Shootings

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

NOTE: The following is brief summary of 128 school shootings (K-12) that have taken place in the United States. Since 1992, there have been over 360 documented cases of school shootings in the US alone.  For complete list see this Wikipedia article.

  • July 26, 1764 (First recorded school shooting in the United States). Four men entered a one-room schoolhouse, killing the schoolmaster & 10 children.
  • November 2, 1853: LOUISVILLE, KY. Student Matthew Ward bought a pistol in the morning, went to school and killed the schoolmaster Mr. Butler, as revenge for what Ward thought was excessive punishment of his brother the day before.
  • June 23, 1871: LaGRANGE, IN. An rejected suitor shot Miss Anna Dwight to death in front of her students.
  • June 12, 1887: CLEVELAND, TN. Will Guess went to the school and fatally shot Miss Irene Fann, his little sister’s teacher, for whipping her the day before.
  • June 13, 1889: NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ. Charles Crawford, upset over an argument with a school trustee, went up to the window and fired a pistol into a crowded schoolroom. The bullet lodged in the wall just above the teacher’s head.
  • April 24, 1890: BRAZIL, IN. While the pupils of the Meridian Street School were at play, Ben Corbery drew a revolver and shot Cora Brubach, aged 10, seriously wounding her in the face. The reason for the assault was that the girl had informed the teacher of Ben’s misconduct.
  • January 20, 1891: SYRACUSE, NY. In an abusive rage, Wilber F. Baker went to the Bassett Street School where his wife was teaching, entered the classroom and shot her five times, killing her. Police caught him after a 40-mile chase.
  • March 30, 1891: LIBERTY, MS. During a school exhibition and concert given at the Parson Hill schoolhouse, just as the performances were starting in front of a large mixed audience of colored and whites, crowded with teachers, pupils, and spectators, a double barreled shotgun, heavily charged with shot, was fired into the assemblage by some unknown miscreant. Fourteen persons were wounded, some seriously.
  • April 9, 1891: NEWBURGH, NY. James Ferguson, 70, fired a shotgun at a group of students in the playground of St. Mary’s Parochial School, causing minor injuries to several of the students. This was the first known mass shooting in the U.S. where an American citizen shot students.
  • March 26, 1893: PLAIN DEALING, LA. During an evening school dance, a fight broke out. When the smoke cleared two were shot dead, two more were fatally wounded, and the high school’s Professor Johnson was shot in the arm.
  • April 6, 1904: CHICAGO, IL. Two students who had been fighting over a girl for the better part of a year, clashed every time they crossed paths. In one fight, Henry Schaze threw 16-year-old Paul Jelick to the ground, drew a revolver, and shot Paul dead.
  • November 16, 1904: RIVERSIDE, CA. At the Indian School, a gunfight broke out between pupils. Charles Colby was hit in the head with a pistol, then returned fire killing Tom Bucanoros and fatally wounding Fred Smith.
  • February 9, 1905: COLUSA, CA. After being suspended from school, Elmer Hildreth, a 17-year-old student, confronted a school trustee, William Ingrim. They entered into a heated argument, when the trustee grabbed an ax and went after Hildreth. Hildreth ordered him to stop, but the trustee kept coming, so the schoolboy shot him in the stomach.
  • May 18, 1906: BOSTON, MA. George M. DeWolfe age 18, shot fellow graduate Lillian Thoroughgood, age 17, then fatally shot himself in the head during the closing ceremonies of the Cambridge Commercial College.[JR1]
  • October 10, 1906: CLEVELAND, OH. In front of 60 students, Harry Smith shot and killed 22-year-old teacher Mary Shepard at South Euclid School after she had rejected him. Smith escaped and committed suicide in a barn near his home two hours later.
  • March 11, 1908: BOSTON, MA. Elizabeth Bailey Hardee was shot to death by Sarah Chamberlain Weed at the Laurens School, a finishing school in Boston. Weed then turned the gun on herself and committed suicide.
  • September 11, 1909: GRAVETTE, AR. John Butram, an unruly student at the Bear Hollow School announced to his fellow students that school is canceled. The teacher, A.T. Kelly insisted that the day’s lesson was not over. Butram then drew a knife on his teacher, so the teacher drew his gun and shot him.
  • August 16, 1910: LEXINGTON, KY. A general fight broke out during school elections where Lewis Napier was shot and killed and several others hurt. Several were arrested.
  • January 10, 1912: WARRENVILLE, IL. Sylvester E. Adams shot and killed teacher Edith Smith after she rejected his advances. Adams then shot and killed himself. The incident took place in a schoolhouse after the students had been dismissed for the day.
  • January 17, 1913: HONOLULU, HI. While the children in the schoolhouse were quietly seated, Manuel Fernandez entered the classroom and shot his wife, the teacher, Johanna Fernandez killing her with a shotgun. Seven of the children were hit by the scattering buckshot, dangerously wounding one. He then shot and killed himself. Jealousy is quoted as the motive.
  • March 27, 1919: LODI TOWNSHIP, MI. Teacher Irma Caler was shot and killed in her classroom at Rentschler school by 19-year-old Robert Warner, apparently because she had rejected his advances.
  • August 8, 1919: SAN FRANCISCO, CA. An assistant in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California was distraught over his inability to obtain a position, shot Professor Edmond O’Neill, and Professor Dr. J. H. Hildebrand in the administration offices of Gilman Hall, then went to shoot Vice President May L. Cheney but only managed to hit her hair braid before being subdued.[JR2]
  • May 18, 1927: BATH, MI. School treasurer Andrew Kehoe, after killing his wife and destroying his house and farm, blew up the school by detonating dynamite in the basement of the school, killing 38 people, mostly children. He then pulled up to the school in his car and set off a bomb, killing himself and four others. This is the deadliest mass murder at a school in United States history and the world’s first suicide bombing.
  • May 22, 1930: RINGE, MN. Margaret Wegman, 20-year-old teacher at the local rural school, was shot and killed in the school by 24-year-old Douglas Petersen.
  • February 15, 1933: DOWNEY, CA. Dr. Vernon Blythe shot and killed his wife Eleanor, as well as his 8-year old son Robert at Gallatin grammar school and committed suicide after firing three more shots at his other son Vernon. His wife, who had been a teacher at the school, had filed for divorce the week before.
  • February 2, 1934: HARLAN, IA. Margaret Graves, schoolteacher at Monroe School No. 2, was shot to death in front of her 20 students by former suitor Herman Seick. Seick then took his own life in the classroom.
  • March 27, 1935: MEDORA, ND. Emily Hartl, 24-year-old teacher at the Manlon school northwest of Medora, was shot and killed at the school by 28-year-old Harry McGill, a former suitor.
  • June 4, 1936: BETHLEHEM, PA. Wesley Clow shot and killed his Lehigh University English instructor, C. Wesley Phy. Clow went to Phy’s office and demanded that Phy change his grade to a passing mark. Clow committed suicide after shooting Phy.[JR3]
  • September 24, 1937: TOLEDO, OH. 12-year-old Robert Snyder shot and wounded his principal, June Mapes, in her office at Arlington public school when she declined his request to call a classmate. He then fled the school grounds and shot and wounded himself.
  • May 23, 1940: NY, NY. Infuriated by a grievance, Matthew Gillespie, 62-year-old janitor at the Dwight School for Girls, shot and critically wounded Mrs. Marshall Coxe, secretary of the junior school.
  • July 4, 1940: VALHALLA, NY. Angered by the refusal of his daughter, Melba, 15, to leave a boarding school and return to his home, Joseph Moshell, 47, visited the school and shot and killed the girl.
  • September 12, 1940: UNIONTOWN, PA. 29-year-old teacher Carolyn Dellamea is shot to death inside her third grade classroom by 35-year-old William Kuhns. Kuhns then shot himself in the chest in a failed suicide attempt. Kuhns had reportedly been courting Dellamea for over a year but the relationship was ended when Dellamea discovered that Kuhns was already married.
  • October 2, 1942: NY, NY. Irwin Goodman, 36-year-old mathematics teacher at William J. Gaynor Junior High School, was shot and killed in the school corridor by a youth.
  • June 26, 1946: BROOKLYN, NY. A 15-year-old schoolboy who balked at turning over his pocket money to a gang of seven youths was shot in the chest in the basement of the Public School 147 annex of the Brooklyn High School for Automotive Trades.
  • February 5, 1947: MADILL, OK. 1st grade teacher Jessie Laird, 40, was shot to death in her classroom, during recess by her estranged husband, Ellis Laird, 62. Laird then fatally shot himself.
  • July 22, 1950: NY, NY. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the wrist and abdomen at the Public School 141 dance during an argument with a former classmate.
  • March 12, 1951: Union Mills, North Carolina. Professor W. E. Sweatt, superintendent and teacher at the Alexander School, was shot to death by students Billy Ray Powell, 16, and Hugh Justice, 19. The assailants had been reprimanded by Sweatt, and they waited for him as he locked his office door.
  • June 4, 1951: NY, NY. Carl Arch, a 50-year-old intruder to a girl’s gym class, was shot and killed by a police officer at Manhattan’s Central Commercial High School.
  • November 27, 1951: NY, NY. David Brooks, a 15-year-old student, was fatally shot as fellow pupils looked on in a grade school.
  • April 9, 1952: NY, NY. A 15-year-old boarding school student shot a dean rather than relinquish pin-up pictures of girls in bathing suits.
  • September 3, 1952: LAWRENCEVILLE, IL. After Georgine Lyon, 25, ended her engagement with Charles Petrach, Petrach shot and killed Lyon in a classroom at Lawrenceville High School where she worked as a librarian.
  • January 11, 1955: SWARTHMORE, PA. After some of his dorm mates urinated on his mattress, Bob Bechtel, a 20-year-old student at Swarthmore College, returned to his dorm with a shotgun and used it to shoot and kill fellow student Holmes Strozier.[JR4]
  • May 4, 1956: PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD. 15-year-old student Billy Prevatte fatally shot one teacher and injured two others at Maryland Park Junior High School after he had been reprimanded from the school.
  • October 2, 1957: NY, NY. A 16-year old student was shot in the leg by a 15-year old classmate at a city high school.
  • March 4, 1958: NY, NY. A 17-year-old student shot a boy in the Manual Training High School.
  • May 1, 1958: MASSAPEQUA, NY. A 15-year-old high Massapequa High School freshman was shot and killed by a classmate in a washroom.
  • March 30, 1960: ALICE, TX. Donna Dvorak, 14, brought a .22 target pistol to Dubose Junior High School, and fatally shot Bobby Whitford, 15, in their 9th grade science class. Dvorak believed Whitford posed a threat to one of her girlfriends.
  • June 7, 1960: BLAINE, MN. Lester Betts, a 40-year-old mail-carrier, walked into the office of 33-year-old principal Carson Hammond and shot him to death with a 12-gauge shotgun.
  • October 17, 1961: DENVER, CO. Tennyson Beard, 14, got into an argument with William Hachmeister, 15, at Morey Junior High School. During the argument Beard pulled out a .38 caliber revolver and shot at Hachmeister, wounding him. A stray bullet also struck Deborah Faith Humphrey, 14, who died from her gunshot wound.
  • October 5, 1966: GRAND RAPIDS, MN. Grand Rapids High School student David Black, 15, killed school administrator Forrest Willey and seriously wounded fellow student Kevin Roth, 14.
  • January 30, 1968: MIAMI, FL. 16-year-old Blanche Ward shot and killed fellow student Linda Lipscomb, 16, with a .22-caliber pistol at Miami Jackson High School.
  • May 22, 1968: MIAMI, FL. Ernest Lee Grissom, a 15-year-old student at Drew Junior High School, shot and seriously wounded a teacher and a 13-year-old student after he had been reprimanded for causing a disturbance.
  • January 17, 1969: LOS ANGELES, CA. Two student members of the Black Panther Party, Alprentice Carter and John Huggins, were fatally shot during a student meeting inside Campbell Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles. The motive of the shooting regarded who would own the school’s African American Studies Center.[JR5]
  • January 23, 1969: WASHINGTON DC. Cardozo Senior High School Assistant Principal Herman Clifford, 45, was shot to death in the school’s hallway by Ronald Joyner, 18, while scuffling with three youths who robbed the school’s bank.
  • November 19, 1969: TOMAH, WI. Principal Martin Mogensen was shot to death in his office by a 14-year-old boy armed with a 20-gauge shotgun.
  • February 2, 1971: PHILADELPHIA, PA. Teacher Samson L. Freedman, 56, was shot to death as he left Morris E. Leeds School, by Kevin Simmons, 14. Freedman had suspended Simmons earlier in the day for cursing in the hallway.
  • November 8, 1971: GROVE, OK. School custodian, Jim “James” Underwood brought a .22-caliber revolver to school hidden in a brown paper bag. School principal, T.J. Melton, 49, was shot in the left shoulder, left ear and in the top of his head, according to published reports. He died around 9 a.m. and Underwood was charged the next day with first-degree murder.
  • January 5, 1972: WASHINGTON DC. Fifth-grade teacher Margaret Brooks, 57, was shot to death in front of her students by her estranged husband James A. Brooks.
  • January 17, 1974: CHICAGO, IL. Elementary school principal Rudolph Jezek, Jr., 52, was shot to death in his office by Steven Guy, 14, a former student said to be angry at being transferred from the school to a social adjustment center.
  • December 30, 1974: OLEAN, NY. Regents scholar Anthony Barbaro, 17, armed with a rifle and shotgun, kills three adults and wounds 11 others at his high school from a 3rd story classroom & open fired on those below. Barbaro was reportedly a loner who kept a diary describing several “battle plans” for his attack on the school.
  • September 11, 1975: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. U.S. Grant High School student Randy Truitt was shot and killed by James Briggs at the school, leaving several others injured.
  • February 12, 1976: DETROIT, MI. Intruders shot five Murray-Wright High School students after an apparent dispute over one of the intruders girlfriends.
  • November 10, 1976: DETROIT, MI. Second grade teacher Bettye McCaster, 45, was shot to death in front of her 29 students at Burt Elementary School, by her estranged husband, Al Lewis.
  • April 7, 1977: WHITHARRAL, TX. High School principal M.O. Tripp was shot to death on the front steps of the school by Ricardo Lopez, 17.
  • February 9, 1978: ST. ALBANS, WV. A 15-year-old student was shot and killed by another student at Hayes Junior High School.
  • February 22, 1978: LANSING, MI. After being taunted for his beliefs, a 15-year-old self-proclaimed Nazi, killed one student and wounded a second with a Luger pistol.
  • May 18, 1978: AUSTIN, TX. John Daniel Christian, 13, son of Lyndon B. Johnson’s former press secretary, shot his English teacher to death, Wilbur Grayson, with his father’s .22 caliber rifle in front of approximately 30 classmates.
  • January 29, 1979: SAN DIEGO, CA. 17-year old girl used a .22 rifle to shoot students. 2 Killed; 9 Wounded
  • March 26, 1980: BIG RAPIDS, MI. Robert Brauer, Business Professor, was shot by student Thomas Kakonis, 20. Robert Brauer had failed Kakonis on an examination. Kakonis was the son of an associate dean at the college.[JR6]
  • March 19, 1982: LAS VEGAS, NV. Seventeen-year-old Valley High School student Patrick Lizotte shot and killed his teacher Clarence Pigott and wounded two students.
  • April 7, 1982: LITTLETON, CO. Deer Creek Jr. High School student Jason Rocha, 14, shot and killed Scott Darwin Michael, 13.
  • January 20, 1983: ST. LOUIS, MO. Eighth grade student David F. Lawler entered a study hall classroom and opened fire, killing Randall Koger, 15, and injuring Greg Saffo, 15. Lawler then committed suicide.
  • May 17, 1984: ALTOONA, IO. While students in a French class were taking a test in the hallway, a 17-year-old male shot and killed a 16-year-old female student before killing himself.
  • January 22, 1985: GODDARD, KS. James Alan Kearbey, 14, armed with a M1-A semiautomatic rifle and a .357-caliber handgun, killed principal Joseph McGee and wounded three teachers and a student at Goddard Junior High School.
  • September 4, 1985: RICHMOND, VA. A 12-year-old East End Middle School boy shot a girl with his mother’s gun.
  • October 18, 1985: DETROIT, MI. During halftime of the homecoming football game a boy who was in a fight earlier that day pulled out a shotgun and opened fire, injuring six students.
  • November 26, 1985: SPANAWAY, WA. A 14-year-old girl shot two boys fatally, then killed herself with a .22-caliber rifle at a junior high school.
  • December 10, 1985: PORTLAND, CN. At Portland Junior High School, a 13-year-old male student pulled out a 9mm firearm and opened fire, injuring the school secretary and killing a custodian.
  • May 16, 1986: COKEVILL, WY. Cokeville Elementary School. In a ransom scheme, David and Doris Young took 150 students and teachers hostage. Their demand for $300 million dollars came to an abrupt end when Doris accidentally set off a bomb, killing herself and injuring 78 students and teachers. David wounded John Miller, a teacher who was trying to flee, and then killed himself.
  • December 5, 1986: LEWISTOWN, MT. A 14-year-old student shot and killed a substitute teacher and wounded a vice principal and two classmates.
  • March 2, 1987: DE KALB, MO. Honors student Nathan Ferris, 12, killed a classmate and then himself.
  • March 2, 1987: MISSOURI. After being teased about his weight, a student killed another student then himself.
  • April 16, 1987: DETROIT, MI. A ninth-grade student killed Chester Jackson, 17, and wounded Damon Matthews, 17, and Tomeka Turner, 18.
  • May 20, 1988: WINNETKA, IL. Laurie Dann, 30, shot and killed one elementary school student and wounded five others, then took a family hostage and shot a man before killing herself.
  • September 26, 1988: GREENWOOD, SC. James William Wilson Jr., 19, after taking several psychiatric drugs (Valium, Halcion, & Xanax), entered Oakland Elementary School and opened fire, killing two 8-year-old girls and wounding 7 other students and 2 teachers.
  • December 16, 1988: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Nicholas Elliott, 15, opened fire with a SWD Cobray M-11 semiautomatic pistol at Atlantic Shores Christian School, killing teacher Karen Farley and wounding another.
  • January 17, 1989: STOCKTON, CA. Patrick Edward Purdy, 26, killed five children and wounded 29 other students and a teacher. Purdy then killed himself.
  • January 8, 1991, RICHARDSON, TX. Jeremy Wade Delle, 15, killed himself with a .357 Magnum in front of his second-period English class. The incident inspired the Pearl Jam song “Jeremy.”
  • February 6, 1992 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. A 14 year-old student shot a 17 year-old student to death in a Douglass High School hallway.
  • May 1, 1992: OLIVEHURST, CA. High School Student Eric Houston, 20, killed four people and wounded 10 in an armed siege at his former high school. Motive – inability to find a good job & failed a grade during school.
  • January 18, 1993: GRAYSON, KY. Scott Pennington, 17, fatally shot his teacher, Deanna McDavid, and head custodian Marvin Hicks.
  • May 26, 1994: Union, KY. Clay Shrout, 17, shot his mother and father while they slept. He then shot his two sisters after they awoke. Shrout then when to the home of a girl he took to prom. After reveiling the gun to her, he took her to his vehicle and drove to RYLE High School in Boone County, KY. Shrout held a teacher, 22 classmates and his kidnapped prom date hostage until an assistant principle offered to switch places with them. Shrout gave up the gun five minutes later with no shots fired at the school.
  • November 7, 1994: WICKLIFFE, OH. Keith Ledeger, 37, a former student at the school, shot and killed custodian Pete Christopher and wounded four other adults.
  • January 12, 1995: SEATTLE, WA. A 15-year-old student left school during the day and returned with his grandfather’s 9mm semiautomatic handgun. He wounded two students.
  • September 21, 1995: ROCHESTER, NY. 13-year old girl stabbed a fellow middle school student
  • October 12, 1995: BLACKVILLE, SC. Anthony Sincino, 16, killed one teacher and wounded another before committing suicide.
  • November 15, 1995: GILES COUNTY, TN. 17-year old with a .22 shot two teachers in the head, killing one. Then fired at the football coach, but hit a 14-year old freshman in the neck, wounding her.
  • November 15, 1995: LYNNVILLE, TN. James Rouse, 17, killed a student and teacher and seriously wounded another teacher with a .22-caliber rifle.
  • Februrary 2, 1996: MOSES LAKE, WA. 14-year old with high-powered hunting rifle & 2 handguns killed his Algebra teacher & two students before taking hostages. Also, he shot a girl in the arm that he released during hostage a situation. The incident ended when a teacher burst into the room and tackled him.
  • September 17, 1996: UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. 19-year old at college opened fire on students walking to class. 1 Killed; 1 Wounded[JR7]
  • January 27, 1997: WEST PALM BEACH, FL. 13-year old shot & killed a student in front of school.
  • February 19, 1997: BETHEL, AK. Bethel Regional High School student Evan Ramsey, 16, shot and killed the school’s principal and one student, and wounded two other students with a .12 gauge shotgun.
  • October 1, 1997: PEARL, MS. (Pearl HS Shooting) Luke Woodham, 16, used a lever-action rifle to murder his mother at home before killing his ex-girlfriend and another student and wounding seven others at Pearl High School. The perpetrator attempted to flee police and continue his killing spree at a nearby middle school, but he was stopped and detained by the Vice Principal, Joel Myrick, who had retrieved his .45 caliber handgun from his car after hearing the shots fired.[JR8]
  • November 27, 1997: WEST PALM BEACH, FL. Conniston Middle School student Tronneal Magnum, 14, fatally shot Johnpierre Kamel, 14, outside school after an argument over a wristwatch.
  • December 1, 1997: WEST PADUCAH, KY. Three students were killed and five wounded by Michael Carneal, 14, who carried 5 guns to school and shot as students participated in a prayer circle.
  • December 15, 1997: STAMPS, AR. Joseph “Colt” Todd, 14, concealed himself in a wooded area on school grounds, then shot and wounded two students as they were entering their high school.
  • March 24, 1998: CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR. Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, killed four students and one teacher, then wounded ten others as their high school emptied during a fire alarm intentionally set off by Golden.
  • April 24, 1998: EDINBORO, PA. A 14-year old went to the school graduation dance where he shot and killed a popular science teacher. He then fired on the crowd, wounding one teacher & two students. He stopped because he was out of ammunition.
  • May 19, 1998: FAYETTEVILLE, TN. Jacob Davis, 18, shot Robert Creson, 18, in a dispute over a girl.
  • May 21, 1998: SPRINGFIELD, OR. After killing his parents at home, Kip Kinkel, 15, drove to his high school where he shot and killed two students and wounded 25 others.
  • June 15, 1998: RICHMOND, VA. A 14-year-old student at Armstrong High School wounded a teacher and a school volunteer.
  • April 20, 1999: COLUMBINE, CO. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed 12 students and one teacher, and wounded 21 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School.
  • May 19, 1998: FAYETTEVILLE, TN. Three days prior to graduation, 18-year old honor student shot an 18-year old boy with a rifle, then discarded the rifle & calmly watched student die.
  • May 20, 1999: CONYERS, GA. Six students injured by Thomas Solomon Jr., 15.
  • June 8, 1999: LYNWOOD, CA. 15 year-old Jessica Yvette Zavala and her 17 year-old cousin, Olivia Munguia, were shot by an unknown assailant outside Lynwood High School.
  • November 19, 1999: DEMING, NM. A 13-year-old girl fatally shot in the back of the head at Deming Middle School by Victor Cordova Jr., 13.
  • February 29, 2000: MOUNT MORRES TOWNSHIP, MI. Armed with a .32 pistol stolen from his uncle’s house, a 16-year old fatally shot another in the neck.
  • May 26, 2000: WEST PALM BEACH, FL. 13-year old shot a teacher in the face on the last day of school.
  • March 5, 2001: SANTEE, CA. A 15-year old used a .22 revolver and opened fire on boys in the bathroom, killing 2. He then continued shooting, wounding 13 others.
  • April 23, 2003: RED LION, PA. 14-year old fatally shot a principle in the cafeteria, then committed suicide
  • September 24, 2003: COLD SPRING, MN. 15-year old shot 2. 1 Killed; 1 Wounded.
  • February 2, 2004: WASHINGTON D.C. A 19-year old killed another student.
  • February 3, 2004: PALMETTO BAY, FL. A 14-year old stabbed & slit the throat of another 14-year old student while in the restroom.
  • March 30, 2004: GARY, IN. A student fatally shot another in the parking lot.
  • November 8, 2005: JACKBORO, TN. A freshman with a handgun confronted by the principal and two assistant principals ended up killing one assistant principal and wounding the other two, but they stopped his planned attack.
  • September 27, 2006: BAILEY, CO. A student took hostages. This resulted in one student being killed as well as the perpetrator.
  • September 29, 2006: CAZENOVIA, WI. A 15-year old shoot the principal, who was still able to wrestle the student to the ground, but later died from wounds.
  • April 16, 2007: VIRGINIA TECH Massacre. Senior student Seung-Hui Cho shoots and kills 32 people and wounds 17 others in two separate attacks.
  • December 14, 2012: SANDYHOOK ELEMENTARY, NEWTOWN, CONN. Adam Lanza, 20, killed twenty children and six adults at the school, after murding his mother at their Newtown home. He committed suicide as first responders arrived.

There are literally hundreds of other examples, (this is just a fraction of all the shootings.

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