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2 Dead in Shooting on College Campus

Police say it was a murder-suicide involving Penn State employee, estranged husband

(Newser) - Two people are dead in what Pennsylvania State Police say was a murder-suicide on a college campus Wednesday, KDKA reports. Police say a female employee at Penn State Beaver was convinced to come outside by her estranged husband, who shot her in a parking lot outside a campus dining hall.... More »

Cops: Gunman Disguised Self, Randomly Killed at School

FBI contacted New Mexico school shooter more than a year ago

(Newser) - A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of US investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday. William Atchison, a former student at Aztec High School, had legally purchased a... More »

2 Students Killed in Shooting at New Mexico High School

The shooter was also killed

(Newser) - A shooting at a New Mexico high school left two students dead Thursday morning, KRQE reports. Authorities say the shooter at Aztec High School in Aztec is also dead. According to the Farmington Daily Times , neither the victims nor the shooter have been identified. It's unclear if the shooter... More »

Teacher Who Stopped School Shooter 'Is Chuck Norris, Basically'

Angela McQueen tackled the unidentified student shooter Wednesday in Illinois

(Newser) - "Lives were saved by a quick response of a teacher here," CNN quotes Mattoon Police Chief Jeff Branson as saying after a student opened fire at an Illinois high school on Wednesday. "If that teacher had not responded as quickly as they had, I think the situation... More »

Teacher Subdues Student After High School Shooting

1 student was injured in the attack

(Newser) - An unnamed female teacher subdued a male student who fired shots and wounded another student in a central Illinois high school cafeteria on Wednesday morning, police said . Mattoon police Chief Jeff Branson and Mattoon School Superintendent Larry Lilly said the shooting happened at Mattoon High School about 11:30am Wednesday,... More »

'Manifesto' Found in Home of Alleged School Shooter

Caleb Sharpe has pleaded not guilty

(Newser) - A 15-year-old boy accused of killing a student at his rural Washington state high school and wounding three others has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, according to court documents made public Tuesday. Caleb Sharpe, a sophomore at Freeman High School near the small... More »

Suspected School Shooter Told Friends He'd Do 'Something Stupid'

Victim Sam Strahan died protecting others, says sheriff

(Newser) - Ami Strahan lost her husband on Father's Day when a motor home he was working on fell atop him. Less than three months later, she'd also lose her son. Sam Strahan was shot in the head shortly after 10am Wednesday by a schoolmate at Freeman High School in... More »

1 Dead, 3 Injured in Shooting at Washington High School

A suspect has been detained

(Newser) - One person is dead and three more injured after a shooting at Freeman High School in Washington state's Spokane County Wednesday, KHQ reports. According to KXLY , authorities say they have the only shooter in custody. The three injured people are hospitalized in stable condition with one scheduled for surgery.... More »

Parents of Newtown Victims Want to See Teachers' Keys

Lawsuit alleges school didn't provide them

(Newser) - Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in the Newtown school shooting are demanding to see evidence that two slain teachers had access to keys that could have been used to lock the doors of their classrooms. The attorneys asked a judge this week to allow them to examine... More »

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 »

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