School Violence

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019 Nikolas Cruz appears at a hearing in Fort Lauderdale Fla. The death penalty trial of Cruz, the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school is off indefinitely because of restrictions related to the coronavirus. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said Monday, June 22, 2020, in a hearing held remotely that it's not even clear when the courthouse will reopen to the public. It's been closed since March 16. Cruz is charged with fatally shooting 17 people and wounding 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day 2018. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
July 29, 2020 - 11:25 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple regrets ever taking in a disturbed teenager in the months before he was accused of the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In a letter that is part of a legal agreement to settle numerous civil lawsuits, James and Kimberly Snead said...
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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 the shooting at the suburban Denver school in the spring of 2019 is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, July 24, 2020. The decision will come after a hearing in which those impacted by the shooting, including the parents of a student who died trying to stop the attack at STEM School Highlands Ranch, will speak. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
July 24, 2020 - 7:42 pm
A teen who told authorities that he launched a fatal shooting attack on his suburban Denver school last year because he wanted them to experience trauma like that he had experienced was sentenced on Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole after about two decades behind bars. Alec...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018 file photo, a camera with facial recognition capabilities hangs from a wall during installation at Lockport High School in Lockport, N.Y. The New York Legislature has passed a two-year moratorium on the use of facial recognition in schools. The ban approved Wednesday, July 22, 2020, follows an upstate district's adoption of the technology as part of its security plans, and a lawsuit by civil rights advocates challenging the decision. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File)
July 23, 2020 - 4:38 pm
The New York Legislature has passed a two-year moratorium on the use of facial recognition in schools. The ban approved by the House and Senate on Wednesday follows an upstate district's adoption of the technology as part of its security plans and a lawsuit from civil rights advocates challenging...
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President Donald Trump waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, July 10, 2020. Trump is heading to Florida to visit Southern Command, attend a roundtable event at a Doral church where he will speak with Cuban and Venezuelan dissidents and attend a fundraiser in Hillsboro Beach. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 11, 2020 - 12:24 am
In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status. Trump said on Twitter on Friday he was ordering the Treasury Department to re-examine the tax-exempt status of schools that he...
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President Donald Trump listens during a "National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America's Schools," event in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 10, 2020 - 12:20 pm
A medical association that the White House has cited in its press to reopen schools is pushing back against President Donald Trump's repeated threats to cut federal funding if schools don't open this fall. In a joint statement with national education unions and a superintendents group, the American...
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President Donald Trump listens during a "National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America's Schools," event in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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July 08, 2020 - 4:18 pm
Determined to reopen America's schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don't bring their students back in the fall. He complained that his own public health officials' safety guideline are impractical and too...
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This photo provided by Fulton County Sheriff’s Office shows Ivory Streeter. Atlanta Chief Erika Shields fired two officers and benched three others involved in an incident with two college students during protests in the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25, 2020. A prosecutor announced criminal charges, Tuesday, June 2 against six officers.  Streeter is charged with Aggravated Assault and Pointing or Aiming Pistol or Gun at Another. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
June 09, 2020 - 2:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two Atlanta police officers who were fired after video showed them using stun guns on two college students pulled from a car in traffic during a large protest against police brutality are looking to get their jobs back. Former Investigators Mark Gardner and Ivory Streeter sued Mayor...
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FILE - In a Monday, July 1, 2019 file photo, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Superintendent Rear Adm. William G. Kelly and his wife Angie pose with the Class of 2023 for their class photo on Day One of Swab Summer in New London, Conn. The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general says the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has failed to properly investigate and handle allegations of racial harassment, including the use of racial slurs by cadets. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
June 08, 2020 - 5:48 pm
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy failed to properly address complaints of racial harassment, including the use of racial slurs by cadets, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general. The academy in New London, Connecticut, said Monday it accepts the recommendations of the...
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Marchers move west on Burnside towards the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Tuesday evening, June 2, 2020. Protests continued for a sixth night in Portland, demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)
June 05, 2020 - 12:18 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An increasing number of cities are rethinking the presence of school resource officers as they respond to the concerns of thousands of demonstrators — many of them young — who have filled the streets night after night to protest the death of George Floyd. Portland Public...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. DeVos is pushing ahead with a policy that will steer tens of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief to private primary schools and secondary schools across the nation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 04, 2020 - 6:09 pm
Democratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states filed a federal lawsuit Thursday attempting to block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new policy guiding schools and colleges in the handling of sexual assault cases. The lawsuit alleges that DeVos' policy undercuts existing mandates in Title...
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