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Oregon School Shooting Leaves Two Dead

Oregon School Shooting Leaves Two Dead

Originally posted 06/10/2014 02:20PM

A gunman killed a student at a high school east of Portland, Oregon, Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said.

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5 Dead in Shooting at Vegas Restaurant, Walmart

UpdatePosted 06/08/2014 07:45PM

5 Dead in Shooting at Vegas Restaurant, Walmart

Originally posted 06/08/2014 07:15PM

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Seattle Student Who Took Down Campus Shooter Called a Hero

Seattle Student Who Subdued Campus Shooter with Pepper Spray Hailed as Hero

Originally posted 06/06/2014 11:40AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr A senior engineering student who was a building monitor at Seattle Pacific University is being called a hero in the aftermath of a school shooting Thursday that left one dead and three injured.

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Sandy Hook Victim's Father Pens Letter to Dad of Student Killed in UCSB Massacre

Sandy Hook Victim's Father Pens Open Letter to Dad of Student Killed in Santa Barbara Massacre

Originally posted 05/28/2014 06:45PM

As families try to make sense of the deaths of their children from a man who went on a shooting and stabbing rampage in Santa Barbara, one Sandy Hook father wants them to know they are not alone.

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4 Killed in Fort Hood Shooting, Gunman Dead, 16 Injured

UpdatePosted 04/03/2014 06:05AM

4 Killed in Fort Hood Shooting, Gunman Dead, 16 Injured

Originally posted 04/02/2014 09:45PM

All-clear sirens have sounded at Fort Hood as the lockdown was lifted hours after a deadly shooting at the Texas Army post.

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Man Accused of Shooting Moviegoer for Texting Sent Text to Son Minutes Before

UpdatePosted 03/15/2014 02:45PM

Florida Man Accused of Shooting Moviegoer for Texting Sent Text to Son Minutes Before

Originally posted 03/14/2014 11:45AM

A former police officer accused of killing a man in a movie theater during a dispute over texting had used his own phone to send a message to his son minutes before the shooting, according to documents released Thursday by Florida prosecutors.

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Teen Wounded in Colorado School Shooting Has Died

Teen Wounded in Colorado School Shooting Has Died

Originally posted 12/21/2013 08:45PM

A suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials said in a statement.

Claire Davis, 17, was in critical condition after being shot at point-blank range at Arapahoe High School on Dec. 13. Friends and well-wishers had posted prayers online and raised money to help pay for her medical care.

"It is with heavy hearts that we share that at 4:29 p.m. this afternoon, Claire Davis passed away, with her family at her side," the statement from Littleton Adventist Hospital.

"Despite the best efforts of our physicians and nursing staff, and Claire's fighting spirit, her injuries were too severe and the most advanced medical treatments could not prevent this tragic loss of life. Claire's death is immensely heartbreaking for our entire community, our staff and our families."

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Colorado School Shooting: Alleged Gunman Dead, Student Injured

UpdatePosted 12/13/2013 04:15PM

Colorado School Shooting: Alleged Gunman Dead, Student Injured

Originally posted 12/13/2013 03:45PM

A student was critically injured Friday after a gunman opened fire at a high school in suburban Denver, Colo., before apparently killing himself.

Authorities say that the suspect, who's been identified as 18-year-old Karl Pierson, was a student at the school, Arapahoe High School, which is located in Centennial. He had reportedly sought to confront a teacher.

The victim, a 15-year-old female student, remains in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound. The victim's identity has not been released.

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Daughter of Slain Sandy Hook Principal Pays Tribute to Mom on Wedding Day

Erica Lafferty, Daughter of Slain Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Hochsprung, Marries

Originally posted 07/14/2013 02:55PM

Erica Lafferty, the youngest daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in December's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., recently marked a joyous occasion.

On July 6, she married fiancé Christopher Smegielski, at her mother's lake house in the Adirondacks.

That morning, , Lafferty, 27, paid a visit to her mother's grave. And she wore her wedding dress.

"I wanted to let her know how much I missed her," Lafferty says. "No daughter should ever have to do that on her wedding day … and I make sure she is always part of every day, like she always had been."

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Newtown Donations: $7.7 Million to Be Divided Among Families

Newtown Donations: $7.7 Million to Be Divided Among Families

Originally posted 07/12/2013 08:00AM

A community foundation given the task to divide up donations received after the Connecticut school shootings made preliminary recommendations on $7.7 million that call for giving $281,000 to each of the families of the 26 children and school educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year.

The families of 12 surviving children who witnessed the Dec. 14 shootings would each get $20,000; two teachers who were injured would get $150,000 between them.

The foundation was asked to divide up $11.4 million that was raised with the help of the United Way. The foundation previously decided to divvy up $7.7 million to the families and survivors and to have committees decide on uses for the remainder of the donations, including whether to use some of it for future mental health care and other needs.

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