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FSU shooter’s message: ‘I don’t want to die in vain’

FSU shooter’s message: ‘I don’t want to die in vain’

Myron May, the gunman who wounded three people early Thursday at a Florida State University library, left a voicemail for an acquaintance hours before the attack that said, “I do not want to die in vain,” according to a report.
Published: 11/21/14

‘Incoherent’ parent scales school fence, prompts lockdown

An elementary school in Panama City Beach spent time on lockdown after a parent scaled a fence to eat Thanksgiving lunch with his child.
Published: 11/21/14
FSU gunman felt 'targeted,' was in 'state of crisis'

FSU gunman felt 'targeted,' was in 'state of crisis'

TALLAHASSEE — Something in Myron De'Shawn May snapped, turning the “quiet young man” into yet another campus shooter.
Published: 11/20/14
Updated: 11/21/14
Advocates for kids meet to discuss how to help them cope

Advocates for kids meet to discuss how to help them cope

SEMINOLE — Children in the United States are showing up to school Monday mornings already hungry and tired before getting the chance to open a notebook. While food shortages affect 144,000 people in Pinellas County, children are among the most...
Published: 11/21/14
Hillsborough students get lessons in working world

Hillsborough students get lessons in working world

They might be firefighters, lawyers or sailors the rest of the year, but on Thursday, they were teachers.
Published: 11/20/14

Florida State shooting: Officials’ reaction

Reaction from officials and others to the shooting early Thursday at a Florida State University library. A gunman, identified as Myron May, opened fire, sending hundreds of students who had been up all night studying for exams scrambling for cover in...
Published: 11/20/14
Pinellas woman wins $3 million from scratch-off ticket

Pinellas woman wins $3 million from scratch-off ticket

A Tarpon Springs woman has claimed the $3 million top prize in the Florida Lottery’s Gold Rush scratch-off game.
Published: 11/20/14

Storify: FSU shootings on social media

News of the shootings at the Florida State University campus spread quickly on social media, including video shot inside the library, and photos of police at the scene.
Published: 11/20/14
Anti-war group decries USF's ties to military

Anti-war group decries USF's ties to military

It may not be the 1960s, but Students for a Democratic Society is dusting off the old playbook to launch an anti-war, anti-U.S. military campaign at USF. It includes a "die-in" protest slated for Dec. 4.
Published: 11/20/14
Statement from FSU president regarding campus shooting

Statement from FSU president regarding campus shooting

MESSAGE FROM UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT JOHN THRASHER REGARDING CAMPUS SHOOTING
Published: 11/20/14

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