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New Sandy Hook School Is Ready for Students

Place of 'laughter, love, and learning' born from tragedy

(Newser) - The name Sandy Hook Elementary School is one that will conjure up images of horror for most Americans—but officials want it to be a place of hope and happiness. The new school in Newtown, Connecticut, is ready for students, almost four years after 20 students and six educators were... More »

Hero Takes Down School Shooter in Dramatic Video

Prosecutors release video of 2014 Seattle Pacific University incident

(Newser) - A student at Seattle Pacific University is shown pepper-spraying a gunman , then taking him to the ground during an on-campus attack in video released by authorities. The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office released the footage Tuesday to satisfy a public records request. In the video, a man identified by... More »

Police Believe They've Found UCLA Gunman's Car

A bomb squad was sweeping the vehicle in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Police believe they've found the car of the gunman who fatally shot his estranged wife in Minnesota then drove to Los Angeles to kill a UCLA professor and himself, the AP reports. Police Capt. Andrew Neiman said Friday a gray 2003 Nissan Sentra with Minnesota license plates is parked... More »

UCLA Shooter's Slain Wife Was a Med Student

Cops believe Mainak Sarkar killed her before driving to LA

(Newser) - The woman on the "kill list" of UCLA gunman Mainak Sarkar was his estranged wife, who was apparently shot to death in her Minnesota home before Sarkar traveled to California, authorities say. Jean Johnson, grandmother of 31-year-old University of Minnesota medical student Ashley Hasti, tells the Star Tribune that... More »

UCLA Gunman Had 'Kill List,' Woman on It Is Dead

Police say shooter Mainak Sardar killed twice

(Newser) - The gunman who shot a professor at UCLA on Wednesday is also suspected of killing a woman in Minnesota who was on what police are calling a "kill list," reports the Los Angeles Times . Police have identified the shooter as former PhD student Mainak Sarkar, 38. He had... More »

Deadly UCLA Shooting Was Murder-Suicide

A student and professor are dead

(Newser) - Two men were shot and killed at UCLA in a murder-suicide that had police swarming the campus Wednesday morning, authorities said. The AP reports the shooting happened in a small office in an engineering building called Boelter Hall, and a gun was found along with what might be a suicide... More »

2 Injured in Wisconsin Prom Shooting; Gunman Killed

Shooter's identity, motive remain unknown

(Newser) - An 18-year-old gunman opened fire outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before a police officer who was in the parking lot fatally shot him, authorities said Sunday. The attack happened late Saturday outside the Antigo High School prom, said Eric Roller, the chief of... More »

School District Gives Rifles to Security Guards

'It better be well thought out'

(Newser) - A suburban Denver school district is arming its security staff with military-style semiautomatic rifles to protect students in case of a school shooting or other violent attack, the AP reports. The guards, who are not law enforcement officers, already carry handguns. Douglas County School District security director Richard Payne told... More »

Student Opens Fire in Ohio High School Cafeteria

2 students shot, 2 others hurt

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy pulled out a gun in a southwestern Ohio school cafeteria on Monday and opened fire, hitting two students, authorities said. Two other Madison Local Schools students were injured in another way. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. The shooter... More »

2 Girls, Both 15, Dead After Shooting at Ariz. School

No suspects are at large

(Newser) - Two 15-year-old girls are dead in Arizona after a shooting at Independence High School in Glendale Friday morning. Details are vague—the sophomores were shot at what CNN describes as "a covered patio area near the main building" and cafeteria prior to 8am, and authorities don't believe there... More »

Columbine Killer's Mom Gives First TV Interview

'I felt that I was a good mom': Sue Klebold on son Dylan

(Newser) - It's been 17 years since the Columbine massacre, and on Friday night's 20/20, ABC will air the first TV interview with the mom of killer Dylan Klebold. In her sit-down with Diane Sawyer, Sue Klebold reveals her feelings about the 1999 Colorado school attack in which her son,... More »

'Upsetting' Sandy Hook Mural Is No More

Newtown school covers image of dreamcatcher

(Newser) - A mural inside Newtown High School that paid tribute to victims of the Sandy Hook shooting rampage was created as a form of art therapy. But within two years, the administration became worried that despite its intentions, the painting of a dreamcatcher was upsetting some students. To address those concerns,... More »

School Shooting the Latest Tragedy to Haunt Tiny Canada Town

La Loche riddled with drugs, unemployment, suicide rate three times the national average

(Newser) - An unidentified 17-year-old Canadian boy now stands charged in the murders of four people —including two teenage brothers—in a school shooting Friday that was only the latest tragedy to shake the remote Saskatchewan town of La Loche, a "bleak" and tiny aboriginal town of less than 3,... More »

Mayor: Canada School Shooter Killed Brothers First

Teacher killed at Saskatchewan school was mayor's daughter

(Newser) - The gunman who opened fire at a high school in La Loche, Saskatchewan yesterday killed his two brothers first, according to the remote town's acting mayor, who lost his own daughter in the shooting. "He shot two of his brothers at his home and made his way to... More »

4 Reported Dead in Canada School Shooting

The suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Four people are dead and others critically injured following a school shooting Friday in Saskatchewan, Canada, NBC News reports. (The initial death has been reduced from five.) Word on the victims comes from Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, who called the situation "every parent's worst nightmare."... More »

Utah Bill Would Require Middle Schools to Teach Gun Safety

And also to prepare students for active shooters

(Newser) - Utah's eighth-graders may soon add gun safety and active shooter preparation to their traditional math and English classes. Republican Sen. Todd Weiler introduced the "Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention in Public Schools" bill last month, the Washington Times reports. If passed, it would require schools to teach gun... More »

Man Arrested, School Locked Down Over Star Wars Spoilers

This whole Stars Wars thing may finally be getting out of hand

(Newser) - An 18-year-old Montana man turned to the Dark Side last week, allegedly threatening to shoot a friend for spoiling Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the AP reports. Police say Arthur Roy sent his friend a picture of himself with a gun—which he implied had a "hair trigger"—... More »

Mich. Cops Bust 3 in Alleged School Shooting Plot

Instagram posts led cops to teen suspects

(Newser) - Police in Michigan say posts on Instagram led them to a plot to carry out a shooting rampage at a high school and middle school. Ryan Stevens, an 18-year-old former student at Linden High School and Linden Middle School in Argentine Township, around 50 miles northwest of Detroit, is the... More »

2 Students Arrested for Columbine Costumes

They were charged with felony, could be expelled

(Newser) - A bad-enough costume can ruin your life, not just your Halloween, two high school students in Connecticut have discovered. The teenagers were arrested and sent to a juvenile detention center this week after authorities found out they had gone out for Halloween dressed as the Columbine school shooters and allegedly... More »

Oregon City Buys Gun Used in 2014 School Shooting

They paid nearly $4,000 rather than return it to shooter's brother

(Newser) - The city of Troutdale, Oregon, paid nearly $4,000 for the rifle used in last year's deadly school shooting rather than return the weapon to the shooter's brother. Freshman Jared Padgett killed Reynolds High classmate Emilio Hoffman, then himself, with an AR-15 rifle he stole from his older... More »

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