School shootings

Debbi Hixon, poses for a portrait on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon is the the widow of Parkland victim, Chris Hixon, a former athletic director and military veteran, killed in the school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Her home was recently renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 14, 2020 - 6:17 pm
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Debbi Hixon was a bundle of nerves waiting to see the 10-day makeover that had transformed her home. She wasn't concerned about the new kitchen counters or paint colors; the Parkland shooting widow was worried the fancy new decor would wipe away memories of her husband...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. A Florida law that allows judges to bar anyone deemed dangerous from possessing firearms has been used 3,500 times since its enactment after the 2018 high school massacre. An Associated Press analysis shows the law is being used unevenly around the state. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
February 14, 2020 - 11:49 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old man who posted on Facebook, “I don't know why I don't go on a killing spree." A West Palm Beach couple who shot up their home while high on cocaine. A 31-year-old Gulf Coast man who pointed a semiautomatic rifle at a motorcyclist. All four Florida...
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February 13, 2020 - 5:29 pm
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Families of those killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting will have access to the shooter's computer as part of their lawsuit against gun maker Remington. A state Superior Court judge in Waterbury, Connecticut, signed off on a stipulated agreement Thursday between the...
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Steven Jones was sentenced to a six year prison term Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Flagstaff, Ariz., after taking a plea deal on one count of manslaughter and three counts of aggravated assault stemming from an October 2015 shooting on the Northern Arizona University campus which left one student dead and three others wounded. (Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP)
February 11, 2020 - 8:03 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man who fatally shot a fellow student on a normally placid college campus after he was punched in the face and heckled has been sentenced to six years in prison. Steven Jones had faced between five and 10 years behind bars in the October 2015 death of Colin Brough...
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FILE - In this Friday June 9, 2017 file photo, students are led out of school as members of the Fountain Police Department take part in an Active Shooter Response Training exercise at Fountain Middle School in Fountain, Colo. The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)
February 11, 2020 - 4:56 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. The American Federation of...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 11, 2020 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Parkland school shooting in Florida two years ago, President Donald Trump chided Republican lawmakers for being too “scared” of the National Rifle Association to tighten gun laws — then backed away from the idea. After back-to-back mass shootings in Ohio and Texas in...
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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn as he leaves the White House, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Washington for a trip to Manchester, N.H., for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 10, 2020 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Monday with several family members of the victims of the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, to discuss school safety. Parents from the group Stand with Parkland were briefed on a new school safety clearinghouse website that was unveiled by the...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019 file photo, a Douglas County, Colo., Sheriff's deputy walks past the doors of the STEM Highlands Ranch school in Highlands Ranch, Colo. The younger of two students charged in a school shooting in suburban Denver that killed a classmate has pleaded guilty. Prosecutors say 16-year-old Alec McKinney pleaded guilty on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 to 17 felonies, including a first-degree murder charge. In December, a judge ruled that McKinney would be prosecuted as an adult in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch that killed 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo. Devon Erickson has pleaded not guilty to the same charges McKinney faced in the shooting.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 07, 2020 - 7:32 pm
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — The younger of two students charged in a school shooting in suburban Denver that killed a classmate pleaded guilty on Friday under an agreement that gives him a chance to be paroled after serving about 25 years in prison. Alec McKinney, 16, pleaded guilty to 17 felonies,...
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A sign outside of Pride Rock residence hall warns students following a shooting, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 7:34 pm
COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — A man has been arrested in the fatal shooting at a university dormitory in Texas of a woman believed to be his ex-girlfriend and her sister and the wounding of a 2-year-old boy, school officials said Tuesday. Texas A&M University-Commerce said Jacques Dshawn Smith, 21,...
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Law enforcement officers work the scene a shooting outside of the Pride Rock residence at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
February 03, 2020 - 8:04 pm
COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — Two women were killed and a child was wounded in a shooting Monday morning at a university dormitory in Texas, officials said. A recommendation for students and employees to shelter in place was lifted early Monday afternoon at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and police...
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