Tag: School Shootings and Armed Attacks

She Saved a School From Her Armed Son, but Now She Faces Charges

An Indiana woman who called the police in December and told them that her 14-year-old son had threatened to shoot up his former school will face criminal charges if prosecutors have their way. Prosecutors in Wayne County filed an affidavit on Friday recommending six felony charges against the woman, Mary York, 43, in the episode, […]

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Florida Teachers Can Now Carry Guns at School

Some Florida teachers will be able to carry firearms in the classroom starting Tuesday, the result of a hotly debated law that was approved by the Florida Legislature in May. The law, which gives school districts the option to arm teachers, as well as security guards, was passed in response to the 2018 shooting at […]

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Even Before the Tears Stopped, She Took Action

ImageLori Alhadeff has become a fighter since her daughter, Alyssa, was killed in Parkland, Fla., last year.CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times The hours and days and weeks after her 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa, was killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are a blur. But some things Lori Alhadeff […]

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School Shooting Hoodies Draw Outrage From Survivors

The New York street wear brand Bstroy’s new hoodies are unremarkable at first glance. They come in powder blue, a dark and worn gray, a muted red and a light green. Each one is stamped with collegiate-style block lettering featuring the name of one of four well-known American schools. They look like any other school […]

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Lawmakers Court Trump on Gun Safety, With Some Appealing to His Ego

WASHINGTON — In a phone call with President Trump about gun safety legislation last week, Senator Joe Manchin III made an unusual offer: If Mr. Trump signed onto a background check bill that he and Senator Pat Toomey have been pushing for six years, the president could claim the naming rights for himself. “This won’t […]

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With Harrowing Ads, Gun Safety Groups Push a Darker Reality

Going back to school means worrying about what to wear, deciding what classes to take and, increasingly, knowing what to do if someone appears on campus with a gun. This reality in American classrooms is reflected in a harrowing ad being released on Wednesday from Sandy Hook Promise, a gun safety advocacy group created after […]

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A Professor’s Killing Sends a Chill Through a Campus in Pakistan

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan — Prof. Khalid Hameed’s devotion to teaching often led him to arrive early for work, and the day he was killed was no different. Professor Hameed, a senior English lecturer at Government Sadiq Egerton College in the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur, parked at about 8 a.m. on March 20, signed the staff room […]

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He Said He Killed Over Anti-Gay Bullying. He Was Sentenced to 14 Years.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Lacey Providence vividly remembers the day two years ago that a pair of detectives at a hospital in the Bronx told her that her 15-year-old nephew had “succumbed” to injuries after being stabbed in school by a teenage classmate. […]

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‘It’s Sick That We Have to Do This’: Do We Really Need Shooter Drills?

ImageCreditIllustration by Nicholas Konrad, Photoraphs by Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette, via AP; Erin Schaff for The New York Times This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two weeks ago, on Long Island, West Babylon Junior High School rang in the new school year by […]

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When Active-Shooter Drills Scare the Children They Hope to Protect

WASHINGTON — After the first day of school at Mark T. Sheehan High School in Wallingford, Conn., Mackenzie Bushey, a 15-year-old junior, came home upset that a teacher enforced a no-cellphones policy by confiscating students’ phones before class. She needed her cell, Mackenzie told her family last month, to notify police should a gunman attack […]

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Attack at School in China Leaves at Least 8 Children Dead

HONG KONG — A man attacked an elementary school in central China on Monday, killing at least eight students and wounding two others, the police said. The attack occurred around 8 a.m. on the first day of the semester at the school in Chaoyangpo village of Enshi city in Hubei Province, the local police said. […]

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51 People Died in Mass Shootings in August Alone in the U.S.

The month of August ended as it began: with a shooting rampage and a significant death toll. Five people were killed near Odessa, Tex., on Saturday as a gunman started shooting indiscriminately at cars, bringing the number of victims of mass killings by firearms to 51 for the month. The term mass killings is defined […]

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At Least 10 Shot at Alabama High School Football Game, Police Say

A shooting at a high school football game in Mobile, Ala., on Friday night wounded at least 10 people, the police said. The city’s police chief, Lawrence Battiste, said at a news conference Friday that the victims were between 15 and 18 years old, according to local station WKRG 5. Their conditions were not immediately […]

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What Drives People to Mass Shootings?

On Monday morning, President Trump made his first televised statement about the mass murders committed over the weekend in El Paso, Tex., and Dayton, Ohio. He called for action to “stop mass killings before they start,” citing what he said were a number contributing factors: the contagious nature of mass murder; the glorification of violence […]

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Politicians Again Blame Video Games for Shootings, Despite Evidence

After two mass shootings over the weekend that killed 31 people and wounded dozens more, powerful Republicans, including the president, blamed an old boogeyman: video games. “We must stop the glorification of violence in our society,” President Trump said on Monday in a White House address on the shootings. “This includes the gruesome and grisly […]

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Dayton Shooting Victims Included Gunman’s Own Sister

Ned Peppers would not close for another hour, and the crowd inside the bar and on the outdoor patio early Sunday morning was lively. The line to get inside stretched around the block, and the revelers were black and white, men and women, spanning at least two generations. One was the mother of a newborn, […]

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