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After school shooting, breaking down the conspiracy theories facing Parkland students

(NEW YORK) -- The students of Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School have had to spend the past week grieving and burying their friends and school staff who were shot during the mass shooting on Feb. 14.

They've also had to endure accusations th... Read More

'Avid gun owner' documents ease of buying AR-15 in Facebook post to 'shine a flashlight'

(NEW YORK) -- The “avid” gun-owning South Carolina man who posted a video documenting his step-by-step purchase of a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle wanted the world to see how easy it is for the sake of transparency, he told ABC News today, a... Read More

Friend posts moving tribute on 17th birthday of school shooting victim Carmen Schentrup

(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- National Merit Finalist Carmen Schentrup would have turned 17 years old on Wednesday.

Instead, one week earlier, she was one of 17 people gunned down at her Florida high school in a Valentine's Day massacre.

 In... Read More

Missing boy's father, stepmother have history of violent fights, police reports show

(NEW YORK) -- The stepmother of a 5-year-old boy who's been missing since Saturday has a turbulent relationship with the boy's father, as documented in a series of police reports obtained by ABC News.

Lucas Hernandez disappeared from his Wichi... Read More

Texas woman brought to tears as DOJ targets elder scams

(WASHINGTON) --  A Texas woman was brought to tears at the Justice Department Thursday, as she recalled how her 82-year-old grandmother committed suicide after being scammed out of her life's savings.

"These individuals preyed on her and ... Read More

'Selfless' off-duty Maryland officer Mujahid Ramzziddin saved neighbor's life 'by giving his own' in shooting

(BRANDYWINE, Md.) -- An off-duty Maryland police officer was gunned down when he "stood his ground" to protect his neighbor from her estranged husband and "saved her life by giving his own," according to police.

The estranged husband alleg... Read More

4th-grader in Tennessee writes letter to sheriff asking for more school security

(CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn.) -- As the nation continues to deal with the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, one elementary school student in Tennessee is pleading for action.

Abigail Daniels, a fourth-g... Read More

Funeral to be held today for football coach killed while protecting students at Florida high school

(PARKLAND, Fla.) --  At the funeral Thursday for the Florida football coach gunned down while protecting students in a mass shooting, the sheriff said, "Before you even heard how he died, you knew he died putting himself in harm's way to save ot... Read More

Dissecting the distinctive profile of school shooters: 'There's always a trail of what they're about to do'

(NEW YORK) -- Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz has become the latest young man accused of storming a U.S. school and gunning down students and staff.

Cruz allegedly fired his way through his former school last week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High... Read More

Texas superintendent vows to suspend students who walkout to protest guns

(NEEDVILLE, TX) -- A school superintendent near Houston said his district plans to suspend any student who takes part in classroom walkouts as a form of protest over gun violence after last week's school massacre in Florida.

"Needville ISD... Read More

US Army's top engineer 'not satisfied' with Puerto Rico's post-Maria recovery

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- It's been 150 days since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, but the island still isn't at a level of recovery that satisfies the U.S. Army’s top engineer.

"I am not satisfied that people in Puerto Ri... Read More

Police arrest suspect linked to murder of two-year-old in Chicago

(CHICAGO) -- Authorities late Wednesday night arrested a person of interest linked to the murder of a 2-year-old boy found in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood earlier that day.

The suspect was apprehended in Kankakee County during a t... Read More

Christian evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

(NEW YORK) -- The Rev. Billy Graham, one of the world's most famous Christian evangelists, has died, a family spokesman said Wednesday. He was 99.

Graham died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning, spokesman Mark DeMoss said.
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Florida student mistaken for gunman: 'I knew any move I made would be the end of my life'

(TALLAHASSE, Fla.) -- As gunshots and screams echoed through his school, Lorenzo Prado said he locked himself in the sound booth at the auditorium at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and prepared to die.

But moments after the gunfire s... Read More