April 2, 2014 |
KILLEEN, Texas - Four people were dead, including a gunman, and at least 11 others were wounded in a shooting at Ft. Hood, officials said Wednesday. The base was locked down for about four hours, until a siren sounded shortly before 9 p.m. to end the lockdown. At least two of the injured had multiple gunshot wounds, a hospital spokesman said. A U.S. military official said at least 11 other people had been wounded, but cautioned that the numbers could change. Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told CNN he had been told that four people were dead, including the shooter, and that 14 were hurt.
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March 6, 2014 |
Two Southern California high schools were placed on lockdown Thursday as police investigated a bomb threat and a call of a student being held hostage at gunpoint. The two unrelated reports were deemed hoaxes by authorities. Beverly Hills police received a call about 2:45 p.m. from a person claiming to be a 16-year-old being held hostage by a man with a gun at Beverly Hills High School, said Lt. Lincoln Hoshino. Though many students had already gone home, those who remained were placed on lockdown while officers conducted a full search of the campus.
January 30, 2014 |
One man was shot and another injured in a parking lot fight on Thursday at Eastern Florida State College that forced an hour-long campus lockdown and canceled classes, police said. Three men, at least one a student, began arguing and fighting in the lot about 1:30 p.m. Apparently acting in self-defense, Landrick Hamiliton, 24, pulled a gun from his car and fired at Amado Contreras, 25, hitting him in the chest, said Officer Yvonne Martinez, Palm...
January 24, 2014 |
One person has been shot at South Carolina State University and authorities are searching for suspects, a school spokeswoman said Friday. The 3,500-student school in Orangeburg, S.C., is on lockdown, Elizabeth Mosely-Hawkins, director of public relations, told the Los Angeles Times. There was no immediate word about the injured student's condition, she said. It was not known how many suspects were being sought, but it is more than one, Mosely-Hawkins said. The suspects are believed to be off campus.
January 24, 2014 |
A student who was shot outside a South Carolina State University dorm Friday has died, officials said. Though university officials did not release the victim's name, Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall said the victim was 20-year-old Brandon Robinson. The coroner's office will release further information Saturday after an autopsy, she told the Los Angeles Times. Robinson was fatally shot outside a dorm, Hugine Suites , at about 1:30 p.m, prompting a campus-wide lockdown. Authorities said they were pursuing four suspects in connection with the shooting.
December 27, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- How do new inmates cope with the lack of privacy in prison? What advice would an inmate give someone facing a long prison sentence? What are the effects of incarceration on inmates' families? All good questions, none of which had good answers online -- until recently. Through a partnership with the Last Mile, a high-tech incubator at San Quentin , question-and-answer service Quora has made it possible for inmates to make their voices heard on social media.