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Boy Killed in School Shooting Had Rare Genetic Condition

'The happiest kid you'll ever meet'

(Newser) - Jonathan Martinez, the 8-year-old boy killed in Monday's San Bernardino school shooting , was "the happiest kid you'll ever meet" despite the rare genetic condition he suffered from, says teaching assistant Jennifer Downing. Jonathan was born with Williams syndrome , which affects around one in 10,000 people and... More »

School Gunman's Threats Taken as 'Cry for Attention'

He had no trouble getting into San Bernardino school

(Newser) - Cedric Anderson had threatened his estranged wife before, but nobody realized how dangerous he really was until he opened fire in her San Bernardino classroom on Monday, police say. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Tuesday that Anderson, 53, who killed Karen Smith and an 8-year-old special-needs student before... More »

Gunman in Calif. Shooting Was Teacher's Estranged Husband

Boy, 8, has died from his injuries

(Newser) - Authorities say a man was estranged from his wife before he shot and killed her in a special-needs classroom in San Bernardino in a murder-suicide that also left a student dead, the AP reports. Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Monday at a news conference that 53-year-old Cedric Anderson and 53-year-old... More »

2 Adults Dead in California Elementary School Shooting

Police are describing the situation as a murder-suicide; 2 students wounded

(Newser) - Two adults are dead in what police are describing as a murder-suicide inside a classroom at a San Bernardino elementary school Monday morning. The Los Angeles Times reports that two students were also wounded; their conditions are not known. One of the adults involved was a teacher at the school,... More »

School Shooter Injures 3 in France

Suspect, a student, is in custody

(Newser) - A high school principal and two others were shot by a 17-year-old student in France Thursday, the AP reports. The shootings took place at the Alexis de Tocqueville school in the southern French town of Grasse. A police official says in addition to the three wounded in the shooting, five... More »

Cops: Staff Members Stopped School Shooter

1 student was critically injured in Ohio attack

(Newser) - A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows in West Liberty, Ohio Friday morning could have been far worse if not for the heroics of staff members who stopped the shooter and had him pinned down when police arrived, authorities say. The shooter, a... More »

Persistent Hoax Claims Hang Over Sandy Hook Anniversary

And parents who lost their children talk about life after tragedy

(Newser) - Wednesday is the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, in which 20 elementary school students and six teachers were killed by a gunman in Newtown, Connecticut. It was the deadliest school shooting in US history and third deadliest US shooting of any kind. Here's what you need to... More »

'Captivating' Ad Takes You Back to High School Romance*

*And while you're busy being captivated, it clobbers you with a different message

(Newser) - Meet Evan. He's a bored high school kid who starts defacing school property, er, doodling on a table in the library one day. Someone writes back. Messages are swapped as days pass, mystery and romance bloom. Evan wanders the halls, eyeing his classmates, wondering who his mystery penpal is,... More »

School Shooter in Utah Disarmed by Parents: Cops

Students say the shooter fired a shotgun inside a science classroom

(Newser) - A Utah teenager who allegedly fired a shotgun into his school's ceiling Thursday morning was restrained and disarmed by his own parents, the AP reports. While police say the 15-year-old, who also had a handgun, discharged the shotgun in the hallway, at least two students say it happened inside... More »

4 Teens Shot Outside San Francisco High Schools

Cops say 4 shooters targeted teen girl

(Newser) - Four teenage students were shot in the shared parking lot of two San Francisco high schools Tuesday, and one of the students is in critical condition, authorities say. A police spokesman says the shooting occurred as students were being let out of school for the day from the June Jordan... More »

Newtown Families' Suit Against Gun Maker Dismissed

Their lawyer vows an immediate appeal

(Newser) - A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis... More »

Sandy Hook Mom Pens Moving Letter to Jacob Hall's Mom

'Jacob was your superhero. Dylan was my Superman': Nicole Hockley to Renae Hall

(Newser) - No one ever really knows another's pain over the loss of a loved one, but Nicole Hockley probably has, more than most, a "sense of the journey" Renae Hall is now taking. Hockley is the mom of Dylan Hockley, a 6-year-old who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook... More »

A Superhero Funeral for a Superhero Boy

Townville shooting victim Jacob Hall laid to rest surrounded by all his favorite characters

(Newser) - No sadder news emerged in the aftermath of the Townville school shooting last month than the death of 6-year-old Jacob Hall . But though his family and friends lost the South Carolina first-grader much sooner than they should have, they didn't lose his spirit—which is why a variety of... More »

6-Year-Old Shot in SC School Shooting Dies

A bullet struck a main artery in Jacob Hall's leg

(Newser) - A coroner says a 6-year-old boy has died days after he was critically wounded in a school shooting in South Carolina, the AP reports. Anderson County coroner Greg Shore said Jacob Hall died about 1pm Saturday. Jacob had been fighting for his life at a hospital since the shooting Wednesday... More »

SC Shooting Victim 'Fighting for His Life'

6-year-old Jacob Hall was shot in femoral artery in Townville

(Newser) - One of the two young students injured in Wednesday's school shooting in Townville, SC, has been released from the hospital after being shot in the foot, the Greenville News reports. But the other, 6-year-old Jacob Hall, is "fighting for his life," per a statement by Jacob's... More »

Cops: Teen Killed Dad, Opened Fire at Elementary School

Two students and a teacher were wounded

(Newser) - A South Carolina teenager killed his father at their home Wednesday before going to a nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said. The AP reports teen was apprehended within minutes of the school shooting in rural Townville. One of the... More »

Cops: 'Much Deeper Tragedy' Averted in School Shooting

Plan was foiled by another girl

(Newser) - Investigators have concluded that a 14-year-old female freshman who shot and wounded a fellow student at a West Texas high school before killing herself had planned to shoot her 14-year-old stepbrother before shooting herself. In a statement issued Tuesday, Chief Russell Scown of the Alpine Police Department says the girl'... More »

Official: Teen Shooter, Victim Didn't Know Each Other

Teen shot fellow student, self at Alpine High School in Texas

(Newser) - The superintendent of the Texas school district where a 14-year-old girl shot and injured a student before turning the gun on herself says investigators don't believe the girls knew each other, the AP reports. Alpine Independent School District superintendent Becky Watley said Friday officials are still looking into possible... More »

Female Shooter Dead, 2 Hurt in Texas School Shooting: Cops

Sheriff says female shooter killed herself at Alpine High School

(Newser) - A female student has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another female student at a high school in the West Texas town of Alpine, the Brewster County sheriff said Thursday, per the AP . "The shooter appears to have shot herself," Brewster County Sheriff... More »

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 »

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