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The Champaign County teen convicted of last year's shootings at West Liberty High School has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison. 

Parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School attacks filed defamation lawsuits on Monday against right-wing conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones, who has questioned the authenticity of the 2012 shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 children.

Leonard Pozner and his former wife, Veronique De La Rosa, parents of Noah Pozner, and Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse Lewis, are seeking more than $1 million in damages in separate lawsuits.

The Champaign County teen accused of shooting two students at West Liberty High School last year has changed his mind about a trial and pleaded guilty.  

Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET to reflect growing number of walkouts

Seventeen-year-old Egzona Rexhepi and many of her classmates in Boise, Idaho, will join students at schools and universities across the country as they walk out of their school Wednesday to protest gun violence.

Wednesday morning, at 10 o'clock, students at schools across the country will walk out of their classrooms. The plan is for them to leave school — or at least gather in the hallway — for 17 minutes. That's one minute for each of the victims in last month's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

The walkout has galvanized teens nationwide and raised big questions for schools about how to handle protests.

Circleville police say they have charged a 14-year-old boy with making a threat against the city's schools. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a Beechcroft High School student for allegedly threatening a school shooting earlier this year.

Newark Police have arrested an eighth-grader for making violent threats against his school, Liberty Middle.

Genoa Township police say a 16-year-old Westerville Central High School student has been arrested for allegedly exchanging text messages threatening violence against students, officers and himself.

An increasing number of Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, want more gun regulation, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll that surveyed people in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting.

Politicians and advocates have been sounding off nationwide about what the country should do about gun control policies in the wake of the mass school shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida.

Jackson Township police chief Mark Brink say the Massillon-area seventh-grader who took his own life at school last week had planned a school shooting that would harm others before killing himself. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich proposed several gun law changes he hopes to get through the Republican-dominated  legislature.

Licking County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 14-year-old Lakewood High School student for making a school-related threat.

Dublin police say a 17-year-old Coffman High School student has been charged with threatening a school shooting.

Groveport-Madison school district officials canceled classes today because of threats against the district.

Hilliard police say a 16-year-old Darby High School student posted a threat against the school yesterday on social media.

Columbus Division of Police

Bond is set at 500 thousand dollars for the Beechcroft High School student charged with making threats against his school on social media.

Columbus Division of Police

A Beechcroft High School student is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of of making a threat against his school.

Many schools in and around central Ohio either canceled classes today or increased police presence amid several threats seen on social media.

A Champaign County judge has rejected a request by the teen charged with last year’s shootings at West Liberty High School to get his confession tossed out.

Teenagers in several Miami Valley communities are facing charges of threatening violence at their schools. 

Dozens of Columbus Schools students staged a demonstration against gun violence Thursday at the Statehouse.

The Logan-Hocking School District has canceled classes today due to a threat.

The Massillon-area seventh-grade boy who shot himself inside of a school restroom on Tuesday died Wednesday at an area hospital. 

After Tuesday's apparent suicide attempt at a Massillon-area middle school, and a school shooting in Florida last week, safety is very much on the minds of school officials across the country.

Police in Jackson Township near Massillon say a seventh-grader who shot and wounded himself inside a middle school bathroom Tuesday also had a long gun in his backpack and a molotov cocktail  meant to cause a distraction.

An Ohio judge has cleared five Chardon school district administrators of wrongdoing in the 2012 high school shootings that left three students dead.

Attorneys for the Champaign County teen charged with last year’s shootings at West Liberty High School are trying to get their clients' confession tossed out.

Updated at 10 p.m. ET

The Broward, Fla., sheriff said 17 people are dead in the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the city of Parkland, northwest of Fort Lauderdale. He said a suspect is in custody.

In news conferences after the incident, Sheriff Scott Israel said 12 of the people who died were found inside the school building and two were found just outside. Another victim was on the street, and two people died at the hospital.