Why AR-15-style rifles are popular among mass shooters

(NEW YORK) -- When suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz mowed down at least 17 adults and students at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, he was armed when an AR-15-style rifle that he purchased legally.

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Juvenile arrested in South Carolina for threatening copycat shooting attack

(SPARTANSVILLE, S.C.) -- A juvenile was arrested in South Carolina on Thursday after posting to social media a message that warned of a shooting rampage similar to the attack that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday in P... Read More

Florida sheriff tells vigil: Officials 'will not get re-elected' if gun laws stay same

(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- Hundreds of people attended vigils remembering the 17 victims who were killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday.

Several speakers took to an elevated stage to pray for those who died, the injured w... Read More

Winter storm on the way for the Northeast

(NEW YORK) -- Heavy rain and storms moved through Ohio Valley and parts of the Northeast overnight Friday, but it's a second line of storms that will bring snow to the region on Saturday.

The storm system already brought snow to parts of C... Read More

Grandmother reports grandson for school shooting plot in Washington state

(EVERETT, Wash.) -- A grandmother in Washington state is being credited with reporting her own grandson for planning a school shooting. The teen was arrested the same day as a former student killed 17 people in a shooting at a Florida school.
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Twin brothers arrested in NYC on explosives charges after authorities find bomb-making materials

(NEW YORK) -- Twin brothers have been arrested in New York City on explosives charges for making a bomb, multiple law enforcement sources told ABC News.

The two arrests were made in The Bronx, the sources aid. Investigators recovered bomb-... Read More

Survivors of Florida high school shooting call for action on gun control

(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- In interviews and tweets during and after the shooting at a high school in Florida on Wednesday students and teachers that experienced the horrible event firsthand called on Congress to enact stricter gun control laws to prevent i... Read More

What we know about the alleged Florida school shooter

(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- Authorities are still digging for clues to why a Florida teen allegedly opened fire at his former high school on Wednesday, killing 17 people.

Family members, classmates and former friends described suspect Nikolas Cruz... Read More

What the school, police did right in Florida school shooting

(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hid in their classrooms on Wednesday as a former student fired shots through the glass windows.

It was terrifying for all those involved, but the students put into practi... Read More

'We mourn for the potential that was lost': Vigil held for 17 victims of Parkland, Florida school shooting

(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- Hundreds of people attended a vigil remembering the 17 victims who were killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday.

Several speakers took to an elevated stage to pray for those who died, the injured w... Read More

JROTC enlistees shield classmates, teachers from Florida shooter using Kevlar pads

(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- When two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) captains heard gunshots after training with cadets, they used classroom materials to barricade and protect students.
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Florida school shooting: 19-year-old accused of killing 17 is a 'broken child,' lawyer says

(PARKLAND, Fla. ) -- A day after the Valentine’s Day massacre at a Florida high school left 17 people dead, the suspect's public defender called the accused gunman a "broken child."

Public defender Melisa McNeil appeared with the sch... Read More

Florida shooting survivor praises school response but warns 'this is something that people cannot get used to'

(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg needed little time to reflect on the shooting rampage he survived on lockdown in a classroom with other terrified students Wednesday.

"What I wish people would kno... Read More

Florida school shooting suspect linked to white supremacist group: ADL

(NEW YORK) -- The Anti-Defamation League, a civil rights watchdog, told ABC News they have information they believe to be credible linking Nikolas Cruz, the Florida school shooting suspect, to a white supremacist group called Republic of Florida.
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