Ex-School Deputy Pushes Back on Charges of Inaction During Shooting

Former Parkland, Florida, school deputy Scot Peterson’s attorney says state officials were engaged in a “veiled attempt at politically motivated retribution” when they slapped Peterson with child-neglect charges for not confronting an assault rifle-wielding teenager during his attack on a local high school.

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Emotional Last Words Open Ghost Ship Fire Trial

The Oakland judge presiding over the trial of two men blamed for the deaths of 36 people in the 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire threatened to ban all but the victims’ families and the media from the proceedings after learning that unidentified people contacted jurors during a court break Tuesday in an apparent effort to influence them.

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Two Newtown Parents Want School Held Responsible for Massacre

A jury should decide whether administrators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, who were gunned down after leaving a conference room, failed to follow their own protocols and were negligent, attorneys representing two parents of deceased first-graders told a Connecticut appeals court Wednesday.

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