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During School Shooting, Teen Unlocks Mosque for Students

17-year-old Duaa Ahmad stayed calm, acted quickly during chaos at Wisconsin high school

(Newser) - When students in an AP English class at a Wisconsin high school heard a gunshot Tuesday and the teacher yelled for the students to go, what followed was a complete state of confusion and chaos. One student, however, knew just what to do as she and her classmates at Oshkosh... More »

Wisconsin Sees Another Shooting at a School

Officer shoots allegedly armed student just one day after the last, very similar incident

(Newser) - On Monday, a student who allegedly pulled a gun was shot by a police officer at a Wisconsin high school. On Tuesday the state saw another shooting at another school in a very similar incident: This time, gunshots were reported in the morning at Oshkosh West High School. The city'... More »

Sheriff Says Teen Used 'Ghost Gun' in School Shooting

California teen's father had guns confiscated

(Newser) - The weapon used in last week's school shooting in California was an unregistered "ghost gun" assembled from a kit, authorities say. While it's not clear who assembled it, police say the parts can be bought online or at gun shows without a background check and instructions can... More »

Arrest Made in High School Football Game Shooting

Alvin Wyatt, 31, has been charged on 5 counts

(Newser) - Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game, including the alleged gunman and one of the three people wounded in what authorities said Saturday was the result of "petty vengeance." The wounded man, Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of... More »

Calif. School Shooting Had Surprise First Responders

That was the 'silver lining,' says LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva

(Newser) - Amid yet another school shooting, a ray of hope: two off-duty officers and a detective who rushed to help, USA Today reports. "Off-duty first responders were there and did not hesitate, turned around and went right into the source of the gunfire to attempt to neutralize it, and they... More »

Suspect in Latest School Shooting Dies

16-year-old Nathaniel Berhow had turned his gun on himself after shooting 5 others

(Newser) - Authorities are still trying to figure out why a California teen brought a semi-automatic pistol to school on his 16th birthday, killing two fellow students and injuring three before turning the firearm on himself, and now they won't be able to get more insight from the suspect himself. NBC... More »

School Shooting Suspect: It Was His 16th Birthday

Neighbors say he was 'quiet, smart kid'

(Newser) - A teenager accused of killing two students and injuring three at a California high school was a "quiet, smart" kid, according to classmates and neighbors who have no idea why he would carry out a shooting rampage on his 16th birthday. Law enforcement sources identified the Santa Clarita suspect... More »

2 Dead in Shooting at California High School

One other in critical condition, teen suspect in custody

(Newser) - Two teens are dead and another victim is in critical condition Thursday after a shooting at a Southern California high school, NBC Los Angeles reports. Police and firefighters responded to Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 40 miles north of LA, around 7:30am, KTLA reports. The deceased students... More »

Cops: Teen Shoots Fellow Student, Goes to Class

Police in Santa Rosa, California, say suspect blended in with other students

(Newser) - A teenage gunman blended into a classroom Tuesday after shooting a fellow student multiple times just outside a Northern California high school, an attack that prompted an hourslong lockdown of more than 10,000 students and staffers in a complex with three schools, authorities said. Using surveillance footage, officers tracked... More »

Coach Disarmed Student, Showed Him 'Compassion'

Keanon Lowe confronts the student in newly released surveillance video

(Newser) - Surveillance video of an armed student shows how he was treated after being disarmed: with a hug. Keanon Lowe, a football coach and security guard at Parkrose High School in Portland, Oregon, garnered media attention after disarming Angel Granados-Diaz at the school in May. Now video obtained by KOIN through... More »

Mom Who Called Cops on Her Son Faces Charges

Mary York warned authorities her teen son was armed, headed to school

(Newser) - Mary York was hailed as a hero after the Indiana mom called 911 in December to report that her son was armed and heading for a school that he had threatened to shoot up—but now she's in jail. The 14-year-old boy ultimately killed himself after shooting at police... More »

School Shooting Hero Is Now a Marine

Brendan Bialy, who helped stop Colorado school shooting, finishes boot camp

(Newser) - In May, two gunmen entered STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado and opened fire, killing one and injuring eight . Partly why the carnage at the charter school wasn't worse: Students helped stop the shooting. One of those teen heroes was Brendan Bialy, who tackled and disarmed one of the... More »

Video Captures Shooting of 6 Teens at Football Game

In all, 10 people were injured at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Alabama

(Newser) - A 17-year-old student was arrested Saturday in connection with a shooting that happened at a high school football game in Alabama, leaving at least 10 people injured, the AP reports. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste tells news outlets that six people were directly shot Friday and one person had a... More »

New High School Has Features to Foil Shooters

'It will be the most secure high school building in the state'

(Newser) - A high school in western Michigan has been redesigned to make it harder to kill the students inside. The $48 million project, which includes the building of new sections at Fruitport High School and the renovation of old ones, adds features including curved hallways that would reduce sight lines for... More »

'Disgusting' Backpack Meets Grim, Modern Need

The Guard Dog Security product includes a Kevlar-like armor panel

(Newser) - In a nod to grim reality, bulletproof backpacks are popular items ahead of the upcoming school year. The Washington Post links to tweets and articles testifying that the product, made by Guard Dog Security, is selling at Kmart, Office Depot, and OfficeMax. "After the Parkland incident, we sold out... More »

Freed School Shooter Killed in Car Crash

Andrew Golden was 11 when he took part in shooting that killed 5

(Newser) - One of the youngest people convicted of murder in American history has been killed in a car crash, 21 years after he and another student killed four students and a teacher at a middle school in Arkansas. Police say 33-year-old Drew Grant was killed in a crash Saturday evening in... More »

The STEM School Shooting Was Different, Yet Horribly Familiar

BuzzFeed takes a deep dive into the May incident and what led up to it

(Newser) - The May 7 shooting at at Colorado's STEM School Highlands Ranch hasn't gotten as much attention as other school shootings, possibly because only one person was killed: 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, who gave his life helping to stop one of the alleged shooters. But in a deep dive into... More »

Colorado School Shooter Reveals His Motive

Alec McKinney says he targeted kids over gender taunts

(Newser) - A high school student charged in a classmate's death during a Colorado school shooting told police that he planned the attack for weeks and intended to target classmates who repeatedly mocked his gender identity, the AP reports. Written summaries of police interviews with the two suspected shooters portray 16-year-old... More »

Ex-Football Star Stops School Shooting

Keanon Lowe says he's 'realizing we have a serious problem'

(Newser) - A former college football standout at the University of Oregon was credited Friday with tackling an armed student at a Portland, Oregon, high school before anyone was injured, the AP reports. Keanon Lowe, a football and track coach and a security guard at Parkrose High School, told reporters as he... More »

Accused Colorado Shooters Hit With Dozens of Charges

Devon Erickson and Alec McKinney will apparently be tried as adults

(Newser) - Two students suspected of shooting nine classmates, one fatally, in their Colorado charter school appeared in court Wednesday to face dozens of criminal charges that included murder and attempted murder, the AP reports. The parents of the teen who was killed in the attack looked on before attending to their... More »

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