| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's tempting to think of the horrific incident as a remote, rare event, unlikely to ever hit home.
That would be naive.
There have been two gun-related incidents in my...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The big shootings still find their own awful way of hitting him.
When he heard about the massacre of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, Tom Mauser fled to his office and cried.
Two Saturdays ago, Mauser was at home when his wife,...
| Sep 28, 2014
A large armored vehicle that in recent years patrolled the battlefields of the Middle East now stands at the ready in York County.
Once used to help American troops avoid getting killed or maimed by roadside bombs, the imposing vehicle was turned over...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Fifth and sixth grade students at Windermere School in Ellington got a sampling of what Rachel Scott's life stood for, before and after she lost her life at Columbine High School in 1999.
Eliana Reyes, an ambassador of the Rachel's Challenge...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:06 PM
For an artist, inspiration can strike anywhere. For David Scanavino, it was a trip back to his alma mater, Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. He graduated two years before the 1999 massacre and visited the campus after the tragedy to reconnect with...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:38 PM
A 19-year-old Bucks County man is one of the latest Yik Yak social media users to be arrested for allegedly posting a message threatening school violence on a mobile app that has risen in popularity because of its ability to post anonymous messages....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:30 AM
In 2013, I retired as the Commander of the Maryland State Police Licensing Division. Before that, I ran the Maryland State Police Firearms Enforcement Section and the Gang Enforcement Unit. I was also a homicide investigator, drug investigator and...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Mass shootings have occurred in the United States with increasing frequency over the past 14 years, with 486 people killed in 160 incidents, according to an FBI analysis released on Wednesday.
There were an average of 16.4 active-shooter incidents...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Given that some sort of horrific, headline-grabbing school shooting now occurs in the United States at a rate of once a week, it's hard to argue against the idea that gun violence is as much a national pastime as baseball. Unlike baseball, however, the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Two 12-year-old girls have been charged with repeatedly stabbing their middle school classmate in a wooded park near Milwaukee, a shocking attack allegedly influenced by a fascination with a fictional pop culture character.
It’s happened before....
| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:45 PM
At a quiet July school board meeting, Compton school police chief William Wu matter-of-factly explained that his officers would need AR-15 semiautomatic rifles to adequately protect students and staff from a heavily armed shooter if such a nightmare...