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School Shooting

3rd student dies in shooting, motive a mystery

MARYSVILLE, Wash. | A 14-year-old girl died two days after a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school, raising the death toll in the shooting to three, including the gunman who killed himself as a teacher tried to stop him.

October 27, 2014 12:53 pm Related


1 student shot, another in custody at N.C. school

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina High School on Tuesday morning just minutes before classes began, authorities said.

September 30, 2014 11:25 am

Region schools win state safety grants

INDIANAPOLIS | Many Northwest Indiana school corporations will be getting or keeping a school resource officer this fall, or buying additional school safety equipment -- thanks to a state grant.

June 10, 2014 4:00 pm
Indiana school may be liable for shooting injuries

Indiana school may be liable for shooting injuries

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a trial must be held to determine whether a central Indiana school corporation is liable for injuries suffered by two middle school students who were shot by another boy in a dispute over a girl.

May 19, 2014 5:45 pm Related
1 dead in Purdue shooting; suspect in custody

1 dead in Purdue shooting; suspect in custody

WEST LAFAYETTE | A Purdue University engineering student opened fire inside a basement classroom Tuesday, killing a teaching assistant and prompting officials to put the campus on lockdown, police and university officials said.

January 21, 2014 8:05 pm Related

Gunman in custody at Ga. school; reports of shots

DECATUR, Ga. | A teen was in custody Tuesday, accused of firing shots from an assault rifle at an Atlanta-area elementary school where dramatic television footage showed young students racing out of the building, being escorted by teachers and police to safety. No one was injured.

August 20, 2013 4:55 pm

EDITORIAL: Indiana House kills potentially fatal plan

The Indiana General Assembly's shoot-from-the-hip idea of having secret armed personnel carry guns in schools, like air marshals, had a number of serious flaws, one of them potentially fatal.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am

House shoots down guns-in-schools mandate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House on Thursday backed off a plan to require at least one person in every public school including charter schools carry a firearm at all times.

April 11, 2013 5:15 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Three approaches to fight school shootings

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Three approaches to fight school shootings

On the heels of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, many ideas have been proposed to stop the violence. In regard to firearms, some groups want to ban and confiscate all guns while others want to legally arm all residents, and in particular, school administrators and teachers.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Expand background checks to limit violence

An Indiana House committee on Tuesday approved a plan that would require each of the state's public schools to have an employee packing heat on the premises during school hours. Those legislators' response to the problem of guns in schools is to require guns in schools. Seriously.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am
Pence touts tax cut, education in State of the State address

Pence touts tax cut, education in State of the State address

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence defended his proposed income tax cut during his first State of the State address Monday, and pledged to expand the availability of private school vouchers, promote vocational education and encourage strong families.

January 22, 2013 9:30 pm Photos


Attorney general supports defined role for school resource officers

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Thursday endorsed legislation that formalizes the role of school resource officer and provides school corporations matching funds of up to $50,000 a year to pay local police to do the job.

January 03, 2013 7:15 pm Related


Prayers needed for survivors of Sandy Hook as well

Once again, another tragedy has occurred against innocent people committed by somebody affected by demons. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the 20 beautiful innocent children and the six adults from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., who senselessly lost their l…

December 30, 2012 12:00 am

Pop culture violence could be driving mass shootings

This shooter fit the profile of many shooters during recent years: young male and a loner. How much time did he spend playing video games where he shot his antagonists ? How much violence did he watch every day on cable TV? You can see he was practicing killing by how many he killed before h…

December 30, 2012 12:00 am

Where was God during these school shootings?

Did you forget? God was kicked out of our schools long ago. When you remove the Light, darkness fills the void.

December 24, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The power to help heal one another

GUEST COMMENTARY: The power to help heal one another

As our nation searches for answers following the incident in Newtown, Conn., the usual discussion about gun control is now joined by a conversation about mental health and the availability of treatment services to those in need. It is a conversation we should welcome.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am

Governors ask for moment of silence for school shooting victims

INDIANAPOLIS | The governors of Indiana and Illinois are asking residents of both states to participate in a moment of silence and reflection at 8:30 a.m. region time Friday to remember the 20 students and six teachers murdered at that time one week earlier in Newtown, Conn.

December 20, 2012 6:00 pm

Pence will budget funds for school safety review

INDIANAPOLIS | In the wake of last week's Connecticut school shooting, Gov.-elect Mike Pence announced Wednesday the state budget he proposes next month will include funding for a comprehensive evaluation of Indiana school security.

December 19, 2012 6:30 pm

Teacher subdued student after shots at school

NORMAL | Police say a teacher tackled a student and detained him just after gunshots were fired into the ceiling of a packed classroom at a central Illinois high school.

September 08, 2012 12:00 am

Bullet fired through Brazil school window

BRAZIL, Ind. | A bullet was fired through a cafeteria window at a western Indiana elementary school in an apparent drive-by shooting on Thursday, authorities said.

October 18, 2007 12:00 am
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