Education issues

Students grieve at Pine Trails Park for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 16, 2018 - 1:17 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz jumped out of the Uber car and walked toward building 12 of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, carrying a black duffel bag and a black backpack. A man inside the school spotted Cruz, and knew he was a former student. A troubled kid. The man radioed a co-...
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Attendees pray together at a vigil for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at the Parkland Baptist Church, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
February 16, 2018 - 1:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation's gun laws. Four months later, the only gun legislation that has moved in the House or Senate instead eases restrictions for gun...
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Students grieve at Pine Trails Park for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 15, 2018 - 11:40 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A timeline released by Florida authorities shows that the 19-year-old former student who confessed to a deadly high school shooting was only in the building for six minutes. Police say that during that brief time period Wednesday afternoon, Nikolas Cruz shot more than two...
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A video monitor shows school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, left, making an appearance before Judge Kim Theresa Mollica in Broward County Court, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cruz is accused of opening fire Wednesday at the school killing more than a dozen people and injuring several. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
February 15, 2018 - 11:17 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff's department report released Thursday...
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February 15, 2018 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former high school teacher and his brother were accused on Thursday of stockpiling explosive materials in their apartment and paying students to dismantle fireworks for gunpowder to make bombs. Christian Toro and his brother, Tyler Toro, were charged in a federal complaint with...
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February 15, 2018 - 9:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a former high school teacher accused of stockpiling materials for a bomb (all times local): 9 p.m. A former New York City high school teacher accused of stockpiling explosive materials in his apartment has pleaded not guilty to unlawfully making bombs. Christian Toro...
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This photo taken from the Facebook page of Aaron Feis shows him with an unidentified girl. Feis, a football coach at Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was fatally shot when former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the school on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Facebook via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 8:10 pm
When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, the 17 dead included students and school workers, young and old. Here is a look at the 17 confirmed dead by authorities in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: COACH AND SECURITY MONITOR Assistant...
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Former Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch reads a statement during a news conference with his mom Marlene Lynch, left, and attorney Ryan Pacyga, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Minneapolis. Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of." (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 7:36 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of." Flanked by his lawyer and mother, the senior center...
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President Donald Trump pauses as he arrives to speak about the mass shooting at a South Florida High School from the White House, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 15, 2018 - 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the nation united and grieving with "one heavy heart," President Donald Trump promised Thursday to tackle school safety and "the difficult issue of mental health" in response to the deadly shooting in Florida. He made no mention of the scourge of gun violence. Not always...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room at the White House, in Washington, Thursday, Feb 15, 2018, about the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 15, 2018 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Florida, but his budget would cut funding in both areas. Trump's latest budget would slash the major source of public funds for mental...
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