January 15th, 2014
08:43 PM ET

New Mexico shooting suspect's family: "We love our young son"

(CNN) - He had a 20-gauge pump shotgun, which police say he personally sawed off.

He had three shells.

And he had a plan.

The 12-year-old had all these when he entered a Roswell, New Mexico, middle school gymnasium and opened fire, State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said Wednesday.

His first shot, which Kassetas characterized as "birdshot," hit the ceiling. The second went into the gym floor. The third sped toward the stands where, some 12 to 15 feet away, it hit two of a throng of students who had been waiting for classes to start.

"The victims were random," the state police chief said.

Having carried out three search warrants and conducted at least 60 "primary interviews," Kassetas laid out these and other details related to Tuesday morning's shooting at Berrendo Middle School. But he didn't disclose everything, including the preteen shooter's possible motive.

"We did find evidence that the suspect had planned this event," Kassetas said. "I can't discuss the particulars as to why."


Filed under: Education • News • School Shooting
December 13th, 2013
08:35 PM ET

Student: Never thought this could happen here

Senior Eric Waugh was also in class when he heard the shots ring out, and he comes OutFront tonight to describe the chaotic aftermath and how he thinks the school will rally around this tragedy.

Filed under: Crime • News • School Shooting
December 13th, 2013
08:34 PM ET

Student describes panic, lockdown after high school shooting

A teenager opened fire in a Colorado high school Friday afternoon, injuring several students and killing himself a day before the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 small children dead.

Three students were wounded, one seriously, at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado when the shooter opened fire with a shotgun.

According to the sheriff, the suspected shooter was targeting a specific teacher. Outfront tonight is Christian Jay Myers, a sophomore who was in class when he heard the gunshots.

Filed under: Crime • News • School Shooting
November 25th, 2013
09:27 PM ET

New reports reveals details about Sandy Hook shooter

Connecticut officials released a 44-page report Monday that outlines how 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 young students and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December.

Motive behind Sandy Hook shooting remains unknown, Conn. officials report

Investigators say Lanza was obsessed with mass murders and even collected newspaper clippings about school shootings.

How did that not raise a red flag?

Criminologist Casey Jordan is OutFront.

Filed under: News • Newtown • School Shooting
January 22nd, 2013
09:37 PM ET

Shooting at Texas Community College

Shots rang out at the Lone Star Community College in Houston today in what officials are now blaming on a fight between two people.

Police and emergency responders swarmed the campus minutes after the 9-1-1 call as students ducked under desks and ran for cover.

At least three individuals were injured, including a maintenance worker who was caught in the crossfire. Two suspects are in custody.

CNN's Ed Lavandera is in Houston with the latest.

Filed under: Crime • News • School Shooting
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