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Expelled Student Shows Up at Graduation Rehearsal With Gun

School resource officer thwarted shooting

(Newser) - A recently expelled student in Illinois is in custody after he opened fire near the gym of his former school, where seniors at Dixon High were gathered for graduation practice, at around 8am Wednesday. The school’s resource officer, Mark Dallas, saw the armed suspect and confronted him; the suspect... More »

Cops: 14-Year-Old Shoots Classmate in High School

Victim is expected to fully recover, and suspect is in custody

(Newser) - A 14-year-old used a rifle to shoot a classmate in the arm Friday at their high school in Palmdale, California, and dumped the gun in the desert before he was caught in a shopping center, authorities said. The shooting at Highland High School was sparked by a dispute between the... More »

District Hands Out 16-Inch Baseball Bats for Classroom Defense

They want to remind Millcreek Township School District teachers they can fight back

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania school district has bought hundreds of new baseball bats—and it's not planning a massive expansion of any sports programs. The Millcreek Township School District outside Erie distributed the miniature bats to 500 teachers last week as part of a training program on how to deal with... More »

Patriots Player Helps Thwart Potential School Shooting

Somebody left a disturbing threat on Julian Edelman's Instagram page

(Newser) - A potential school shooting in Michigan was thwarted with the help of New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman—and a fan who alerted him to a disturbing message on his Instagram page. Edelman tells the New York Times that he received a direct message late last month warning him... More »

Parkland Students: New Security Measure Is Ridiculous

'My new backpack is almost as transparent as the NRA’s agenda'

(Newser) - After a gunman massacred 17 students and staff, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students called for nine changes to gun laws . Instead, they've been given clear backpacks as part of new security measures at the high school in Parkland, Fla., and many of them mocked the change after they... More »

Laura Ingraham Taking Week Off as Advertisers Leave

Fox host losing advertisers over her comments about student activist David Hogg

(Newser) - Laura Ingraham told her Fox News viewers Friday that she would be off the air next week on a scheduled vacation. The announcement comes as advertisers continue to abandon her show in the wake of critical comments about student activist David Hogg. On Friday's show, the only "blue-chip"... More »

Cops: Exchange Student Threatened School Shooting

Lawyer says teen just has a dark sense of humor

(Newser) - Police in Pennsylvania say he was building an arsenal and plotting to attack his high school. His attorney says he is an aspiring police officer with an interest in military equipment—and a terrible sense of humor that got him in trouble. An Tso Sun, an 18-year-old exchange student from... More »

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 »

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