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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Judge moves accused Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe’s murder trial to 2020

Just a week after Freeman High School observed a moment of silence to remember Sam Strahan, a Spokane County judge rescheduled the first-degree murder trial of Caleb Sharpe to Oct. …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Back-to-school PSA shows students running, hiding, fighting gun violence

Familiar back-to-school supplies such as pencils, scissors and gym socks are recast as emergency survival tools in a new public service announcement from the Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-violence nonprofit …


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Judge to decide Tuesday whether Caleb Sharpe stands trial as adult for Freeman school shooting

The biggest legal question stemming from the Freeman High School shooting was not necessarily who pulled the trigger: It was whether the young man who was caught at the scene, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened – …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Students in Colorado shooting face murder, other charges

Two students suspected of shooting nine classmates, one fatally, in their Colorado charter school appeared in court Wednesday to face dozens of criminal charges that included murder, attempted murder, theft …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: People are dying for nothing

There is a better way to honor these martyrs’ courage.


Fighting back increasingly part of school shooting guidance

BALTIMORE – The actions of students who died tackling gunmen at two U.S. campuses a week apart have been hailed as heroic. At a growing number of schools around the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

Hero students disarm gunman, not thinking about their safety

The three students who disarmed a gunman in a Colorado school shooting leapt up from their desks without a word and with no thought for their own safety when they …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:36 p.m.

Slain teen charged attacker in Colorado school shooting

Two high school students used at least two handguns in the shooting at a charter school that killed one of their classmates and injured eight others in a Colorado community …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

School shooting in Colorado kills one, wounds eight students, before deputies arrest two suspects

Authorities say a shooting at a suburban Denver middle school injured eight people Tuesday, and two suspects were in custody.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Student tackled campus gunman, slain while saving lives

Police chief says one of the two people slain in a shooting attack on a college classroom in North Carolina on Tuesday heroically saved lives by tackling the gunman.


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, 7:26 p.m.

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 …


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.