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In Parkland, a New Threat: 'I Hope Y'all Aren't Snitches'

17-year-old junior arrested after hinting at school shooting at Stoneman Douglas

(Newser) - A South Florida teenager has been arrested after investigators learned he made a threat against Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of a mass shooting that killed 17 people on Valentine's Day in 2018. A caller reported seeing the threat late Wednesday night, according to the Broward Sheriff'...

Government Settles Suit With Parkland Families
Parkland Families Settle
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Parkland Families Settle Suit Over FBI Inaction

Case concerned FBI's inaction after receiving a tip about the killer's plans

(Newser) - Update: This story has been updated with new information from the Wall Street Journal. The families of most of those killed and wounded in the 2018 Florida high school massacre announced Monday they have settled their lawsuit against the federal government over the FBI's failure to stop the gunman...

Nikolas Cruz's Lawyer in Court: Burgundy Isn't Maroon

Team trying to bar prosecutors from showing evidence in January death penalty phase of trial

(Newser) - Attorneys for Florida high school shooter Nikolas Cruz told a judge Monday that detectives made false statements to get the search warrants allowing them to seize evidence from his cellphone and bedroom—arguing at one point that burgundy and maroon are not the same color. The attorneys want Circuit Judge...

Nikolas Cruz Admits Anxiety as He Pleads Guilty to Massacre

Parkland shooter admits to 17 counts of murder, 17 of attempted murder

(Newser) - Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to murder on Wednesday in the 2018 high school massacre in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead. Cruz, 23, entered his plea after answering a long list of questions from Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer aimed at confirming his mental competency. Local 10 reports he did tell...

Dual Guilty Pleas in Play for Parkland Suspect

Nikolas Cruz admits to assaulting jail guard, will enter plea Wednesday for 2018 school massacre

(Newser) - The suspect accused of carrying out the 2018 mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that killed 14 students and three staff members and injured 17 others will be entering a guilty plea in that case next week, his lawyer announced Friday. CNN reports that Broward County Circuit Judge...

Nikolas Cruz Loses His Colored Pencils

Attorneys sparred over whether he should have them

(Newser) - Nikolas Cruz is on trial for allegedly attacking a jail guard in November 2018, with jury selection having started Tuesday—and an unusual dispute between attorneys having bubbled up Wednesday. While Cruz was described as alert and focused on Tuesday, Local 10 reports he "appeared distressed" the next day...

Cops: Florida Teens Were Plotting the Next Parkland

Middle school students were arrested after student's tip to teacher

(Newser) - Police in Florida say two teenage boys planning a massacre at their middle school were arrested after a student told a teacher one of them might have a gun in their backpack. "This could have been the next Parkland massacre but we stopped them in the planning stages,"...

Parkland Defendant's Lawyer: Don't Call Him a Killer

Lawyer for Nikolas Cruz wants to ban 'inflammatory' language in court

(Newser) - Nikolas Cruz’s defense team wants prosecutors to be careful with language. Cruz, whose long-delayed trial could finally go forward this month, is accused of killing 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Feb. 14, 2018. His lead attorney, assistant public defender Melisa McNeill, asked that he...

Cop Who Allegedly Hid During Parkland Shooting to Face Trial

Judge declines to dismiss 11 charges against ex-deputy Scot Peterson

(Newser) - The former Broward County Sheriff's deputy accused of hiding as 17 people were killed during a mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school will face trial. A judge on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss the 11 charges against Scot Peterson, who was the school resource officer at...

Parkland Shooting Survivor: My Dad Thinks It Was a Hoax

Teen tells Vice that QAnon conspiracy theories are ripping his family apart

(Newser) - One of the last people you'd expect to believe the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., was a hoax is the parent of a child who experienced the trauma firsthand. But one 18-year-old survivor says the father who once refused to wear the same color shirt as the shooter...

Inside the Backlash Against Marjorie Taylor Greene
Inside the Backlash Against
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Inside the Backlash Against Marjorie Taylor Greene

Her Facebook activity, stance on Parkland shooting is coming back into view

(Newser) - It's deja va all over again for Republicans, at least in the AP's eyes. "Republicans have a Marjorie Taylor Greene problem. Again," it declares, and it's not alone in that coverage. Though she was embraced by then-President Trump , the Georgia Republican was denounced by party...

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...

Holding an AR-15, GOP Lawmaker Tells Biden to Try to Take It

Ken Buck keeps the weapon in his Capitol Hill office

(Newser) - A Republican member of Congress has posted a challenging, if not threatening, video on gun control. "I have just one message for Joe Biden and Beto O'Rourke," Rep. Ken Buck tweeted . "If you want to take everyone's AR-15s, why don't you swing by my...

Calif. Man Sentenced for Harassing Parkland Families

Brandon Fleury gets 5.5 years for cyberstalking, threats

(Newser) - A 22-year-old California man has been sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for harassing friends and family of victims of the 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Brandon Fleury, a Santa Ana resident, was convicted of three counts of interstate cyberstalking and one count of interstate transmission of a...

Dad of Parkland Shooting Victim Booted From SOTU

After 'rough night,' Fred Guttenberg apologizes for shouting out

(Newser) - President Trump spoke on gun rights at his Tuesday State of the Union address , vowing to "always protect your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms." At least one person in the crowd didn't appreciate his remarks and very vocally made that known: That would be...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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