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FSU Shooter Feared Government, Mind Control

Myron May said to have sent 8 packages before the shooting

(Newser) - Myron May believed he was being watched by the government when he opened fire at Florida State University's library, police say. Three weeks before, the 31-year-old FSU alum had returned to the area from New Mexico where he worked as a rookie prosecutor and was well-liked. He planned... More »

FSU Student: My Books Stopped Bullet

Jason Derfuss posts photos on Facebook

(Newser) - A good book can change your life, but a couple of well-placed ones can save it, apparently. A Florida State University student says the books in his backpack stopped a bullet last night during the campus shooting , reports the Tallahassee Democrat . In a Facebook post complete with photos, Jason Derfuss,... More »

Would-Be School Shooter Was Too Drunk to Do It: Cops

Sash Nemphos carried gun in backpack

(Newser) - A Maryland teenager who allegedly planned a Halloween school shooting got as far as bringing a gun to school in his backpack—but he was too drunk to actually carry out the violence, police say. Sash Nemphos, 16, intended to kill his parents, then go to school and kill the... More »

School Shooter's Cousin Dies, 4th Victim

Andrew Fryberg, 15, was shot by Jaylen Fryberg last month

(Newser) - One of school shooter Jaylen Fryberg's cousins died last night, becoming the fourth victim in the Oct. 24 killings in Washington state. Andrew Fryberg, 15, was one of five teens shot in the head at a cafeteria lunch table inside Marysville-Pilchuck High School, reports CNN . Only one survived, 14-year-old... More »

3rd Victim Dies in School Shooting

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, was among those shot in Washington state

(Newser) - A third victim shot by a classmate in Washington state last week has died from her injuries, the Seattle Times reports. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died yesterday afternoon, a week after being shot in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria by Jaylen Fryberg. Two teenage girls died earlier, along with Fryberg. Two... More »

School Shooter Sent Selfie With Gun to Ex

Meanwhile, injured cousin of Jaylen Fryberg says he loves and forgives him

(Newser) - Jaylen Fryberg not only supposedly texted his victims to ask them to lunch on Friday—he also sent a text to his ex-girlfriend not long before the shooting that showed him holding a gun, a law enforcement official tells CNN . An anonymous source tells Radar that Jaylen "sent a... More »

School Shooter Invited Victims to Lunch by Text

But Jaylen Fryberg's motive remains elusive, sheriff says

(Newser) - A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators say today. Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary says at a news conference that the five students were at a lunch... More »

European Student Opens Fire in Classroom

Estonian teen kills 56-year-old teacher

(Newser) - A 15-year-old student shot and killed his teacher during class today in a town in southern Estonia—the first known school shooting in the European nation. Four other students were in the classroom at Paalalinna School in the town of Viljandi, a police spokeswoman says. She adds that the shooter... More »

2nd Girl Hit by School Shooter Dies

Teacher hailed as hero for stopping Jaylen Fryberg's rampage

(Newser) - One of the four students shot and injured by classmate Jaylen Fryberg Friday afternoon has lost her fight for life. Gia Soriano, 14, had been in critical condition with a head wound suffered in the attack at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle, reports CNN . "We are devastated by... More »

School Shooter Shot 2 of His Cousins

Jaylen Fryberg was reportedly upset about a girl

(Newser) - Two of the five classmates that 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg shot yesterday at his high school north of Seattle were his cousins, reports CNN . Nate Hatch, 14, and Andrew Fryberg, 15, remain in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the head, reports KOMO-TV . "All three of them are cousins, and... More »

School Shooter Was Freshman Homecoming Prince

Freshman Jaylen Fryberg was popular but bullied: student

(Newser) - The gunman in a school shooting near Seattle —identified by fellow students as Jaylen Fryberg—was named freshman homecoming prince just days ago, CNN reports. The victims were Fryberg's friends, says one witness: "It wasn't just random." He "came up from behind ... and fired... More »

Cops: School Shooter Dead Near Seattle

Report says another student is dead, 4 injured

(Newser) - A shooter who opened fire in a high school near Seattle is dead, police say. He reportedly shot other students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School before taking his own life, but the details are still firming up. The Seattle Times reports that one of his victims is dead and that four... More »

Mass Shootings Have Nearly Tripled Since '06: FBI

Most are over before cops arrive, report finds

(Newser) - Mass shootings really are on the rise, according to a new FBI report. There has been an average of nearly one mass shooting a month in America this century and the rate has risen dramatically in recent years, the report released yesterday says. The agency says it identified a total... More »

School Shooter Recaptured 300 Feet From Prison

Triple killer TJ Lane is serving life

(Newser) - A teenager serving life for killing three students and wounding two others in a high school shooting in 2012 has been recaptured after breaking out of an Ohio prison. Officials say TJ Lane, 19, was captured by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers around 1:20am, hiding by a church just... More »

Prof Accidentally Shoots Himself in Foot During Class

Idaho State prof's handgun was in his pocket, went off

(Newser) - Now that people with enhanced permits can carry concealed weapons on school campuses in Idaho, a professor at Idaho State University has taken the opportunity to shoot himself in the foot. Literally, and apparently by accident. The instructor was teaching chemistry on Tuesday when his small-caliber handgun, which Local News... More »

Would-Be School Shooter: Adam Lanza Was a 'Wuss'

John David LaDue idolized Columbine killers, hated Adam Lanza

(Newser) - Police have released transcripts and audio from their interviews with would-be school shooter John David LaDue, in which the 17-year-old calmly explains his plans and motivations—or, more accurately, his lack of motivations. "I was not bullied at all," LaDue says, in a tape obtained by CNN . "... More »

Graduate Wears Jersey of Brother Shot at School

Oregon teen pays tribute to Emilio Hoffman

(Newser) - Graduating seniors at Reynolds High School in Oregon collected their diplomas this week just two days after a fatal shooting at their school . And one of those seniors happens to be the older brother of 14-year-old victim Emilio Hoffman. In tribute, Joshua Mitchell wore his little brother's soccer jersey... More »

Oregon School Shooter Had AR-15 in Guitar Case

Police identify Jared Padgett, 15, as gunman

(Newser) - Police still don't know why 15-year-old Jared Padgett shot and killed a fellow student at Reynolds High School in Oregon yesterday, only that Padgett seemed intent on killing many more people. Padgett brought an AR-15 rifle to school in a guitar case, right on the school bus, reports KOIN-TV... More »

Today's School Shooting Is 74th Since Newtown: Group

US 'should be ashamed,' says Obama

(Newser) - If today's school shooting in Oregon seemed numbingly familiar, here's why: A group that advocates for gun-control measures counts it as the 74th school shooting in the 18 months since the Newtown massacre, reports the Washington Post . Here is the full list of shootings from Everytown for Gun... More »

Gunman, Student Dead in Oregon School Shooting

Shooter was reportedly a student there

(Newser) - A lone gunman and a student are dead in a school shooting this morning at a high school about 12 miles outside Portland, Ore. The teen opened fire at Reynolds High School with a rifle while classes were in session about 8am, reports AP . He killed one student and then... More »

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