(Highlands Ranch, CO-AP) — A parent in one of the classrooms where a school shooting took place on Tuesday is describing the scene. Brad Bialy told the New York Times his oldest son, Brendan, and two other students saw one of the suspects enter their classroom and pull a gun out of a guitar case.
He said the three of them tried to tackle the gunman, but one of the boys was shot in the chest. Nine students at STEM School Highlands Ranch were shot Tuesday and one of them died. Police announced they arrested 18-year-old Devon Erickson and a 17-year-old male they did not identify because he is a juvenile.
The two suspects did struggle with police, but neither was injured. The kindergarten-through-grade 12 charter school has more than 18-hundred student and specializes in teaching science, technology, engineering and math. It is located about seven miles from Columbine High School, the site of a school shooting in 1999 that left 12 students and one teacher dead.
Police said the shooters were deep inside the school when they began shooting. They said they used handguns and that all of the victims shot were at least 15 years old. They did not identify the person who died but said it was an 18-year-old male. Two of the victims are listed in serious condition and two are in stable condition. Four of those shot were treated and released.
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) — Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County, Florida is out of a job following his department’s response to a mass shooting at a Florida high school last year. Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suspended Israel in a move to hold public officials accountable. DeSantis confirmed that retired Coral Springs Police Sergeant Gregory Tony will serve as the new sheriff. Tony will serve as Broward County’s first black sheriff.
The parents of several of the shooting victims thanked DeSantis for bringing accountability to Broward County and stressed that they are excited for new leadership under Tony. Seventeen people died in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day last year. Israel has faced heavy criticism for his agency’s response in the shooting which sparked a nationwide movement for increased gun control.
(Noblesville, IN) – A science teacher is being given credit for stopping a school shooting in Indiana. Jason Seaman was shot three times by a male student who opened fire with a handgun Friday at a middle school in Noblesville, Indiana.
One of Seaman’s students was also wounded in the shooting. Witnesses say the shooter had two guns and Seaman knocked them out of his hands and wrestled the shooter to the ground. The teacher tweeted that he’s in good condition after surgery.
(Noblesville, IN) – A school shooting in Indiana is leaving two people in critical condition. Police say that the situation is contained at Noblesville West Middle School, located just northeast of Indianapolis, and a male student is in custody.
The victims reportedly are a 13-year-old girl and an adult. The school is on lockdown. The students are being bused to nearby Noblesville High School. The shooting comes a week after 10 people were killed at a school in Santa Fe, Texas.
(Clayton County, GA) – One woman is dead and another is in the hospital following a shooting near a high school outside of Atlanta. Police say an argument led to the shooting last night after a graduation ceremony near Mt. Zion High School in Clayton County. Officials from the Perry Learning Center say the victims were not students.
The woman who died was reportedly shot three times in the chest, while the woman recovering was shot in the leg. Police say the suspect of the shooting is at large.
(Santa Fe, TX) – Another day…another school shooting. The weapon used was an AR-15 assault style rifle. As of right now, reportedly, there are at least ten dead following the shooting that took place this morning around 8am at Santa Fe High School which is about 30 miles from Houston Texas.
CNN reports, a suspect in the shooting has been arrested, assistant principal Cris Richardson told reporters near the school. A second person has been detained as well, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter.
Witnesses described students running from the school as they heard gunshots; they also described hearing an alarm at the school, though the sequence of events wasn’t immediately clear.
(Palmdale, CA) – New details are being released about a shooting at a school in Palmdale, California. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirms that one person was shot in the arm at Highland High School, and they are in the hospital in stable condition. Deputies add that a boy was arrested and a weapon has been recovered. Both Highland High and Manzanita Grade School were searched and cleared, and deputies found no evidence of a crime at Manzanita. Highland remains on lockdown pending release procedures for students.
Authorities received multiple calls earlier this morning about shots fired and a man possibly armed with a rifle. Parents are being kept away from the schools as the investigation continues.
(SL) – Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike is apologizing for an interview he gave to the NRA where he spoke out for gun ownership and discouraged his children from joining school walkouts. In a new video, Mike explains that he actually supports the students who are rallying against gun violence and stressed that he was talking about black people as a minority in the interview.
He says his point is that he wants black people to keep and train with firearms because he doesn’t trust this country. He said the way his interview was used was unfair to those participating in the movement.
(Raleigh, NC) – Gun maker Remington Outdoor is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The major U.S. gun manufacturer reportedly made the move Sunday, a day after hundreds of thousands of people promoted increased gun control in the March For Our Lives rallies across the nation and world.
The company is facing mounting debt and lawsuits in connection to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Originally, the company planned to file for bankruptcy last month, but delayed the move following the deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Remington reportedly planned to give control of the company to its creditors.
(Prince George’s County, MD) –– The 16-year-old girl who was shot at Great Mills High School in Maryland this week is being taken off life support. Jaelynn Willey’s mother Melissa was holding her young son and surrounded by family as she made the announcement yesterday at Prince George’s Hospital Center.Willey was shot in her school Tuesday morning by 17-year-old Austin Rollins, who died after exchanging gunfire with a school resource officer. She was one of nine children and was on her school’s swim team. Fourteen-year-old Desmond Barnes was also shot and has been released from the hospital.