Victoria Smurfit and children to leave US after gunman targeted daughters' school

Dublin-born actress Victoria Smurfit said a gunman targeting her daughters' school in recent days reaffirmed her decision to move her family from the US.

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PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

Active Shooter is branded as a ‘Swat simulator’ that lets players choose between being an active shooter or the Swat team responding.

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Texas governor meets with students after high school shooting

Greg Abbott said he wanted to find “swift and meaningful” ways to stop future shootings.

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Incoming NRA president blames 'culture of violence' and Ritalin for school shootings

The incoming president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) has said that the underlying problem in the school shootings in the US is "a culture of violence" and Ritalin.

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Texas mourners endure grief that ‘none of us can comprehend’

Services have been held in memory of the 10 people killed in a high school shooting.

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Texas school shooting suspect ‘exchanged lots of fire with police’

Dmitrios Pagourtzis also had several kinds of homemade explosive devices but they were not capable of detonating, county officials said.

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Pakistan exchange student among those killed in US school shooting

Sabika Sheikh died when Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, went on a rampage at his high school in Santa Fe, Texas.

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School walkouts planned on anniversary of Columbine school shooting

Students in the US will remember victims of gun violence and push for firearms control in another wave of school walkouts.

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Families bury school gunman victims

Grieving families gathered today to bury 12 children gunned down in the halls of their Rio de Janeiro school, an unheard-of act of school violence which left stunned Brazilians struggling for answers.

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Suspect arrested after fatal school shooting

One student was shot dead in a high-school hallway in Tacoma, Washington, USA, as classes were starting this morning, and police arrested another student found wandering in a neighbourhood a few miles away, officials said.

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Student killed in school shooting

A student in Tacoma, Washington, USA, was shot dead in a high-school hallway as classes were starting this morning, and police were searching for the gunman, officials said.

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Gunman sexually assaulted hostages

The gunman who killed a student and committed suicide during a high school stand-off methodically selected six girls as hostages – apparently favouring blondes – and sexually assaulted at least some of them, authorities and witnesses said.

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Attack on school hostages 'sexual in nature'

The gunman who took six girls hostage in a high school classroom in Bailey, Colorado, killing one, had sexually assaulted at least some of them, the sheriff said today.

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Student describes Colorado school shooting

The gunman who took six girls hostage in a high school classroom in Bailey, Colorado, killing one of his captives and himself, began the takeover by ordering students to line up at the blackboard.

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Colorado authorities seek details on hostage-taker

The high school in the tiny Colorado mountain town of Bailey was closed today.

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School gunman kills hostage, then himself

A gunman took six girls hostage at the high school in the Colorado mountain town of Bailey, using them as human shields for hours before he shot and fatally wounded a girl and then killed himself as a SWAT team moved in, authorities said.

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High school seige gunman dead

A middle-aged gunman walked into the high school in the US mountain town of Bailey, Colorado, yesterday, shot and critically wounded a student and then killed himself after police commando team members entered the building, authorities said.

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Gun dealers quizzed in schoolboy shooting probe

Gun dealers have been questioned in a bid to trace the owner of a rifle used in the accidental shooting of a schoolboy in the North, it was revealed today.

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School reopens after playground shooting

A school in the North where a five-year-old boy was shot and injured in the playground was reopened today.

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Teenager shoots teacher and commits suicide

A 16-year-old boy walked into his school in southern Germany today and shot his female teacher in the leg before killing himself, police said.

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Germany seeks ban on violent computer games

Germany wants to give regulators the power to ban violent computer games following the shooting rampage at an Erfurt school last month.

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Silent vigil takes place for Germany gun victims

Germans paused for a moment of silence today to honour the victims of last week’s school shooting that left 17 dead, while most classes in the stricken city of Erfurt were cancelled to give students a chance to express their grief and fears.

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Erfurt school shooting: Parents didn’t know son had been expelled

The parents of a teenage gunman who killed 16 people and himself at his former school did not know he had been expelled, German police have said.

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Gun attack school aims to get back to normal

Parents and pupils in Erfurt say they are keen to get back to normal at the school where 16 people were shot.

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Teacher trapped school massacre gunman in classroom

A teacher in the Germany school massacre prevented further massacre by confronting the teenage gunman and locking him in a classroom.

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Gunman in school shooting 'had clashed with teachers'

An expelled student who went on a shooting rampage at his former school, had frequent run-ins with teachers and his parents.

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Scrawled 'Help' note found after massacre

A sign with the word "Help" scrawled on it was pasted to a window as the student in the Erfurt massacre went on the rampage with two guns.

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Teen kills 17 in school rampage

An expelled pupil went on a gun rampage in a German school today - killing 17 people including at least two children, before he too died, police said.

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Schoolboy gunmen kill 18 in Germany

Two gunmen, believed to be schoolboys, opened fire wildly inside a German school today, killing 18 people, including two teachers and a policeman.

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At least one killed in Florida school shooting

At least one student has died and several others are injured following a shooting at a community school in the US state of Florida.

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'I was sick' says law student accused of gun rampage

A law student who is accused of killing his college dean, a professor and another student told a judge today that he is sick and needs help.

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Community in mourning after college massacre

A close-knit American community is in mourning after a student killed his dean, a lecturer and another student.

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'Failing' law student 'executes three college staff'

Four students have overpowered a gunman who went on a shooting spree at their US college, killing three people in what were described as "executions".

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Gunman kills three in US law school

A gunman killed three people and wounded three others during a shooting spree today at the Appalachian School of Law, officials said.

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Six shot in US school shooting, 3 confirmed dead

Reports are coming in that six people have been shot in a school shooting in Virginia, US.

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Two injured in New York school shooting

There has been a shooting at Martin Luther Secondary School in New York city today on the anniversary of the civil rights leader's death.

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Reports of school shooting in New York

Reports are coming in that there has been a shooting at Martin Luther Secondary School in New York city today.

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School shooting suspect ‘wanted to do a Columbine’

An 18-year-old student accused of shooting five people at his high school made a reference to the 1999 massacre at Columbine High in Colorado during class earlier this year and simulated guns with his hands, a classmate said.

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School in shock after gun battle

A US school is in shock after a pupil shot three children, two teachers and sustained serious injuries himself in a gun battle.

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Student opens fire on classmates

An 18-year-old student has opened fire at his Californian high school, wounding three classmates and two teachers.

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Pupil persuades school gun girl to surrender

A boy has told how he persuaded an armed teenage girl to drop the gun she had used to shoot a classmate in the second US school shooting of the week.

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Latest US high school shooting over girl's 'grudge with classmate'

A 14-year-old US schoolgirl is believed to have shot her classmate after a long-standing dispute.

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Girl, 13, wounded in latest US school shooting

A 13-year-old girl is recovering from gunshot wounds after the second US school shooting in the past three days.

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