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On Columbine Anniversary, a Walkout, a Shooting

1 injured in Florida as students nationwide protest gun violence

(Newser) - A day already painful for gun control activists became even more so Friday when the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre coincided with a shooting at a high school in Florida. One student at Ocala's Forest High School suffered a non-life-threatening injury; the suspected shooter, identified as a... More »

Report: YouTube Shooter Was Vegan Activist

Nasim Aghdam complained site was stifling traffic

(Newser) - The woman who opened fire at YouTube's Silicon Valley headquarters Tuesday was a vegan activist angry about how her videos were being treated, according to law enforcement sources. The sources have identified the shooter—who injured at least three people before apparently killing herself—to the San Francisco Chronicle... More »

He Was Shot in School in 2016. Now, Punishment for a Protest

Cooper Caffrey gets detention for March 14 student walkout

(Newser) - It shouldn't be surprising that a survivor of a school shooting might want to demonstrate against gun violence in schools—but maybe a little bit surprising that his school would punish him for it. That's the plight of Cooper Caffrey, a sophomore at Madison High School in Ohio,... More »

Doctors Slam Santorum's 'Unconscionable' Remarks

He suggested students learn CPR instead of joining anti-gun violence rallies

(Newser) - Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum thinks students should learn CPR instead of "looking to someone else to solve their problem" by protesting gun violence—and a lot of doctors think Santorum should get a clue. His remarks were slammed by numerous medical professionals on social media, many of... More »

New England Patriots Fly Parkland Students to Rally

'There's definitely a lot of emotions,' parent says

(Newser) - The New England Patriots helped students and families from Parkland, Fla., arrive at the "March for Our Lives" rally in style, the Boston Globe reports. On Thursday, team owner Robert Kraft flew students injured at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and the families of 17 victims to... More »

Bill Murray: What I See Today Recalls Vietnam War Protests

He says students have the power and the idealism it takes

(Newser) - The students in Florida pushing for an end to gun violence after the Parkland mass shooting remind Bill Murray of the students who pushed for an end to the Vietnam War half a century ago. "It really was the students that began the end of the Vietnam War,"... More »

Powerful Images From the National Walkout

Thousands of students are participating in Wednesday's protest

(Newser) - Thousands of students walked out of schools across the nation and even abroad as part of Wednesday's protest against gun violence , with the AP reporting that moods at the protests ranged from somber to angry. The walkout marked the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High... More »

'No Time More Critical': Students Walk Out Again

They'll protest gun violence, from US to Australia

(Newser) - Ten days before a massive rally against gun violence in Washington, DC, students across the country will walk out of school Wednesday to mark one month since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Students at elementary schools, high schools, and universities will walk out... More »

7K Children's Shoes Placed on Capitol Lawn

There was a pair for every child killed by gunfire since Sandy Hook

(Newser) - Some 7,000 pairs of children's shoes were placed on the lawn of the Capitol building Tuesday as a haunting reminder of children killed by gun violence. The advocacy group Avaaz, which organized the display, says the shoes represented all the children killed by gunfire since the Sandy Hook... More »

Governor Signs 'Historic' Gun Bill After Parkland

Meanwhile, Parkland 911 calls were released

(Newser) - Among the newly released recordings of 911 calls from the Parkland school shooting, the parents of a 17-year-old girl can be heard telling a dispatcher that their daughter is texting from a classroom where the door's glass was shot out. "Three shot in her room. Oh, my God.... More »

Mom Allegedly Checked on Shot Child, Returned to Work

Prosecutor says Alyssa Edwards' son called her at 10am, she was back at work an hour later

(Newser) - A prosecutor says an 8-year-old Ohio boy loaded a rifle, repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister at home, and then informed their mother, who left work to check the girl's injuries, cleaned up a bloody bed cover, and then returned to work, leaving the children alone again. The woman, 27-year-old... More »

US Has First New Gun Law Since Florida Shooting

Oregon bill bans domestic abusers from owning firearms

(Newser) - A bill prohibiting domestic abusers and people under restraining orders from owning firearms has become America's first new gun control law since the Feb. 14 Florida high school massacre. "Well done Oregon," Democratic Gov. Kate Brown exclaimed Monday after signing the law on the steps of the... More »

A High-Speed Bullet, Then 'Ghastly' Injuries

Trauma surgeons describe the 'haunting' wounds they've seen from assault-style rifles

(Newser) - While the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has caused horror nationwide, only a few have actually seen the damage wrought to victims' bodies by an assault-style rifle. The New York Times talks to five trauma surgeons from all parts of the US, all "haunted by their... More »

Police: 2 Shot Dead at Central Michigan University

School remains on lockdown with gunman still at large; officials say victims weren't students

(Newser) - Two people were fatally shot at a residence hall at Central Michigan University on Friday, and investigators were searching for a 19-year-old suspect considered armed and dangerous, according to the school. Neither victim was a student at the university in Mount Pleasant, and police believe the shooting "started from... More »

Petition: Parkland Student Hero Should Get Full Military Funeral

Peter Wang held doors for fleeing students, staff; another student hero recovers at a local hospital

(Newser) - Amid the grief and anger, stories of inspiration and heroism continue to emerge out of the Parkland school shooting last week, and a petition is now in place to honor one of the late students who helped his classmates escape to safety. The Sun Sentinel reports that the petition on... More »

Cops Were at Florida Suspect's House 39 Times

Nikolas Cruz's lawyers call him a 'broken child'; ex-classmates aren't so generous

(Newser) - The FBI has acknowledged that it received a tip about Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Kruz in January that wasn't properly investigated, as details continue to trickle in on the 19-year-old's evolution "from 'broken child' to mass killer" in the words of CNN . His defense attorneys say... More »

Football Coach Fatally Shielded Students During School Shooting

Suspect Nikolas Cruz bought gun legally

(Newser) - A heroic football coach fatally jumped in front of students to protect them during Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, witnesses say. "Can everyone please take a second to pray for my coach today he took serval [sic] bullets covering other students at Douglas,"... More »

2 Teens Dead, 12 Others Wounded at Kentucky School

Alleged shooter is a 15-year-old boy

(Newser) - Another school shooting is in the news, this time in western Kentucky. Two 15-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were fatally shot Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. Twelve others were injured by gunfire, and another five were otherwise injured in the chaos that ensued, says... More »

Chicago Boy Shot in 2016 Shoots Himself in Hand

5-year-old found father's illegal gun

(Newser) - A 5-year-old boy who was struck in the face last year by a stray bullet fired during a drive-by shooting accidentally shot himself in the hand this week with a gun his father had obtained illegally, Chicago police say. Kavan Collins found the loaded, uncased gun under a mattress in... More »

California Shooter Was Banned From Owning Guns

Police say Kevin Neal used 2 homemade rifles

(Newser) - The man who killed five people in a shooting rampage in California on Tuesday was banned by court order from owning firearms—and police are being criticized for failing to take action after neighbors in Rancho Tehama Reserve complained that he had been firing hundreds of rounds. At a press... More »

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