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Jesse Osborne, accused Townville Elementary School shooter, talks about bullying, remorse

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Justin Brown first witness talking to David Wagner, Tenth Circuit Solicitor, during a waiver hearing for Jesse Osborne at the Anderson County Courthouse on Monday.
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Jesse Osborne, the now-15-year-old accused in the Townville Elementary School shooting, will be back in court today for

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High school murder: Zac Efron and entertainment’s obsession with true crime

When people think of Zac Efron, they might remember his role as the innocent Troy Bolton in “High School Musical.” Maybe the raunchy Teddy Sanders of “Neighbors” comes to mind. But these perceptions might change soon as Efron takes on the role of Ted Bundy.

You heard that right, folks. The teen heartthrob will be portraying the notorious serial killer in the upcoming film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.”

True crime movies aren’t uncommon. Films like “Zodiac,” “My Friend Dahmer” and “I, Tonya” all focus on the controversial real-life characters. University of Montana criminology student Kacie Hale attributes the interest in these movies to a fascination with the real-life gore.

Hale worries these movies could cause a pop-culture movement of romanticizing these criminals.

“They’re making serial killers into celebrities,” she said. “They’re making them god-like.”

Ted Bundy is not the kind of person you want people idolizing, Hale said. Bundy confessed to murdering at

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Family of Teen Killed In Kentucky School Shooting Raced to Scene Just In Time To Say Goodbye

The night before his 15-year-old child was shot and killed in the Kentucky high school shooting, Brian Cope had laid out his son Preston’s socks — for what tragically became the final time.

When he and wife Teresa heard about the shooting at Marshall County High School, they immediately raced to the scene, speeding and running red lights to arrive at a sea of first responders and fellow worried parents.

It was then that Brian spotted those same Nike socks in an ambulance and realized that Preston was in grave danger.

The distressed parents had made it in time to see the teenager laying on a stretcher with his head wrapped in bandages and to tell Preston their final farewells.

“There are so many obstacles that could have prevented me from getting there. I could’ve been in a wreck, I could’ve had a flat tire, anything,” Brian told the Louisville Courier-Journal on Thursday. “But I’m firm

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/kentucky-school-shooting-preston-cope-final-farewell/

‘Oliver Loving’ is a vividly rendered exploration of school shootings

Ten years later, a school shooting in West Texas is revisited from the perspective of a family it changed forever in Stefan Merrill Block’s “Oliver Loving.”

What we know, what Eve Loving, her husband, Jed, and their son, Charlie, know, is this: a recent graduate named Hector Espina Jr. returned to the Bliss Township School campus the night of the homecoming dance, shot the drama teacher and three of the students who were rehearsing with him, ran into Oliver Loving in the hall and put a bullet in his head and then committed suicide. What Oliver knows or doesn’t know is unclear, as he remains in a coma a decade later in a dismal facility devoted to hopeless cases. Is he locked into his paralyzed body, fully aware, or has he been gone ever since that November night? The narration of his memories leading up to the dance — which revolve

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Calif. Student Blaze Bernstein’s High School Friend Named as Suspect in His Murder

California officials have identified the suspect in the case of University of Pennsylvania sophomore Blaze Bernstein, who went missing during his winter break and was found dead earlier this week.

During a press conference Friday evening, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department named Bernstein’s high school friend Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20, as the suspect in the case.

Woodward, of Newport Beach, California, was arrested about 1:15 p.m. Friday on suspicion of homicide, according to Undersheriff Don Barnes. He told reporters a motive for the crime is unknown and that the investigation is ongoing.

Samuel Lincoln Woodward (left) was named a suspect in the killing of his high school friend Blaze Bernstein

Barnes said the Bernstein family allowed authorities access to Blaze’s social

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Ohio High School Teacher Pulled From Class and Arrested on Accusations of Sex With Students

Police in Ohio pulled a substitute high school teacher from her classroom Wednesday and arrested her on allegations that she had sexual contact with two 11th grade students in two different parking lots in July and September, PEOPLE confirms.

The allegations against Madeline Marx, 23, of Brookville, Ohio, also accuse her of “sending several nude pictures via Snapchat and Instagram” to one of the teens, according to the statement of facts in an arrest warrant released by Kettering Police and obtained by PEOPLE.

Marx is charged with two felony counts of sexual battery. She was jailed but ordered released Thursday on her own recognizance from Montgomery County Jail on the condition that she live in her father’s home while the case proceeds, reports WHIO TV.

It could not be immediately determined if she had an attorney, and she has not yet entered a formal plea.

Based upon “communications that were sexual in

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Ohio High School Teacher Allegedly Had Sex With Students – People

Police in Ohio pulled a substitute high school teacher from her classroom Wednesday and arrested her on allegations that she had sexual contact with two 11th grade students in two different parking lots in July and September, PEOPLE confirms.

The allegations against Madeline Marx, 23, of Brookville, Ohio, also accuse her of “sending several nude pictures via Snapchat and Instagram” to one of the teens, according to the statement of facts in an arrest warrant released by Kettering Police and obtained by PEOPLE.

Marx is charged with two felony counts of sexual battery. She was jailed but ordered released Thursday on her own recognizance from Montgomery County Jail on the condition that she live in her father’s home while the case proceeds, reports WHIO TV.

It could not be immediately determined if she had an attorney, and she has not yet entered a formal plea.

Based upon “communications that were sexual in

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/ohio-high-school-teacher-pulled-from-class-and-arrested-on-accusations-of-sex-with-students/

Ohio High School Teacher Allegedly Had Sex With Students …

Police in Ohio pulled a substitute high school teacher from her classroom Wednesday and arrested her on allegations that she had sexual contact with two 11th grade students in two different parking lots in July and September, PEOPLE confirms.

The allegations against Madeline Marx, 23, of Brookville, Ohio, also accuse her of “sending several nude pictures via Snapchat and Instagram” to one of the teens, according to the statement of facts in an arrest warrant released by Kettering Police and obtained by PEOPLE.

Marx is charged with two felony counts of sexual battery. She was jailed but ordered released Thursday on her own recognizance from Montgomery County Jail on the condition that she live in her father’s home while the case proceeds, reports WHIO TV.

It could not be immediately determined if she had an attorney, and she has not yet entered a formal plea.

Based upon “communications that were sexual in nature

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/ohio-high-school-teacher-pulled-from-class-and-arrested-on-accusations-of-sex-with-students/

Fla. School District Appeared to Blame Third-Graders for Their Own Molestation by a Teacher

A Florida school district is expected this week to approve a $3.6 million settlement in a years-long lawsuit brought by four third-grade girls who said they were molested by a teacher in 2005.

But that move comes after the district’s outside law firm once appeared to blame the children, in part, for their own sexual abuse. (A lawyer with the firm reportedly disputes this characterization.)

The four girls — each about 9 years old at the time — said that their teacher, Blake Sinrod, had groped them and forced them to touch him, according to the suit.

Sinrod pleaded guilty in May 2006 to child abuse charges involving two of his students, records show. Prosecutors declined to pursue cases involving the third and fourth students, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Sinrod was fired in 2006 and his teaching license was revoked in 2008, according to the newspaper. Adjudication of his abuse charges was reportedly withheld after he satisfied the

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2 Teens Allegedly Raped High School Classmate and Threatened Her Not to Tell Police: ‘Next Time It Will Be Worse’

 

Two teenage males have been arrested and charged with the alleged kidnapping and rape of a female classmate — and a third suspect remains at large, according to a statement from Frederick, Maryland, police.

Police allege the victim, 18, was grabbed by three young men while she was walking into her house around 12:30 a.m. in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Fredrick, Maryland, on Sept. 2.

Police allege the teenager was struck and had her hair pulled, and that she was forced into a vehicle and driven to a nearby apartment where she was held captive for several hours. While there, she was allegedly raped by two of the men while the third, who kept his face covered, filmed the attack on a cellphone, according to the statement.

Upon her release, the teen was allegedly threatened with further harm if she reported the rape to

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/fredrick-maryland-teens-arrested-for-kidnapping-rape/