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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...

6 Hurt in Shooting at St. Louis High School
3 Dead in Shooting
at St. Louis High School

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...

Nikolas Cruz Jury Spares His Life
It's a Life Sentence
for Nikolas Cruz

It's a Life Sentence for Nikolas Cruz

Without parole, as jury spares life of gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

(Newser) - A Florida jury has spared the life of Nikolas Cruz, the gunman who killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, reports the AP . The 12-member panel said Thursday that the 24-year-old should not be executed. As a result, he will get a life sentence without the chance of...

The Life of Parkland Shooter Soon Goes to Jury's Hands

Deliberations begin Wednesday in penalty phase of Nikolas Cruz trial

(Newser) - The prosecutor and defense attorney for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz agreed Tuesday that his 2018 attack that killed 17 people was horrible, but disagreed in their closing arguments on whether it was an act of evil worthy of execution or one of a broken person who should be imprisoned...

Expert Says Cruz Faked Fetal Alcohol Symptoms

School shooter scored low on finger-tapping test, but pulled trigger 20 times in 7 seconds

(Newser) - Prosecutors spent several dull hours Tuesday trying to prove Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz purposely did poorly on tests administered to see if he suffers from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, the primary reason his attorneys say he murdered 17 people four years ago. But after presenting dozens of charts showing...

At Least 6 Hurt in Oakland School Shooting

Witnesses say there were multiple gunmen

(Newser) - Six people—all of them adults—were injured in a shooting Wednesday at an Oakland, California, complex that houses multiple schools, authorities say. Witnesses said a car pulled up outside the campus, then three men got out and opened fire, CBS Los Angeles reports. Highland Hospital in Oakland said it...

Kremlin Calls School Shooting 'Terrorist Act'

Gunman identified as former student Artem Kazantsev

(Newser) - The death toll in the school shooting in central Russia Monday has risen to 15, including 11 children, and authorities have identified the gunman as a former student. Russia's Investigative Committee says 34-year-old Artem Kazantsev killed two security guards before opening fire on students at School Number 88 in...

One of the First School Shooters Is Up for Parole
One of the First
School Shooters
Loses Parole Bid

One of the First School Shooters Loses Parole Bid

Michael Carneal killed 3 in Kentucky in 1997

(Newser) - Update: Michael Carneal, one of the first school shooters in the US, has been denied parole. The Kentucky Parole Board ruled Monday that the 39-year-old should serve out his life sentence for a 1997 shooting spree that killed three students and injured five more at a high school in Paducah,...

In Russia, School Shooting Leaves 13 Dead

Including at least 7 children in Izhevsk

(Newser) - A gunman killed 13 people, including seven children, and wounded 21 other people in a school in central Russia on Monday, authorities said. Russia's Investigative Committee said the shooting took place in a school in Izhevsk, a city about 600 miles east of Moscow in the Udmurtia region. Those...

Lawyer: School Officials Gave Shooter Bag Holding His Gun

They're accused of ignoring repeated red flags from Ethan Crumbley

(Newser) - School officials returned a backpack containing a pistol and magazines to a 15-year-old who would use them hours later to kill four students, alleged a lawyer for the families of two victims who died in the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan last November. They've filed a $100 million...

School Shooter: I Still Hear Voices but Don't Obey Them

Michael Carneal will learn whether he is granted parole on Monday

(Newser) - After 25 years in a Kentucky prison, convicted school shooter Michael Carneal made his case for parole on Tuesday—and discussed the voices in his head then and now. The then 14-year-old killed three female students and wounded five others at a before-school prayer group in Paducah's Heath High...

'Cruel Prank' Led to Panic at Florida High School

Students will face charges, possible expulsion

(Newser) - A shooting scare at a central Florida high school was a "cruel prank" carried out by two groups of students who now face criminal charges and possible expulsion, police said. Rumors, lies, and conspiracy theories have been "floating around" on social media since Friday's lockdown at Mainland...

Lawyer: Nikolas Cruz Was 'Poisoned in the Womb'

Witness testifies that school shooter's mother refused to stop using drugs when pregnant

(Newser) - After weeks of harrowing testimony in the penalty trial of school shooter Nikolas Cruz, his defense team wants jurors to know more about the "person responsible for all that pain and all of that suffering." Public defender Melisa McNeill said in her opening statement Monday that jurors would...

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