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Witness: Teacher Threw Basketball at Shooter

Jason Seaman was shot subduing young gunman; female student in critical condition

(Newser) - More details are emerging from Friday's shooting at a middle school in Noblesville, Indiana, and they continue to tell a similar tale: Seventh-grade science teacher Jason Seaman likely saved lives with his quick action. Police say a male student at Noblesville West Middle School asked to be excused from... More »

Middle School Teacher Tackled Shooter, Was Shot

Family says Jason Seaman was shot 3 times in Noblesville, Ind., expected to survive

(Newser) - A seventh-grade science teacher is credited with tackling a young gunman who opened fire in his classroom Friday morning, reports WTHR . Teacher Jason Seaman was shot three times in Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana, his brother tells the Indianapolis Star . An unidentified student also was shot, and a male... More »

Cops: Middle School Student Opens Fires, Injures 2

Teacher and a student were taken to hospitals; suspect is in custody in Noblesville, Ind.

(Newser) - A male student opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. The attack at Noblesville West Middle School happened around 9am, police Chief Kevin Jowitt said at a news conference, per the AP . He said... More »

Student Killed at Santa Fe High Returns to Pakistan in a Coffin

Sabika Sheikh was buried on Wednesday

(Newser) - "19 days until I'm back!" said the Snapchat message sent to her best friend last Friday morning. But Sabika Sheikh ended up returning home to Pakistan sooner than planned: Her body arrived in Karachi in a flag-draped coffin Wednesday. The 17-year-old was one of the victims of... More »

Santa Fe Suspect's Father Calls His Son a 'Victim'

Dimitrios Pagourtzis' father says the teen didn't own any guns

(Newser) - Dimitrios Pagourtzis' father painted his son as a "victim" in the wake of the Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting, which Antonios Pagourtzis blames on bullying. "I believe that's what was behind" Friday's events, he told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. The Journal notes the... More »

Cops: Santa Fe Suspect 'Spared' Those He Liked

Parkland students offer their support, plus a heartbreaking clip from one of the survivors

(Newser) - Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the 17-year-old suspect in the shooting at Texas' Santa Fe High School on Friday that took the lives of 10 and wounded several others, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault of a public servant, CNN reports. Pagourtzis, who once played football on the school's... More »

School Shooter Identified as 17-Year-Old Student

At least 10 are dead at Santa Fe High School in Texas

(Newser) - Ten people are dead and 10 more wounded after Friday morning's shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, says Gov. Greg Abbott. No IDs have been released, but earlier Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said most victims were students at Santa Fe High School. USA Today reports... More »

Expelled Student Shows Up at Graduation Rehearsal With Gun

School resource officer thwarted shooting

(Newser) - A recently expelled student in Illinois is in custody after he opened fire near the gym of his former school, where seniors at Dixon High were gathered for graduation practice, at around 8am Wednesday. The school’s resource officer, Mark Dallas, saw the armed suspect and confronted him; the suspect... More »

Cops: 14-Year-Old Shoots Classmate in High School

Victim is expected to fully recover, and suspect is in custody

(Newser) - A 14-year-old used a rifle to shoot a classmate in the arm Friday at their high school in Palmdale, California, and dumped the gun in the desert before he was caught in a shopping center, authorities said. The shooting at Highland High School was sparked by a dispute between the... More »

District Hands Out 16-Inch Baseball Bats for Classroom Defense

They want to remind Millcreek Township School District teachers they can fight back

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania school district has bought hundreds of new baseball bats—and it's not planning a massive expansion of any sports programs. The Millcreek Township School District outside Erie distributed the miniature bats to 500 teachers last week as part of a training program on how to deal with... More »

Patriots Player Helps Thwart Potential School Shooting

Somebody left a disturbing threat on Julian Edelman's Instagram page

(Newser) - A potential school shooting in Michigan was thwarted with the help of New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman—and a fan who alerted him to a disturbing message on his Instagram page. Edelman tells the New York Times that he received a direct message late last month warning him... More »

Parkland Students: New Security Measure Is Ridiculous

'My new backpack is almost as transparent as the NRA’s agenda'

(Newser) - After a gunman massacred 17 students and staff, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students called for nine changes to gun laws . Instead, they've been given clear backpacks as part of new security measures at the high school in Parkland, Fla., and many of them mocked the change after they... More »

Laura Ingraham Taking Week Off as Advertisers Leave

Fox host losing advertisers over her comments about student activist David Hogg

(Newser) - Laura Ingraham told her Fox News viewers Friday that she would be off the air next week on a scheduled vacation. The announcement comes as advertisers continue to abandon her show in the wake of critical comments about student activist David Hogg. On Friday's show, the only "blue-chip"... More »

Cops: Exchange Student Threatened School Shooting

Lawyer says teen just has a dark sense of humor

(Newser) - Police in Pennsylvania say he was building an arsenal and plotting to attack his high school. His attorney says he is an aspiring police officer with an interest in military equipment—and a terrible sense of humor that got him in trouble. An Tso Sun, an 18-year-old exchange student from... More »

Sheriff: Maryland School Shooter Killed Himself

Cops release new details, timeline of latest school shooting

(Newser) - The student who fatally shot a female classmate last week at a Maryland high school died from a self-inflicted gunshot in a confrontation with a school resource officer who also fired his gun, police said Monday. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that 17-year-old... More »

Teen Girl Shot in Head at School Dies

Jaelynn Willy was left brain dead after Tuesday's school shooting in Maryland

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl shot in the head in a school shooting Tuesday in Maryland died Thursday night, the Baltimore Sun reports. Jaelynn Willey was shot by 17-year-old Austin Rollins at Great Mills High School and left brain dead. The sheriff's office says Rollins and Willey had "a prior... More »

School Shooting Victim Has 'Nothing, No Life, Left in Her'

Jaelynn Willey's parents announced she would be taken off life support

(Newser) - The parents of Jaelynn Willey, the 16-year-old girl injured in Tuesday's school shooting in Maryland , have made the heartbreaking decision to take her off life support. "As of now Jaelynn is still on life support but she will not make it," mother Melissa Willey told reporters at... More »

Bill Murray: What I See Today Recalls Vietnam War Protests

He says students have the power and the idealism it takes

(Newser) - The students in Florida pushing for an end to gun violence after the Parkland mass shooting remind Bill Murray of the students who pushed for an end to the Vietnam War half a century ago. "It really was the students that began the end of the Vietnam War,"... More »

Maryland Shooter Had Prior Relationship With Girl He Shot

Female victim identified as 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey

(Newser) - There's no shortage of praise for the school resource officer who engaged a shooter at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday, even as details of the incident are still taking shape. Police believe Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, fired on 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey, with whom he had a... More »

School Officer Stopped Assault; Gunman Is Dead

2 other students injured at Great Mills High School in Maryland

(Newser) - The latest school shooting has left two students wounded and the gunman dead at Great Mills High School in Maryland's St. Mary's County, reports the Baltimore Sun . The shooting happened about 8am, and details are beginning to emerge: Sheriff Tim Cameron says a male student fired at a... More »

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