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Shooting Victims Include Three 9-Year-Olds, Headmaster

Police identify attacker as a former student at the school

(Newser) - The three students shot to death Monday at a private school in Nashville were all 9 years old, police said—two girls and a boy. Officials identified them as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, the Tennessean reports. The adult victims were Cynthia Peak, 61; Katherine Koonce, 60; and...

White House: 'Enough Is Enough'
White House:
'Enough Is Enough'

White House: 'Enough Is Enough'

Gun violence 'ripping at nation's soul,' president says after Nashville shooting

(Newser) - "Enough is enough," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at Monday's briefing, hours after three children and three staff members were killed in a mass shooting at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville. "How many more children have to be murdered before Republicans in...

3 Children, 3 Adults Fatally Shot at Nashville School

Shooter believed to be Nashville woman, 28, also killed at the Covenant School

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Three children and three adults were killed in a school shooting Monday morning in Nashville, reports the Tennessean . A shooter identified by police as a 28-year-old Nashville woman also is dead. Police say the shooter entered the private Christian school with two...

In Novel Ruling, Parents of School Shooter Must Face Trial

James and Jennifer Crumbley face involuntary manslaughter charges in Michigan

(Newser) - In an unusual decision, a Michigan court has ruled that the parents of a school shooter must also stand trial over what they did—and didn't do—prior to the fatal attack. The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that James and Jennifer Crumbley, parents of teen Ethan Crumbley...

Body Found 50 Miles From Denver School Is Identified

Remains confirmed to be those of Austin Lyle

(Newser) - The body found near a car located by police some 50 miles from Denver's East High School has been positively identified as belonging to suspected school shooter Austin Lyle. The AP cites Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw as saying the body was located Wednesday in the vicinity of Lyle'...

2 Administrators Shot at Denver High School

Police say juvenile suspect is still at large

(Newser) - Two school administrators were shot on Wednesday morning at a Denver high school after a handgun was found on a student subjected to daily searches, authorities said. The male, juvenile suspect remained at large and the gun was not immediately recovered following the shooting at East High School, Police Chief...

Cops: 15-Year-Old Used Shotgun in Texas Shooting

School shooting victim named as Ja'Shawn Poirier, 16

(Newser) - Police in Arlington, Texas say the weapon used in Monday's school shooting was a shotgun, and they're still trying to determine where the 15-year-old alleged shooter obtained it. The 16-year-old boy killed in the shooting outside Lamar High School was identified Tuesday as Ja’Shawn Poirier, the Dallas ...

Teacher Shot by Child: 'I Thought I Had Died'

Abigail Zwerner describes classroom attack and her recovery struggles

(Newser) - There was a moment when Abigail Zwerner and a 6-year-old boy looked each other in the eye, just before the Virginia teacher was shot. "I just will never forget the look on his face that he gave me while he pointed the gun directly at me," she said....

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...

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