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At Least 8 Killed in Russian School Shooting

19-year-old is in custody following attack in Kazan

(Newser) - A gunman attacked a school Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing eight people—seven students and a teacher—and leaving 21 other people hospitalized with wounds, Russian officials said. Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of the Tatarstan republic where Kazan is the capital, said Tuesday that four male and...

Idaho Middle School Shooting Suspect Is 6th-Grade Girl

3 victims are all expected to recover

(Newser) - The suspect in a Thursday morning school shooting that left three people injured has been identified as a sixth-grade girl who attends the school. Police have not revealed many further details about her, but the Post-Register reports she lives in Idaho Falls. The suspect was initially reported to be male...

Shooting at Middle School in Idaho Injures 3

Suspected shooter, a student, is in custody

(Newser) - A shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school Thursday injured two students and a custodian, and a male student has been taken into custody, authorities said. The victims' injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, said Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson, per the AP . Police were called to the school...

Cops: Teen Dead, Officer Injured in School Shooting

Knoxville police say one person has been detained

(Newser) - A teenage boy is dead and a police officer has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after a school shooting, police in Knoxville say. The Knoxville Police Department tweeted that Monday afternoon that there were multiple gunshot victims reported at Austin-East Magnet High School. Police later confirmed the fatality and...

Boy Shot at School Hours After In-Person Classes Resumed Dies

Authorities believe Arkansas shooting was targeted, not random

(Newser) - A 15-year-old boy shot at an Arkansas junior high school earlier this week died Wednesday, officials said. Lt. David DeFoor, Pine Bluff police spokesman, confirmed the death Wednesday night, citing the Pulaski County Coroner's Office in Little Rock, the AP reports. A deputy at the coroner's office referred...

Hours After In-Person Learning Resumes, a School Shooting

Police say one 15-year-old boy shot another at Pine Bluff junior high school

(Newser) - A 15-year-old junior high school student was shot by another boy just hours after in-person learning resumed Monday, police in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, say. Police say the student was seriously injured in the shooting at Watson Chapel Junior High School, which happened as students were switching classes around 10am, the...

Couple Will 'Forever Regret' Taking in Nikolas Cruz

'We were particularly wrong to allow him to store his firearms in our house'

(Newser) - A Florida couple regrets ever taking in a disturbed teenager in the months before he allegedly carried out the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In a letter that is part of a legal agreement to settle numerous civil lawsuits, James and Kimberly Snead said they should have...

After Nearly 20 Years, a School Shooting First

This has been the first March since 2002 there hasn't been a US school shooting

(Newser) - Starting in March, schools across America began shuttering amid the coronavirus pandemic. With kids from kindergarten through college now holed up at home, a Washington Post reporter made a startling observation: "Last month was the first March without a school shooting in the United States since 2002," Robert...

For a Hero Coach, a High Honor
For a Hero Coach,
a High Honor

For a Hero Coach, a High Honor

Oregon's Keanon Lowe disarmed school gunman

(Newser) - It was a school gunman incident that ended like no other . And for his role in making sure nobody got hurt, Oregon's Keanon Lowe will receive the Congressional Medal of Honor Citizen Honor, reports the Oregonian . Lowe was the football coach at Parkrose High School last year when he...

Teacher Unions Call for End to Active Shooter Drills

Drills can harm students' mental health, they say

(Newser) - The nation's two largest teachers' unions are calling for schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, saying they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. The American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association joined...

Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist Arrested in Florida

Wolfgang Halbig harassed parents of slain children

(Newser) - A Florida man obsessed with harassing the parents of murdered children has been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of the personal identification of another person. Authorities say Wolfgang Halbig—who has long claimed that the December 2012 massacre of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School...

Student Shot Dead in School's ROTC Room

DA says Texas teen mistakenly killed friend

(Newser) - A 16-year-old student mistakenly shot his friend in their Houston-area high school’s ROTC room before fleeing and being arrested several hours later, officials say. The two were in a room at Bellaire High School with four other students but no adult Tuesday afternoon when the 16-year-old took a semi-automatic...

Mayor on Mexico School Shooting: 'So, So Sad'

6th-grader dies after shooting teacher to death, injuring 6 others in private school in Mexico

(Newser) - A shooting at a private school in Mexico has left two dead (including the shooter) and six injured, officials say—and the shooter is said to have been an 11-year-old 6th grader who came to school with two guns. CNN reports the attack took place at the Cervantes de Torreon...

Student Who Gave His Life 'Becomes' a Jedi

Riley Howell prevented more deaths in school shooting

(Newser) - A North Carolina college student hailed by police as a hero for preventing more injuries and deaths after a gunman opened fire in a classroom has now been immortalized as a Jedi by the production company for the Star Wars franchise, the AP reports. News outlets report the family of...

Radio Host Fired for Joking About School Shooting

He said he wanted distraction from impeachment

(Newser) - A Colorado talk radio host is out of a job after an ill-advised joke about wanting to see a "nice school shooting" to distract from the "never-ending impeachment of President Trump." Chuck Bonniwell—speaking in a studio less than 15 miles from Columbine High School—made the...

After School Shootings, a Telling Rise in Prescriptions

Antidepressant use increases among students after a fatal incident

(Newser) - Researchers have found a tangible sign that fatal school shootings take a long-lasting toll even on students who escape the bullets. Prescriptions for antidepressants spike among young people in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, according to a new study, reports CBS News . Specifically, the rate of such prescriptions rises...

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...

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'...

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...

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...

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