accused of threatening to shoot up Lewis and Clark High School

Spokane police will seek criminal charges against an LC student suspected of making threats of a school shooting that gripped the downtown high school this week.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Suspect identified in connection with Lewis and Clark High School threats; nearly 1,000 students stay home Wednesday

Police have detained and interviewed a suspect in connection with threats of a school shooting at Lewis and Clark High School.


Bellevue’s Valve pulls school-shooting video game off site after backlash

Bellevue gaming company Valve removed a game developer from its website Tuesday after online outrage over a video game depicting a school shooting.


Teacher who stopped attack says he had to save students

A suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot while tackling and disarming a student inside his classroom said Monday that his swift decisions “were the only acceptable actions” to save his …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

Student says science teacher tackled Indiana school shooter

A male student armed with two handguns opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said.


Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrapped up three days of emotional meetings on school safety and mass shootings Thursday by speaking with survivors from last week’s shooting at a high school …


More Sandy Hook families, FBI agent file lawsuit against Infowars’ Alex Jones

An active FBI agent who responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School during the December 2012 school shooting is joining a group of families of children killed inside the school …