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Alex Jones: 'Infowars Is a Sinking Ship'

Sandy Hook families are also now going after the conspiracy theorist's social media accounts

(Newser) - Alex Jones has ceased fighting the liquidation of his assets to pay Sandy Hook families after he spread conspiracy theories about the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 26. Included in that liquidation is Jones' stake in his Infowars web program, but the families are now going after...

Cops: 12-Year-Old School Shooter Claims Bullying

One student was killed, 2 seriously injured after suspect opened fire in southern Finland, per police

(Newser) - During Finland's day of mourning after the school shooting that left one student dead and two others seriously injured, more details are emerging on the 12-year-old suspected shooter. Officials there said Wednesday that the alleged shooter is a sixth grader who said he'd been bullied, reports the AP...

Tipline Prevents 6 School Attacks in a Single State

Anonymous reporting system also prevented more than 100 suicides over 4 years, study finds

(Newser) - School tiplines used to report potential gun violence and other concerning behavior from students helped prevent at least six attacks on schools in North Carolina over four years, according to a new study. Schools in 23 states, serving more than 5 million students from grades 6 to 12, have adopted...

School Principals Form Unwanted but Necessary Group

A deep dive into the Principal Recovery Network, a support group for leaders at schools affected by gun violence

(Newser) - Frank DeAngelis used to belong to a lonely club of one. Now, he's got nearly two dozen companions in that club, but it's one he wishes didn't exist. In fact, DeAngelis—the former principal of Colorado's Columbine High School, where a 1999 mass shooting left 12...

Commission: Parkland Judge Should Be Reprimanded

Elizabeth Scherer showed bias toward prosecution in trial, allowed 'emotions to overcome' judgment

(Newser) - The Florida judge who oversaw the penalty trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be publicly reprimanded for showing bias toward the prosecution, failing to curtail "vitriolic statements" directed at Cruz's attorneys, and allowing "emotions to overcome her judgment," reports the AP . The Judicial Qualifications...

Critics Say Winnie-the-Pooh Book Normalizes Shootings

Book featuring Winnie the Pooh puts onus on the kids, according to Dallas-area teacher

(Newser) - Texas has led the country in banning books from school libraries . For its part, the Dallas Independent School District has said it may remove library materials that are "pervasively vulgar." Amid that context, parents of district students are wondering why a book that they argue normalizes school shootings...

A Year After Uvalde, Grieving and Tensions Remain
A Year After Uvalde,
Families Feel 'Betrayal'
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A Year After Uvalde, Families Feel 'Betrayal'

Parents are still seeking answers in a Texas city torn by massacre that killed 19 children, 2 teachers

(Newser) - Wednesday is the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 students and two teachers dead. Plans are in the works for a new school to replace the one where the massacre took place, in a different location in the city. "...

'Children's Book' Chronicles 'My First School Shooting'

Patricia Oliver, mom of Parkland victim Joaquin Oliver, wrote book to make impact on lawmakers

(Newser) - There's a new "children's book" that recently made the rounds in DC—except it's actually a book for lawmakers, penned by the mom of a 17-year-old Parkland victim. Joaquin's First School Shooting is written by Patricia Oliver, mother of Joaquin Oliver, who was gunned down...

Police: Serbia School Shooter Had List of Names

The suspect's father has also been arrested

(Newser) - A 13-year-old who opened fire Wednesday at his school in Serbia's capital drew sketches of classrooms and wrote a list of people he intended to "liquidate" in a meticulously planned attack, police said. He killed eight fellow students and a school guard before being arrested. The shooter first...

After School Shooting, Tennessee Moves to Shield Gunmakers

Bill passes state Senate to protect manufacturers from liability, will now head to governor

(Newser) - In the wake of a deadly school shooting last month, Republican lawmakers in Tennessee awarded final passage Tuesday to a proposal that would further protect gun and ammunition dealers, manufacturers, and sellers against lawsuits. The Senate's 19-9 vote sends the bill to Republican Gov. Bill Lee, despite pushback from...

Cops: Teen Arrested After Disturbing Call From Sister

19-year-old accused of planning shootings at multiple schools, churches in Colorado Springs area

(Newser) - A Colorado teen has been arrested and accused of plotting to "shoot up" schools and churches in the Colorado Springs area. According to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Gazette , the sister of the 19-year-old suspect called authorities on March 31, noting that her sibling was exhibiting violent behavior,...

Schools Chief: Staffer Knew 6-Year-Old Might Have Gun

But Newport News official didn't seize weapon before 6-year-old shot teacher: superintendent

(Newser) - Administrators at the Virginia school where a first grader shot his teacher last week learned the child may have had a weapon in his possession before the shooting but didn't seize the 9mm handgun he brought to his classroom, the school system's superintendent said. Superintendent George Parker told...

Connecticut State Trooper Has Kept His Sandy Hook Promise

Survivors, family members, first responders, and others look back on 10th anniversary of massacre

(Newser) - Wednesday is the 10th anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary , in which a gunman massacred 20 first-graders and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut. In the decade since, the victims' families have struggled with a painful new life without their loved ones, and the town of Newtown has...

Newtown Quietly Opens Memorial to 26 Victims

Site is 'perfectly appointed' for contemplation, mother of slain 6-year-old says

(Newser) - A memorial to the 20 first graders and six educators killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting opened to the public Sunday, a month before the 10th anniversary of the massacre. No ceremony was planned at the site a short distance from the Connecticut school. It has become a...

In St. Louis School Shooting, 'Miles Davis' Warning Helped

Code in announcement alerted teachers of a threat

(Newser) - It took four minutes for officers to enter Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis on Monday following reports of an active shooter . "There was no sidewalk conference, there was no discussion," Police Commissioner Michael Sack said, per CNN . "They just went right in....

Michigan School Shooter Admits What He Did

Ethan Crumbley pleads guilty, faces life in prison

(Newser) - A teenager pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism and first-degree murder in a Michigan school shooting that killed four students and put an extraordinary focus on the boy's home life and the alleged role of his parents in the tragedy, per the AP . Ethan Crumbley pleaded guilty to all 24...

Citing Uvalde Delay, Sheriff Puts an AR-15 in Every School
District Puts AR-15s in Schools

District Puts AR-15s in Schools

North Carolina sheriff cites Uvalde shooting delays for new policy

(Newser) - A North Carolina sheriff said he's taking a lesson from the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Those officers were in that building for so long , and that suspect was able to infiltrate that building and injure and kill so many kids," Madison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood said....

The War of Words Continues in Uvalde

Texas Department of Public Safety head, city mayor air their grievances

(Newser) - On Tuesday we reported on the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety's forceful, scathing denunciation of the decisions made by local police during the mass shooting in Uvalde. Our story didn't contain one standout piece of information given in testimony before a special state Senate committee...

At Uvalde City Council Meeting, a Big No-Show

Embattled school police chief Pete Arredondo, newly elected to council, bailed on his first meeting

(Newser) - The Texas school district police chief who's been accused of waiting too long to order law enforcement to confront the gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde has said that he'd "eventually" answer questions about the mass shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers last month....

'Napalm Girl': We Should See Consequences of Shootings

'It is easier to hide from the realities of war if we don't see the consequences,' she writes at 'NYT'

(Newser) - Kim Phuc Phan Thi grew up hating the June 8, 1972 photograph by Nick Ut that cemented her as "Napalm Girl." "I thought to myself, 'I am a little girl. I am naked. Why did he take that picture? Why didn’t my parents protect me?'...

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