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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

16-Year-Olds May Get Historic Right in DC

Council to vote on measure allowing them to vote in national elections, including for president

(Newser) - Washington, DC, appears poised to become the first municipality in the nation to let 16-year-olds vote in national elections, including presidential races. A measure to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 cleared a committee last week and now heads to the full council, reports WTOP . To pass, it... More »

David Hogg Has Big Plans When He's 25

That's when the 18-year-old intends to be elected to Congress

(Newser) - New York magazine is out with a profile of David Hogg, the high school student who has become a leader of a youth movement for stricter gun laws after the mass shooting at his school in Parkland, Fla. The story follows Hogg on the road as part of a... More »

Father of Parkland Survivors Killed in Armed Robbery

Ayub Ali was shot Tuesday, months after his son and daughter survived the attack at their school

(Newser) - Months after two siblings survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida , gun violence has again rocked their family and, this time, they weren't as lucky. Per NBC Miami , Ayub Ali was killed in an armed robbery of his North Ft. Lauderdale convenience store. The Broward County Sheriff's Office... More »

Parkland Coach Was Accused of Sexually Harassing Students

Including shooting victim Meadow Pollack, months before the Feb. 14 massacre

(Newser) - A security monitor at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been slammed for not confronting the shooter on Feb. 14. Now the Sun Sentinel reports that 39-year-old Andrew Medina received a three-day suspension last fall after accusations that he sexually harassed two female students—including Meadow Pollack, who died in... More »

Parkland Monitors Who Didn't Call for 'Code Red' Reassigned

The coaches are facing withering criticism of their actions on the day of the shooting

(Newser) - Two coaches who served as unarmed security monitors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Fla., have been reassigned after controversial reports of their behavior on the day of the shooting, reports USA Today . Baseball coach Andrew Medina told investigators that before the Feb. 14 shooting that took 17... More »

Home of Parkland Survivor, Activist 'Swatted'

Someone called in a hoax hostage situation, causing police to respond to David Hogg's home

(Newser) - David Hogg, the Parkland school shooting survivor who has been called an actor by a GOP aide and a liar by a political candidate , bullied by conspiracy theorists , mocked by Laura Ingraham , called rude names by Sylvester Stallone's brother , and threatened by a TV commentator , endured more fallout from... More »

March for Our Lives Group Makes Big Announcement

60-day bus tour kicks off June 15 to register young voters and promote gun law reform

(Newser) - Some of the most high-profile Parkland survivors hinted over the weekend at something big coming down the pike, and that news has just dropped. Axios reports the March for Our Lives activist group, which includes Marjorie Stoneman Douglas students David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and Jaclyn Corin, will be conducting a... More »

Parkland Security Officer: 'Why Didn't I Know to Go In?'

Scot Peterson defends actions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, also second-guesses himself

(Newser) - Eight security guards manned the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but only one had a gun—and that one resource officer says he now grapples daily with the 17 lives lost and 17 injured on his watch on Feb. 14. The Washington Post talks with Scot Peterson, now... More »

Parkland Drama Teacher Gets a Big Honor

Melody Herzfeld will receive award at Tonys

(Newser) - During the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama teacher Melody Herzfeld hid from the shooter with 65 of her students. Next month, she'll be honored at the Tony Awards. Herzfeld will receive the Excellence in Theatre Education award at the New York... More »

Billboard Awards Pays Tribute to School Shooting Victims

Ed Sheeran won the night's biggest honor

(Newser) - The Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson opened the show in honor of the 10... More »

Their Girls Were Killed in Parkland. Now They Want a 'Seat at the Table'

Parents of 2 victims are running for the school board

(Newser) - Alyssa Alhadeff and Alaina Petty, both 14, were killed in the Valentine's Day shooting at Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Now, two of their parents are running for the Broward County school board, ABC News reports. Lori Alhadeff and Ryan Petty announced Tuesday that they are... More »

Father of Parkland Student Sues 'Coward' Deputy

Andrew Pollack's daughter was killed in the Florida high school shooting

(Newser) - The father of a student killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school is suing the armed officer who stood outside the building as people were massacred within, the AP reports. Meadow Pollack was among the 17 killed on Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School... More »

After Parkland Massacre, a Vote of No-Confidence for Sheriff

Union president says governor should 're-evaluate' Scott Israel's position

(Newser) - The sheriff whose deputies responded to the Florida high school massacre received an overwhelming vote of no-confidence Thursday from the union that represents about half his sworn personnel, with the union's president calling him "a liar" for saying the poll was a union tactic to extort raises, the... More »

Parkland High School Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Leaving Gun in Public Restroom

Sean Simpson was present at mass shooting where 17 were killed

(Newser) - A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher who was at the Parkland, Fla., school when 17 people were killed in a mass shooting has been arrested after allegedly leaving his gun in a public restroom, the Miami Herald reports. Science teacher Sean Simpson told deputies he accidentally left the Glock... More »

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