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'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 »

Oregon Shooting Survivor Recounts Deadly Attack

Army vet Chris Mintz was hailed as a hero

(Newser) - One of the men hailed as a hero in the Umpqua Community College shooting made his first major public statement since the Oct. 1 massacre in Oregon in a lengthy post on his Facebook page Friday, the Oregonian reports. In the post, 30-year-old Army veteran Chris Mintz says he hesitated... More »

Oregon Shooting 'Lucky One' Gives Details of Massacre

Mathew Downing describes how it unfolded

(Newser) - The 18-year-old college student singled out by the shooter as the "lucky one" to survive and deliver a package to law enforcement has told his story for the first time about the massacre in Roseburg, Oregon. In a written statement that was the most detailed account thus far of... More »

Prosecutor: NAU Shooter Got Gun From Car

'There is no indication of self-defense here'

(Newser) - The 18-year-old Northern Arizona University freshman charged with shooting four members of a rival fraternity during a fight early Friday is accused of leaving the fracas to get a gun from his car, the Arizona Daily Sun reports. “I just want to be clear that there is no indication... More »

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 »

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