Schools Ban Backpacks To Make Students 'Feel Safe' After Mass ShootingNiles McKinley High School in Ohio is one of the latest schools to ban students from carrying their books in a backpack.
Church To Hold A Controversial Blessing Ceremony For AR-15sThe World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland is inviting couples to bring their semi-automatic rifles to the church on Feb. 28
AR-15 Raffle For Youth Baseball Team Sparks OutrageA youth baseball team in Missouri is drawing national criticism for proceeding with the raffle of an AR-15 assault rifle in the wake of Florida's deadly school shooting that killed 17 people.
Grandmother Stops Another School Shooting Day Before Florida MassacreAccording to police in Everett, Washington, the grandmother of a high school student called 911 after finding disturbing journal entries that described how the 18-year-old was planning to attack his high school.
Police Say Shooting on Wash U Campus Possibly Road RageClayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said both the woman and the driver of the car she was in said they had argued with someone in a black sport utility vehicle just before the shooting and that the SUV then drove away.
Person Injured in Shooting on Wash U's Danforth CampusWashington University in St. Louis has issued a campus alert, reporting a person was injured in a shooting on the Danforth Campus.
Missouri Middle School Student Pulls Out a GunPrincipal heard about the gun and safely took it from the student.
Phone App Alerts Nearby Police Officers to Scene of School ShootingSt. Louis school leaders and law enforcement on Wednesday heard from a police lieutenant who responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012 in Newtown, Conn., when 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire and killed 20 children and 6 adult staff members.
University of Illinois Student Arrested For 'Terrorist-Like Threats'The Champaign News-Gazette reports Dany Sammak was arrested Saturday after he made what authorities said were "terrorist-like threats'' and made shooting gestures with his hands.
Opinion: GunsFollowing the events in Connecticut last Friday, there is a fundamental question that keeps crossing my mind: Why did this have to happen? How many more schools need to be shot up before we act? How many children need to die over a Constitutional Amendment that addressed the right for Americans to possess muskets?
Quinn Orders Flags at Half-Staff for ConnecticutQuinn said in a statement Friday that Illinoisans are praying for the victims and families in Newtown, Connecticut.

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