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Schools Chief: Staffer Knew 6-Year-Old Might Have Gun

But Newport News official didn't seize weapon before 6-year-old shot teacher: superintendent

(Newser) - Administrators at the Virginia school where a first grader shot his teacher last week learned the child may have had a weapon in his possession before the shooting but didn't seize the 9mm handgun he brought to his classroom, the school system's superintendent said. Superintendent George Parker told...

Connecticut State Trooper Has Kept His Sandy Hook Promise

Survivors, family members, first responders, and others look back on 10th anniversary of massacre

(Newser) - Wednesday is the 10th anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary , in which a gunman massacred 20 first-graders and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut. In the decade since, the victims' families have struggled with a painful new life without their loved ones, and the town of Newtown has...

Newtown Quietly Opens Memorial to 26 Victims

Site is 'perfectly appointed' for contemplation, mother of slain 6-year-old says

(Newser) - A memorial to the 20 first graders and six educators killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting opened to the public Sunday, a month before the 10th anniversary of the massacre. No ceremony was planned at the site a short distance from the Connecticut school. It has become a...

In St. Louis School Shooting, 'Miles Davis' Warning Helped

Code in announcement alerted teachers of a threat

(Newser) - It took four minutes for officers to enter Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis on Monday following reports of an active shooter . "There was no sidewalk conference, there was no discussion," Police Commissioner Michael Sack said, per CNN . "They just went right in....

Michigan School Shooter Admits What He Did

Ethan Crumbley pleads guilty, faces life in prison

(Newser) - A teenager pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism and first-degree murder in a Michigan school shooting that killed four students and put an extraordinary focus on the boy's home life and the alleged role of his parents in the tragedy, per the AP . Ethan Crumbley pleaded guilty to all 24...

Citing Uvalde Delay, Sheriff Puts an AR-15 in Every School
District Puts AR-15s in Schools

District Puts AR-15s in Schools

North Carolina sheriff cites Uvalde shooting delays for new policy

(Newser) - A North Carolina sheriff said he's taking a lesson from the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Those officers were in that building for so long , and that suspect was able to infiltrate that building and injure and kill so many kids," Madison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood said....

The War of Words Continues in Uvalde

Texas Department of Public Safety head, city mayor air their grievances

(Newser) - On Tuesday we reported on the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety's forceful, scathing denunciation of the decisions made by local police during the mass shooting in Uvalde. Our story didn't contain one standout piece of information given in testimony before a special state Senate committee...

At Uvalde City Council Meeting, a Big No-Show

Embattled school police chief Pete Arredondo, newly elected to council, bailed on his first meeting

(Newser) - The Texas school district police chief who's been accused of waiting too long to order law enforcement to confront the gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde has said that he'd "eventually" answer questions about the mass shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers last month....

'Napalm Girl': We Should See Consequences of Shootings

'It is easier to hide from the realities of war if we don't see the consequences,' she writes at 'NYT'

(Newser) - Kim Phuc Phan Thi grew up hating the June 8, 1972 photograph by Nick Ut that cemented her as "Napalm Girl." "I thought to myself, 'I am a little girl. I am naked. Why did he take that picture? Why didn’t my parents protect me?'...

Should the Public See What Gunshots Really Do to Bodies?

The Uvalde shooting has rekindled a long-running debate in the news media

(Newser) - What do high-velocity rounds from an AR-15 do to a child's body, and should the public see it? Last week's mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has rekindled a debate about whether publishing graphic images might prompt more urgent, meaningful action. As the New York Times reports, families and...

4th-Grader Played Dead During Shooting

Miah Cerrillo smeared blood on herself

(Newser) - Another wrenching story has emerged from one of the young survivors in the Texas school shooting. Fourth grader Miah Cerrillo tells CNN that she smeared blood from a classmate over herself to play dead. The classmate already had been killed by the gunman. Miah recounts how the gunman shot out...

Details Emerge About Teen Shooter in Texas
Details Emerge About
Teen Shooter in Texas
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Details Emerge About Teen Shooter in Texas

Salvador Rolando Ramos is described as a troubled teen fascinated with guns

(Newser) - In the wake of Tuesday's mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas , details are emerging about the gunman, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Rolando Ramos. While Newser is focusing its coverage on the victims and other aspects of the aftermath, this file encompasses what's currently known about Ramos. Some of the...

GOP Rep for Uvalde: Today Not the Day to Talk Gun Reform

US Rep. Tony Gonzales said he's 'happy to debate' policy another time

(Newser) - Uvalde, Texas, is represented by US Rep. Tony Gonzales, and the Republican joined CBS Mornings on Wednesday to talk about the horrors that unfolded there Tuesday. "It was such a horrific scene that many of the children could not be identified and they had to use DNA and other...

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....

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...

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...

School Shooter Says He Lives With Shame of 1998 Attack

Kip Kinkel expresses concern over other school shootings, juvenile offender laws

(Newser) - Kip Kinkel is serving 112 years in an Oregon prison without a chance of parole for killing his parents in 1998, then opening fire at Thurston High School. He's trying to get that sentence changed. But he said he'll have to continue to live with the consequences of...

At Least 8 Killed in Russian School Shooting

19-year-old is in custody following attack in Kazan

(Newser) - A gunman attacked a school Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing eight people—seven students and a teacher—and leaving 21 other people hospitalized with wounds, Russian officials said. Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of the Tatarstan republic where Kazan is the capital, said Tuesday that four male and...

Lawmaker Reportedly Pushed School Shooting Conspiracies

Before in office, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene allegedly called Sandy Hook, Parkland attacks staged

(Newser) - As Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed impeachment articles against President Biden on his first full day in office, she was facing calls for her own removal over her support for conspiracy theories, one of which claims the Parkland, Fla., school shooting was staged. The left-leaning watchdog group Media Matters has...

'He's Got a Gun': Panic Ends With Student Shot in Classroom
Officer Shoots Student in Class

Officer Shoots Student in Class

17-year-old brought a handgun to school, police say

(Newser) - A 17-year-old high school student was shot in a Wisconsin classroom Monday after police said he pointed a gun at them. The student was hospitalized and stable, police said later in the day. No one else was hurt at Waukesha South High School, which is in a suburb of Milwaukee,...

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