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Suspect in College Campus Shooting Apprehended

James Davis Jr. was spotted on train going through CMU campus

(Newser) - A 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory before running from campus was apprehended early Saturday following an intensive daylong search that included more than 100 police officers, the AP reports. James Davis Jr. was arrested without incident after someone spotted him on a... More »

Cops: Victims of Campus Shooter Were His Parents

Over 100 officers searched for 19-year-old suspect near Central Michigan University

(Newser) - More than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms, searched neighborhoods near Central Michigan University on Friday for a 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a dormitory and then running from campus, the AP reports. The shooting at Campbell Hall happened on a day when parents... More »

Police: 2 Shot Dead at Central Michigan University

School remains on lockdown with gunman still at large; officials say victims weren't students

(Newser) - Two people were fatally shot at a residence hall at Central Michigan University on Friday, and investigators were searching for a 19-year-old suspect considered armed and dangerous, according to the school. Neither victim was a student at the university in Mount Pleasant, and police believe the shooting "started from... More »

Cops: Ohio School Shooter Changed Mind at Last Second

13-year-old shot himself instead

(Newser) - A seventh-grader who shot and killed himself inside an Ohio middle school restroom last week was planning to shoot others at the school before changing his mind at the last second, police say. The boy, 13-year-old Keith Simons, came out of the bathroom holding a semi-automatic rifle just before classes... More »

Teacher in Custody After Shots Reportedly Fired at High School

Teacher may have been barricaded in a classroom

(Newser) - Police officers responded Wednesday to a Georgia high school after reports of shots fired and a teacher barricaded in a classroom, authorities said. Police in Dalton tweeted that the teacher was in custody and no children were ever in danger, the AP reports. A student apparently suffered an ankle injury... More »

Cops: Teens Made GoFundMe for 'Help to Shoot Up School'

Two 15-year-olds arrested in alleged school shooting plot

(Newser) - Police say a pair of teens planning to shoot up an Arizona high school were arrested last week—after they started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the ammunition they needed. Police were alerted to the situation after a third student overheard the two suspects talking about their gun... More »

Student Said He Needed Gun at School for Protection, Cops Say

The Maryland high school student was charged with bringing a loaded handgun to school

(Newser) - A Maryland teen reportedly told cops he took a firearm to school for protection from mass shooters, according to court documents. Montgomery County Police arrested 18-year-old high school student Alwin Chen on Feb. 15 and charged him with bringing a loaded gun to Clarksburg High School outside Washington. According to... More »

74 GOP Lawmakers Call for Suspension of Florida Sheriff

They say his failures led to deaths of students, teachers

(Newser) - Scores of Republican lawmakers in Florida are calling for a suspension of the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooter. Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and 73 other Republicans, most of the caucus, have signed a letter accusing Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, a Democrat, of "... More »

Parkland Suspect to Police: 'I'm Dealing With a Bunch of Things'

Dozens of calls to FBI, 911 regarding Nikolas Cruz released, including 1 from suspect himself

(Newser) - “I know he’s—he’s going to explode," an unidentified caller told the FBI on Jan. 5, less than six weeks before authorities say Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida. The Wall Street Journal obtained a transcript of the call, which... More »

Florida Governor Breaks With NRA on Guns

Rick Scott wants to bar anyone under 21 from buying one; does not want to arm teachers

(Newser) - Just over a week after the murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a plan Friday to keep his state's students safer: a $500 million proposal to ban bump stocks, restrict people under age 21 from purchasing guns, and prohibit the... More »

Trump Has Another Idea to 'Harden' Schools

He thinks armed teachers should get bonuses

(Newser) - President Trump has proposed a pay rise for teachers—armed ones, that is. The president said Thursday that arming teachers would make schools "hardened targets," and teachers who undergo weapons training and carry guns should get a bonus, CNN reports. "These people are cowards. They're not... More »

School Officer Waited Outside During Parkland Shooting: Sheriff

'He never went in'

(Newser) - “I am devastated,” the Miami Herald quotes Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel as saying. “Sick to my stomach. He never went in.” Israel suspended Scot Peterson—the school resource officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland—pending an investigation into his actions... More »

NRA: 'Harden Our Schools,' Fear 'Socialist' Democrats

NRA breaks silence after Parkland, targets media, gun-control advocates

(Newser) - "Many in legacy media love mass shootings," NBC News quotes NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch as saying Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "You love the ratings. Crying white mothers are ratings gold." A week after 17 people were killed at a school shooting in... More »

After School Threat, Cops Find Cache of Guns, Ammo

Security officer overheard teen threaten school shooting

(Newser) - Police say they found a cache of guns and ammo, including two AR-15 rifles, in the home of a student who was overheard saying "he was going to shoot up the school sometime in the next three weeks." Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says the "disgruntled"... More »

Trump Pitches Teachers With Guns, More Mental Institutions

President meets with friends, family of Stoneman Douglas shooting victims

(Newser) - President Trump promised to "do something about this horrible situation that's going on" while meeting with students and families affected by shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and other schools Wednesday at the White House, NBC News reports. His solution: arming teachers and other staffers. “If... More »

'I'm Not Going to Wait for Some Adult to Make Change'

Students around US take to streets to protest gun violence

(Newser) - Students who survived the shooting that left 17 dead earlier this month in Florida marched on the state capitol in Tallahassee on Wednesday to confront lawmakers and demand a ban on assault weapons, CNN reports. They were joined by thousands of students from around South Florida, some of whom marched... More »

He Almost Shot Up a School. Here's What Stopped Him

An assault weapons ban and ... love

(Newser) - After the Parkland school shooting, Colorado father of four Aaron Stark listened as his wife and daughter discussed the massacre of 17 people. "They could not understand what could make someone do this. Sadly, I can," Stark writes in a letter to KUSA . "I was almost a... More »

Teens Walk Out of School, March 10 Miles to Shooting Site

Florida students demand end to gun violence

(Newser) - Hundreds of students walked out of their Florida high school Tuesday and made their way to the site of a school shooting 10 miles away in a show of solidarity for bringing an end to gun violence, the AP reports. "It has to be tougher. People are blaming it... More »

Clooneys Make Big Move to Fight School Shootings

'Our children's lives depend on it'

(Newser) - George and Amal Clooney are making a big move in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting: The celebrity couple is donating $500,000 to March For Our Lives , the Washington, DC, protest demanding gun control planned for next month by survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas... More »

After School Shootings, Russian Bots Hijacked Gun Debate

'The bots focus on anything that is divisive for Americans'

(Newser) - For Russia-linked Twitter accounts and bots linked to Russian propaganda campaigns, last week's horrific school shooting in Florida was just another opportunity to sow division among Americans, security researchers say. Within an hour of the shooting, hundreds of automated Twitter accounts with suspected Russian links began sending out tweets... More »

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