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He Was Suspended Over Parkland, Is Now Out for Good

State Senate in Florida votes to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had already suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. Now the state Senate has removed Israel from his elected position for good. CNN reports on the 25-15 vote Wednesday that now makes Israel's removal official; it came nine months after DeSantis put Israel's job on... More »

As Trump Flips on Background Checks, an 'Audacious' Plan

March for Our Lives' bold proposal calls for an assault weapons ban, raising gun-buying age

(Newser) - Student activists who survived the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., are responding to more recent mass shootings in a bold way: with a full-blown gun-control proposal. "It's nothing like anyone else is proposing. We are really setting audacious goals," March for Our Lives board member Tyah-Amoy... More »

Biden Makes School Shooting Gaffe at Gun Control Forum

He got Parkland mixed up with Sandy Hook

(Newser) - Self-described "gaffe machine" Joe Biden did it again on Saturday. The Democratic frontrunner got his school shootings mixed up while speaking at a gun control forum in Des Moines, Iowa, CNN reports. He said twice that while he was vice president, he met with survivors of the school shooting... More »

2 More Officers Terminated After Parkland Probe

Broward County Sheriff's Office investigated 7 officers, 4 of whom ended up fired

(Newser) - Two more officers who responded to the shooting at Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been terminated from the Broward County Sheriff's Office, CNN reports. Sheriff Gregory Tony announced Wednesday that Edward Eason and Josh Stambaugh were terminated Tuesday for neglect of duty. The terminations resulted... More »

Ex-Deputy Charged for Failure to Act During Parkland Shooting

Scot Peterson was also formally terminated from sheriff's office

(Newser) - The former Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during last year's Parkland school massacre was arrested Tuesday on 11 criminal charges related to his actions, prosecutors announced. Broward State Attorney Mike Satz said in a statement that 56-year-old Scot Peterson faces child neglect, culpable negligence, and perjury... 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 »

Dick's Took a Stand on Guns. It Cost $150M

A year after moving to ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, CEO takes stock of the cost

(Newser) - After the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., a year ago, it emerged that the alleged shooter had legally purchased a gun from Dick's Sporting Goods; a day after his arrest, a Vermont teen was arrested over alleged plans for a shooting spree at his school. He, too, had legally... More »

Another Parkland Survivor Is Dead

In a matter of days, community sees a second survivor of mass shooting commit suicide

(Newser) - On the heels of one suicide of a Parkland school shooting survivor comes a possible second. An unidentified current male student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School died Saturday night of what police are calling an "apparent suicide," reports the Miami Herald . Ryan Petty, who lost his daughter... More »

Parkland Mourns Another Student

Survivor Sydney Aiello commits suicide after struggling with guilt, PTSD, her mother says

(Newser) - Sydney Aiello survived the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School . For about a year. The 19-year-old's mother said she killed herself last weekend. Aiello was close friends with Meadow Pollack, WFOR reports, who was killed in the attack in February 2018. Aiello was on campus but in... More »

Sheriff Sues Over Parkland Suspension

Scott Israel claims governor acted 'for political reasons,' wants to be reinstated

(Newser) - A sheriff suspended on accusations that he failed to prevent the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is officially challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis' punishment. Scott Israel seeks to reclaim the post in a lawsuit, alleging DeSantis acted "for political reasons." Israel, 62, specifically claims DeSantis targeted him because... More »

A Year Later, the US Remembers Parkland

With moment of silence, and more

(Newser) - One year later, Southwest Florida schools honored the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., with a moment of silence at 10:17am Thursday. Schools in at least three counties did so, per Fox 4 ; Local 10 estimates hundreds of thousands of students... More »

'Red Flag' Gun Laws Grow Since Parkland Shooting

Supporters say they can reduce US gun violence

(Newser) - In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are issuing an unprecedented number of seizure orders across... More »

Parkland Dad Jokes About 'Kids Getting Shot'

Manuel Oliver responds to CK's December routine

(Newser) - "You ever hear dead baby jokes? I got a dead baby. His name was Joaquin Oliver." So says outspoken gun-control activist Manuel Oliver about his son, who was killed in the 2018 Parkland school shooting—part of the father's response to Louis CK making fun of politically... More »

Broward Sheriff Suspended for 'Incompetence,' 'Neglect of Duty'

Gov. Ron DeSantis pulls Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel over criticism on Parkland shooting

(Newser) - There's a new sheriff in Broward County, Fla. That's because Scott Israel, the one in that job during the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been suspended by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, per the Hill . Israel was removed from his post for "repeated failures,... More »

Parkland Survivor Has News for Fox Host

He's been accepted to an Ivy League school

(Newser) - How's this for a comeback: David Hogg is going to Harvard, USA Today reports. The Parkland shooting survivor and gun-control activist, who was razzed by a Fox News host after rejections from other schools, tweeted Saturday about the news: "Thank you all for the well wishes," he... More »

Accused Shooter Cruz Asked a Revealing Question Online

'How can I pretend to be a psychopath and get diagnosed as one?'

(Newser) - Accused Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz insists he heard the voice of a demon before his rampage. But a new 425-page police report suggests cops think he's putting on an act, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel . The report notes that a month before the mass killing, Cruz went... More »

'An Act of Senseless Hate' Is AP's Top Story of 2018

Parkland school shooting leads annual AP survey

(Newser) - It's been challenging to keep up with the seemingly never-ceasing news cycle of late, but some stories drew more eyes than others in 2018. Since 1936, the Associated Press has conducted an annual poll of US editors and news directors to see which were the top news stories of... More »

Judge: School, Cops Had No Legal Duty to Protect Parkland Teens

But another judge last week had a different view about officer Scot Peterson

(Newser) - A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit claiming sheriff's deputies and school officials failed to protect students during the Feb. 14 Parkland shooting. Claiming severe trauma and psychological injuries, 15 students of Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School argued their civil and due process rights were violated. "... More »

Vanity Fair Names 2018's 'Disruptors'

Students, CEOs, celebrities are among them

(Newser) - What do Kendrick Lamar, Robert Mueller, and the Parkland students have in common? They all land on Vanity Fair's 2018 "New Establishment" list, a hard-to-define (just check out the magazine's subhead) collection of "disruptors" —fresh faces and familiar ones "up to fresh tricks"—... More »

Kavanaugh Turns Away From Parkland Dad's Handshake

Fred Guttenberg says he just wanted to talk to Supreme Court nominee, father to father

(Newser) - "Chaos" is the word being used to describe the first day of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing , and now new labels are being applied to Kavanaugh himself, including ill-mannered and "coward." Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, was killed in the Parkland shooting, said he... More »

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