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Suspect in Custody After Texas School Shooting

1 student was killed, 1 injured, Arlington police say

(Newser) - A minor is in custody after police said he opened fire on students returning from spring break at a Texas high school on Monday morning. Two classmates were shot outside Lamar High School in Arlington, with the gunfire killing a male student and grazing a female student's cheek, the...

6-Year-Old Who Shot Teacher Won't Be Charged

He's too young to 'form the requisite criminal intent,' city prosecutor says

(Newser) - The 6-year-old boy who shot his teacher in a Newport News, Virginia, elementary school in January isn't going to face criminal charges, the city prosecutor says. Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney Howard Gwynn tells NBC that while it is theoretically possible for a child that age to be charged...

Katy Perry Gets Emotional at School Shooting Survivor

'Our country has f---ing failed us,' she tells man auditioning for 'Idol'

(Newser) - The audition by a survivor of the 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting left American Idol judge Katy Perry in tears on Sunday night's episode. After singing "Stone" by Whiskey Myers, Trey Louis, 21, told the judges about his experience on the horrific day: "I was in...

MSU Shooter Carried Note Threatening NJ Schools

Relatives say Anthony McRae had ties to Trenton area

(Newser) - Michigan State University gunman Anthony McRae was found with a note threatening two schools in Ewing Township, New Jersey, police say. Authorities in Ewing Township, which is just north of Trenton, said public schools were closed Tuesday out of an abundance of caution, though McRae killed himself after the Monday...

Lawyer Says 6-Year-Old Choked Another Teacher

Allegation is included in notice to sue Virginia school district

(Newser) - A lawyer for the teacher wounded in a Virginia elementary school last month says the 6-year-old shooting suspect was a terror in school, trying to whip classmates with a belt and once choking another teacher to the point she couldn't breathe, USA Today reports. The claims were included in...

After Boy, 6, Shoots Teacher, Superintendent Shown the Door

School board votes to remove him effective Feb. 1

(Newser) - Shortly after news broke that the Virginia teacher shot by a 6-year-old student would sue the school district, it was reported that the superintendent of that district will be replaced. The Newport News School Board on Wednesday voted 5-1 to remove George Parker III as superintendent effective Feb. 1, NBC...

Family: Boy, 6, Who Shot Teacher Has 'Acute Disability'

Handgun was locked and kept out of reach, attorney for Virginia boy's mother says

(Newser) - The family of a 6-year-old boy who shot a teacher at an elementary school in Virginia earlier this month has an "acute disability" and was under a specialized care plan, his family said Thursday. "The week of the shooting was the first week when we were not in...

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...

Teacher Shot by Boy, 6, Got Kids to Safety: Cops

Abigail Zwerner was reportedly the last one to leave her classroom

(Newser) - The Virginia teacher allegedly shot by a 6-year-old while teaching class is being hailed as a hero for getting the rest of her students to safety. After Abigail Zwerner was shot—the bullet going through her hand, which she held up in a defensive posture when the gun was pointed...

Prosecutors' Dilemma: Shooting Suspect Is Only 6

Condition of Virginia teacher improving after being shot in classroom

(Newser) - The one piece of good news out of Newport News, Virginia, after a classroom shooting is that teacher Abigail "Abby" Zwerner is improving. Though she originally had injuries described as life-threatening, Zwerner, believed to be in her 30s, is "trending in a positive direction" in the hospital, says...

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...

3 Dead, 13 Hurt in Brazil School Shootings

Authorities say 16-year-old shooter used father's gun

(Newser) - A former student armed with a semiautomatic pistol and wearing a bulletproof vest fatally shot three people and wounded 13 on Friday after barging into two schools in southeastern Brazil, authorities said. The shootings took place at a public school with elementary and middle school students and a private school,...

They Hid in the School Bathroom. Then the Shooter Entered

Keegan Gregory faced death and survived

(Newser) - If you find yourself growing numb to the stories of school shootings, Michael Rosenberg's deep dive into the Oxford High School shooting for Sports Illustrated will give you a jolt. He focuses on a victim who wasn't shot, but who was deeply, deeply wounded: then-freshman Keegan Gregory. The...

After Families Are Heard, Judge Sentences Cruz

Parkland killer officially receives 34 terms of life in prison

(Newser) - Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz formally received a sentence of life without parole Wednesday after families of the 17 people he killed spent two days berating him as evil, a coward, a monster, and subhuman. Cruz, shackled and in a red jail jumpsuit, watched intently as Judge Elizabeth Scherer sentenced...

Police Say School Shooter's Family Took His Gun Away

St. Louis police say relatives 'did everything they could'

(Newser) - The "heartbroken" family of St. Louis school shooter Orlando Harris did "everything that they possibly could have done, but sometimes that's not enough," Police Commissioner Michael Sack said Wednesday. Sack said the 19-year-old's family had long been concerned about his mental health and would check...

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....

St. Louis High School Shooter Identified as Former Student

Police say gunman graduated last year, didn't have criminal record

(Newser) - The gunman who killed a teacher and a 16-year-old girl at a St. Louis high school before he was killed by police Monday has been identified as Orlando Harris, a 19-year-old former student. Harris graduated from Central Visual and Performing Arts High School last year, and one survivor heard him...

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3 Dead in Shooting at St. Louis High School

Police say shooter died in exchange of gunfire

(Newser) - (Updated throughout with new details.) At least three people, including the shooter, were killed Monday in a shooting inside a St. Louis high school. The shooting just after 9am at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School forced students to barricade doors and huddle in classroom corners, jump from...

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...

Families Blast Cruz Decision: 'I Just Don't Understand'

Parkland, Florida, school shooter will not be executed

(Newser) - Nikolas Cruz will not be executed for killing 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, in 2018, and families of the victims don't understand it. "We are beyond disappointed with the outcome today," Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter, Alyssa was killed, said at a news conference...

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