School violence

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 file photo, ten crosses honoring the 10 people killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School were dedicated during a ceremony in Santa Fe, Texas. Nearly a year after the mass shooting killed eight students and two substitute teachers, Texas lawmakers are close to passing new measures that they say would harden campuses. They include measures that would arm more school personnel, beef up security plans and boost student mental health resources. But there's no push for new restrictions on the purchase or possession of guns. (Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 3:28 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly a year after a mass shooting at a Texas high school in which eight students and two substitute teachers were killed, lawmakers in the gun-friendly state are close to passing measures that they say would harden campuses by adding more armed school personnel, beefing up...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke pauses to watch the scenery Monday, April 29, 2019, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 06, 2019 - 12:58 pm
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is learning that reliable jokes during the campaign don't always make kids laugh, especially when they're want to talk about serious issues. The former Texas congressman spoke to an 8th grade civics class in Newton, Iowa, and took...
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Parents of Riley Howell, Natalie Henry-Howell, center left, stands next to Thomas Howell, comforting their son Teddy, after a memorial service for Riley Howell in Lake Junaluska, N.C., Sunday, May 5, 2019. Family and hundreds of friends and neighbors are remembering Howell, a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates' lives by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
May 06, 2019 - 1:09 am
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Family, hundreds of friends and a military honor guard on Sunday remembered a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. Riley Howell, 21, was fatally shot Tuesday while tackling the gunman accused of...
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A growing memorial is seen on the steps of a building at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Thursday, May 2, 2019. A gunman opened fire in a classroom on Tuesday, killing two and wounding four. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
May 02, 2019 - 7:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The campus has turned quiet. Flowers and candles fill the steps outside the building where two students were killed. Exams have been postponed or canceled. For students, professors and administrators, Tuesday's shooting that left two dead and four wounded at the University of...
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May 02, 2019 - 10:34 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state lawmaker says her children were threatened online by a person who opposes mandatory vaccinations for all school children. Democratic Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire, posted Wednesday on Facebook that state Capitol police are investigating what she...
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In this Sept. 1, 2017 photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland, Riley Howell, right, is seen. Authorities say Howell, 21, was killed after he tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Police said a few students, including Howell, died and several others were injured. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell's actions likely saved the lives of other students. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 5:27 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina college student tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom, saving others' lives but losing his own in the process, the police chief said Wednesday. Riley Howell, 21, was among the students gathered for end-of-year presentations in an anthropology class...
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As she approached the North Carolina legislative office in Raleigh, N.C., Allison Carey, 23, a third grade teacher at Powell Elementary School in Raleigh, hoists her sign up high, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. North Carolina teachers took to the streets Wednesday for the second year in a row with hopes that a more politically balanced legislature will be more willing to meet their demands. (AP Photo/Amanda Morris)
May 01, 2019 - 4:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A fatal shooting at a college campus was on protesters' minds Wednesday at a North Carolina teacher rally, adding a somber note to a demonstration in support of overhauling the state's education priorities. Chanting "Whose schools? Our schools! Whose voice? Our voice," public...
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May 01, 2019 - 1:44 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow more classroom teachers to carry guns in school, the latest response to last year's mass shooting at a Parkland high school. The Republican-led House voted 65-47 on Wednesday to send the bill to GOP Gov. Ron...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz listens during a status check on his case at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The public defenders representing Cruz who is charged with the Florida high school massacre are set to ask a judge to remove them from the case. The Broward County Public Defender's Office will ask Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, to order Cruz to hire a private attorney with the $432,000 he may receive from his late mother's life insurance policy. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)
May 01, 2019 - 12:28 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge ordered the public defenders representing the former student charged with the Florida high school massacre to stay on his case while she determines if he remains indigent. Judge Elizabeth Scherer ordered Broward County public defenders on Wednesday to keep...
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A University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus police officer carries a tactical shield after a shooting Tuesday afternoon, April 30, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The shooting on the campus left at least a few people dead and several wounded Tuesday, prompting a lockdown and chaotic scene in the state's largest city. (John Simmons/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 11:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man armed with a pistol opened fire on students at a North Carolina university during the last day of classes Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four, police said. Officers who had gathered ahead of a campus concert raced over and disarmed the suspect. The shooting...
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