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Trapper plays with ‘gator until it tires, pulls it from pool

A Florida animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until it got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

2 more deputies fired after shooting at Florida high school

Two additional deputies have been fired as a result of an internal affairs investigation into the agency’s response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that …


Temple memorial to Florida shooting victims is set ablaze

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – A wooden temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting was set ablaze Sunday in a symbolic gesture …


Florida lawmakers pass bill allowing more armed teachers

More Florida classroom teachers could carry guns in school under a bill passed Wednesday by state lawmakers, the latest response to last year’s mass shooting at a Parkland high school.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

20 years after Columbine, some polls show parents’ growing fears of dangers at school

Twenty years after the deadly attack at Columbine High School, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school.


Principals from schools with shootings form support network

In the days after a teenager shot and killed three fellow students at Ohio’s Chardon High School in 2012, then-Principal Andy Fetchik remembers getting a call from someone who knew …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

Parkland looks beyond therapy to reach teens after suicides

Days after the suicides of two student survivors of the Parkland school shooting, parents and teachers packed a town hall Wednesday night, anxiously wondering out loud how to get students …


Parkland student dies in ‘apparent suicide,’ police say

In the span of one week, two teenagers have died by suicide in Parkland, the community still grieving the loss of 17 teachers and students last year in a deadly …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019

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 …


Two Parkland moms now divided over guns

It’s an image that has become emblematic of the Parkland school massacre: two terrified moms outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, one of them a tall, weeping blonde with the black …


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

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 …


Parkland survivors vote for 1st time, months after massacre

Nine months after 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down at their Florida school, Parkland students are finally facing the moment they’ve been leading up to with marches, school walkouts …


Parkland victim’s father seeks handshake with Kavanaugh

A man whose teenage daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting tried to shake the hand of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a break in Tuesday’s confirmation …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

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: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018

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 …


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 …


SWAT swarms home of Parkland student activist David Hogg after a prank call to police

A phone call about a possible hostage situation in Parkland, Fla., on Tuesday morning led police officers to swarm the home of one of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s most …


The Parkland students outpaced them. So the pro-Trump media was prepared for the Santa Fe school shooting.

The NRA’s Twitter account used to go silent for days after a mass shooting. Not so much in 2018. A day after 10 people died in Santa Fe, Texas, @NRA …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018

People think she’s a Parkland “crisis actor.” It’s terrifying.

Emma Gonzalez became an internet obsession after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day. But she wasn’t that Emma – the Parkland, Florida, …


Stoneman Douglas High student speaks as students, teachers rally

Following another round of student walkouts Friday morning, student-activists took center stage at an afternoon gathering of the Washington Education Association, the state’s biggest teachers union, in Spokane’s Riverfront Park.


Rallies, speeches and demonstrations planned across the city

A wave of events and demonstrations rolls out across the city today, as students stage walkouts against gun violence, educators rally for school safety and the #MeToo movement returns to …


Deputy released from hospital with broken neck, man charged

A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy who was hit by a suspected impaired driver last week has been released from the hospital after receiving treatment for a broken neck.


Deputy injured in crash while responding to domestic dispute

A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy is hospitalized following a collision with a suspected drunk driver while responding to a domestic dispute report.


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

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Bill Murray compares Parkland students to Vietnam War protesters in op-ed for NBC

Actor-comedian Bill Murray says the high school student gun-control movement out of Parkland, Florida, is reminiscent of the 1960s youth protests against the Vietnam War.