Officials at the Niles McKinley High School in Niles, Ohio, banned all backpacks for student safety following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. Other schools across the U.S. have restricted the use of backpacks and cell phones in the wake of the tragedy.
Around two-thirds of households with children do not store all of their guns safely, which researchers defined as leaving weapons locked and unloaded when not in use, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
Police say Dornubari Dugbor, 31, shot dead his fiancee, Katrina Banks, and her 15-year-old son, Kevin Johnson, before turning the gun on himself. His 4-year-old daughter was found alive and pretending to be asleep, Missouri cops say.
Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland school shooter, had few friends, no prospects, but lots of guns. A life of rage and rejection led him to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Florida’s deadliest school shooting.
The Republican tax law is leading to higher income taxes in some states, forcing Republican lawmakers and governors to decide if they should keep taking the extra budget revenue or cut taxes for their residents.