Tag Archives: school shooting

12-year-old Nevada shooter complained of ‘teasing,’ police say

ose Reyes-Urtiz, 12, shot and killed a teacher, injured two students, then turned the gun on himself at Sparks Middle School in Nevada. (Image: lasvegasworldnews.com)

Jose Reyes-Urtiz, 12, shot and killed a teacher, injured two students, then turned the gun on himself at Sparks Middle School in Nevada. (Image: lasvegasworldnews.com)

 

 

 

 

Jose Reyes-Urtiz, a 12-year-old boy at Sparks Middle School in Nevada, killed a teacher and injured two students before turning the gun on himself in October.

According to an in-depth investigation, just days before the shooting, Reyes-Urtiz complained of teasing . . .

 Click here to read about the investigation on Sparks Middle School shooting.

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Student suspended for writing poem about Connecticut school killer

Excertps from suspended high school student, Courtni Webb poem, expressing she knows why the Connecticut school shooter "pulled the trigger."

Excertps from suspended high school student, Courtni Webb poem, expressing she knows why the Connecticut school shooter “pulled the trigger.”

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Courtni Webb, 17, a San Francisco high school senior, at the Life Learning Academy on Treasure Island, was suspended until further notice for a poem she wrote about Adam Lanza and the Newtown, Conn. school massacre. The poem does not express grief for the victims but states she knows what drove the shooter, to pull “the trigger” . . .

Click here to read about why a high school student was suspended for writing about the Sandy Hook killer.

Attorney files $100 million claim on behalf of Connecticut school-shooting survivor

Attorney Irv Pinsky will file a suit against the state of Connecticut on behalf of a school-shooting survivor. Image: David Goldman, AP.

Attorney Irv Pinsky will file a suit against the state of Connecticut on behalf of a school-shooting survivor. Image: David Goldman, AP.

Attorney Irv Pinsky is taking the first steps to file a lawsuit against the state of Connecticut on behalf of a Sandy Hook school shooting survivor. Although the 6-year-old girl made it out safely, she is severely traumatized by hearing the horrific events unfold over the school’s loudspeaker . . .

Click here to read about school-shooting survivor’s legal action against the state of Connecticut.

Three teachers, union, file racial discrimination suit against Chicago schools

 The Chicago Teachers Union and three teachers have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools. Image: Associated Press.

The Chicago Teachers Union and three teachers have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools. Image: Associated Press.

Three Chicago public school teachers who lost their jobs this year have filed a lawsuit stating the district’s “turnaround” school process is discriminatory, because it targets African American teachers from west and south side schools. The Chicago Teachers Union has filed a federal lawsuit, asking for class-action status, and the three teachers, Donald L. Garrett Jr., Robert Green and Vivonell Brown Jr., have joined the case . . .

Click here to read more about the teachers’ class-action suit against the Chicago Public Schools.

Utah 6th grader now in custody, brought gun to school

An 11-year-old sixth grader brought a .22 caliber handgun to West Kearns Elementary School. Image: AP .

An 11-year-old sixth grader brought a .22 caliber handgun to West Kearns Elementary School. Image: AP .

A sixth grader in Kearns, Utah, brought a .22 caliber handgun to West Kearns Elementary School, saying he feared a school shooting like the one in Newtown, Conn. The boy was taken to a juvenile detention center . . .

For the full story, click here.

Before Connecticut tragedy, police thwarted Oklahoma school shooting plan

Sammie Eaglebear Chavez was arrested on Fri., Dec. 14, for plotting a school shooting. Image: Washington County jail.

Sammie Eaglebear Chavez was arrested on Fri., Dec. 14, for plotting a school shooting. Image: Washington County jail.

At 5:00 a.m. on Friday, before the school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., police in Bartlesville, Okla., 40 miles north of Tulsa, thwarted a school shooting plot. They arrested Sammie Eaglebear Chavez, 18 who is now in jail on a $1 million bond . . .

For details on a thwarted Oklahoma school shooting, click here.