FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — They’re bogus 911 calls with real consequences — and public figures or celebrities are often the victims. Last week, activist David Hogg in Parkland and fellow #NeverAgain student leader Cameron Kasky in West Delray were targeted by “swatting” calls, according to authorities in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Named after the response by police SWAT squads who are called out to deal with the calls, swatting callers often describe
SUNRISE, Fla. — Graduating seniors at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February received diplomas Sunday and heard from surprise commencement speaker Jimmy Fallon, who urged them to move forward and “don’t let anything stop you.” Four families received diplomas on behalf of loved ones slain in the attack that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control. Principal Ty Thompson underscored the honors for the dead students in a tweet.
SANTA FE, Texas — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation’s deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control. The suspected shooter, who was in custody on murder charges, also had explosive devices that were found in the school and nearby, said Gov. Greg Abbott, who called the assault
DALLAS — Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering members of the National Rifle Association on Friday and implored them to elect more Republicans to Congress to defend gun rights. Trump claimed that Democrats want to “outlaw guns” and said if the nation takes that drastic step, it might as well ban all vans and trucks because they are the new weapons for “maniac terrorists.” “We will