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Florida school shooting survivor rejects ‘hero’ label

FLORIDA: A survivor of the Florida school shooting nicknamed "Iron Man" for his efforts to save classmates said he did not want to be labeled a "hero," as his family announced a lawsuit against authorities. Anthony Borges, 15, was shot in both legs and the back by Nikolas Cruz, who opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on February 14. Despite his injuries, the teenager managed to shut a door, preventing the shooter from entering the room where around 20 students were hiding. In doing so, he…

Two hurt, shooter dead at US high school: sheriff

GREAT MILLS: A student armed with a handgun wounded two classmates at a Maryland high school on Tuesday, officials said, in an outburst of campus violence just days before a student-organized nationwide march for gun control. The shooter, who was not identified, has died following the incident at Great Mills High School, St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron told reporters. Cameron said the "school resource officer" responsible for security engaged the shooter after hearing gunfire at around 7:45 am (1145 GMT),…

Grief and anger as Florida prepares to bury victims of school massacre

PARKLAND: As families prepared on Friday to bury victims of another U.S. mass shooting, grief mixed with anger amid signs of possible lapses in school security and indications that law enforcement may have missed clues about the suspected gunman’s plans. One distraught mother who said she had just spent two hours making funeral preparations for her 14-year-old child expressed disbelief that a gunman could just stroll into school and open fire, and she appealed to President Donald Trump to take action. Nikolas Cruz, 19,…

At least three killed in shooting at California school: media

LOS ANGELES: At least three people were killed and two children were wounded Tuesday in a shooting at a school in rural Northern California, authorities said. The shooting broke out at a home in Tehama County and continued at the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, local authorities were quoted as saying. Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told San Francisco news network KCRA that the assailant was killed by police. He said he didn't have the exact number of victims but knew of at least three deaths. "I know that we…

Two dead in natural gas explosion at US school

CHICAGO: Federal authorities joined the investigation on Thursday into a natural gas explosion at a US school that killed two adults and sent students fleeing as a building partially collapsed. Rescuers pulled the body of the final missing person from the rubble late Wednesday at a Minnesota private Christian school. Two people were killed, a school janitor and a receptionist. All students at Minnehaha Academy were accounted for, some fleeing the building at the school for grades kindergarten to 12 just moments before…