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Student Shot to Death at College in Georgia

Man is killed at Savannah State

(Newser) - Another campus shooting is making headlines this morning, this one out of Savannah State University in Georgia. Police say a junior at the school identified as Christopher Starks died after being shot at the student union last night, reports WSB-TV . Nobody else was injured, and it's not clear what... More »

Teacher Saves Life of School Shooter

Cops say Brady Olson tackled armed teen as officer prepared to shoot

(Newser) - A troubled 16-year-old boy who may have been planning "suicide by cop" is alive today thanks to a teacher who says he "reacted in a way that any other teacher would react" to the sound of gunfire. Police say that after the teen fired two shots inside North... More »

Teacher Sues School Over 'Gunman' Who 'Killed' Her

Linda McLean suffered PTSD after the surprise 'active shooter' drill

(Newser) - Teacher Linda McLean says she hasn't been able to work since the terrifying Friday two years ago when a man wearing goggles burst into her classroom, pointed a pistol in her face, pulled the trigger, and told her, "You're dead." But she wasn't shot: The... More »

Crossbow-Wielding Boy in Spain Kills Teacher: Reports

4 others reported injured; details still hazy

(Newser) - A teen armed with a crossbow killed a teacher this morning in a rare attack in Spain, according to reports. The teen, who has been arrested, is said to be 13 years old, reports the BBC , which notes that the age of criminal responsibility in Spain is 14. It's... More »

NC College Shooting Suspect Nabbed in Fla.

Kenneth Stancil found sleeping on beach

(Newser) - After an 18-hour manhunt, a suspect in the shooting of an employee at a North Carolina college is now in custody. Authorities say Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, 20, carried a long gun into Wayne Community College in Goldsboro yesterday before 8am and fired a single shot, killing print shop director... More »

1 Dead in NC College Shooting

Cops hunting for shooter at Wayne Community College

(Newser) - One person is dead, police are hunting for a shooter, and a North Carolina college is on lockdown after a shooting this morning, report WRAL and Fox News . "This is not a drill. The entire campus is under lockdown," read a message posted on the Wayne Community College'... More »

Inside, a Basketball Game; Outside, a Shooting

2 teens shot outside Frederick High School in Maryland

(Newser) - Two teens were shot outside a basketball game at Frederick High School in Maryland last night, and as of this morning police were still looking for the shooter or shooters, who are believed to have escaped on foot. "Gunshots going off around a gym packed with kids," is... More »

Newtown Votes to Destroy Lanza Home

School shooter's home will become open space

(Newser) - The Newtown, Conn., home that one neighbor describes as "a constant reminder of the evil that resided there" is going to be destroyed. Officials in the town have voted to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived and leave the land as open space, reports the Hartford Courant... More »

Alabama School May Arm Kids—With Canned Goods

Administrators emphasize it's a very small part of keeping students safe

(Newser) - With school threats, shootings, and lockdowns in the news at a dizzying pace, educators are naturally looking at ways to keep kids safe. But while those measures typically include security guards or metal detectors, one Alabama middle school is raising more than a few eyebrows by asking parents to arm... More »

Man Arrested in Portland Shooting Linked to Gangs, Police Say

2 injured in attack also have gang ties: officials

(Newser) - A "person of interest" arrested after a school shooting yesterday in Portland, Oregon, has ties to gangs, police say. Authorities haven't said whether Lonzo Murphy, 22, was the gunman in the attack , which left three hospitalized, the AP reports. Two of those hurt are also linked to gangs,... More »

Suspect Arrested in Oregon School Shooting

22-year-old suspect may have gang ties

(Newser) - Police in Portland have arrested a suspect in the shooting that injured three people outside an alternative high school yesterday. Authorities say they stopped a vehicle around 1:30am today and arrested a 22-year-old man. A handgun was found in the vehicle. Police were searching an apartment about half an... More »

At Least 3 Shot Outside High School

Police believe Portland attack may be gang-affiliated

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire today on several young people outside an alternative high school in Portland, Oregon, wounding four and fleeing on foot with two other people, police tell the AP . The victims are all students at Rosemary Anderson High School or in affiliated job programs: a 16-year-old girl in... More »

Why Carpets Were Burned in Adam Lanza's Home

Bank didn't want them or anything else in house sold as memorabilia

(Newser) - The house that once belonged to Newtown shooter Adam Lanza and his mother just changed hands , but don't expect to see any of their old belongings up for sale as creepy memorabilia. The bank that transferred ownership to Newtown at no cost made sure of that by burning everything... More »

FSU Shooter Feared Government, Mind Control

Myron May said to have sent 8 packages before the shooting

(Newser) - Myron May believed he was being watched by the government when he opened fire at Florida State University's library, police say. Three weeks before, the 31-year-old FSU alum had returned to the area from New Mexico where he worked as a rookie prosecutor and was well-liked. He planned... More »

FSU Student: My Books Stopped Bullet

Jason Derfuss posts photos on Facebook

(Newser) - A good book can change your life, but a couple of well-placed ones can save it, apparently. A Florida State University student says the books in his backpack stopped a bullet last night during the campus shooting , reports the Tallahassee Democrat . In a Facebook post complete with photos, Jason Derfuss,... More »

Would-Be School Shooter Was Too Drunk to Do It: Cops

Sash Nemphos carried gun in backpack

(Newser) - A Maryland teenager who allegedly planned a Halloween school shooting got as far as bringing a gun to school in his backpack—but he was too drunk to actually carry out the violence, police say. Sash Nemphos, 16, intended to kill his parents, then go to school and kill the... More »

School Shooter's Cousin Dies, 4th Victim

Andrew Fryberg, 15, was shot by Jaylen Fryberg last month

(Newser) - One of school shooter Jaylen Fryberg's cousins died last night, becoming the fourth victim in the Oct. 24 killings in Washington state. Andrew Fryberg, 15, was one of five teens shot in the head at a cafeteria lunch table inside Marysville-Pilchuck High School, reports CNN . Only one survived, 14-year-old... More »

3rd Victim Dies in School Shooting

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, was among those shot in Washington state

(Newser) - A third victim shot by a classmate in Washington state last week has died from her injuries, the Seattle Times reports. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died yesterday afternoon, a week after being shot in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria by Jaylen Fryberg. Two teenage girls died earlier, along with Fryberg. Two... More »

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 »

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