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Carson Scoffs at 'Silliness' Over Ore. Shooting Comments

Says he wasn't judging victims' actions, just looking at the 'big picture'

(Newser) - Ben Carson is doubling down after catching flak for comments he made about gun control after last week's UCC shooting in Oregon . Reaction to the ensuing hubbub:
  • In a Facebook Q&A Monday, Carson said, "There is no doubt that this senseless violence is breathtaking—but I never
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Thwarted School Shooting Was 'Pretty Doggone Close'

4 male high school students arrested in Tuolumne, Calif., on Friday

(Newser) - As America reeled from the mass shooting in Oregon , four male high school students found themselves under arrest in California last week for what Sheriff Jim Mele of Tuolumne County called a plot to "shoot and kill as many people as possible at [their] campus." The unnamed male... More »

Petition: Give Shooting Hero Highest Honor

Thousands want to see Chris Mintz get Medal of Freedom

(Newser) - Thousands of Americans say the hero of the Oregon school shooting should be awarded the highest possible honor for a civilian: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A petition on the White House's We the People site describes Chris Mintz as one who "continues to display the values of... More »

Oregon Gunman Gave 'Lucky One' a Message

Christopher Harper-Mercer handed over an envelope, parents say

(Newser) - Details are emerging on the grisly mass murder at an Oregon college—including reports that the shooter gave one "lucky" student a message for authorities before killing nine people and taking his own life , reports the AP . Gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer handed over an envelope and said that student "... More »

Officials: Oregon School Shooter Killed Himself

He also reportedly left behind a 'manifesto'

(Newser) - The 26-year-old shooter who killed nine people at Umpqua Community College in Oregon this week killed himself during a confrontation with police, Sheriff John Hanlin announced Saturday. The BBC reports a medical examiner determined the shooter's cause of death to be suicide. In other developments Saturday, new interviews with... More »

Oregon Sheriff Shared Sandy Hook Conspiracy Video

Man investigating school shooting may have thought another was a hoax

(Newser) - In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting two years ago, Sheriff John Hanlin—who is in charge of investigating Thursday's mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon—shared a conspiracy video that makes a number of outrageous claims about the massacre that left 20 children... More »

Train Hero Was Almost at Scene of Oregon Shooting

He says he 'would have tried' to stop shooter

(Newser) - Alek Skarlatos, one of three Americans hailed as heroes for stopping a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in August, would have been attending class at Oregon's Umpqua Community College when a gunman killed nine people Thursday if he hadn't been in Los Angeles to rehearse for ABC'... More »

Here Are the Victims of the Oregon School Shooting

They range in age from 18 to 67

(Newser) - On Friday, authorities identified the nine victims of Thursday's mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, the AP reports. The victims range in age from 18 to 67. According to KING , in a city of only 20,000 people it's likely everyone knows the victims or someone... More »

Oregon Shooter Was Enrolled in Class Where Shootings Occurred

All 13 guns found were purchased legally

(Newser) - The man who killed nine people at an Oregon community college Thursday was enrolled in the class where the shootings occurred, CNN reports. He had body armor, six firearms, and five extra magazines with him during the massacre, the AP reports. Authorities found seven additional firearms inside the shooter's... More »

Obama on Oregon Shooting: 'I Will Politicize It'

'Our inaction is a political decision that we are making'

(Newser) - President Barack Obama says opponents of gun control laws know how to stir up fear and scare politicians. At a news conference Friday, Obama lamented the inability to pass stricter gun laws even after incidents such as the shooting Thursday at an Oregon community college that killed nine people. He... More »

Veteran Charged Oregon Shooter, Was Shot 5 Times

Chris Mintz, 30, now in stable condition after surgery

(Newser) - A sheriff is refusing to speak the name of Oregon school shooter Chris Harper Mercer, but this name does deserve to be spoken: Chris Mintz. Family members say the 30-year-old Army veteran and second-year student at Umpqua Community College charged Mercer in an attempt to protect others, was shot at... More »

An Emotional Obama Responds to Today's School Shooting

He's now made 15 statements on mass shootings since taking office

(Newser) - A visibly frustrated President Barack Obama said Thursday that thoughts and prayers are no longer enough as Americans respond to another deadly school shooting , and he challenged voters wanting to deal with the problem to vote for elected officials who will do something. Obama addressed the nation from the White... More »

Suspected School Shooter: 'This Is the Only Time I'll Be in the News'

20-year-old male exchanged gunfire with police, authorities say

(Newser) - The gunman in Thursday's shooting at an Oregon community college was a 20-year-old male, Gov. Kate Brown said at a press conference broadcast by KOIN . Police and the superintendent of the state also said the gunman exchanged gunfire with police and that he is dead, though it was not... More »

Stories of Horror From Today's School Shooting

Shooter apparently asked students to state religion before firing

(Newser) - Horrific stories are trickling out from inside Thursday's mass shooting at an Oregon community college:
  • Student Kendra Gordon tells Fox News she was in a classroom next to on where the gunman was shooting. "I was sitting in class when we had first heard the shot. And we
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10 Dead in Shooting at Oregon College

Many more injured at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg

(Newser) - A shooting at a community college in Oregon has left at least 10 people dead, reports KOIN . At least another 7 people were injured, some of them critically. (Reports varied throughout the day on how many were killed and injured.) "We arrived to find multiple patients in multiple... More »

School Shooter's Dad Guilty on Gun Charges

Son's murder of 4 classmates wasn't mentioned in court

(Newser) - A father in Washington state could be spending up to 10 years in prison for buying the gun his 15-year-old son used to kill himself and four classmates. Raymond Fryberg, father of Jaylen Fryberg , was found guilty on Tuesday on federal charges of illegally possessing six firearms, including the Beretta... More »

Inside the Mystery of the Delta State Shooting

Shannon Lamb's motive remains unclear, though there were hints of trouble

(Newser) - Shannon Lamb's motive for fatally shooting his girlfriend and a university colleague remains largely a mystery: The Mississippi university instructor had no criminal record, he was a well-liked teacher, and police said there was no history of domestic violence between him and Amy Prentiss. Victim and fellow Delta State... More »

Suspect in Prof's Killing Dead by Own Hand

Shannon Lamb shot himself as cops closed in

(Newser) - A Delta State University professor has killed himself after two alleged murders and a huge manhunt , police in Mississippi say. Officials say Shannon Lamb, who's believed to have killed his girlfriend before shooting a colleague dead in his office at the university yesterday, took off on foot after police... More »

Fellow Teacher Suspected in Prof's Killing

Professor Ethan Schmidt named as victim in Delta State shooting

(Newser) - Whoever killed a Mississippi professor in his office today is still on the loose—but authorities have named the victim and a suspect. Per a county coroner, history professor Ethan Schmidt was shot dead in the head today at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., the Clarion-Ledger reports. Authorities say... More »

Professor Dead in Shooting at Mississippi's Delta State

School on lockdown, active shooter said to be on the loose

(Newser) - A Mississippi campus is on lockdown after a shooting this morning left one professor dead and a shooter on the loose, the Clarion-Ledger reports. "Delta State University has confirmed one fatality. Campus remains under lockdown. Please stay inside and away from windows," reads a tweet posted shortly after... More »

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