School Shooting

Twin Nevada shootings in middle school, casino leave three dead, four injured

A police officer stops traffic near Agnes Risley Elementary school following a shooting at nearby Sparks Middle School October 21, 2013 in Sparks, Nevada. Photo: AFP

A 12-year-old student armed with a semi-automatic handgun shot and killed a math teacher and critically wounded two classmates before killing himself at his Nevada middle school on Monday, law enforcement officials said.

Tuesday, 22 October, 2013, 11:07am 2 comments

British man pleads guilty to threatening massacre at US school

A British man pleaded guilty yesterday to making Facebook threats to kill 200 people at a school in the United States, which sparked a major security alert that saw thousands of pupils kept at home. Reece Elliot, 24, a father-of-one from South Shields in northeastern England, posted the messages on a tribute site for a Tennessee teenager who was killed in a car accident.

27 Apr 2013 - 2:14am

Reflections: none so blind

Illustration: a yip

The Sandy Hook school shooting in the United States last month was as shocking as it was baffling. To many non-Americans, the right to bear arms and the strident defence of that right by a large portion of that country's population fly in the face of common sense.

12 Jan 2013 - 11:23pm

After Newtown, Colombia firm makes bullet-proof kid clothes

Picture of the new clothing line for children with bulletproof protection taken at the factory of Colombian businessman Miguel Caballero. Photo: AFP

Miguel Caballero has been making bullet-proof clothes for politicians and other bigwigs for 20 years, but not for kids. The latest US school massacre has changed that.

This year he plans a line for children -- T-shirts, vests, and combination backpack-vests -- and geared toward the US market.

3 Jan 2013 - 12:35am

Letters to the Editor, January 3, 2013

A stronger PLA will be good for the nation. Photo: Reuters

Time almost stands still at Now TV

After reading the correspondence focusing on Now TV often showing repeats of BBC series, I am writing to say that this is too often the case and is widespread across English-language channels.

Now Broadband TV might transmit over the internet, yet is a company where time almost stands still.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:21am 5 comments

How they see it, December 23, 2012

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, center, stands with other officials to observe a moment of silence while bells ring 26 times in Newtown. Photo: AP

1. The New York Times

30 Dec 2012 - 2:36am

Arizona teen arrested over YouTube threat to 'kill everyone' at high school

Police in Arizona said they arrested a 16-year-old student who threatened in an online video to "kill everyone" at her high school, then kill herself.

The teenager was a student at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, the office of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Newtown schools reopen as first funerals of shooting victims held

The funeral procession taking the coffin of school shooting victim Jack Pinto, six, to Newtown Village Cemetery. Photo: New York Times

Most children in Newtown returned to classes yesterday for the first time since last week's shooting, but survivors stayed at home and Sandy Hook school remained a crime scene.

In a thin drizzle, yellow school buses once again rolled through the Connecticut town, where 5,400 children are enrolled.

19 Dec 2012 - 4:33am

US must tighten gun control laws

Gun control supporters in a candlelight vigil in Washington after twenty-seven people were killed in Newtown, Connecticut. Photo: AFP

I write regarding the mass shooting on Friday morning in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking his own life.

America is familiar with gun-related mass shootings, including a recent mall shooting in Oregon and The Dark Knight Rises theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado, in July.

19 Dec 2012 - 1:52am

American myth of freedom through guns

Supporters of gun control legislation hold candles and placards during a rally to mourn the shooting victims. Photo: Xinhua

The brutal murder of 20 children and seven adults in Newtown, Connecticut, shakes us to the core as individuals and requires a response as citizens. The United States seems to reel from one mass gun killing to another - roughly one a month this year alone. America needs to find a better way.

19 Dec 2012 - 1:52am 2 comments

Outcry over Chinese state media coverage of tragic school attacks

Xie Xinye, a primary school student injured in the knife attack, receives medical treatment in a hospital in Guangshan County, Henan. Photo: Xinhua

Two parallel incidents of mass violence occurred over the weekend: a shooting in Connecticut, in the United States, and a knife attack in Henan province, China - both involved men walking into schools and attacking scores of young children.

18 Dec 2012 - 6:05pm

US school shooting revives gun debate

Supporters of gun control legislation hold candles during a rally to pay respect for the shooting victims in front of the White House in Washington, capital of the United States, Dec. 14, 2012. Photo: Xinhua

Relatives of those killed in past mass shootings reacted with outrage to Friday’s news of another massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut. The tragedy also reignited calls from gun control activists for laws restricting access to weapons.

15 Dec 2012 - 12:51pm