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New Adam Lanza Documents Paint a Disturbing Picture

He wrote of his 'scorn for humanity'

(Newser) - Newly released journals and other Adam Lanza documents don't directly state a reason for his monstrous crime—but they do paint a picture of a severely disturbed young man descending into isolation and hate. The documents include medical and school records as well as communications up until just days... More »

Officials Say Bullying Led to NC School Shooting

'As fear took over, a young person brought a gun to solve the problems'

(Newser) - A 16-year-old boy is dead and another is facing a first-degree murder charge after a school shooting that officials say was the result of "out of control" bullying. Police say Jatwan Craig Cuffie was taken into custody after Bobby McKeithen was fatally shot during a fight early Monday in... More »

Fight in School Hallway Results in Fatal Shooting

Butler High School in North Carolina then resumes classes

(Newser) - A fight in a high school hallway led to an all too familiar outcome Monday morning: a shooting that left a student dead. But Butler High School in Matthews, NC, also is drawing attention for its decision to resume classes less than two hours after the altercation. Police say two... More »

Court Orders Release of Adam Lanza's Journals

Sandy Hook killer detailed 'personal beliefs'

(Newser) - The world may soon learn more about what drove Adam Lanza to carry out one of the most disturbing mass murders in American history. Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state police have to release journals and documents belonging to Lanza, the 20-year-old who killed 20 children and six... More »

NJ Mom Stops Potential School Shooting in Another State

She notified police of racist message from alleged culprit

(Newser) - When Koeberle Bull received a racist Facebook message threatening violence against her children from a man whose profile photo showed him holding an assault-style weapon, "I knew that this was not just some goofy kid." Kentucky State Police agreed once the 40-year-old single mom living in New Jersey... More »

Russians Blame 'Western Subculture' for School Massacre

'Everything started with the tragic events in schools in the US,' Putin says

(Newser) - After Wednesday's massacre at a vocational school in Crimea , Russians are looking for answers—and some of them are looking toward the West. Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the gun and bomb attack carried out by a student in Kerch "appears to be a result of globalization,"... More »

Boy Tries to Shoot Teacher. But the Gun Won't Let Him

12-year-old didn't realize the safety was on

(Newser) - Court documents say a 12-year-old Iowa boy pointed a gun at his teacher's face and pulled the trigger, but the safety was on. The boy allegedly entered a North Scott Junior High classroom on Aug. 31 with a .22-caliber handgun and ordered everyone to the floor before he tried... More »

Sandy Hook Parents Ready for Trial After Alex Jones Ruling

A judge rejected his attempt to have the case dismissed

(Newser) - Alex Jones has lost the latest round of his legal battle against the parents of a murdered 6-year-old boy. A Texas judge rejected the conspiracy theorist radio host's attempt to have a defamation lawsuit from the parents of Noah Pozner, who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school... More »

Prosecutors: Kids Trained to Kill at NM Compound

The 11 kids removed from a desert home were being trained for school shootings, cops say

(Newser) - The father of a missing Georgia boy was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday. Per the AP , the documents say Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound near the Colorado border... More »

Parkland Security Officer: 'Why Didn't I Know to Go In?'

Scot Peterson defends actions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, also second-guesses himself

(Newser) - Eight security guards manned the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but only one had a gun—and that one resource officer says he now grapples daily with the 17 lives lost and 17 injured on his watch on Feb. 14. The Washington Post talks with Scot Peterson, now... More »

School Shooting Video Game Pulled After Backlash

Steam's parent company says 'Active Shooter' is being removed from its platform

(Newser) - A Seattle-area company has removed a school shooting video game from its online platform following widespread backlash , the AP reports. The "Active Shooter" video game was pulled days before it was to be released on the video game marketplace Steam. Valve Corp. as Steam's parent company said Tuesday... More »

Petition Demands Cancellation of School Mass Shooter Game

'Active Shooter' may allow users to play as a school shooter

(Newser) - More than 120,000 people so far have signed a petition calling for a game that simulates a mass shooting inside a school to be pulled from release. Active Shooter allows players to play as either the shooter or a SWAT responder and is due out June 6 on digital... More »

Justin Timberlake Surprises School Shooting Victim

Sarah Salazar would love for other survivors to come visit too, her mom says

(Newser) - Sarah Salazar is still in the hospital after suffering injuries including a broken jaw, fractured rib bones, and a shattered shoulder in the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. But the teen had something to smile about Friday, when Justin Timberlake stopped by her hospital room.... More »

Hero Teacher: I Did the Only Thing I Could

'I deeply care for my students,' says Jason Seaman, who was shot subduing school shooter

(Newser) - The "only acceptable actions." That's how seventh-grade science teacher Jason Seaman described his actions in stopping a young gunman who burst into his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana last week. Seaman was shot himself as he ran and tackled the shooter, and he spoke... More »

Witness: Teacher Threw Basketball at Shooter

Jason Seaman was shot subduing young gunman; female student in critical condition

(Newser) - More details are emerging from Friday's shooting at a middle school in Noblesville, Indiana, and they continue to tell a similar tale: Seventh-grade science teacher Jason Seaman likely saved lives with his quick action. Police say a male student at Noblesville West Middle School asked to be excused from... More »

Middle School Teacher Tackled Shooter, Was Shot

Family says Jason Seaman was shot 3 times in Noblesville, Ind., expected to survive

(Newser) - A seventh-grade science teacher is credited with tackling a young gunman who opened fire in his classroom Friday morning, reports WTHR . Teacher Jason Seaman was shot three times in Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana, his brother tells the Indianapolis Star . An unidentified student also was shot, and a male... More »

Cops: Middle School Student Opens Fires, Injures 2

Teacher and a student were taken to hospitals; suspect is in custody in Noblesville, Ind.

(Newser) - A male student opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. The attack at Noblesville West Middle School happened around 9am, police Chief Kevin Jowitt said at a news conference, per the AP . He said... More »

Student Killed at Santa Fe High Returns to Pakistan in a Coffin

Sabika Sheikh was buried on Wednesday

(Newser) - "19 days until I'm back!" said the Snapchat message sent to her best friend last Friday morning. But Sabika Sheikh ended up returning home to Pakistan sooner than planned: Her body arrived in Karachi in a flag-draped coffin Wednesday. The 17-year-old was one of the victims of... More »

Santa Fe Suspect's Father Calls His Son a 'Victim'

Dimitrios Pagourtzis' father says the teen didn't own any guns

(Newser) - Dimitrios Pagourtzis' father painted his son as a "victim" in the wake of the Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting, which Antonios Pagourtzis blames on bullying. "I believe that's what was behind" Friday's events, he told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. The Journal notes the... More »

Cops: Santa Fe Suspect 'Spared' Those He Liked

Parkland students offer their support, plus a heartbreaking clip from one of the survivors

(Newser) - Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the 17-year-old suspect in the shooting at Texas' Santa Fe High School on Friday that took the lives of 10 and wounded several others, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault of a public servant, CNN reports. Pagourtzis, who once played football on the school's... More »

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