Texas moves to arm more teachers to prevent school shootings

U.S. 05/22/19, 23:09

Texas moved a big step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings, under a bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott. The measure approved Wednesday night by the state Senate changes the 6-year-old school marshal program that had limited the number of ...

Florida school shooting defendant due back in court

U.S. 05/21/19, 00:06

The defendant charged with killing 17 people in last year's Florida school shooting is due back in court.A status hearing is scheduled Tuesday for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz in the February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz could get the death penalty if convicted.The hearing will likely focus ...

Columbine school shooting survivor found dead in home

U.S. 05/18/19, 21:20

A Colorado man who survived the 1999 Columbine school shooting and later became an advocate for fighting addiction has died. Routt County Coroner Robert Ryg said Saturday that 37-year-old Austin Eubanks died overnight at his Steamboat Springs home. There were no signs of foul play. A Monday autopsy was planned to determine ...

Teen who died in Colorado school shooting laid to rest

U.S. 05/17/19, 17:38

A Colorado teen killed while trying to stop a gunman in his school has been laid to rest.About 400 people attended the burial of 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo on Friday following a Catholic funeral service. The crowd included his classmates from the STEM School Highlands Ranch.The procession to the cemetery near ...

Kentucky school shooting trial to be in different county

U.S. 05/17/19, 16:40

A Kentucky judge has ruled that the trial of a teenager accused of killing two schoolmates will be moved to another county.News outlets report Marshall County Circuit Judge James Jameson on Friday granted a request sought by lawyers for 17-year-old Gabriel Parker. Parker is accused of shooting and killing Preston ...

Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings

U.S. 05/16/19, 00:18

Efforts to combat the intractable problem of school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger. School districts are using products like gunshot detection systems that identify where ...

Update: 2 in school shooting face murder, other charges

U.S. 05/15/19, 10:55

The Latest on the Colorado school shooting (all times local):9:55 a.m.Colorado prosecutors have charged the students suspected of opening fire at their school with over a dozen counts of murder and attempted murder as well as theft and arson.Display grows outside the STEM School Highlands Ranch a week after the ...

Update: Service planned for school shooting hero

U.S. 05/13/19, 12:08

The Latest on the shooting at a suburban Denver school (all times local):11 a.m.A memorial service is planned for a student hailed as a hero for tackling one of two teenage gunmen who attacked his suburban Denver school.A light snow covers bouquets of flowers placed on the sign for STEM ...

Last of wounded in Colorado school shooting out of hospital

U.S. 05/13/19, 10:40

The last student still hospitalized after being wounded in last week's school shooting in a Denver suburb near Columbine was released from the hospital over the weekend.Littleton Adventist Hospital said in a statement that the patient brought there after the shooting at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch was allowed ...

50 trombones given out to honor slain Parkland student

U.S. 05/12/19, 14:12

Fifty special trombones have been given out to band students throughout Florida in honor of a teenager who died in the Parkland high school shooting.The South Florida SunSentinel reports that $50,000 worth of the instruments were awarded Saturday in honor of 14-year-old Alex Schachter, who was a trombone player in ...

Hearing in Colorado school shooting put off until next week

U.S. 05/10/19, 16:06

Prosecutors investigating the case against two students suspected of shooting nine classmates, one fatally, in a suburban Denver charter school have until next week to decide what charges to pursue, a judge ruled Friday. Meanwhile, all but one of those injured in the shooting have been released from hospitals, officials said. District ...

Update: Charges delayed in Colorado school shooting

U.S. 05/10/19, 10:39

The Latest on the shooting at a Colorado school that killed one student and injured eight (all times local):9:35 a.m.Charges won't be filed against the suspects in a suburban Denver school shooting until next week.FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019 file photo, police officers and students are seen ...

Hero students highlight shift in school shooting guidance

U.S. 05/09/19, 23:55

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 country, they also reflect guidance to students, at least in some situations, to do what they can to disrupt shootings. A majority of ...

Update: Shooting vigil disrupted by upset students

U.S. 05/09/19, 10:08

The Latest on the shooting at a Colorado school that killed one student and injured eight (all times local):9 a.m.Organizers of a vigil for victims and survivors of the Colorado school shooting that killed a student and injured eight are apologizing after students complained the event politicized the tragedy and ...

Students struggled with shooter, stopped further bloodshed

U.S. 05/09/19, 00:13

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 spotted the gun, recounted one of the young men.They slammed the teenager, a classmate of theirs, against the wall and ...

Slain teen charged attacker in Colorado school shooting

U.S. 05/08/19, 23:39

When a gunman burst into his high school classroom, Kendrick Castillo did not hesitate.The 18-year-old immediately charged, pinning the attacker to the wall before Castillo was fatally shot protecting classmates, witnesses said. As he charged, so did two other students. One of them, Brendan Bialy, wrestled the gun from the ...

Update: Students used 2 handguns in Colorado shooting

U.S. 05/08/19, 07:43

The Latest on the school shooting in Colorado (all times local):6:45 a.m.Authorities say the two students accused of killing a classmate in a shooting at a school in suburban Denver used at least two handguns in the attack.A parent leaves the recreation center where students were reunited with their parents ...

1 dead, 8 hurt in Colorado school shooting, 2 in custody

U.S. 05/07/19, 22:22

Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburb of Denver not far from Columbine High School, killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading terror before they were taken into custody, authorities said. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said the pair walked into the STEM School Highlands ...

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