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Prosecutors say Ohio teen was plotting mass shooting at high school

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Prosecutors in Franklin County have a charged a teen with conspiracy to commit murder, saying he was planning a mass shooting at his high school.

John Leonard Staley III, 17, had mapped out Hilliard Davidson High School, was researching weapons and how to acquire them, and was trying to recruit other students into his plot, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien tells 10tv.com.

While cleveland.com does not usually identify juvenile offenders, Staley is being charged as an adult.

Staley used his school-issued iPad, as well as his own cell phone and computer to conduct the research, WCMH Channel 4 reports.

Another student overheard Staley discussing his plot on a school bus and reported it to authorities, O’Brien said. He was arrested in October 2016.

Staley is scheduled to be arraigned in Franklin County Common Pleas Court next week.

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Read more at: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/09/prosecutors_say_ohio_teen_was.html

One dead in mass shooting at Washington state high school

A young gunman opened fire at a public school near Spokane, Wash., on Wednesday morning, killing one student and wounding three others before being caught, according to reports.

All the victims were admitted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane and were expected to survive, official said.

The dead student was a sophomore boy. The three wounded were all girls, witnesses at Freeman High School in Rockford told the Spokesman-Review newspaper.

The shooting reportedly happened in a hallway outside of a biology classroom.

“I was putting my backpack away and I heard a loud pop, and I turned around. He was walking around,” said freshman Elisa Vigil, 14, told the Spokane newspaper.

“He had his pistol. His face was completely passive. He shot someone in the head. I crouched down in the hall. I looked up and a girl screamed, ‘Help me, help me, help me.’ The hall was empty.

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/09/13/cops-respond-to-shooting-reports-at-high-school/

Boy who was ‘seconds away’ from launching mass shooting at school sentenced

The 15-year-old boy had loaded cartridges into the weapon and was “seconds away” from opening fire at Higham Lane School in Nuneaton, but he called 999 instead.

Warwick Crown Court was told a call handler “averted disaster” by talking the teenager into taking the gun apart during June’s incident.

The youth, who cannot be named, admitted taking the weapon with him in order to harm people. He was also carrying 200 cartridges and a lock-knife.

He had taken the double-barrelled shotgun from a secure cabinet where it was legally stored by one of his relatives.

Judge Andrew Lockhart QC told him: “You had a face covering and a knife and you were making yourself ready to shoot at anyone. All who might have been a target would have been wholly innocent victims without any argument with you.

“Had you begun to shoot I have no doubt serious injury and death would have resulted and it

Read more at: http://news.sky.com/story/boy-who-was-seconds-away-from-launching-mass-shooting-at-school-sentenced-11025693

Families of victims of Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting settle lawsuit for $18 million

The families of the five Marysville-Pilchuck High School students shot on campus in 2014 have settled a lawsuit against the school district’s insurance company for $18 million, according to documents filed in Snohomish County Superior Court on Monday morning.

The settlement stems from a lawsuit alleging that a substitute teacher had been told of the possibility of a shooting but failed to alert school officials.

The settlement amount was determined by the cap of the district’s insurance policy, which was $20 million, said Lincoln Beauregard, the attorney representing the family.

“The plaintiffs elected not to pursue amounts that would erode the school district’s general budget that is designated for educating and protecting students,” Beauregard wrote in a settlement agreement.

“The facts of this case are tragic, and the errors that led

Read more at: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/families-of-victims-of-marysville-pilchuck-high-school-mass-shooting-settle-lawsuit-for-18-million/

Families of victims of Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting …

The families of the five Marysville-Pilchuck High School students shot on campus in 2014 have settled a lawsuit against the school district’s insurance company for $18 million, according to documents filed in Snohomish County Superior Court on Monday morning.

The settlement stems from a lawsuit alleging that a substitute teacher had been told of the possibility of a shooting but failed to alert school officials.

The settlement amount was determined by the cap of the district’s insurance policy, which was $20 million, said Lincoln Beauregard, the attorney representing the family.

“The plaintiffs elected not to pursue amounts that would erode the school district’s general budget that is designated for educating and protecting students,” Beauregard wrote in a settlement agreement.

“The facts of this case are tragic, and the errors that led

Read more at: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/families-of-victims-of-marysville-pilchuck-high-school-mass-shooting-settle-lawsuit-for-18-million/

Families of victims of Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting …

The families of the five Marysville-Pilchuck High School students shot on campus in 2014 have settled a lawsuit against the school district’s insurance company for $18 million, according to documents filed in Snohomish County Superior Court on Monday morning.

The settlement stems from a lawsuit alleging that a substitute teacher had been told of the possibility of a shooting but failed to alert school officials.

The settlement amount was determined by the cap of the district’s insurance policy, which was $20 million, said Lincoln Beauregard, the attorney representing the family.

“The plaintiffs elected not to pursue amounts that would erode the school district’s general budget that is designated for educating and protecting students,” Beauregard wrote in a settlement agreement.

“The facts of this case are tragic, and the errors that led

Read more at: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/families-of-victims-of-marysville-pilchuck-high-school-mass-shooting-settle-lawsuit-for-18-million/

Skyview High School Mass Shooting Warning Scrawled On Bathroom Wall In Nampa, Idaho

A chilling school shooting warning was written in red ink on a Skyview High School bathroom wall in Nampa, Idaho. The note was discovered last Thursday, and the mass shooting was threatened to take place today.

“School will be shot up at 4-18-17 at 10:24 a.m. There will be a gang of 17 students doing this. They will target all the teachers and administrators first, then they will kill the students one by one,” the Skyview High School shooting warning message read. “All h**l will break lose. If you want to survive… Stay home!”

Skyview High School opened in 1996 and is the second public high school in Nampa, according to the district website.

Nampa, Idaho, police officers are investigating the Read more at: http://www.inquisitr.com/4155696/skyview-high-school-mass-shooting-warning-scrawled-on-bathroom-wall-in-nampa-idaho/

‘If you want to survive, stay home’: Chilling message on high school bathroom wall threatens a mass shooting this …

  • Message was found on bathroom wall at Skyview High School in Nampa, Idaho
  • It warns a mass shooting will take place on April 18 at 10.24am 
  • It claims staff will be shot first before the students are killed ‘one by one’ 
  • The school said it was working closely with police to ensure students’ safety

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