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Tag: School Shooting

  • Friday, April 7th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Brazil's gov't sets up task force against school violence

    It is our responsibility to confront school violence, said Alencar

    Brazil's Ministry of Justice and Public Safety (MJSP) Thursday launched “Operation Safe School” to carry out preventive and repressive actions against attacks in schools nationwide, Agencia Brasil reported. The operation relies on the participation of the cybercrime offices of the main Brazilian regions, it was also explained.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2022 - 09:45 UTC

    US has more civilian guns than people: 120,5 for every 100 Americans

    United States is one of the only three countries where its citizens have a constitutional right to carry or have a gun

    United States is the only country in the world where civilian guns outnumber people, according to the Swiss base Small Arms Survey (SAS), and is also the country where at least one mass shooting takes place every year, as has tragically happened in Texas, where 19 school children and two teachers were killed by some mentally ill teenager.

  • Friday, May 27th 2022 - 09:43 UTC

    FBI tips Paraguay of possible school massacre copycat

    Paraguayan Police Commissioner Diosnel Alarcón said the suspect behind these threats had been identified

    The United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has warned Paraguayan Police of a local possible encore of the recent massacre at a Texas primary school in which 21 people were killed.

  • Wednesday, May 25th 2022 - 09:40 UTC

    Over 20 killed in yet another US school shooting massacre

    The school was attended by children of highly predominant Hispanic ethnicity in the second, third and fourth grades

    Over 20 people have been killed after an 18-year-old assailant opened fire at a Texas elementary school in one of the worst massacres in US history. The perpetrator was eventually gunned down by law enforcement officers.

  • Saturday, January 11th 2020 - 09:35 UTC

    Mexico shocked at school shooting and killing by a student

    Authorities said the phrase may also have been a reference to a first-person shooter video game called “Natural Selection” - first released in 2002

    An 11-year-old boy shot and killed his teacher on Friday at a school in northern Mexico and wounded six other people before killing himself, authorities said. As shocked Mexicans searched for explanations for the school shooting - a rare event for the country - officials said they were investigating a possible link to the Columbine High School massacre in the US in 1999.

  • Friday, March 15th 2019 - 08:57 UTC

    Connecticut court rules families can sue Remington gun maker for killings of school children

    The gun was used by Adam Lanza, who killed 27 people, including 20 elementary school students. A rare legal defeat for an arms firm in a mass shooting case.

    A Connecticut court has ruled that families of schoolchildren killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting can sue American gun-maker Remington. In a 5-4 vote, the US state's Supreme Court said the lawsuit could proceed on the basis of state consumer protection laws.

  • Saturday, May 19th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    Ten people killed in school shooting by a student near Houston, Texas

    Nine students and a teacher were killed in the Friday's shooting, law enforcement sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton.

    Ten people were killed and 10 wounded in a shooting on Friday morning at a high school south of Houston, authorities said. The shooting at Santa Fe High School was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

  • Thursday, March 1st 2018 - 09:46 UTC

    Two major US retailers announce restrictions on gun sales; Trump tells lawmakers they are petrified of NRA

    Walmart later said it was raising the minimum age for anyone buying guns or ammunition to 21 years.

    Two major US retailers have announced new restrictions on gun sales following the shooting at a Florida school where 17 people died. Dick's Sporting Goods, which has more than 600 shops, said it would no longer sell assault-style rifles, and backed “common sense gun reform”. Walmart later said it was raising the minimum age for anyone buying guns or ammunition to 21 years.

  • Monday, February 19th 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Mass shooting survivors planning to march “for our lives” in Washington on 24 March

    The “March for our Lives” will take place on Mar 24, with sister rallies planned across the country, a group of students revealed.

    Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday (Feb 18) announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to “shame” politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available. The “March for our Lives” will take place on Mar 24, with sister rallies planned across the country, a group of students revealed.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2018 - 09:08 UTC

    Carnage at Florida school: expelled student opens fire and kills at least 17

    Live footage showed emergency workers who appeared to be treating the wounded on sidewalks.

    Police said a former student opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The shooter, who was equipped with a gas mask and smoke grenades, set off a fire alarm to draw students out of their classrooms shortly before the school day ended, officials said.