One year ago a crazed young man burst into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut, fatally shooting 20 students and six staff members before killing himself as police moved in.
At South Pointe Elementary School on Miami Beach a steel fence surrounds the playground. There is a security camera over the front door. A sign orders visitors to check in at the office. But the school is very much in the running for a much more extensive and pricey safety upgrade.
The deadly attacks in Boston Monday left a city and a nation searching for answers. But it has also drawn attention to an odd historical phenomenon that happens around this time of April.
A South Florida teenager arrested for threatening an attack on his school did not appear in court Wednesday afternoon as expected. Instead, a judge ordered the teen to home detention and scheduled another hearing in January.
A Miami teen threatened on Twitter to “shoot up this school this Friday”, just days after the deadly elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
A Lynn University student was arrested Thursday on second degree felony charges that allege he made threats to commit a “Columbine style” attack on his social networking page.