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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 …


School shooting victims remembered as artistic, history buff

A history buff who wanted to join the Army leaned against a closet door to keep the gunman from entering and an artistic student who liked red hair dye were …


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

‘Hope and healing’: Texas town worships after school attack

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Sunday for a “hardening” of the nation’s school buildings in the wake of the attack by a 17-year-old student who killed 10 people at …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

Chaos after multiple shooting reports at California school; 1 student wounded

A high school student was shot in the arm Friday at high school in the California city of Palmdale and a 14-year-old suspect was taken into custody, officials said.


Suspected Florida school shooter appears in court

A man accused of opening fire at a Florida high school was denied bond during his first court appearance Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

A gunman who carried a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Student in Liberty School District accused of posting threatening video on Snapchat

For the second time in about a week, a minor was arrested and charged with a felony after threatening classmates over social media.


What’s next for Parkland students? Town halls, midterms vote

New Jersey, Colorado, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham – the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students reel off their upcoming travel schedule at a dizzying pace. This is their new life, traveling …


Sharpton, school survivor, announce anti-gun violence rally

A survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting joined the Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday to announce a June rally in front of President Donald Trump’s Manhattan apartment to protest …


Clear bags among security measures at school where 17 died

Students at the Florida high school where 17 students and staff members were massacred are now carrying their belongings in clear plastic backpacks in hopes that it will make it …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 11:52 a.m.

Shooting suspect’s brother pleads no contest to trespassing

The brother of the suspected Florida high school gunman pleaded no contest Thursday to trespassing on the campus where the deadly rampage occurred and was sentenced to time served and …


Froma Harrop: Students, don’t let the gun lobby wear you down

Only three students were shot at an American school Tuesday. Two of them were hospitalized, and only the 17-year-old gunman died. This made the attack at a southern Maryland high …


Parkland teens keep gun-control grown-ups at arm’s length

Hiding from a gunman at their South Florida high school, a small group of teenagers resolved on their own to launch a crusade against gun violence that has built up …


Maryland school shooting victim dies

A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school has died, authorities said Friday.


2nd high bond set in Stoneman Douglas-related case

A relatively high bond was imposed Wednesday in a case involving a student who brought a knife to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one day after the same judge set …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 3:08 p.m.

$500K bond for shooting suspect’s brother in school trespass

A judge set an unusually high $500,000 bond on Tuesday and imposed a host of other restrictions for the brother of the Florida school shooting suspect, who was charged with …