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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, people gather around the "Temple of Time" in honor of the 17 that were killed during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018 in Coral Springs, Fla. The temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting is to be burned to the ground in a symbolic gesture of healing. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
May 19, 2019 - 9:53 pm
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A wooden temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting was set ablaze Sunday in a symbolic gesture of healing. The "Temple of Time" public art installation was set afire at a ceremony hosted by the cities of Parkland and Coral Springs...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 file photo, ten crosses honoring the 10 people killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School were dedicated during a ceremony in Santa Fe, Texas. Nearly a year after the mass shooting killed eight students and two substitute teachers, Texas lawmakers are close to passing new measures that they say would harden campuses. They include measures that would arm more school personnel, beef up security plans and boost student mental health resources. But there's no push for new restrictions on the purchase or possession of guns. (Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 12:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly a year after a mass shooting at a Texas high school in which eight students and two substitute teachers were killed, lawmakers in the gun-friendly state are close to passing new measures that they say would harden campuses by adding more armed school personnel, beefing...
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Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz sits in court at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday May 1, 2019 for a motion by the Public Defender's Office to withdraw from the case due to Cruz receiving an inheritance that can be used to pay for a private attorney. Defense attorney Melisa McNeill and Diane Cuddihy sit with their client. Nikolas Cruz, who faces the death penalty if convicted. Cruz is accused of killing 17 and wounding 17 in the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)\
May 01, 2019 - 2:09 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge ordered the public defenders representing the former student charged with the Florida high school massacre to stay on his case Wednesday while she determines if he remains legally indigent as he may be eligible for a large payout from his late mother. Circuit...
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Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz sits in court at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday May 1, 2019 for a motion by the Public Defender's Office to withdraw from the case due to Cruz receiving an inheritance that can be used to pay for a private attorney. Defense attorney Melisa McNeill and Diane Cuddihy sit with their client. Nikolas Cruz, who faces the death penalty if convicted. Cruz is accused of killing 17 and wounding 17 in the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)\
May 01, 2019 - 1:09 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More Florida classroom teachers could carry guns in school under a bill passed Wednesday by state lawmakers, the latest response to last year's mass shooting at a Parkland high school. The Republican-led House voted 65-47 on Wednesday to send the bill to GOP Gov. Ron...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, Parkland school suspect Nikolas Cruz listens during a hearing at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The public defenders representing Cruz have made an unexpected request to withdraw from the case, saying the man will soon receive nearly a half million dollars from his late mother's life insurance policy. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)
April 24, 2019 - 7:55 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation. The Broward County...
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FILE - In this May 1, 1999, file photo, demonstrators gather on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver, Colo., to protest against the National Rifle Association's annual meeting, which is being held in the city. Data shows that such shootings are less frequent and with fewer killed than in the years that preceded Columbine. Still, Americans worry about how safe schools are. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:55 pm
The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings. Two decades later, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school. Those fears have only intensified since...
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In this April 9, 2019, photo, Grant Whitus poses for a portrait at his home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Whitus' marriage fell apart a year after he led his SWAT team into Columbine High School's library, where he was the first to find the dead children's bodies. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 17, 2019 - 4:54 am
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The first SWAT team members to see the horror in the Columbine High School library had to step around bodies and ignore a wounded student's plea for help as they searched for shooters they didn't know had already died by their own hands. As member Grant Whitus put it,...
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Staff of the South Florida Sun Sentinel celebrate their bittersweet honor Monday, April 15, 2019, in Deerfield Beach, Fla., after winning the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The newspaper won for its coverage of the Parkland school shooting. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for their coverage of the horrifying mass shootings in 2018 at a high school, a synagogue and a newsroom itself. The Associated...
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FILE--This file photo from Feb. 11, 2019 shows a temporary barrier around the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh where 11 people were killed and seven others injured during an attack on in October of 2018. The synagogue is inviting young people worldwide to submit artwork in an art project called "#HeartsTogether: The Art of Rebuilding." to cover adjacent fencing that surrounds the still-shuttered building. They are looking for "original, uplifting images and graphics" to be printed on windscreens that will cover the temporary perimeter fencing. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 15, 2019 - 2:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Three Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded to newspapers for their coverage of gun violence. The Pulitzer for public service was awarded Monday to the South Florida Sun Sentinel for its coverage of the mass shooting at the...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, former Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis reflects about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the mass shooting at the suburban Denver high school. More than a dozen principals from U.S. schools impacted by shootings have formed a support network for the next colleagues who join their unenviable ranks. The Principals Recovery Network will also advocate for resources to help schools prevent violence. The initial group of 17 includes DeAngelis and a principal from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. DeAngelis says it’s a network each participant wishes they’d had. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File)
April 10, 2019 - 12:30 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the days after a teenager shot and killed three fellow students at Ohio's Chardon High School in 2012, then-Principal Andy Fetchik remembers getting a call from someone who knew just what he was experiencing. It was Frank DeAngelis, the principal of Columbine High School in...
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