School violence

Frank Brogan, Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education speaks to the Associated Press in his office at the Education Department in Washington, Thursday, August 30, 2018. Brogan said that a federal panel on school safety convened after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, will suggest best practices in the spheres of mental health, security equipment and arming staff. (AP Photo/Maria Danilova)
August 31, 2018 - 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal panel convened after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, will issue a series of best practices to make schools safer, including recommendations on arming teachers, a senior Education Department official told The Associated Press. Age restrictions on gun...
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August 31, 2018 - 4:30 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two former members of the prestigious body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature who quit in the wake of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal have dismissed reports they were returning to the Swedish Academy. Former permanent secretary Sara Danius wrote on her...
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August 28, 2018 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threatening to carry out a shooting at his suburban Philadelphia high school pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge Tuesday. An-Tso Sun was arraigned in federal court, where he entered the guilty plea. A judge scheduled sentencing for...
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A police officer walks by the front of a Chicago Pizza and GLHF Game Bar on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at the scene of fatal shooting on Sunday, at The Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Fla. A gunman opened fire at a video game tournament killing multiple people and then fatally shooting himself in a rampage that wounded several others. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 27, 2018 - 10:04 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A California man who played video games to earn money for college and a West Virginian whose e-sports winnings helped support his young family were slain at a Florida tournament where a gunman specifically targeted fellow gamers, authorities said Monday. David Katz, 24, of...
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August 24, 2018 - 11:46 pm
The Latest on the shooting near a Northern California high school (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was killed and an 18-year-old critically wounded when a gun battle broke out near a Northern California high school. Two people were arrested following the shooting...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies at a House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Education Department said Aug. 23 that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 23, 2018 - 9:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. If approved, the plan would likely generate a lot of controversy at a time...
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Defendant Micheail Ward listens to the guilty verdict with defense attorney Julie Koehler during the trial for the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The jury found Ward guilty of first-degree murder in the death of the 15-year-old high school honor student who had just returned to Chicago from performing at President Barack Obama's second inauguration in 2013. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
August 23, 2018 - 8:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A jury on Thursday found a second suspect guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a 15-year-old high school honor student whose death in 2013 became a symbol of Chicago's random gun violence. The jury concluded Micheail Ward, who was 18 at the time, was guilty of firing the...
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Cristhian Bahena Rivera is escorted into the Poweshiek County Courthouse for his initial court appearance, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 22, 2018 - 3:53 pm
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on a man who is accused in the kidnapping and killing of an Iowa college student (all times local):(backslash) 3:40 p.m. The manager of a dairy farm that employed the man charged with killing an Iowa college student says he has received dozens of threatening phone...
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Student walk to class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Students at the school returned Wednesday, to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 15, 2018 - 7:47 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus on Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some say they still won't feel protected despite $6.5 million in security...
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This combination of photos provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Kenneth Williams, left, and Micheail Ward. On Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, jury selection began in Chicago for the trial of the two men charged in the January 2013 fatal shooting of 15-year-old student Hadiya Pendleton just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 3:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Defense lawyers highlighted a lack of physical evidence as the trial started Tuesday for two men charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate...
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