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School Shooter Sent Selfie With Gun to Ex

Meanwhile, injured cousin of Jaylen Fryberg says he loves and forgives him

(Newser) - Jaylen Fryberg not only supposedly texted his victims to ask them to lunch on Friday—he also sent a text to his ex-girlfriend not long before the shooting that showed him holding a gun, a law enforcement official tells CNN . An anonymous source tells Radar that Jaylen "sent a... More »

School Shooter Invited Victims to Lunch by Text

But Jaylen Fryberg's motive remains elusive, sheriff says

(Newser) - A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators say today. Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary says at a news conference that the five students were at a lunch... More »

European Student Opens Fire in Classroom

Estonian teen kills 56-year-old teacher

(Newser) - A 15-year-old student shot and killed his teacher during class today in a town in southern Estonia—the first known school shooting in the European nation. Four other students were in the classroom at Paalalinna School in the town of Viljandi, a police spokeswoman says. She adds that the shooter... More »

2nd Girl Hit by School Shooter Dies

Teacher hailed as hero for stopping Jaylen Fryberg's rampage

(Newser) - One of the four students shot and injured by classmate Jaylen Fryberg Friday afternoon has lost her fight for life. Gia Soriano, 14, had been in critical condition with a head wound suffered in the attack at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle, reports CNN . "We are devastated by... More »

School Shooter Shot 2 of His Cousins

Jaylen Fryberg was reportedly upset about a girl

(Newser) - Two of the five classmates that 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg shot yesterday at his high school north of Seattle were his cousins, reports CNN . Nate Hatch, 14, and Andrew Fryberg, 15, remain in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the head, reports KOMO-TV . "All three of them are cousins, and... More »

School Shooter Was Freshman Homecoming Prince

Freshman Jaylen Fryberg was popular but bullied: student

(Newser) - The gunman in a school shooting near Seattle —identified by fellow students as Jaylen Fryberg—was named freshman homecoming prince just days ago, CNN reports. The victims were Fryberg's friends, says one witness: "It wasn't just random." He "came up from behind ... and fired... More »

Cops: School Shooter Dead Near Seattle

Report says another student is dead, 4 injured

(Newser) - A shooter who opened fire in a high school near Seattle is dead, police say. He reportedly shot other students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School before taking his own life, but the details are still firming up. The Seattle Times reports that one of his victims is dead and that four... More »

Mass Shootings Have Nearly Tripled Since '06: FBI

Most are over before cops arrive, report finds

(Newser) - Mass shootings really are on the rise, according to a new FBI report. There has been an average of nearly one mass shooting a month in America this century and the rate has risen dramatically in recent years, the report released yesterday says. The agency says it identified a total... More »

School Shooter Recaptured 300 Feet From Prison

Triple killer TJ Lane is serving life

(Newser) - A teenager serving life for killing three students and wounding two others in a high school shooting in 2012 has been recaptured after breaking out of an Ohio prison. Officials say TJ Lane, 19, was captured by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers around 1:20am, hiding by a church just... More »

Prof Accidentally Shoots Himself in Foot During Class

Idaho State prof's handgun was in his pocket, went off

(Newser) - Now that people with enhanced permits can carry concealed weapons on school campuses in Idaho, a professor at Idaho State University has taken the opportunity to shoot himself in the foot. Literally, and apparently by accident. The instructor was teaching chemistry on Tuesday when his small-caliber handgun, which Local News... More »

Would-Be School Shooter: Adam Lanza Was a 'Wuss'

John David LaDue idolized Columbine killers, hated Adam Lanza

(Newser) - Police have released transcripts and audio from their interviews with would-be school shooter John David LaDue, in which the 17-year-old calmly explains his plans and motivations—or, more accurately, his lack of motivations. "I was not bullied at all," LaDue says, in a tape obtained by CNN . "... More »

Graduate Wears Jersey of Brother Shot at School

Oregon teen pays tribute to Emilio Hoffman

(Newser) - Graduating seniors at Reynolds High School in Oregon collected their diplomas this week just two days after a fatal shooting at their school . And one of those seniors happens to be the older brother of 14-year-old victim Emilio Hoffman. In tribute, Joshua Mitchell wore his little brother's soccer jersey... More »

Oregon School Shooter Had AR-15 in Guitar Case

Police identify Jared Padgett, 15, as gunman

(Newser) - Police still don't know why 15-year-old Jared Padgett shot and killed a fellow student at Reynolds High School in Oregon yesterday, only that Padgett seemed intent on killing many more people. Padgett brought an AR-15 rifle to school in a guitar case, right on the school bus, reports KOIN-TV... More »

Today's School Shooting Is 74th Since Newtown: Group

US 'should be ashamed,' says Obama

(Newser) - If today's school shooting in Oregon seemed numbingly familiar, here's why: A group that advocates for gun-control measures counts it as the 74th school shooting in the 18 months since the Newtown massacre, reports the Washington Post . Here is the full list of shootings from Everytown for Gun... More »

Gunman, Student Dead in Oregon School Shooting

Shooter was reportedly a student there

(Newser) - A lone gunman and a student are dead in a school shooting this morning at a high school about 12 miles outside Portland, Ore. The teen opened fire at Reynolds High School with a rifle while classes were in session about 8am, reports AP . He killed one student and then... More »

'Selfless' Student Disarmed Seattle Gunman

Jon Meis hailed as hero; university shooter identified as Aaron Ybarra, 26

(Newser) - A gunman "hellbent on killing a lot of people" at Seattle Pacific University was stopped thanks to a student's bravery, police say. As the gunman—who shot one person dead and wounded others in a university building—paused to reload his shotgun, he was pepper-sprayed by Jon Meis,... More »

Nevada School Shooter, 12, Left Dueling Suicide Notes

No charges to be filed in Nevada shooting

(Newser) - The 12-year-old boy who killed a teacher and wounded two students before taking his own life in a school shooting last fall left two contradictory suicide notes, authorities say. The police chief in Sparks, Nevada, said 7th-grader Jose Reyes left one note directed at teachers and students where he "... More »

Officials: 1 in Custody After College Shooting

Shooting comes a day after another on Paine's campus

(Newser) - A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting at a Georgia college left one person wounded, officials said today. One person was shot at Paine College in Augusta and was alert and conscious when taken to a hospital for treatment, Richmond County sheriff's officials said in a... More »

Cops: Teen Plotted Massacre in 3 Stages

They think he would have gone through with it if not for a suspicious neighbor

(Newser) - The Minnesota teenager accused this week of planning a school massacre didn't just make a few offhand remarks. He laid out his plan in methodical detail in a notebook he kept locked inside his guitar case, and police are convinced that John David LaDue was poised to strike within... More »

Cops: Teen 'Fully Prepared' to Kill Family, Bomb School

Minnesota's John David LaDue planned Columbine-style massacre

(Newser) - A 17-year-old boy described as a "good kid" by school officials had been secretly planning for almost a year to make his high school the next Columbine or Sandy Hook, authorities say. Police say John David LaDue plotted to kill his family before setting off pressure-cooker bombs in Waseca... More »

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