Violence

FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, a law enforcement official stands at an entrance to a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting in Virginia Beach, Va. The Virginia Beach killing is one of 11 mass workplace killings dating back to 2006 in the U.S., according to a database of mass killings maintained through a partnership between AP, USA Today and Northeastern University. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 06, 2019 - 4:46 pm
A postal worker on disability retirement for psychological issues returned to her workplace years later and killed six people. A Connecticut beer delivery worker irate over being forced to resign opened fire as he was being escorted out of the building, killing eight co-workers. Just a week ago, a...
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Scot Peterson leaves the Broward County Jail after posting bond, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Peterson, who was the assigned resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 06, 2019 - 4:11 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre was released from jail Thursday after a judge reduced his bail and lifted some restrictions. Scot Peterson walked out of the Broward County Jail...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 file photo, ten crosses honoring the 10 people killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School were dedicated during a ceremony in Santa Fe, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law several measures meant to boost school security, including ones that will allow armed teachers in schools and increase mental health services for students. The bills signed Thursday were passed this year in response to the 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston, in which eight students and two teachers were killed. (Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, File)
June 06, 2019 - 3:56 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will allow more teachers to have guns in school and will increase mental health services for students under bills that Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Thursday as major parts of the state's response to a 2018 mass shooting at a high school near Houston. School districts...
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June 06, 2019 - 3:36 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on School Shooting-Florida (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts for failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre has been released from jail after a judge reduced his bail and lifted other...
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Former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy Scot Peterson appears in the courtroom for a hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
June 06, 2019 - 2:39 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge reduced bail on Thursday for a former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre. Scot Peterson was expected to be released later in the day. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer set bond at $39...
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Former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy Scot Peterson appears in the courtroom for a hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
June 06, 2019 - 2:17 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge reduced bail on Thursday for a former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre. Scot Peterson was expected to be released later in the day. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer set bond at $39...
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June 06, 2019 - 1:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law several measures meant to boost school security, including ones that will allow armed teachers in schools and increase mental health services for students. The bills signed Thursday were passed this year in response to the 2018...
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June 06, 2019 - 12:47 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has reduced bail for a Florida ex-deputy charged with 11 crimes for failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer set bond at $39,500 for 56-year-old Scot Peterson, down from the initial amount of $102,000...
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Former school resource officer Scot Peterson appears in magistrate court via television feed from the Broward County Main Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Peterson will have to stay in jail for now on charges of child neglect and negligence for failing to intervene as a gunman was killing students in a Florida high school. He was the deputy assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School but never went inside as 17 people were shot to death. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
June 05, 2019 - 6:00 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The arrest of a Florida sheriff's deputy for not confronting the gunman in the Parkland school massacre represents a highly unusual use of the law — and a legally dubious one, in the opinion of some experts. Scot Peterson, 56, appeared in court Wednesday on 11 charges,...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, a law enforcement official stands at an entrance to a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting the day before in Virginia Beach, Va. Police responding to the deadly mass shooting were unable to confront the gunman at one point because they didn’t have the key cards needed to open doors on the second floor. Whether the delay contributed to the death toll is unclear, but the episode illustrated how door-lock technology that is supposed to protect people can hamper police and rescue workers in an emergency. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 05, 2019 - 4:59 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police responding to the deadly mass shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal building last week were unable to confront the gunman at one point because they didn't have the key cards needed to open doors on the second floor. Over the radio, they desperately pleaded for the...
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