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Woman's April Fool's 'Prank': Shooting at College

She told daughter she was hiding after hearing shots; police unamused

(Newser) - Police in Spartanburg, Va., aren't laughing off a woman's April Fool's "joke" about a shooting in the college where she worked. Police say 54-year-old Angela Timmons sent her daughter a text message to say she was hiding in a bathroom at Virginia College after hearing shots... More »

Student Gunman Went After Moscow Geography Teacher

Teacher, police officer are dead

(Newser) - School shootings are few and far between in Russia, making today's events in Moscow all the more jarring: A police officer and teacher are dead at the hands of a student gunman, who, allegedly armed with a rifle and hunting gun, took more than 20 students of School No.... More »

Student Fatally Shot at S. Carolina State; 1 Arrested

Motive remains unclear in death of Brandon Robinson

(Newser) - A student was shot and killed yesterday outside an on-campus dorm at South Carolina State University, and police say they've caught the suspected gunman off campus, reports AP . Brandon Robinson, 20, was shot outside a dorm about 1:30pm, reports the State , which lists him as a junior on... More »

Adam Lanza's Dad to Look for Missing Records

Chair of Sandy Hook Advisory Commission says Peter Lanza is assisting

(Newser) - Despite a final police report and a state's attorney report , the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is still reviewing the case of school shooter Adam Lanza—and Lanza's dad has agreed to help, the Connecticut Post reports. During a "cordial, business-like, and friendly" one-hour meeting yesterday, Peter Lanza... More »

Shooting Scare Spooks University of Oklahoma

University president says it was likely a false alarm

(Newser) - The University of Oklahoma went on high alert today over a reported shooting that now appears to have never occurred. Around 11:30am local time, the school sent an alert to students . "Shooting on Campus. Avoid Gould Hall. Seek immediate shelter in place," its official Twitter feed warned... More »

Teaching Assistant Arrested After Purdue Shooting

Victim was a teaching assistant who had the same professor

(Newser) - One teaching assistant is dead and another in custody following a shooting at Purdue University today. Authorities say the victim is 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, who was a senior majoring in electrical engineering, reports USA Today . Police have arrested 23-year-old Cody Cousins, identified as a teaching assistant in computer engineering. Police... More »

2 Teens Shot Inside Philadelphia Charter School

It may have been an accident

(Newser) - Another school shooting: Police say two students were shot today inside a Philadelphia high school, reports AP . Authorities say a male and female student were each shot in the arm this afternoon at the Delaware Valley Charter School in north Philadelphia. The injuries weren't life-threatening. One student was... More »

Lanza Called Radio Station to Talk About Crazed Chimp

Caller, purported to be Lanza, likened 'Travis' to a 'teenage mall shooter'

(Newser) - Adam Lanza left behind no clues as to why he killed 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary, but the New York Daily News claims it has accessed audio of a seven-minute call he made to an Oregon radio station that gives a little more insight into his dark... More »

2 Students Arrested After Chemical 'Device' Goes Off

Colorado police say rupture was 'not accidental'

(Newser) - Two Denver-area students have been arrested after a chemical device "went off" in a high school class room yesterday morning, sending at least four students and one teacher to the hospital. In a statement , police said they'd determined that the device's rupture "was not accidental,"... More »

Some Kids May Have Had Warning Before NM Shooting

Social studies teacher hailed as hero for convincing shooter to drop gun

(Newser) - The 12-year-old boy being held in the shooting of two classmates yesterday at a middle school in Roswell, NM, may have warned other students before the attack. "We have preliminary information that possibly some of the students were warned by the individual prior to the shooting not to go... More »

Middle School Shooting: 2 Kids Injured, 1 in Custody

Takes place at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, New Mexico

(Newser) - Two kids were seriously injured today in a shooting at a middle school in Roswell, NM, and authorities say the shooting suspect—another student—is in custody. A 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were airlifted to a Texas hospital, KOB reports. The boy was in critical condition and the... More »

Adam Lanza's Therapist Gave Up His License

Psychiatrist allegedly had sexual relationship with patient: records

(Newser) - A psychiatrist who saw Adam Lanza several years ago gave up his license last year after he was accused of sexual relations with a patient, the AP reports, based on newly-available public records. Dr. Paul L. Fox hadn't seen Lanza since Lanza was about 15, he told police following... More »

Officer to Adam Lanza: Who Shot You?

Was apparently unaware Lanza had been the gunman; police report made public

(Newser) - State police in Connecticut today made public thousands of pages related to their investigation into Adam Lanza and the Newtown shooting, and media outlets are poring over the text, audio, and video to see whether they might shed more light on his actions. You can see the files here . Authorities... More »

Colo. School Shooting Victim Has Died

Claire Davis' injuries 'were too severe'

(Newser) - Claire Davis , the suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate, died this afternoon, hospital officials said in a statement. Davis, 17, was in critical condition after being shot at point-blank range at Arapahoe High School on Dec. 13. "It is with... More »

School Shooter Had Targets, Message on Arm

Cops believe Karl Pierson planned to attack 5 rooms

(Newser) - Colorado student Karl Pierson walked into his high school intending to kill a lot more people than just the debate coach who kicked him off the team, chilling new details suggest. Investigators say the 18-year-old entered Arapahoe High School with 125 rounds of ammunition, three incendiary devices, and letters and... More »

Anarchist Cookbook Author: Take It Out of Print

William Powell repeats his plea but has no say in the matter

(Newser) - Reports that the Colorado teenager who opened fire in his school last week read The Anarchist Cookbook before doing so has prompted the author of that 1971 book to issue his most forceful plea yet to remove it from print, reports NBC News . “The Anarchist Cookbook should go quietly... More »

School Shooting Victim in a Coma

Claire Davis didn't know gunman, police say

(Newser) - The 17-year-old girl shot in the head in Friday's Colorado school shooting is in a coma and fighting for her life, her family says. Claire Davis "remains in critical condition. She is stable, but is in a coma," the family said in a statement. "The first... More »

School Shooter Killed Self Within 2 Minutes: Sheriff

Victim Claire Davis 'not doing well': father

(Newser) - School shooting suspect Karl Pierson shot himself within a minute and 20 seconds of entering Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, county sheriff Grayson Robinson says. He reportedly shot himself during a confrontation with an officer. "I believe that that shooter took his life because he knew that... More »

School Shooter Was Going After Debate Coach

Sources say Karl Pierson was angry after being kicked off team

(Newser) - Karl Halverson Pierson, the 18-year-old who opened fire at Colorado's Arapahoe High School yesterday before killing himself, was "really, really angry" after a problem he had with the coach of the debate team earlier this year, and multiple students tell the Los Angeles Times that's who he... More »

2 Injured in School Shooting Near Columbine; Shooter Dead

Gunman was a student at Arapahoe High School, say police

(Newser) - Police near Denver say a male student at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado—just eight miles from Columbine High School—opened fire in the school this afternoon. Two students were injured, one of them seriously, and the shooter was later found dead inside the school of a self-inflicted gunshot... More »

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