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May 11, 2023

Judge who presided over Parkland school shooting trial announces resignation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida judge who gained a national profile while presiding over the Parkland school shooting trial announced Wednesday that she is resigning June 30 to pursue unspecified career opportunities. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer rose in prominence when she oversaw the televised penalty trial of Nikolas Cruz. He received a life […]

Mar 21, 2023

Teacher shot by 6-year-old describes challenging recovery

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teacher who was shot and wounded by her 6-year-old student said she has had four surgeries and is going through a challenging recovery. Speaking publicly for the first time since the Jan. 6 shooting, first-grade teacher Abby Zwerner said during an exclusive interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie that she […]

May 21, 2018

Attorney sues prosecutor for records in SC school shooting

ANDERSON (AP) A lawyer representing the estate of the 6-year-old killed in a 2016 school shooting in South Carolina is suing the prosecutor’s office for records about the case and the teen accused of murder. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the estate of Jacob Hall, says the 10th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office hasn’t complied […]

Mar 15, 2018

Lawyer: Walkout coverage bans stifle ‘real-life civics’

COLUMBIA (AP) Some South Carolina school district officials have missed a major opportunity to teach “a real-life civics lesson” by banning reporters from covering students’ classroom walkouts to protest violence in schools, a press freedom attorney said March 14. “I think that it’s a shame that the districts aren’t allowing coverage of it because I […]

Feb 19, 2018

Teen to be tried as adult in South Carolina school shooting

ANDERSON (AP) A boy who was 14 when he was charged in the shooting death of his father at their home and a first-grader on a South Carolina elementary school playground will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Feb. 16. The decision from Family Court Judge Edgar Long means Jesse Osborne, now 15, […]

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