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Parkland High School Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Leaving Gun in Public Restroom

Sean Simpson was present at mass shooting where 17 were killed

(Newser) - A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher who was at the Parkland, Fla., school when 17 people were killed in a mass shooting has been arrested after allegedly leaving his gun in a public restroom, the Miami Herald reports. Science teacher Sean Simpson told deputies he accidentally left the Glock... More »

Parkland Suspect May Have Surprising Financial Status

Nikolas Cruz's potential inheritance is discussed in a court hearing

(Newser) - The man accused of massacring 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School may have a small fortune coming to him from his late mother's estate. But Nikolas Cruz says he doesn't want it. "He would like that money donated to an organization that the victims' families believe... More »

Ingraham Returns to Fox, Goes Whole Hog on Free Speech

The 'Left' is trying to 'silence conservatives,' host said Monday night on 'The Ingraham Angle'

(Newser) - Laura Ingraham returned to her Fox News show Monday night, as promised by the network, after a week off from the controversy over her snarky tweet toward Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg. But although Ingraham didn't mention the hubbub directly, Deadline notes she was back Monday in "full... 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 »

Ingraham Issues Apology as Advertisers Pull Out

Not good enough, says Parkland survivor

(Newser) - Laura Ingraham offered an apology to Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg Thursday—after multiple major advertisers heeded his call to pull their ads from her Fox News show. Hogg, who has become a prominent gun-control advocate since the mass shooting, called for the boycott after Ingraham taunted him for... More »

Parkland Survivor Mocked by Ingraham Calls for Boycott

David Hogg urges followers to boycott Fox News host's advertisers

(Newser) - Parkland survivor David Hogg, one of the leaders of the teen activists calling for gun control in the wake of the Florida school shooting, is asking supporters to boycott sponsors of Laura Ingraham's Fox News show after Ingraham mocked him—and at least one is pulling its ads from... More »

He Survived Bataclan Attack, Calls Parkland Kids 'Vile'

Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes doesn't mince words

(Newser) - One might think Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes, who famously survived the 2015 attack on the Bataclan in Paris, would be a champion of the Parkland kids. One would be very wrong. The Guardian reports Hughes, who previously argued that France's tighter gun-control laws didn't get... More »

Parkland Students Want These 5 Gun-Law Changes

It starts with ban on semi-automatic weapons

(Newser) - As hundreds of thousands march Saturday in cities around the US in support of gun control, the editorial staff of the Eagle Eye—the school newspaper at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 people were killed in a shooting in February—are pushing nine changes to fight... 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 »

Prosecutor Says Cruz's Brother Has 'All the Same Flags'

Cops are trying to block him from possessing a gun

(Newser) - A Florida state law passed in the wake of the Parkland school shooting could be used to keep the suspected shooter's brother from getting his hands on a gun. Zachary Cruz, the 18-year-old brother of Nikolas Cruz, was arrested on trespassing charges Monday after he was seen skateboarding at... More »

Parkland Shooter's Brother Arrested at High School

Zachary Cruz told cops he was there to reflect

(Newser) - The younger brother of Nikolas Cruz has been arrested for riding his skateboard across the campus where his brother killed 17 students and staff. Zachary Cruz, 18, was arrested and booked into jail Monday night for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he is a former student, USA ... More »

Candidate Who Insulted Parkland Survivor Drops Out

He called Emma Gonzalez a 'skinhead lesbian'

(Newser) - A Maine candidate's attack on an outspoken survivor of the Parkland school shooting angered so many people that he ended up having to drop out of a race in which he had been running unopposed. Leslie Gibson, a Republican who had been running for a state House seat in... More »

Video of Deputy's Actions During School Shooting Released

Scot Peterson is seen on video standing outside building where shooting occurred

(Newser) - The Broward County Sheriff's Office has released 27 minutes of surveillance video footage from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., showing that then-school resource officer Scot Peterson rushed to the building where the Feb. 14 shooting took place and drew his gun, but ultimately retreated and remained... More »

Powerful Images From the National Walkout

Thousands of students are participating in Wednesday's protest

(Newser) - Thousands of students walked out of schools across the nation and even abroad as part of Wednesday's protest against gun violence , with the AP reporting that moods at the protests ranged from somber to angry. The walkout marked the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High... More »

'No Time More Critical': Students Walk Out Again

They'll protest gun violence, from US to Australia

(Newser) - Ten days before a massive rally against gun violence in Washington, DC, students across the country will walk out of school Wednesday to mark one month since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Students at elementary schools, high schools, and universities will walk out... More »

Prosecutors Will Seek Death for Nikolas Cruz

It's still possible a plea deal could be reached

(Newser) - Florida prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz in the fatal shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The office of Broward County State Attorney Michael Satz filed the formal notice Tuesday. The 19-year-old Cruz is scheduled for formal... More »

Inside the Disturbing Psychiatric File of the Parkland Shooter

He told therapist about dream of being covered in blood, 'perfect summer' of guns and shooting

(Newser) - The Miami Herald has obtained Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz's school psychiatric file, and it contains disturbing details of his talks with mental health professionals. Nikolas Cruz, who has admitted to gunning down 17 at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, attended an alternative school before being... More »

Governor Signs 'Historic' Gun Bill After Parkland

Meanwhile, Parkland 911 calls were released

(Newser) - Among the newly released recordings of 911 calls from the Parkland school shooting, the parents of a 17-year-old girl can be heard telling a dispatcher that their daughter is texting from a classroom where the door's glass was shot out. "Three shot in her room. Oh, my God.... More »

Florida Passes Gun-Control Bill in Wake of Parkland Shooting

Legislation raises age to buy rifles but also allows arming of teachers

(Newser) - Three weeks after a school shooting in Parkland left 17 dead, Florida lawmakers passed the state's first gun-control legislation in over 20 years, USA Today reports. According to the AP , the bill passed Wednesday raises the legal age to buy rifles from 18 to 21 and institutes a three-day... More »

Teacher Left Us Stranded in Hall During Shooting: Student

Jim Gard says he was just following protocol

(Newser) - After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., one of the teachers who came forward to tell his story was Jim Gard. He was painted as a bit of a hero in the media for protecting students in his classroom, but now two students have come... More »

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