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Students at Seminole Middle School in Plantation, Fla., participate in a moment of silence Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, for the 14 students and three staff members killed one year ago at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They are sitting in front of a new mural depicting musicians from throughout the world that was dedicated to the shooting victims. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)
February 14, 2019 - 4:26 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and other schools across the U.S. bowed their heads in a moment of silence and took part in volunteer projects Thursday to mark the anniversary of the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives. But for many Parkland students, the tragedy...
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A school bus evacuates students from Sue V. Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, after a shot was fired on the campus. Police and school officials said no one was injured and a suspect was taken into custody. (AP/Russell Contreras)
February 14, 2019 - 9:40 am
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A shot was fired Thursday on the grounds of a suburban Albuquerque high school on the first anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre, but police and school officials said no one was injured and a suspect was in custody. The V. Sue Cleveland High School in...
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In this Jan. 30, 2019, photo, Sgt. Michael Hazellief, training supervisor, walks on the grounds where the "guardians" are participating in a training session to respond to active shooters in Okeechobee, Fla. Okeechobee is one of the Florida districts that have started training and arming non-instructional personnel in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Authorities keep the identities of these guardians secret, citing security reasons. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 14, 2019 - 7:33 am
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — Some students have difficulty trusting classmates outside their circle. Parents say interactions with school staff are more impersonal. Teachers worry that added security detracts from learning. The Parkland massacre a year ago upended school life across Florida. In the year...
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Suzanne Devine Clark, an art teacher at Deerfield Beach Elementary School, places painted stones at a memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the one-year anniversary of the school shooting, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Parkland, Fla. A year ago on Thursday, 14 students and three staff members were killed when a gunman opened fire at the high school. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
February 14, 2019 - 7:01 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some students around the country marked the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with moments of silence Thursday or somber vigils while others sought to find threads of positivity in the fabric of tragedy. Boardman High School in northeast Ohio planned to...
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In this, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 photo, Matt Deitsch, center, hugs his sister Sam, left, and mother Elizabeth, as Elizabeth prepares to take Sam to the airport on for a speaking engagement in Washington, from their home in Parkland, Fla. Matt, Sam and their brother Ryan have crisscrossed the country helping to register young voters and advocate for stricter gun laws. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
February 13, 2019 - 3:40 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Last February, Matt Deitsch was living his dream studying at a California university. His brother, Ryan, was about to graduate from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and head to college, the natural next step for the middle child from a family in the affluent suburb of...
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Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., right, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, speaks at a news conference on an proposed amendment to ban high capacity magazines in guns, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 12, 2019 - 1:25 pm
In the final weeks before the 2008 election, Barack Obama's campaign sent mailers to Florida voters reassuring them that he supported the Second Amendment. In the opening days of the 2020 Democratic primary, it's hard to imagine any candidate feeling the need to make a similar gesture. "Guns are no...
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Volusia County Sheriff's Office
February 08, 2019 - 12:44 pm
(KNX 1070) -- Florida authorities have arrested two men after finding graphic text messages outlining a plan to first groom and then rape a 3-year-old girl. Tuesday, police arrested Lafe Best, 37 on charges of conspiracy to commit sexual battery on a child. Best's friend and sexual partner,...
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AP
January 24, 2019 - 1:32 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim. Go here to see the photos . Secretary of State Michael Ertel, who had been on the job less than three weeks, resigned...
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CBS
January 24, 2019 - 8:02 am
(CBS News) -- A former prison guard trainee accused of fatally shooting five people inside a Florida bank branch has long been fascinated with the idea of killing, but people who could have done something about it didn't take his threats seriously, a woman who identified herself as his former...
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AP
January 23, 2019 - 2:36 pm
SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Florida bank Wednesday afternoon, killing five people before surrendering to negotiators, police said. Zephen Xaver, 21, was arrested after the shooting at a Sebring SunTrust Bank branch, Sebring police Chief Karl Hoglund said at a news conference...
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