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FILE - in this May 2, 2014 file photo people arrive to attend a community meeting on school safety at the Waseca Junior and Senior High School after a teenager accused of planning to massacre his family and high school classmates in Waseca, Minn. In two recordings from a police interrogation released Tuesday, June 24, 2014, the accused 17-year-old mocked the attacks on the Boston Marathon and Sandy Hook Elementary School as “pretty lame” and “pathetic” and said he idolized one of the Columbine gunmen. (AP Photo/Mankato Free Press, Pat Christman, File)

Teen tells police he idolized Columbine gunman

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota teenager accused of planning to massacre his family and high school classmates mocked the attacks on the Boston Marathon and Sandy Hook Elementary School as “pretty lame” and “pathetic” […]

06/25/2014

In this June 10, 2014 photo, people participate in a candlelight vigil for Emilio Hoffman, the victim of a shooting at Reynolds High School on Tuesday, in Troutdale, Ore. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Stephanie Yao Long)

Suspect’s friends puzzle over Oregon shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — Jared Michael Padgett was a straight-arrow kid who had a fascination with guns, planned a career in the military and was deeply devoted to his Mormon faith, those who knew him […]

06/12/2014

Students look for family members after arriving at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Shooter at Oregon school had assault rifle

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old gunman at an Oregon high school had an assault rifle, handgun and several magazines of ammunition during attack. Police also said Wednesday that an autopsy determined that […]

06/11/2014

Students embraces with family members after arriving at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Families waited, hopeful and afraid, after Oregon school shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — They stopped in fire lanes, on medians, in spaces so tight one man wedged his sedan between two cars and climbed out of his sun roof. They double-, triple- or quadruple-parked, […]

06/11/2014

President Barack Obama listens to a question submitted on Tumblr, read by Tumblr Founder and CEO David Karp, left, during a Tumblr forum, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Somber Obama concedes scant progress on gun deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago, on the day a gun control push in the Senate went down in flames, President Barack Obama stood with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and parents of Newtown victims in […]

06/11/2014

A police officer stands guard as students arrived at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Police: Teen gunman in Oregon likely killed self

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon then likely […]

06/10/2014

A screenshot taken of video stream of KOIN TV in Portland, Oregon on June 10, 2014.

Police: Gunman kills student in school shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A gunman killed a student at a high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. “The student has died. I’m very, very sorry for the […]

06/10/2014

Christopher Plaskon, 16, right, stands with appointed guardian, uncle Paul Healy, during a hearing in his public court appearance at Superior Court Friday, May 2, 2014, in Milford, Conn. (AP Photo/New Haven Register, Peter Hvizdak, Pool, File)

Prom day stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut boy charged with stabbing a classmate to death on the day of their high school’s prom pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday. Christopher Plaskon entered the plea in […]

06/04/2014

Christopher Plaskon, 16, stands during his public court appearance at Superior Court Friday, May 2, 2014, in Milford, Conn. (AP Photo/New Haven Register, Peter Hvizdak, Pool)

Lawyer: Stabbing suspect has psychosis signs

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 16-year-old charged in the fatal stabbing of a high school student on the day of the prom is showing signs of an active psychosis, his attorney said Friday. Christopher Plaskon, […]

05/02/2014

People release balloons as they attend during a vigil for Maren Sanchez on the football field at Jonathan Law High School, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Milford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

School stabbing suspect said ‘I did it’

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A teenager charged in the fatal stabbing of a Connecticut high school student told a police officer after the attack: “I did it,” according to a court filing released Tuesday. The […]

04/29/2014

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