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Former Assistant Principal Indicted in School Shooting

She allegedly showed 'reckless disregard for human life' after boy, 6, brought gun to school

(Newser) - A former assistant principal at a Virginia elementary school has been indicted on eight felony counts of child neglect in the case of a 6-year-old boy who shot and wounded his first-grade teacher in Newport News, Virginia, last year. A special grand jury found that Ebony Parker showed a reckless...

The Crumbleys Are Sentenced for Role in Oxford Shooting

They were first parents convicted in a US mass school shooting

(Newser) - Despite their best efforts, James and Jennifer Crumbley will stay in prison. The parents of a teenager who killed four students in a 2021 school shooting in Oxford, Michigan, were sentenced Tuesday in an Oakland County court to 10 to 15 years each in prison, reports the Detroit Free Press...

Prosecutors Seek 10-Year Sentences for Crumbleys

But school shooter's parents are hoping to avoid prison time, according to court filing

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Michigan are recommending at least 10 years in prison next week for two parents who are the first in the US to be held criminally responsible for a school shooting. Jennifer Crumbley showed a "chilling lack of remorse" for her role, and James Crumbley "failed to...

Cops: 12-Year-Old School Shooter Claims Bullying

One student was killed, 2 seriously injured after suspect opened fire in southern Finland, per police

(Newser) - During Finland's day of mourning after the school shooting that left one student dead and two others seriously injured, more details are emerging on the 12-year-old suspected shooter. Officials there said Wednesday that the alleged shooter is a sixth grader who said he'd been bullied, reports the AP...

Father Who Bought Gun Used in School Shooting Found Guilty

Michigan jury convicts James Crumbley of involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - The father of a Michigan high school shooter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Thursday, a second conviction against the teenager's parents who were accused of failing to secure a gun at home and doing nothing to address acute signs of his mental turmoil. The jury verdict means James...

Dad of Michigan School Shooter Heads to Trial

911 call could be 'powerful evidence' in James Crumbley's manslaughter case

(Newser) - A man who purchased a gun with his son four days before a Michigan school shooting is headed to trial, accused of failing to take steps that could have prevented the teen from killing four students and wounding others. No one says James Crumbley knew what Ethan Crumbley planned to...

Lawmakers Are Getting Calls in Voices of Shooting Victims

Families used AI to re-create voices of victims of Parkland school shooting

(Newser) - Joaquin "Guac" Oliver died in the 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school massacre, but federal lawmakers who oppose tighter gun regulations began getting phone calls in his voice on Wednesday, lambasting them for their position. The families of Oliver and five others killed with guns are using artificial intelligence to...

Mother of School Shooter Guilty in Manslaughter Trial

Jennifer Crumbley convicted on four counts of involuntary manslaughter in Michigan

(Newser) - In a closely watched case, the mother of a school shooter in Michigan has been found guilty of four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Jurors delivered the verdict Tuesday after 11 hours of deliberation in the case of Jennifer Crumbley , 45, reports the Detroit News . Prosecutors say Crumbley and her husband,...

Jury Begins Deliberations in Unique School Shooter Trial

Jennifer Crumbley, mother of teen gunman, faces prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - A Michigan jury began deliberations Monday in a novel trial against a school shooter's mother who could go to prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of four students in 2021. "You must not let sympathy, bias, or prejudice influence your decision," Oakland County Judge...

School Shooter's Mom: I Wish He 'Killed Us Instead'

Jennifer Crumbley takes the stand at her trial

(Newser) - The mother of the Michigan school shooter who killed four of his fellow students at Oxford High School in 2021 took the stand Thursday in her own trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter in those students' deaths. Asked if she wished the mass shooting had never taken place, Jennifer Crumbley...

Mom of School Shooter Sobs at Footage in Court

Jennifer Crumbley is first US parent to be charged, tried in a mass school shooting

(Newser) - Jennifer Crumbley, mother of the then-15-year-old who killed four teens and injured seven other people at Michigan's Oxford High School in a November 2021 mass shooting, sobbed in court Thursday at her trial for involuntary manslaughter. USA Today reports Crumbley started "weeping loudly" during testimony from an assistant...

Police: Girls 10, 11 Threatened School Shootings on Same Day

Students attend elementary schools in the same South Carolina district

(Newser) - Two preteen girls threatened hours apart to carry out shootings at neighboring elementary schools, South Carolina authorities said. Both students, one 10 and the other 11, were given juvenile summons and will be subject to discipline by the Georgetown County School District, per the Daily Beast . Neither school closed during...

Justice Department Issues Damning Report on Uvalde Shooting

'The victims and survivors of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School deserved better'

(Newser) - "An active shooter with access to victims should never be considered and treated as a barricaded subject," a Justice Department report on the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting states. But that's exactly what happened at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022, when students and teachers were trapped...

Principal's Daughter Says He Tried to Distract School Shooter
Principal Who Tried
to Distract Shooter Dies

Principal Who Tried to Distract Shooter Dies

Dan Marburger was shot in an attack at an Iowa high school

(Newser) - Dan Marburger, the Iowa high school principal shot while apparently trying to give students time to escape from a gunman, died Sunday. He had been hospitalized with his wounds since the Jan. 4 attack by a student, per WOWT . "Dan courageously put himself in harm's way to protect his...

After Iowa School Shooting, 'Grace' for the Shooter's Parents

Iowa teen killed a 6th grader, wounded 7 others before taking his own life

(Newser) - The parents of the 17-year-old who killed a sixth-grader and wounded seven others in a shooting at his small-town Iowa high school last week said in a statement Monday that they "had no inkling he intended the horrible violence he was about to inflict." The shooter's parents...

Student Shoots 6 at School, Killing a Sixth-Grader

The wounded include the principal, Iowa police say

(Newser) - A sixth-grader was killed when a 17-year-old student opened fire at an Iowa high school Thursday, leaving five other people wounded, including the principal. All were hospitalized, one in critical condition. Gunfire erupted just after 7:30am, sending some in the building in Perry fleeing while others barricaded themselves in...

DeSantis Doesn't Back Federal Changes to Address School Safety

After Iowa shooting, candidate opposes new gun laws

(Newser) - Responding to the school shooting in Iowa on Thursday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declined to endorse any changes in federal laws—including gun restrictions—and said student safety should be addressed locally. "We obviously, you know, have a responsibility to create safe environments. The federal government is probably not...

Police in Iowa Respond to Shooting at High School
Shooter at Iowa
High School Is Dead

Shooter at Iowa High School Is Dead

Multiple people were wounded at Perry High School

(Newser) - The shooter who opened fire at a high school in Iowa Thursday morning is dead of what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports CNN and the AP . It remains unclear how many people were shot at Perry High School. Earlier, Dallas County Sheriff Adam Infante said there...

Prague Gunman Also Killed Man, Baby in the Woods

Police find letter confessing to the double murder carried out prior to mass shooting

(Newser) - A note found at the home of the gunman who killed 14 people at a Prague university last week in the Czech Republic's worst-ever mass killing reveals that he was also responsible for a double murder before the mass shooting. The gunman, whom locals would prefer not be named...

Woman Whose Son Shot Teacher Gets More Prison

Deja Taylor sentenced to another two years on child neglect charge

(Newser) - The mother of a 6-year-old who shot his teacher in Virginia was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for felony child neglect, nearly a year after her son used her gun to critically wound the educator. Friday's sentencing was the second time Deja Taylor was held to account...

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