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  1. Texas shooting renews debate about American school designRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Just hours after the nation's latest school shooting, the debate began anew: Are American schools built in a way that makes them easy targets? Are there too many windows, too many entrances and exits and too few security features? The questions expose yet another divide, with Second Amendment activists and some security experts calling for safer school designs and some gun-control advocates saying it's a distracting side issue that avoids more meaningful action. The debate began after the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado and gained more attention in the aftermath of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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  2. Judge dismisses Sandy Hook parents' lawsuit over securityRead the original story

    Saturday May 5 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    A Connecticut judge has cited government immunity in dismissing a lawsuit by the parents of two children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre against the town and its school district over alleged inadequate security measures. Superior Court Judge Robin Wilson, in a decision released Tuesday, granted the town's request to dismiss the lawsuit, agreeing school officials were immune from being sued and the security procedures in place were discretionary.

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  3. NRA support surged following Parkland shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks during the National Rifle Association-ILA Leadership Forum, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Atlanta. Donations to the National Rifle Association soared following the shooting at a Florida high school last month and the subsequent wave of gun control activism.

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  4. Gun maker Remington files for bankruptcyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    In this Thursday, March 1, 2018, photo, the Remington name is seen etched on a model 870 shotgun at Duke's Sport Shop in New Castle, Pa. One of the oldest and best-known gun makers in the world, Remington has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to restructure its massive debt, according to The Wall Street Journal .

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  5. Dick's Sporting Goods to stop selling modern sporting riflesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    One of the nation's largest sporting goods retailers is making a statement in the national gun debate. Dick's Sporting Goods announced Wednesday, February 28, 2018 that it will no longer carry modern sporting rifles like an AR-15 in any of its stores.

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  6. ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his ownRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2018 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The two boys escaped a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day. The shooter, Ni... .

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  7. When training on fire alarms, shootings clash: Stay or flee?Read the original story

    Feb 17, 2018 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to evacuate after one of the boys had triggered a false fire alarm.

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  8. Conundrum of a fire alarm with gunfire: Flee, or lock down?Read the original story

    Feb 16, 2018 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to evacuate after one of the boys had triggered a false fire alarm.

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  9. Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17Read the original story

    Feb 14, 2018 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter, who was equipped with a gas mask and smoke grenades, set off a fire alarm to draw students out of classrooms shortly before the day ended at one of the state's largest schools, officials said.

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  10. Police: 'Dignitaries' disrupted Sandy Hook massacre sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2018 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    After the 2012 school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, police officials not involved in the investigation and "dignitaries" were allowed into the building and potentially contaminated the crime scene by stepping on bullet casings and glass shards that had yet to be processed as evidence, according to a report state police released Friday on their response to the mass shooting. The long-awaited report concludes state police handled the response effectively, but it recommends improvements to protecting crime scene integrity, dealing with victims' families and other issues.

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  11. Church Nativity scene honors victims of gun massacresRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2017 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The display in front of St. Susanna's Parish in Dedham, Massachusetts depicts the birth of Jesus, but lining the walls around Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus are hand-painted signs listing the country's deadliest mass shootings and the number of people killed at each. The list references 16 massacres including those in Columbine, Colorado; Newtown, Connecticut; Orlando, Florida, Virginia Tech, Charleston, South Carolina; Sutherland Springs, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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  12. NAPS volunteers load up supplies for Houston.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2017 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    A young group of National Association for the Prevention of Starvation volunteers from north Alabama is on the ground in Beaumont, Texas, helping Harvey victims any way they can. From New York City after the Sept.

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  13. NAPS volunteers load up supplies for Houston.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2017 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    A young group of National Association for the Prevention of Starvation volunteers from north Alabama is on the ground in Houston, helping Harvey victims any way they can. From New York City after the Sept.

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  14. The Latest: Alex Jones interview draws 3.5 million viewersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Much criticized ahead of time, the report filled roughly one-third of NBC's hour-long "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," whose audience was dwarfed by CBS rival "60 Minutes," which drew 5.3 million viewers. Jones, among other claims, has called the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, a hoax.

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  15. Kelly presses 'Infowars' host Jones on Sandy Hook denialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Kelly defended her decision to feature "InfoWars" host Alex J... . FILE - In this Monday, April 17, 2017 photo, "Infowars" host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas.

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