SCHOOL SHOOTING

  • Gunman kills one in new US school shooting June 11, 2014

    One school student was killed after an unidentified shooter opened fire in a high school near Oregon in the United States. A gunman walked into an Oregon high school and fatally shot a student on Tuesday before authorities found him dead a short time later. ...
  • US: Student gunman wounds 2 classmates in Colorado school December 14, 2013

    Centennial: A teenager who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire on Friday with a shotgun at a suburban Denver high school, wounding two fellow students before killing himself. Quickthinking students alerted the targeted teacher, who quickly left the building. The scene unfolded on the eve of the...
  • US: Newtown gunman had access to huge weapons cache March 29, 2013

    Newtown: When Adam Lanza walked out of his house for the last time, he left behind firearms and knives and more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition taking only four guns. He loaded the weapons into his car, drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School, blasted his way into the building and...
  • Shooting at California high school, 2 students injured January 11, 2013

    Washington: In yet another shooting incident in the US, at least two people were shot on Thursday at a California high school while the suspected shooter, believed to be a student armed with a shotgun, was taken into custody. Two people were shot at Taft High School in Bakersfield, Kern County,...
  • Connecticut school shooting worst day of my Presidency: Obama December 31, 2012

    As the year winds down to a close US President Barack Obama has said the school shooting at Newtown, Connecticut, was the worst day of his presidency. ...
  • New details emerge a week after US school massacre December 22, 2012

    Newtown: He was the awkward, peculiar kid who wore the same clothes to school every day. He rarely spoke and even gave a school presentation entirely by computer, never uttering a word. He liked tinkering with computers and other gadgets, and seemed to enjoy playing a violent video game, choosing...
  • Pennsylvania: 4 dead, 3 policemen hurt in shooting December 22, 2012

    Pennsylvania: Four people died on a Pennsylvania highway on Friday when a gunman shot dead three people and later was killed in a shootout with police, according to Pennsylvania media, citing authorities. Three state troopers were injured in the incident in Frankstown Township, about 160 km east of Pittsburgh. Investigators suspect...
  • Obama sets January deadline to address gun violence December 20, 2012

    Washington: In the wake of the huge public outcry over the deadly Connecticut elementary school massacre, President Barack Obama has set a January deadline for proposals to deal with gun violence in the United States. Five days after last week's massacre that left 26, including 20 children, dead, Obama on...
  • US: Students return to class after Connecticut shooting December 18, 2012

    Newtown: Students returned to school in the shattered Connecticut town of Newtown on Tuesday for the first time since a gunman's rampage killed 26 people in an elementary school, altering the gun control debate in Washington and forcing a retailer to pull guns from shelves. Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20yearold...
  • US: Two funerals begin a sad procession in Connecticut December 18, 2012

    Newtown: Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began burying its dead Monday, laying to rest two 6yearold boys one who was crazy about the New York Giants and one whose twin sister survived the rampage. Two funeral homes filled with mourners for Noah Pozner and Jack...
  • US: Text of eulogy for 6yearold shooting victim December 18, 2012

    A message read at the funeral of 6yearold Noah Pozner by his uncle Alexis Haller, of Woodinville, Wash.: On Friday, December 14, we tragically lost a most beloved member of our family. Noah was a 6yearold little boy, and he was so dear to all of our hearts. Words cannot express the...
  • US: Students nervously return to school after shooting December 18, 2012

    Lilly Rosell contemplated keeping her 7yearold daughter at home on the first day of classes since the Connecticut elementary school massacre, but she ultimately decided, like so many other parents, there was only so much she could do to keep her daughter safe. "I'm panicking here to be honest," Rosell, of...
  • US: Schools in two other Connecticut towns in lockdown December 18, 2012

    Schools in two Connecticut towns were in lockdown on Monday, the first day children returned to class since Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. All schools in Ridgefield, Connecticut, were in lockdown because of a suspicious person who might be armed, police said. In nearby Redding, schools were...
  • US school shooting: Funerals begin for victims December 17, 2012

    Newtown: The small Connecticut town shattered by an act President Barack Obama called "unconscionable evil," holds on Monday the first two of 20 funerals for schoolchildren massacred in their classrooms last week. Meanwhile, schools across the country will reopen their doors to confused and scared children full of questions about...
  • Connecticut: Gunman had hundreds of ammunition rounds December 17, 2012

    Newtown: The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage was carrying an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of especially deadly ammunition enough to kill just about every student in the school if given enough time, authorities said Sunday, raising the chilling possibility that the bloodbath could have been even worse. Hours...
  • Connecticut school shooting sparks debate about US gun control December 17, 2012

    The tragic massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has sparked a new debate about gun control in the US. ...
  • US: These shootings must stop, says Barack Obama December 17, 2012

    US President Barack Obama attended a memorial service for the victims of the Newtown shooting on Monday. ...
  • US: Staffers hailed as heroes after Connecticut shooting December 17, 2012

    Newtown: A worker who turned on the intercom, alerting others in the building that something was very wrong. A custodian who risked his life by running through the halls warning of danger. A clerk who led 18 children on their hands and knees to safety, then gave them paper and...
  • Obama consoles Connecticut town hit by school massacre December 17, 2012

    Newtown: President Barack Obama on Sunday consoled the Connecticut town shattered by the massacre of 20 young schoolchildren, lauding residents' courage in the face of tragedy and saying the United States was not doing enough to protect its children. "Surely we can do better than this," Obama told a packed high...
  • Connecticut survivors to attend school in neighboring town December 17, 2012

    Newtown: The children who survived Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School will not have to return to the scene of the massacre when school reopens later this week and instead will attend classes in a neighboring Connecticut town, Newtown school officials said on Sunday. It remains unclear when the 436...
  • US: Newtown struggling to cope with school shooting incident December 16, 2012

    In the US, Newtown is still struggling to cope with Friday's shooting, which claimed the lives so several people including many young children. US President Barack Obama is set to attend a memorial service for the dead in the town later Sunday. He will also meet the families of the...
  • US: Victim's father recalls daughter as loving December 16, 2012

    Newtown: Fighting back tears and struggling to catch his breath, the father of a sixyearold gunned down in the school shooting in Connecticut told the world on Saturday about a little girl who loved to draw and was always smiling, and he also reserved surprising words of sympathy for the...
  • US shooting: A father's heartwrenching tribute to daughter December 16, 2012

    Over 24 hours since the horrific Connecticut school shooting massacre, police have identified all 26 victims, which includes 20 kids. ...
  • US: Shooter was a loner who felt no pain, says employee December 16, 2012

    Southbury: At Newtown High School, Adam Lanza had trouble relating to fellow students and teachers, but that was only part of his problem. He seemed not to feel physical or psychological pain in the same way as classmates. Richard Novia, the school district's head of security until 2008, who also...
  • Read: Names of those killed in Connecticut rampage December 16, 2012

    Newtown: Below are the names and ages of the 26 people gunned down at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday in the seconddeadliest school shooting in US history: Charlotte Bacon, 6 Daniel Barden, 7 Rachel Davino, 29 Olivia Engel, 6 Josephine Gay, 7 Ana MarquezGreene, 6 Dylan Hockley, 6 Dawn Hochsprung, 47 Madeleine Hsu, 6 Catherine Hubbard, 6 Chase Kowalski, 7 Jesse...
  • US: Obama to attend a memorial service in Connecticut December 16, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will attend an interfaith memorial service on Sunday in Newtown, Connecticut, the site of Friday's deadly elementary school shooting. Twentysix people, including 20 children, were killed when a man opened fire inside the school. Hours after the shooting, a tearful Obama said he grieved first as...
  • Police find 'good evidence' on US school shooting motive December 16, 2012

    Newtown: Investigators assembled "some very good evidence" to explain what drove a 20yearold gunman to slaughter 20 children and six adults at an elementary school, police said on Saturday, a day after one of the worst mass shootings in US history shattered a small Connecticut town. The attacker, identified by law...
  • US mourns as shooting incident leaves 20 children dead December 15, 2012

    In a shocking incident in Connecticut district 28 people including 20 children were killed when a 20yearold man opened fire at an elementary school. The shooter also killed himself in the incident. ...
  • US: Over 100 people have died in campus shootings December 15, 2012

    New York: Over 100 people have died and about two dozen injured in campus shootings across the US over the last 20 years with the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007 being the deadliest claiming 33 lives, including that of two Indians, a study said. The shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary...
  • US: Police probe what made youth kill 20 innocent kids December 15, 2012

    Newtown: Residents of the small Connecticut community of Newtown were reeling on Saturday from one of the worst mass shootings in US history, as police sought answers about what drove a 20yearold gunman to slaughter 20 children at an elementary school. The attacker, identified by law enforcement sources as Adam Lanza,...