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Sheriff: Maryland School Shooter Killed Himself

Cops release new details, timeline of latest school shooting

(Newser) - The student who fatally shot a female classmate last week at a Maryland high school died from a self-inflicted gunshot in a confrontation with a school resource officer who also fired his gun, police said Monday. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that 17-year-old... More »

Teen Girl Shot in Head at School Dies

Jaelynn Willy was left brain dead after Tuesday's school shooting in Maryland

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl shot in the head in a school shooting Tuesday in Maryland died Thursday night, the Baltimore Sun reports. Jaelynn Willey was shot by 17-year-old Austin Rollins at Great Mills High School and left brain dead. The sheriff's office says Rollins and Willey had "a prior... More »

School Shooting Victim Has 'Nothing, No Life, Left in Her'

Jaelynn Willey's parents announced she would be taken off life support

(Newser) - The parents of Jaelynn Willey, the 16-year-old girl injured in Tuesday's school shooting in Maryland , have made the heartbreaking decision to take her off life support. "As of now Jaelynn is still on life support but she will not make it," mother Melissa Willey told reporters at... More »

Bill Murray: What I See Today Recalls Vietnam War Protests

He says students have the power and the idealism it takes

(Newser) - The students in Florida pushing for an end to gun violence after the Parkland mass shooting remind Bill Murray of the students who pushed for an end to the Vietnam War half a century ago. "It really was the students that began the end of the Vietnam War,"... More »

Maryland Shooter Had Prior Relationship With Girl He Shot

Female victim identified as 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey

(Newser) - There's no shortage of praise for the school resource officer who engaged a shooter at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday, even as details of the incident are still taking shape. Police believe Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, fired on 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey, with whom he had a... More »

School Officer Stopped Assault; Gunman Is Dead

2 other students injured at Great Mills High School in Maryland

(Newser) - The latest school shooting has left two students wounded and the gunman dead at Great Mills High School in Maryland's St. Mary's County, reports the Baltimore Sun . The shooting happened about 8am, and details are beginning to emerge: Sheriff Tim Cameron says a male student fired at a... More »

Dylann Roof's Sister Arrested After Disturbing Snapchat Post

Police say she had weapons on grounds of high school

(Newser) - From anybody else, it might have passed as just a stupid and ugly comment. From the sister of a racist mass shooter, it was seen as highly disturbing. Morgan Roof, younger sister of convicted killer Dylann Roof, was taken into custody on drug and weapon charges Wednesday after posting on... More »

Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun; At Least 1 Student Injured

Dennis Alexander was reportedly teaching a lesson on 'public safety' at a Calif. high school

(Newser) - As a controversial idea to arm teachers is pushed , and students gear up for gun control demonstrations across the nation, a California story lends unsettling context. Per KSBW , a teacher at Seaside High School in Monterey County (also 2013's reserve officer of the year for the Sand City PD... More »

White House Plan: 'Rigorous' Gun Training for Teachers

Proposals are too NRA-friendly, critics say

(Newser) - The new White House plan to prevent school shootings doubles down on arming teachers but backs away from gun control measures. The new Justice Department program announced Sunday includes help for states to provide "rigorous firearms training" to teachers and support for military veterans and retired cops who want... More »

Person of Interest in Custody Following Fatal School Shooting

Victim identified as 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington

(Newser) - A 17-year-old student is in custody as a person of interest in Wednesday's fatal shooting at an Alabama high school, AL.com reports. According to ABC News , police are pursuing charges against the teen but aren't releasing any additional information on his or her identity until charges are... More »

High School Shooting Leaves Teen Girl Dead, 2 Others Injured

Authorities investigating school shooting in Alabama, campus shooting in Mississippi

(Newser) - A student was fatally shot Wednesday at an Alabama high school, AL.com reports. The Birmingham City School system says the shooting happened during dismissal at Huffman High School. Two students and an employee were injured. One student is in critical but stable condition; the other died on the way... More »

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 »

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