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21 injured in mass stabbing at US high school

An American student brandishing two knives stabbed 20 teenagers and a security guard in a bloody rampage in the classrooms and hallways of a Pennsylvania high school Wednesday, officials said. At least four fellow students were critically injured in the assault at Franklin Regional High School, said Thomas Seefeld, chief of police in Murrysville, an outer suburb of Pittsburgh.

20 hurt in mass stabbing at US high school

An American student stabbed 19 teenagers and a security guard in a bloody 30-minute rampage in the classrooms and hallways of a Pennsylvania high school on Wednesday, officials said. At least four students were critically injured in the shocking assault at Franklin Regional High School, said Thomas Seefeld, chief of police in Murrysville, an outer suburb of Pittsburgh. The 16-year-old boy walked down a hallway flashing two knives, stabbing fellow pupils and the guard as they began arriving for what should have been a routine school day, Seefeld said.

Two students wounded in Philadelphia high school shooting

By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Two students were shot and wounded on Friday afternoon at a charter high school in northern Philadelphia, police said, in the latest school shooting to fuel a national debate over gun control laws. A teenaged girl and a boy were shot in their arms at the Delaware Valley Charter High School at about 3:30 p.m. when a young male pulled a handgun in a gymnasium with about seven students in it, officials and media reports said.

Boy, 12, faces battery charge in New Mexico school shooting

By Alex Dobuzinskis and Karen Brooks (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy accused of opening fire with a shotgun at a New Mexico middle school, seriously wounding two students, has been charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, authorities said on Thursday. The boy, Mason Campbell, will be tried as a juvenile in connection with what authorities have described as a planned attack at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, said New Mexico State Police Lieutenant Emmanuel Gutierrez.

US releases chilling Newtown massacre documents

Newtown gunman Adam Lanza wore yellow ear plugs that deadened screams of his victims and ducked into a classroom to shoot himself in the mouth after one of America's worst school massacres. Disturbing details about last year's mass shooting were revealed Friday when US police released thousands of pages of documents, photographs and recordings from their investigation. The troubled 20-year-old shot dead 20 first grade children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary, using a rifle taken from his suburban mother's legally acquired home arsenal.

Colorado school shooting victim dies

A 17-year-old Colorado high school student who was shot in the face by a teenage gunman died Saturday after eight days on life support, a local hospital said. Arapahoe High School student Karl Pierson, 18, shot Claire Davis point blank with a shotgun on December 13, before taking his own life, in a shocking rampage that officials said lasted 80 seconds. Officials said Pierson had been kicked off the school's debate team and apparently bore a grudge toward the team's coach.

Colorado student, 17, wounded in school shooting, dies

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 17-year-old Colorado student shot in the head earlier this month by a gunman at her high school died on Saturday at a hospital with her family at her side, the facility and her family said. Claire Davis was the only person wounded by gunfire when Karl Pierson, an 18-year-old senior at Arapahoe High School in suburban Denver, entered the school on December 13 and opened fire with a shotgun, police said.

Colorado school shooting victim dies

A 17-year-old Colorado high school student who was shot in the face by a teenage gunman died Saturday after eight days on life support, a local hospital said. Arapahoe High School student Karl Pierson, 18, shot Claire Davis point blank with a shotgun on December 13, before taking his own life, in a shocking rampage that officials said lasted 80 seconds. Officials said Pierson had been kicked off the school's debate team and apparently bore a grudge toward the team's coach.

Colorado school gunman died of self-inflicted shotgun wound to head

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The 18-year-old Colorado gunman who stormed his suburban Denver high school and shot and critically wounded a classmate last week before committing suicide died of a shotgun blast to the head, the county coroner said on Monday. An autopsy conducted on the body of Karl Halverson Pierson revealed he died of "a severe head injury," the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office said in a statement that classified the death as a suicide.

Obamas observe silence on Newtown massacre anniversary

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle lit 26 candles and observed a moment of silence Saturday in honor of the victims of last year's shooting at an elementary school. Exactly one year ago, on December 14, 2012, a heavily armed man, later identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, entered the school in Newtown, Connecticut and opened fire with devastating effect. In 10 minutes he killed 20 first graders and six teachers and staff before taking his own life. He had also shot his mother dead earlier that morning.
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