Mass Shootings

Twitter suspends Infowars' Alex Jones for abuse

Controversial Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been suspended from Twitter for up to seven days.<p>The suspension has put Jones into what Twitter describes as “read-only mode” preventing him from tweeting, liking or retweeting, but not removing his tweets or personal account from the social …

Internet

Alex Jones threatens Sandy Hook parents with cease and desist orders if they don't stop "assaulting" him

In January 2015 Alex Jones said on a video that "Sandy Hook is a synthetic completely fake with actors, in my view, manufactured. I couldn’t believe …

Alex Jones

Parkland students start school year with tightened security

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday returned to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some say they still won't feel protected despite $6.5 million spent on security …

High School

How to design a school in the era of mass shootings

<b>(CNN) —</b> For school designers and architects, the current debate about how to make schools safer focuses too much on add-on measures.<p>Metal detectors? More resource officers? Armed teachers? Bulletproof backpacks?<p>These security steps, whether effective or not, don't address the fundamental way that a …

Justice

Harper Acquires Dave Cullen's 'Parkland'

Harper has acquired North American rights to <i>Parkland</i> from Dave Cullen, the <i></i>author of <i>Columbine.</i> The deal was negotiated by v-p and executive dditor …

Parkland Shooting

Bail reform: Why didn't judge detain New Mexico compound suspects?

A 3-year-old boy died — allegedly during a religious ritual. Children said they were being trained to commit mass shootings. A large weapons cache was found, with practice targets.<p>On Monday, prosecutors detailed horrifying allegations against five adults who were found with 11 starving children in …

New Mexico

Six Months After Parkland Shooting, Survivors and Families Go Into Overdrive to Oust 'Incompetent' School Board

<!—http://cdn.brid.tv/live/partners/9968/sd/279245.mp4—><p>Tuesday marks the sixth month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …

School Administration

The Latest: Connecticut Sen. Murphy sails through primaries

The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local):

Government

Parkland Shooting Survivor Kyle Kashuv Says 6 Months After Shooting Nothing Has Changed For The Safety Of His Peers

The Florida sheriff leading a state commission on the Parkland high school massacre says there were multiple opportunities to stop Nikolas Cruz during the attack - if only someone had confronted him with a gun.<p>Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County, citing surveillance footage taken from inside …

Nikolas Cruz

Alderman wants to name Southwest Side park in honor of a female Chicago cop killed in 1988 school shooting

It was decades ago but seems like a headline today: A gunman, with apparently no particular target in mind, enters a Near West Side school and fires a shot that kills a Chicago police officer, solidifying her legacy as an everyday hero.<p>Now, after years of mass school shootings and the unimaginable …

Law Enforcement

Authorities must move to clean up social media

AFTER reading Cao Xinyu’s “A hotbed of disinformation” (August 7, Shanghai Daily), I was saddened, but not really surprised, to see that ill-meaning …

News (China)

Great Mills students head to Florida to heal with Marjory Stoneman Douglas students

Selene San Felice<p>Two schools. Two shootings. One-thousand miles between them. This week, students from Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County …

High School

How mass shootings skew back-to-school safety measures toward less-effective solutions

Steve Gomez spent more than two decades working at the FBI, dealing with highly charged security threats and active-shooter situations.<p>But the …

Florida

In Historic Victory, Jahana Hayes Wins 5th District Over Mary Glassman

Jahana Hayes took a giant step toward making history Tuesday night, emerging victorious over Mary Glassman in a Democratic primary in the 5th …

Government

Review: ‘The Cabin at the End of the World,’ by Paul Tremblay

"The Cabin at the End of the World" by Paul Tremblay; HarperCollins (272 pages, $26.99)<p>Is the apocalypse a rapture or a reckoning? How much does …

New Hampshire

Back-to-school buys now include bulletproof backpacks. Are they worth it?

Back-to-school shopping lists usually contain the basics — pencils, notebooks, folders, and the like — but some moms and dads are now thinking of adding bulletproof backpack shields to their lists. It sounds absurd and unfathomable, but this is an option now being considered by many parents, …

Guns

2016 National Teacher of the Year could be Connecticut's first black Democrat in Congress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jahana Hayes moved one step closer towards becoming Connecticut's first black Democrat in Congress on Tuesday when the former National Teacher of the Year bested Mary Glassman in the state's 5th Congressional District primary.<p>Glassman conceded to Hayes as results streamed in, calling her a …

Politics

A Bulletproof Backpack Isn't Enough to Keep Kids Safe in School Shootings

Bulletproof vests, jackets and backpack inserts are selling fast. But keeping kids safe is about more than buying expensive gear that may not be effective against an active shooter.<p>Many parents' back-to-school shopping list includes more than finding the right lunch bag or cute pair of jeans for …

Money

Author Of Book On Columbine Writing An Account Of Parkland

<b>NEW YORK (AP)</b> — The author of a best-seller about the Columbine school shooting is working on a book about Parkland.Harper announced Tuesday that …

Nikolas Cruz

Ottawa football team to play Parkland shooting survivors

The only Canadian high school football team chosen to take part in a U.S. tournament will face Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivors.<p>Marjory …

Ottawa

DHS Will Stop School Shootings By Teaching Kids Bleeding Is FUNdamental!

The Trump Administration is finally doing something about school shootings! Nope, nothing to keep guns out of the hands of people bent on killing as …

Liberal View

Daily Bulletin: Gunman in Florida “Stand Your Ground” Case Charged With Manslaughter

<i>Hello, readers. Reporting on gun violence means covering a lot of bad news. But there are bright spots, too, and we want to be sure to bring you</i> …

Guns

Parkland Dad. Sandy Hook Mom. United in Grief and Ready for the Midterms.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>In February, Fred Guttenberg captivated the nation when he confronted his senator, …

Guns

New school year, new security at site of Florida massacre

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Students at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 teens and educators last February will start a new school year on Wednesday amid new security measures that some parents and students fear may not be enough to stop future tragedies.<p>Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …

Florida

Teen activists' power play: Unite on gun control, then get out the vote

Newtown, Conn.<p>From a distance it almost looked like a summer fair. Food trucks served nachos and ice cream, young families played corn hole, and a …

Guns

3 Days on the Road With the Parkland Activists

Six months and a day after a gunman massacred 17 of their classmates and staff, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School woke up Wednesday and began a new year.<p>For the past two months, a busload of them have traveled the country in pursuit of stricter gun laws, connecting with local …

U.S. Politics

The #GrabYourWallet co-founder is mobilizing thousands against Twitter over its Alex Jones policy

Twitter executives’ refusals to ban radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from the platform have incited moral outrage and many think …

Social Media

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Start your day with award-winning co-hosts Norah O'Donnell, Gayle King and John Dickerson in Studio 57, as they bring you the most important …

Donald Trump

A "School-Age Trauma Training" Program Could Teach Students How To Help Mass Shooting Victims

As mass shootings continue to happen at an alarming rate, the Department of Homeland Security has decided that it's time students learn some basic …

Gun Control

Broward School Board Hears Initial Security Assessment From Firm Hired After Parkland Shooting

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b><p>PARKLAND (CBSMiami) – A security firm hired by Broward County Schools after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …

School Administration