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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 »

STEM School Parent Warned That a Student Might Snap

Officials investigated, later sued the woman for defamation over 'defamatory' statements

(Newser) - The mother of a student at the Colorado school where one student was shot to death this week and eight were wounded warned school officials that stress was building there, to the point where she feared "something like a Columbine" could happen, CNN reports. After the woman told a... More »

Source: Shooting Suspects Tried to Burn Home First

Sources say a guard may have accidentally fired on a deputy amid the chaos

(Newser) - A former Marine working as a private security guard may have fired on a sheriff's deputy amid the chaos of the Colorado school shooting this week, the Denver Post reports, citing a law enforcement source. The source says investigators are trying to determine whether one of the eight students... More »

School Shooting Victim Tackled Suspect Before He Was Killed

The latest on the shootings at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado

(Newser) - The student killed in Tuesday's shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in suburban Denver went out a hero. Kendrick Castillo, 18, along with two of his friends , tackled a shooter—seen pulling a gun out of a guitar case—and was shot in the chest, reports NBC News . The... More »

Shooters 'Got Deep Inside School' in Colorado

Police say both suspects were students at Highlands Ranch school

(Newser) - Two students are in custody after opening fire on their classmates at a Denver-area charter school Tuesday, police say. Sheriff Tony Spurlock says the suspects—one adult and one juvenile—were taken into custody within around two minutes of reports of shots being fired at the STEM School Highlands Ranch,... More »

At Least 7 Injured in Denver-Area School Shooting

2 suspects are in custody

(Newser) - Authorities say at least seven people have been injured in a shooting at a suburban Denver school, the AP reports. Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth said Tuesday that two suspects have been taken into custody in the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. She says there's a possible eighth... More »

Shooting Hero to Be Buried With Full Military Honors

Thousands signed a petition to recognize Riley Howell

(Newser) - After more than 33,000 people signed a petition requesting the honor, the college student who was killed trying to stop a gunman in his North Carolina classroom will be buried with full military honors Sunday, CBS News reports. Riley Howell, 21, was in the ROTC program at the University... More »

Student Gave His Life in UNC Shooting

Riley Howell 'took the assailant off his feet': police

(Newser) - A North Carolina college student tackled a gunman who opened fire in his classroom, saving others' lives but losing his own in the process, police said Wednesday. Riley Howell, 21, was among students gathered for end-of-year presentations in an anthropology class at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte when a man... More »

Public Defender Asks to Drop School Shooting Suspect

Nikolas Cruz is set to inherit $432K

(Newser) - The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre suspect unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation. The Broward County Public Defender's Office filed the unexpected notice late Wednesday, saying... More »

Columbine, 20-Plus Schools Go on Lockout

The FBI leads the probe into a 'suspicious person'

(Newser) - Columbine is on lockout, and it's not alone. Over 20 other schools in Jefferson County, Colo., also restricted access Tuesday as officials investigated what they called a "credible threat," the Denver Post reports. The FBI is leading the probe with help from the county sheriff and area... More »

Wife of Sandy Hook Dad Who Took His Life Speaks Out

Jennifer Hensel posts note to GoFundMe in wake of Jeremy Richman's suicide

(Newser) - The wife of the Sandy Hook Elementary School parent who committed suicide on Monday has spoken out on her husband's death in a note published to a GoFundMe campaign started in support of her family. Jennifer Hensel and Jeremy Richman's daughter, Avielle, was one of the 20 students... More »

Deadly School Shooting Was 'Inspired by Columbine'

Former students killed 5 pupils, 3 adults in Brazil

(Newser) - Police in Brazil say Wednesday's school shooting near Sao Paulo was apparently inspired by another massacre that involved two shooters: the infamous 1999 Columbine school shooting in Colorado. The shooters at the Raul Brasil school in Suzano, who killed at least five students and two adults after storming the... More »

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