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Potential Juror Appears to Threaten School Shooter

Cops say they surrounded Nikolas Cruz to prevent possible brawl

(Newser) - Deputies protecting Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz had to pull him aside and surround him Tuesday after a member of a jury pool mouthed possible threats toward him and caused others to become "excited," leading them to fear a potential brawl, officials said. A 70-member pool of potential...

It's the Deadliest US Mass Shooting to Go to Trial

Jury selection begins in Parkland case to determine whether Nikolas Cruz will be executed

(Newser) - Jury selection in the deadliest US mass shooting ever to go to trial begins Monday, with the panel chosen to determine whether Nikolas Cruz will be put to death for murdering 17 students and staff members at a high school in Parkland, Fla. Court officials say 1,500 candidates or...

1 Killed, 2 Hurt in Shooting at Des Moines High School
6 Teens Charged With
Murder in Iowa Shooting

6 Teens Charged With Murder in Iowa Shooting

15-year-old boy was killed in Des Moines, and 2 others were wounded

(Newser) - Update: Six teens have been charged with murder in Monday's fatal shooting outside a Des Moines high school, reports the Des Moines Register . Police didn't indicate a motive, but they say the 15-year-old boy killed in the drive-by shooting was the intended target. Two young women, ages 16...

Prosecutors: School Shooting Suspect Also Planned a Rape
Judge Shares
New Details on
Ethan Crumbley

Judge Shares New Details on Ethan Crumbley

Revelations came in ruling denying his lawyers' request he be moved to juvenile facility

(Newser) - Update: Ethan Crumbley will remain in adult jail for the duration of his murder case, and the ruling establishing that included previously undisclosed details about the alleged school shooter. In his Tuesday opinion, Oakland County Circuit Judge Kwame Rowe shared details gleaned from his review of Crumbley's texts and...

Parkland Families, Survivors Protest at White House, Slam Biden

Father of one victim arrested after scaling crane

(Newser) - Four years after 17 students and others were gunned down at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., families and gun control advocates pressed President Biden on Monday to do more to address gun violence. Protesters demonstrated near the White House, and the father of one teenager killed at the...

Witnesses: Crumbley Ignored Warning Signs

Jennifer Crumbley's boss says she texted, 'Don't judge me for what my son did' after Oxford shooting

(Newser) - Jennifer Crumbley told her boss and co-worker that she felt like a failure as a parent hours before her son opened fire at Michigan's Oxford High School, killing four people with a gun his parents had bought him as a gift, according to court testimony. Andrew Smith, CEO of...

School That Sent Alleged Shooter Back to Class: We're Not to Blame

District responds to lawsuit after mass shooting

(Newser) - Nearly two months after a lawsuit was filed accusing Oxford High School officials of failing to heed warnings of the school shooting that ultimately took the lives of four students on Nov. 30, the Michigan school district has issued its first formal response. "Defendants deny that they breached any...

Prosecutors to Crumbleys: Stop Blowing Kisses in Court

Parents of accused school shooter Ethan Crumbley are told to stop broadcasting romantic signals

(Newser) - The parents of the teen accused of shooting up a Michigan high school in November, killing four students, may be trying to boost each other up during hearings by sending romantic signals across the courtroom and over Zoom, but they're now being hit with a warning to quit it....

Student Fatally Shot Outside Minn. School
2 Arrested After
Fatal Shooting
Outside School

2 Arrested After Fatal Shooting Outside School

Slain Minnesota student identified as Jahmari Rice, 15

(Newser) - Update: Police say two suspects have been arrested in a shooting that killed one student and critically injured another outside an alternative school in suburban Minneapolis Tuesday. Richfield Police Chief Jay Henthorne says suspects Fernando Valdez-Alvarez, 18, and Alfredo Rosario Solis, 19, were arrested after search warrants were executed at...

Prosecutors: Crumbleys Focused on Affairs, Horses Instead of Depressed Son

They're pushing back against move to have bail lowered to $100K

(Newser) - As four devastated families in Michigan face a first Christmas without their children, prosecutors are pushing back hard against a request from the parents of alleged school shooter Ethan Crumbley to have their bail lowered. In court papers filed Thursday, prosecutors accused James and Jennifer Crumbley of ignoring red flags...

Parents of Oxford Suspect Are Making a Big Ask

James, Jennifer Crumbley say they're 'devastated' about shooting, want bail lowered

(Newser) - The parents of a teenager charged with killing four students at a Michigan high school didn't anticipate he would commit violence and are "devastated" like others in the community, a lawyer said Wednesday in requesting they be granted a lower bond. James and Jennifer Crumbley are charged with...

Crumbley Parents Make Court Appearance

Judge rejects request to transfer alleged school shooter to juvenile facility

(Newser) - The parents of alleged school shooter Ethan Crumbley appeared in court Tuesday, where prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed that a key hearing should be postponed. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said a scheduled Dec. 22 hearing to determine whether James and Jennifer Crumbley will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges...

Shooting Suit: Principal Told Us 'There Is Absolutely No Threat'

Massacre occurred two weeks later at Oxford High School

(Newser) - The family of an Oxford High School senior who was wounded in the mass shooting at the Michigan school last week is suing school officials for failing to stop the shooting despite warnings. And the suit isn't just talking about the social media messages Ethan Crumbley posted the night...

Mich. School Rejects AG's Offer to Investigate Shooting

Dana Nessel suggests officials concerned about 'shielding themselves from civil liability'

(Newser) - Officials at Oxford High School have rejected an offer by the Michigan attorney general to lead an independent review of the actions leading up to the Nov. 30 shooting. Suspected shooter Ethan Crumbley and his parents were called to the office that day after a teacher spotted a graphic drawing...

After Emotional Win, Game Ball Doesn't Go to a Player

Detroit Lions dedicates first victory of season, on final play, to Michigan school shooting victims

(Newser) - The Detroit Lions finally won their first game of the season on Sunday, and they did so in dramatic fashion. Quarterback Jared Goff threw an 11-yard TD to Amon-Ra St. Brown on the final play of the game as the Lions beat Minnesota 29-27, reports MLive . You can watch the...

Guy Who Helped Shooting Suspect's Parents Identifies Self

Andrzej Sikora says he didn't realize what was going on

(Newser) - Andrzej Sikora, a Detroit-area artist, has come forward as the person police were seeking after they located James and Jennifer Crumbley, parents of the suspected Oxford High School shooter. Authorities said someone may have helped the Crumbleys as they fled law enforcement, and Sikora says through a lawyer that the...

School Plans Outside Probe of Its Actions Before Shooting

Oxford administrators let Ethan Crumbley return to class before rampage

(Newser) - Update: The superintendent of Oxford Community Schools said he's ordering an outside investigation of the high school's handling of the case of Ethan Crumbley, the student who was allowed to stay in class shortly before a mass shooting last week killed four students. Tim Throne made the announcement...

Experts Warn About Shooter Drills
Experts Warn
About Shooter Drills

Experts Warn About Shooter Drills

Exercises can take emotional toll without preventing attacks

(Newser) - It can be hard to keep in mind in the aftermath of an attack, but the chances of any one student being harmed in a school shooting are tiny. But the regular shooter drills schools hold can put the mental health of nearly every US student at risk, some experts...

Parents of Oxford Suspect Caught After Manhunt

James and Jennifer Crumbley seemed 'distressed' when found in Detroit commercial building

(Newser) - The parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at a Michigan high school were caught early Saturday, several hours after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against them, officials said. James and Jennifer Crumbley were captured in a commercial building in Detroit that housed artwork,...

Mom's Text to Suspected Shooter: 'Ethan Don't Do It'
Mom's Text to Suspected
Shooter: 'Ethan Don't Do It'
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Mom's Text to Suspected Shooter: 'Ethan Don't Do It'

New details after parents of Ethan Crumbley are charged in deadly school assault

(Newser) - The parents of suspected school shooter Ethan Crumbley are now facing charges of involuntary manslaughter , and the prosecutor in Michigan's Oakland County provided new details Friday to justify the move. "The facts of this case are so egregious," said Karen McDonald after James and Jennifer Crumbley were...

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