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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.