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  • Washington school shooter's death ruled suicide

    October 27, 2014 1:42 PM

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Authorities officially released the names and causes of death of one of the victims and the gunman killed during the Washington state high school shooting. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Monday that 14-year-old Zoe R. Galasso died of a gunshot wound to the head and... more »
  • Washington school shooter's death ruled suicide

    October 27, 2014 11:08 AM

    MARYSVILLE, WA - Authorities officially released the names and causes of death of one of the victims and the gunman killed during the Washington state high school shooting. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Monday that 14-year-old Zoe R. Galasso died of a gunshot wound to the head and... more »
  • Hospital: Teen wounded in school shooting dies Play Video

    October 27, 2014 2:00 AM

    MARYSVILLE, WA - One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three. Officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said 14-year-old Gia Soriano died Sunday night. Another girl was... more »
  • Police: Shooter used rifle in Oregon school shooting

    June 10, 2014 2:26 PM

    TROUTDALE, OR - Officials say a lone gunman armed with a rifle killed one student and injured a teacher at an Oregon school before the shooter was found dead. Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson said Tuesday authorities have tentatively identified the gunman, but aren't ready at this point to release... more »
  • Police: Gunman kills student in school shooting

    June 10, 2014 12:15 PM

    TROUTDALE, Ore. - Police in Oregon say a gunman fatally shot a student at a high school near Portland. Authorities said Tuesday the suspect also was dead and the situation is stabilized. The Multnomah County sheriff's office said there were reports of shots fired about 8 a.m. at Reynolds High... more »
  • Students arrested for Instagram school threats

    April 17, 2014 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the School Drug Task Force arrested two students in East Baton Rouge Parish after they said the pair posted threats against their school on the social media network Instagram. An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson said the Westdale Middle School students made threats... more »
  • Lawyer: Boy jailed in Philly shooting not to blame

    January 19, 2014 10:33 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The attorney for a 17-year-old boy charged with shooting two students inside a Philadelphia school gym says his client isn't responsible. Police have said they charged Raisheem Rochwell based on surveillance video and witness information from the shooting Friday afternoon at Delaware Valley Charter High School. Police say... more »
  • 2 students shot in Philly school gym; boy held

    January 17, 2014 3:53 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say up to three boys may have been involved in the shooting of a couple of fellow students at a Philadelphia high school gym. They say one boy has been captured near his home and one or two more are being sought. The shooting happened Friday at... more »
  • New Mexico boy, 12, shoots 2 classmates at school

    January 14, 2014 10:49 AM

    ROSWELL, N.M. - Officials and witnesses say a 12-year-old boy drew a shotgun from a band-instrument case and shot and wounded two classmates at his New Mexico middle school before a teacher talked him into dropping the weapon. A boy was critically injured and a girl was in satisfactory condition... more »
  • Police to update investigation on school shooting

    December 30, 2013 7:05 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Investigators plan to release updated information about a shotgun attack on a suburban Denver high school that fatally wounded a 17-year-old girl. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson scheduled a news conference for Monday morning on the Dec. 13 shooting at Arapahoe County High School. Claire Davis, a... more »
  • Colo. school shooting victim still critical

    December 16, 2013 12:41 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Administrators are being allowed back into a high school in suburban Denver when a 17-year-old girl was shot and critically wounded Friday by a classmate who then took his own life. Officials haven't said when classes at Arapahoe High School will resume. Her family says Claire Davis... more »
  • Sheriff: School shooter dead, two students hurt

    December 13, 2013 2:35 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Authorities near Denver said a school shooter is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot, but not before at least two other students were hurt. Authorities said the shooter was armed with a shotgun, and a device that may be a Molotov cocktail was found at the scene... more »
  • Sandy Hook parents play key role in gun control debate

    December 11, 2013 10:11 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence. After 12 months of personal suffering and political frustration, they have become key players in an effort to pressure Congress... more »
  • Newtown releases 911 calls from school shooting

    December 4, 2013 2:36 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others and assuring them help is coming. The operators urge the people inside the school to take cover as they reach out to town officials and... more »
  • Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

    December 4, 2013 6:29 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Recordings of 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting are being released. A state prosecutor dropped his fight to continue withholding the tapes this week after an order to provide them to The Associated Press, which has sought the recordings in part to examine the police response to... more »
  • Conn. to end fight of release of Newtown 911 calls

    December 2, 2013 4:08 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A Connecticut prosecutor says he will not appeal a judge's order to release 911 recordings from last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III led the investigation into the Dec. 14 shooting that killed 20 children and six women. He said Monday... more »
  • Report due on Sandy Hook shooting investigation

    November 25, 2013 7:25 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Investigators are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Connecticut school shooting, nearly a year after the massacre of 20 children and six women inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. The summary report could provide some of the first official answers to questions about the history... more »
  • 3 shot near Pittsburgh high school, gunman loose

    November 13, 2013 2:54 PM

    PITTSBURGH - School officials say three people were shot in or near a Pittsburgh high school, and police are searching for a gunman. School officials say three students were shot outside Brashear High School on Wednesday afternoon as they walked to a vehicle they'd all taken to school earlier in... more »
  • Family IDs teacher as Nev. school shooting victim

    October 21, 2013 11:38 AM

    SPARKS, Nev. - Family members have identified a math teacher as the staff member who was killed while trying to stop a shooter at a northern Nevada middle school. Chanda Landsberry says her 45-year-old brother-in-law, Michael Landsberry, died in the Monday morning shooting at Sparks Middle School. The suspected gunman... more »
  • Public access barred at Newtown school demolition

    October 15, 2013 8:09 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Contractors demolishing Sandy Hook Elementary School are being required to sign confidentiality agreements forbidding public discussion of the site, photographs or disclosure of any information. Selectman Will Rodgers says officials want the Newtown school where 20 children and six educators were fatally shot last December to be... more »
  • Oklahoma teen found guilty in school shooting plot

    September 25, 2013 9:08 AM

    TULSA, Okla. - A teenager has been convicted of plotting to kill students and teachers in a mass shooting at a northeastern Oklahoma high school. The Washington County jury on Tuesday found 19-year-old Sammie Chavez guilty of planning to cause bodily harm and recommended a 30-month prison term. The... more »
  • Sandy Hook students return to school for new year

    August 27, 2013 7:54 AM

    MONROE, Conn. - Students at the Connecticut school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December are returning to classes Tuesday in a neighboring town. Newtown's first day of school is Tuesday. The Sandy Hook Elementary School students are being bused to the neighboring town of Monroe,... more »
  • School employee helped avert tragedy in standoff

    August 22, 2013 7:17 AM

    DECATUR, Ga. - The 911 tapes from a standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee's calm demeanor and kind approach helped end the ordeal without any injuries. Police said that school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff was heroic in how she responded after being taken hostage... more »
  • Elementary kids at high school day after Ga. gunfire

    August 21, 2013 12:12 PM

    DECATUR, Ga. - Students at an Atlanta-area elementary school are attending classes today at a nearby high school. They were evacuated yesterday from their elementary school because of gunfire at the school. Police say a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons was able to slip into the... more »
  • Active shooter training today at LSU Lab School

    August 2, 2013 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Several law enforcement agencies gathered at the LSU Lab School today to learn more about how to respond to a school shooting. LSU Police, Baton Rouge Police, LSP, and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office took part in the active shooter training with the FBI. ... more »
  • Newtown parents back study for clues to violence

    April 15, 2013 9:14 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The parents of a 6-year-old girl killed in the Newtown school shooting are seeking answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence. Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel on Monday announced a scientific advisory board for the Avielle Foundation, which was established with the goal... more »
  • Teachers' group blasts recommendation for armed staff

    April 2, 2013 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - The American Federation of Teachers is denouncing a suggestion that schools train selected staff to carry weapons, and that each school should have at least one armed security officer. The head of the teachers' group calls the idea a "cruel hoax" that won't protect children and schools.... more »
  • Authorities: Teen wounded in Ga. school shooting

    January 31, 2013 2:14 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's police chief says an armed officer working at a city middle school where a teen was shot was able to disarm the suspect moments after the shooting. Authorities say a 14-year-old boy was shot in the back of the neck Thursday at Price Middle School and... more »
  • Student arrested after bomb threat, evacuation

    January 30, 2013 3:20 PM

    CLINTON - Authorities arrested an East Feliciana High student today after they said another student overheard them threaten to bomb and shoot up the school. State Police said 17-year-old Sean Mahan faces terrorizing charges in connection with the incident, which caused the school to be evacuated. Investigators said... more »
  • Newtown expands scope of planned children's museum

    January 29, 2013 3:47 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Children's museums across the country are helping build a new museum in Newtown, Conn. Plans for the Everwonder Children's Museum have been in the works since 2011. They were supported by Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was among those killed in last month's massacre.... more »
  • Background checks peak in week after Conn shooting

    January 28, 2013 3:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI says the week following the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting massacre saw the greatest number of background checks for firearms sales and permits to carry guns conducted within a one-week period since 1998. The FBI says the second highest week was when President Barack Obama announced sweeping plans... more »
  • School systems covering cost of extra security on campus Play Video

    January 24, 2013 10:23 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- The public school system in Iberville Parish is adding more school resource officers to its staff, a direct result of the school shooting in Connecticut at the end of 2012. The Iberville Parish School System is covering most of the cost. The district plans to hire three school... more »
  • Little expected from exam of school gunman's body

    January 11, 2013 7:02 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's chief medical examiner says he doubts toxicological tests and genetic analysis of the body of the gunman who fatally shot 20 children and six educators at an elementary school will explain his actions. The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that Dr. H. Wayne Carver II,... more »
  • Judge: Man in school shooting not fit for trial

    January 7, 2013 5:42 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - A man accused of killing seven people at a small California Christian college has been deemed mentally unfit for trial. A judge issued the ruling Monday and ordered defendant One Goh to return to court Jan. 28. Goh is charged with seven counts of murder and three... more »
  • Judge delays Ohio school shooting trial

    January 7, 2013 10:01 AM

    CHARDON, Ohio - A judge in Ohio has indefinitely delayed the murder trial of an 18-year-old charged in the shooting death of three high school classmates. Judge David Fuhry in Chardon, east of Cleveland, said Monday that he will hold a hearing in late January to discuss a new... more »
  • Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school

    January 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school for students who survived a shooting rampage three weeks ago in Newtown, Conn. Desks have been taken to the new building in nearby Monroe along with backpacks and other belongings left behind in the chaos following the Dec. 14... more »
  • Well-wishers console Conn. residents on Christmas

    December 26, 2012 6:26 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - People moved by the deadly mass shooting at a Newtown elementary school have found ways to console and help grieving residents during the holiday. Well-wishers from around the country showed up Christmas morning to hang ornaments on a series of memorial Christmas trees while police officers... more »
  • Bells toll for victims one week after shooting

    December 21, 2012 9:19 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Bells have rung throughout a Connecticut town to commemorate the moment one week ago when a gunman began a shooting rampage at an elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults. Gov. Dannel Malloy and other officials led a moment of silence after the ringing... more »
  • West Baton Rouge schools to get even tougher on security

    December 20, 2012 11:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN- School leaders in West Baton Rouge are the latest to talk about upping the ante when it comes to school security. Superintendent David Corona told WBRZ News 2, he's set-up a committee to look into what needs to be done to keep schools safe in the event... more »
  • Louisiana to observe moment of silence Friday

    December 20, 2012 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal asked the state to observe a moment of silence, to honor the victims of a school shooting on Connecticut. The silence is set for 9:30 A.M. local time. Twenty-six people were killed, many elementary school children, when a gunman opened fire inside a school... more »
  • Funerals set for 5 students, teacher shot in Conn.

    December 20, 2012 9:56 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - More funerals and a memorial service are scheduled to be held in Connecticut and New York for students and teachers killed by a gunman at an elementary school. Funerals are scheduled Thursday in Connecticut for 7-year-old Grace McDonnell and 6-year-olds Benjamin Andrew Wheeler, Catherine Violet Hubbard,... more »
  • Bullet hits school bus, flying glass scrapes girl

    December 18, 2012 10:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say that when a man was shot in the Treme neighborhood, a stray bullet hit a school bus where flying glass injured a girl. Officer Frank Robinson says the man was shot in the hip and leg Monday afternoon. His injuries are not believed... more »
  • Family relay reports from kids about Conn. shooting

    December 14, 2012 12:55 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Family members are relaying what children told them about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Stephen Delgiadice says his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter is fine. He says the shooting is... more »
  • Obama briefed on Connecticut shooting

    December 14, 2012 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has been briefed on a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday morning. Press Secretary Jay Carney says the president was first informed about the incident by his counterterrorism adviser John Brennan. Carney says Obama will continue to receive regular updates... more »
  • Police: Student shoots self at Okla. junior high

    September 26, 2012 9:46 AM

    STILLWATER, Okla. - Police say a student has apparently committed suicide in a shooting at a junior high school in Stillwater, Okla. Police Capt. Randy Dickerson confirmed the shooting. Police say there is no further danger at the school and that the shooting happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday.... more »
  • 2 teens arrested following Facebook post

    March 12, 2012 11:43 AM

    SPRINGFIELD- Two students at Springfield High School were arrested after deputies say they posted a threat of violence on Facebook. The Sheriff's Office was contacted by a concerned party that a post had been placed on Facebook advising that a shooting was to occur at Springfield High School on... more »
  • Classes resume at Ohio high school after shooting

    March 2, 2012 5:20 AM

    CHARDON, Ohio - Students mourning the deaths of three teens in a shooting at an Ohio high school are set to return to class today, a day after charges were filed in juvenile court against the 17-year-old suspect. T.J. Lane is accused of opening fire at the 1,100-student Chardon High... more »
  • Teen charged as juvenile in Ohio school shooting

    March 1, 2012 3:13 PM

    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio 17-year-old has been charged with three juvenile counts of aggravated murder in a school shooting that killed three fellow students and wounded two. The charges were announced Thursday afternoon against T.J. Lane. The boy is accused of opening fire Monday in the cafeteria... more »
  • Deadline looms for charges in Ohio school shooting

    March 1, 2012 4:49 AM

    CHARDON, Ohio - Prosecutors are nearing the deadline to file charges against the 17-year-old suspect in the fatal Ohio high school shootings. They have until today to file charges against T.J. Lane. The thin, quiet teen is accused of opening fire on a group of students sitting at a cafeteria... more »
  • Official: Ohio suspect says he stole uncle's gun

    February 29, 2012 1:18 PM

    CHARDON, Ohio - An official says the teenage suspect in the deadly Ohio school shooting told authorities he stole the gun he used from his uncle. A law enforcement official familiar with the case says the weapon was bought legally in August 2010 from a gun shop in Mentor, Ohio.... more »
  • Second student dies in Ohio school shooting

    February 28, 2012 7:05 AM

    CHARDON, Ohio - Authorities say a second student has died following a high school shooting in suburban Cleveland. An official in the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office says he received word early this morning that 17-year-old Russell King Jr. has been declared brain dead. King was one of five wounded... more »
  • School shooting plot suspect pleads to charges

    December 14, 2011 2:25 PM

    COVINGTON, La. - A confession of his role in the conspiracy to shoot up a St. Tammany Parish high school by a 15-year-old boy has drawn a three-year juvenile prison sentence. The boy, described as the ringleader in the alleged plot to shoot up Lakeshore High School, pleaded "true" -... more »
  • Youth wounded in Indiana school shooting is stable

    March 25, 2011 12:20 PM

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. - The family of the 15-year-old boy wounded in central Indiana school shooting says he is in stable condition after surgery. Chance Jackson was taken to an Indianapolis hospital after he was shot Friday morning at Martinsville West Middle School, about 30 miles south of Indianapolis. ... more »
  • Shooter killed near Texas police station, college

    August 17, 2010 10:29 AM

    UPDATE: A man who officials say started shooting at a police station in McKinney, Texas, today is dead. They say the gunman drove a pickup truck into the parking lot of the suburban Dallas police department, lit the truck on fire and started shooting at the police station. A spokeswoman... more »
  • Suspect arrested in Shreveport school shooting

    December 11, 2009 2:18 PM

    Update: A 28 year old man is in jail, accused of shooting a girl as she arrived at a Shreveport school Friday morning. 18 year old Tammie Spates was shot several times as she arrived at Booker T. Washington High School. Police say Spates was able to name... more »
  • Student shot at Shreveport school

    December 11, 2009 11:23 AM

    A male suspect is in custoday after a shooting at a school in Shreveport. A female student was shot at 8:19 a.m. at Booker T. Washington High School. The Times of Shreveport reports the 17-year-old student was shot as she arrived at the school. Authorities say the shooter... more »
  • School shooting threat a hoax

    October 13, 2009 9:54 AM

    A student at Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge was cited for sending a text message warning other students about a possible shooting on campus Tuesday. The message was sent Monday and at least one parent told News 2 she kept her child home Tuesday because of the threat.... more »

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