SCHOOL SHOOTINGS in the U.S. (1900 to TODAY)

By kammcc
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    1900--1909

    <b>The 1900s</b>
    26 shootings
    26 dead
    07 wounded
  • DANBURY, CN. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    SPURNED SUITOR
    After being repeatedly refused by Teacher Lillian Owen, Herbert Horton went to the schoolhouse and pleaded one last time. He then pulled out a revolver and demanded entry or he would kill himself. Miss Owen and pupils barricaded the door. Horton then shot himself in the chest.
  • BOISE, ID. ASSAULT 0d/0w

    ARGUMENT
    During an exciting school board committee elections, H.C. Branstetter attempted to murder H. B. Eastman. One shot was fired.
  • CARMAGO, IL. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/1w

    SPURNED SUITOR
    Teacher Fletcher R. Barnett shot and killed another teacher, Eva C. Wiseman, in front of her class at a school. After shooting at a pupil who came to help Miss Wiseman and wounding himself in a failed suicide attempt, he waited in the classroom until a group of farmers came to lynch him. He then ran out of the school building, grabbed a shotgun from one of the farmers and shot himself, before running away and leaping into a well where he finally drowned.
  • INMAN, SC. SELF DEFENSE 1d/0w

    SELF DEFENSE
    Edward Foster, a 17-year-old student at Inman High school, was shot and fatally wounded by his teacher Reuben Pitts after he had jerked a rod from Pitts' hands to resist punishment. According to the teacher, Foster struck the pistol Pitts had drawn to defend himself, thus causing its discharge. Pitts was later acquitted of murder.
  • JACKSON, KY. DUEL 2d/1w

    ARGUMENT OVER CARD GAME
    At the Cave Run School, James Barrett and Mack Howard fought a duel with pistols over a card game killing each other. Another student James Vires, age 12, was also found shot in the abdomen while sitting at his desk.
  • BAKERSFIELD, CA. ACCIDENT 1d/0w

    ACCIDENT, SELF KILLED
    Victor Powers, a 14-year-old student while hanging out with his classmates, accidentally dropped a loaded shotgun on the schoolhouse steps, shooting himself dead in the abdomen.
  • CHICAGO, IL. MURDER 1d/0w

    CONFLICT OVER GIRL
    Two students who have been fighting over a girl for the better part of a year, clashing every time they crossed paths. Until one fight, where Henry Schaze threw 16-year-old Paul Jelick to the ground, drew a revolver, and shot Paul dead.
  • MOUNT AYR, IA. SELF DEFENSE. 1d/0w

    "Two school directors got into a heated discussion over school business. When Director Samuel Egly threatened Director William Kling with an ax, Kling shot Egly through the heart, killing him."
  • RIVERSIDE, CA. STUDENT GUNFIGHT 2d/1w

    "At the Indian School, a gun fight 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."
  • MAGEE, MS. ADULT GUNFIGHT. 1d/1w

    ARGUMENT/SELF DEFENSE
    E. E. Mangum was shot through the head and killed by the principal of the high school, Professor J. E. Woodward. Mangum remonstrated with Woodward because he had administered a severe whipping to Mangum's 15-year-old son. Mangum finally lost his temper and shot Woodward through the wrist. Woodward was handed a pistol by a bystander and shot Mangum through the head.
  • COLUSA, CA. SELF DEFENSE 0d/1w

    ARGUMENT/SELF DEFENSE
    After being suspended from school, Elmer Hildreth, 17 yrs old student, confronted a school trustee, William Ingrim. They entered into a heated arguement, 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.
  • TEMPE, AZ. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    SUICIDE
    Professor S. O. Lewis, 32-year-old principal of Tempe public schools, was found dead by the painters in the schoolhouse with a self inflicted gunshot to the temple by his own revolver.
  • BOSTON, MA. ATT.MURDER/SUICIDE. 1d/1w

    REASON UNKNOWN
    George M. DeWolfe age 18, shot fellow graduate Lillian Thoroughgood age 17, then shot and killed himself in the head, during the closing ceremonies of the Cambridge Commercial College. The bullet was stopped from injuring Lillian by the locket she wore, but her clothes got singed.
  • COVELO, CA. MURDER 1d/0w

    REASON UNKNOWN
    Jacob Fret was found shot dead in the head next to the Harrington School House by the school children that morning. Jacob was making his usual cooling snow delivery to the town the night before.
  • CLEVELAND, OH. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    SPURNED SUITOR
    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.
  • CARMI, IL. MURDER 1d/0w

    CONFLICT OVER INSULT OF DAUGHTER
    George Nicholson shot and killed John Kurd at a schoolhouse during a school rehearsal. The motive for the shooting was Kurd making a disparaging remark about Nicholson's daughter during her recital.
  • CHICO, CA. ACCIDENT 1d/0w

    Arthur Roberts, aged 9 years, was shot in the head and killed during a military drill by the school children of the Dayton school district. The children, armed with old guns believed to be empty, aimed and pulled triggers. Instantly the Roberts boy, who had just emerged from the school building, threw his hands to his head and cried, "I'm shot."
  • BOSTON, MA. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    MURDER/SUICIDE
    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.
  • LOS ANGELES, CA. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    SUICIDE
    Ruth Sargent, a 12-year-old student at the San Pedro Street School, shot herself. She asked permission to leave the class in the middle of a lesson, but the teacher refused. So, she got up pointed a gun at the teacher and left the class room, went down the stairs and shot herself. The students and teachers rushed to her side and she said "I shot myself and no one is to blame."
  • ASHEVILLE, NC. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    MURDER/SUICIDE of FAMILY MEMBERS
    Dr. C.O. Swinney shot and fatally wounded his 16-year-old daughter Nellie in a reception room at Normal and Collegiate Institute. He then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
  • NEW YORK, NY. MURDER. 1d/0w

    BURGLARY
    Van Dwight Sheldon, an engineering student at New York University was staying in the Dean's Manor, with his older cousin and Dean of the Engineering College, Dean Snow. A burglar broke into the cellar of the home when Sheldon confronted him. The burglar shot Sheldon in the abdomen, killing him, and escaped after a chase.
  • SAN FRANCISCO. MURDER/ATT.SUICIDE. 1d/1w

    SPURNED SUITOR
    10-year-old Dorothy Malakanoff was shot and killed by 49-year-old Demetri Tereaschinko as she arrived at her school in San Francisco. Tereaschinko then shot himself in a failed suicide attempt. Tereaschinko was reportedly upset that Malakanoff refused to elope with him.
  • MOUNT VERNON, IL. ACCIDENT 0d/1w

    ACCIDENT
    During a school performance of "the Grand Central", John Moake, portraying the villain, was shot in the forehead and dangerously wounded by the hero, Roy Slater. The cartridge was thought to have been blank.
  • TRINIDAD, CA. ACCIDENT. 1d/0w

    Walter Harris, 11 years old student accidentally shot and killed his teacher B.C. Briggs in the head while on a school field trip.
  • BAKERSFIELD, CA. VANDALISM. 0d/0w

    GROUP STUPIDITY
    A group of six young men after dove hunting, deliberately shot out the glass in the doors and windows of the Fruitvale School, then shot at the nearby residence of A. J. Hunter, narrowly missing several children in the rear yard.
  • GRAVETTE, AR. SELF DEFENSE 1d/0w

    SELF DEFENSE
    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.
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    1910--1919

    <b>The 1910s</b>
    09 shootings
    09 dead
    10 wounded
  • NEW YORK, NY. ASSAULT. 1d/1w

    ASSAULT
    "A black bearded maniac drew an automatic pistol" and fired five shots into a crowd of the Harlem School boys. The kids were taunting him, so he shot into the crowd of children. Robert Lomas, age 6, was hit in the heart and died instantly, Arthur Shively also age 6 was shot through the left lung and critically wounded.
  • IONE, CA. SHOOTING 0d/0w

    THEFT
    At the reform school, Preston School of Industry, students Albert Brown and Eugene Griffin tried to escape as they stole a revolver from the school's bakery shop. They then shot at Captain William H. White as he was in pursuit. No one was hurt, but the two boys were no longer welcome at the school and were sent to the penitentiary.
  • LEXINGTON, KY. MURDER 1d/"several" w

    GENERAL FIGHT
    A general fight broke out during school elections where Lewis Napier was shot and killed and several others hurt. Several were arrested.
  • MANHATTAN, KS. ACCIDENT 1d/0w

    ACCIDENT
    During a school play rehearsal, a revolver was accidentally loaded by a boy who tried to shoot a bird with it the day before. When the girl was to use the firearm as written in the script, she picked it up, then laid it down saying she was afraid of the old thing. The Teacher, Miss Reedy then grabbed the gun and said there was no need for alarm and pointed it at the girl, Pearl Reedy, 18, and squeezed the trigger. The bullet lodged near her heart fatally wounding her.
  • WARRENVILLE, IL. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    SPURNED SUITOR
    Sylvester E. Adams shot and killed teacher Edith Smith after she rejected his advances. Adams then shot and killed himself.
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA. SHOOTING 1d/0w

    GENERAL FIGHT
    In a brawl between the white and Chinese students at the Oriental School, James Kane was shot dead.
  • HONOLULU, HI. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/7w

    JEALOUS HUSBAND
    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.
  • LODI TWNSHP, MD. MURDER 1d/0w

    SPURNED SUITOR
    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.
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA. SHOOTING 0d/3w

    SHOOTING
    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.
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    1920--1929

    <b>The 1920s</b>
    03 shootings
    04 dead
    00 wounded
  • BOWLING GREEN, OH. ACCIDENT 1d/0w

    ACCIDENT
    While attending her son's school track meet, Mrs. F. Mahl was shot and killed accidentally, by the starter's pistol.
  • SYRACUSE, NY. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    MURDER/SUICIDE
    Professor Holmes Beckwith shot and killed dean J. Herman Wharton in his office at Syracuse University before committing suicide.
  • HEMOSTEAD, NY. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    SUICIDE
    James O'Donnell, 18-year-old senior at Hempstead High School, shot himself to death on the stage in the school's auditorium. A suicide note stated that O'Donnell killed himself to lessen the financial burden on his family.
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    1930--1939

    <b>The 1930s</b>
    12 shootings
    17 dead
    05 wounded
  • RINGE, MN. MURDER 1d/0w

    SPURNED SUITOR
    Margaret Wegman, 20-year-old teacher at the local rural school, was shot and killed in the school by 24-year-old Douglas Petersen.
  • DULUTH, MN. ACCIDENT 1d/0w

    ACCIDENT
    Katherine McMillen, 24-year-old teacher at the Howard Gensen rural school near Duluth, was accidentally shot and killed by a revolver brought to school by a pupil.
  • DOWNEY, CA. MURDER/SUICIDE 3d/1w

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    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.
  • HARLAN, IA. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    SPURNED SUITOR
    Margaret Graves, 23, school teacher at Monroe School No. 2, was shot to death in front of her 20 students by former suitor Herman Seick, 28. Seick then took his own life in the classroom.
  • GILL, MA. MURDER 1d/0w

    UNSOLVED MURDER
    Headmaster Elliott Speer was murdered by a shotgun blast through the window of his study at Northfield Mount Hermon School. The crime was never solved.
  • MEDORE, ND. MURDER 1d/0w

    SPURNED SUITOR
    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.
  • IRVINGTON, NY. MURDER 1d/0w

    UNSOLVED MURDER
    Dr. Paul Kyle, head of the Kyle School for Boys, was found shot to death in the school, just before classes were to begin for the day.
  • NEW YORK, NY. MURDER/SUICIDE 3d/1w

    MURDER/SUICIDE
    Victor Koussow, a Russian laboratory worker at the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, shot Prof. Arthur Taylor Rowe, Prof. Paul B. Wiberg, and wounded Dr. William H. Crawford at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, before committing suicide.
  • LINCOLN, NE. ATT.MURDER/SUICIDE 1d/1w

    DISTRESS OVER DISMISSAL
    Prof. John Weller shot and wounded Prof. Harry Kurz in a corridor of the University of Nebraska, apparently because of his impending dismissal at the end of the semester. After shooting Kurz, Weller tried to escape, but was surrounded by police on the campus, whereupon he killed himself with a shot in the chest.
  • BETHLEHEM, PA. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    DISTRESS OVER FAILING GRADE
    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.
  • ISABEL, KS. ACCIDENT 1d/0w

    ACCIDENT
    Robert Douthitt, 16, was accidentally shot to death backstage during high school play practice. The revolver was to have been loaded with blanks, but it held live ammo.
  • TOLEDO, OH. SHOOTING 0d/2w

    ANGRY STUDENT
    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.
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    1940--1949

    <b>The 1940s:</b>
    13 shootings
    15 dead
    06 wounded
  • SOUTH PASADENA, CA. MURDER/ATT.SUICIDE 5d/2w

    DISTRESS OVER DISMISSAL
    After being removed as principal of South Pasadena Junior High School, Vieling Spencer shot six school officials, killing five, before attempting to commit suicide by shooting himself in the neck.
  • NEW YORK, NY. ASSAULT 0d/1w

    WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
    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.
  • VALHALLA, NY. MURDER 1d/0w

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    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.
  • UNIONTOWN, PA. MURDER/ATT.SUICIDE 1d/1w

    SPURNED SUITOR
    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.
  • NEW YORK, NY. MURDER 1d/0w

    MURDER
    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.
  • PORT CHESTER, NY. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    SUICIDE, 13 y.o.
    Harry Wyman, 13, shot himself dead at the Harvey School, a boys’ preparatory school.
  • BROOKLYN, NY. SHOOTING 0d/1w

    ROBBERY
    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.
  • NEW YORK, NY. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    SUICIDE
    A 13-year-old student at St. Benedict’s Parochial School, shot and fatally wounded himself while sitting in an audience watching a school play.
  • MADILL, OK. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    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.
  • BALA CYNWYD, PA. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    SUICIDE, 14 y.o.
    Donald Peabody Sargent, 14, shot himself to death in his junior high school classroom.
  • NEW YORK, NY. ACCIDENT 1d/0w

    ACCIDENT
    A 14-year-old boy was fatally wounded by a shot from the .22-caliber rifle of a fellow student Robert Ross, 17. The youth was accidently shot in the head when he chanced into range where Ross was target shooting near a lake on the school property.
  • NEW YORK, NY. ACCIDENT 0d/1w

    ACCIDENT
    A 16-year-old student at Stuyvesant High School was accidentally shot in the arm by a fellow student who was ‘showing off’ with a pistol in a classroom.
  • COLUMBUS, OH. MURDER 1d/0w

    MURDER
    Ohio State University freshman James Heer grabbed a .45 caliber handgun from the room of a Delta Tau Delta fraternity brother and shot and killed his fraternity brother Jack McKeown, 21, an Ohio State senior.
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    1950--1959

    <b>The 1950s</b>
    20 shootings
    16 dead
    10 wounded
  • PERU, NE. MURDER/SUICIDE 3D/0W

    WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
    Dr. William Nicholas, 48, president of Peru State College and Dr. Paul Maxwell, 56, education department head, were shot to death at their desks by Dr. Barney Baker, 54-year-old psychology professor. Baker was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot at his home on campus.
  • NEW YORK, NY. SHOOTING 0d/1w

    ARGUMENT
    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.
  • UNION MILLS, NC. MURDER 1d/0w

    MURDER
    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.
  • NEW YORK, NY. SHOT BY POLICE 1d/0w

    INTRUDER SHOT BY POLICE
    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.
  • NEW YORK, NY. MURDER 1d/0w

    MURDER
    David Brooks, a 15-year-old student, was fatally shot as fellow pupils looked on in a grade school. (ST. LOUIS PUPIL KILLED; Two Former Students Sought in Grade School Shooting)
  • NEW YORK, NY. SHOOTING 0d/1w

    SHOOTING OVER DISCIPLINE
    A 15-year-old boarding school student shot a dean rather than relinquish pin-up pictures of girls in bathing suits.
  • NEW YORK, NY. MURDER 1d/0w

    MURDER
    Bayard Peakes walked into the offices of the American Physical Society (APS) at Columbia University and shot and killed secretary Eileen Fahey with a .22 caliber pistol. Peakes was reportedly upset that the APS had rejected a pamphlet he had written.
  • LAWRENCEVILLE, IL. MURDER 1d/0w

    SPURNED SUITOR
    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.
  • NEW YORK, NY. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    SUICIDE
    Rear Admiral E. E. Herrmann, 56, superintendent of the Naval Postgraduate School, was found dead in his office with a bullet in his head. A service revolver was found by his side.
  • CHICAGO, IL. SUICIDE BY "ACCIDENT" 1d/0w

    SUICIDE BY "ACCIDENT"
    Patrick Colletta, 14, was shot to death by Bernice Turner,14, in a classroom of Kelly High School. It was reported that after Turner refused to date Colletta he handed her the gun and dared her to pull the trigger, telling her that the gun was “only a toy.” A coroner’s jury later ruled that the shooting was an accident.
  • NEW YORK, NY. ACCIDENT 0d/1w

    ACCIDENT
    Larry Licitra, 17-year-old student at the Machine and Metal Trades High School, was shot and slightly wounded in the right shoulder in the lobby of the school while inspecting a handmade pistol owned by one of several students.
  • NEWTON, MA. ACCIDENT 1d/0w

    ACCIDENT
    John Frankenberger, 14, was accidentally shot to death in a classroom at Day Junior High School when a pistol being held by a classmate discharged.
  • CHAPEL HILL, NC. ACCIDENT 1d/2w

    ALCOHOL-FUELED SHOOTING
    Putnam Davis Jr. was shot and killed during a fraternity house carnival at the University of North Carolina. William Joyner and Allen Long were shot and wounded during the exchange of gunfire in their fraternity bedroom. The incident took place after an all-night beer party. Mr. Long reported to the police that, while the three were drinking beer at 7 a.m., Davis pulled out a gun and started shooting with a gun he had obtained from the car of a former roommate.
  • SWARTHMORE, PA. MURDER 1d/0w

    SHOOTING OVER INSULT
    After some of his dormmates 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.
  • PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD. MURDER 1d/2w

    SHOOTING OVER REPRIMAND
    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.
  • NEW YORK, NY. SHOOTING 0d/1w

    SHOOTING
    A Booker T. Washington Junior High School student was wounded in the forearm by another student armed with a home-made weapon.
  • NEW YORK, NY. SHOOTING 0d/1w

    SHOOTING
    A 16-year old student was shot in the leg by a 15-year old classmate at a city high school.
  • NEW YORK, NY. SHOOTING 0d/1w

    SHOOTING
    A 17-year-old student shot a boy in the Manual Training High School.
  • MASSAPEQUA, NY. MURDER 1d/0w

    MURDER
    A 15-year-old high Massapequa High School freshman was shot and killed by a classmate in a washroom.
  • NEW YORK, NY. MURDER (GANG) 1d/0w

    SHOOTING, GANG WARFARE
    Twenty-seven men and boys and an arsenal were seized in the Bronx as the police headed off a gang war resulting from the fatal shooting of a teenager at Morris High School.
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    1960--1969

    <b>The 1960s</b>
    14 shootings
    36 dead
    68 wounded
  • HARTFORD CITY, IN. MURDER/SUICIDE 3d/0w

    MURDER/SUICIDE
    Principal Leonard Redden shot and killed two teachers with a shotgun at William Reed Elementary School before fleeing into a remote forest, where he committed suicide.
  • ALICE, TX. MURDER 1d/0w

    MURDER
    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.
  • BLAINE, MN. MURDER 1d/0w

    MURDER
    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.
  • DELMONT, SD. ACCIDENT 1d/0w

    ACCIDENT
    Donald Kurtz, 17-year-old senior at Delmont High School, was fatally wounded by a .22 caliber bullet from a rifle. The shot, intended as a sound effect for a school play, hit him in the chest during a rehearsal just minutes before the play was to take place.
  • DENVER, CO. SHOOTING 1d/1w

    ARGUMENT & SHOOTING with ACCIDENTAL DEATH
    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.
  • AUSTIN, TX. MASS SHOOTING 17d/31w

    MASS SHOOTING
    Charles Whitman age 25, climbed atop the observation deck at the University of Texas-Austin, and killed 14 people and wounded 31 during a 96-minute shooting rampage in the University of Texas massacre. Whitman also killed his mother and wife. He was killed by police.
  • GRAND RAPIDS, MN. MURDER 1d/1w

    Grand Rapids High School student David Black, 15, killed school administrator Forrest Willey and seriously wounded fellow student Kevin Roth, 14.
  • MESA, AZ. MASS MURDER 5d/2w

    MASS MURDER
    Bob Smith, 18, took seven people hostage at Rose-Mar College of Beauty. Smith ordered the hostages to lie down on the floor in a circle. He then proceeded to shoot them in the head with a 22-caliber pistol. Four women and a three-year-old girl died, one woman and a baby were injured but survived. Police arrested Smith after the massacre. Smith had reportedly admired Richard Speck and Charles Whitman.
  • HIGH POINT, NC. MURDER 1d/0w

    MURDER
    David Walker, 15, was shot to death just outside Central High School by Gerald Locklear, 15.
  • MIAMI, FL. MURDER 1d/0w

    MURDER/ACCIDENT?
    16-year-old Blanche Ward shot and killed fellow student Linda Lipscomb, 16, with a .22-caliber pistol at Miami Jackson High School. According to Ward, she was threatened with a razor by Lipscomb during an argument over a fountain pen, and in the ensuing struggle the gun went off.
  • ORANGEBURG, SC. POLICE SHOOTING 3d/27w

    In the days leading up to February 8, 1968, about 200 mostly student protesters gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University, to protest the segregation of the All Star Bowling Lane. That night, students started a bonfire. As police attempted to put out the fire, an officer was injured by a thrown piece of banister. The police said they believed they were under attack by small weapons fire. The officers fired into the crowd, killing 3 and wounding 27.
  • MIAMI, FL. SHOOTING 0d/2w

    UPSET OVER REPRIMAND
    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.
  • LOS ANGELES, CA. MURDER 2d/0w

    ARGUMENT
    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. The shooter, Claude Hubert, was never to be found but three other men were arrested in connection with the shooting.
  • WASHINGTON, DC. ROBBERY 1d/0w

    ROBBERY
    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.
  • TOMAH, WI. MURDER 1d/0w

    MURDER
    Principal Martin Mogensen was shot to death in his office by a 14-year-old boy armed with a 20-gauge shotgun.
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    1970--1979

    <b>The 1970s</b>
    18 shootings
    31 dead
    53 wounded
  • KENT, OH. MILITARY SHOOTING 4d/9w

    NATIONAL GUARD SHOOTING AT ANTI-WAR PROTEST
    The Ohio National Guard fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.
  • JACKSON, MS. POLICE SHOOTING 2d/12w

    POLICE SHOOTING AT ANTI-WAR PROTEST
    A group of student protesters against the Vietnam War, specifically the United States invasion of Cambodia, were confronted by city and state police. Shortly after midnight, the police opened fire, killing two students and injuring twelve.
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA. MURDER 1d/0w

    MURDER
    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.
  • GROVE, OK. MURDER 1d/0w

    WORKPLACE SHOOTING
    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.
  • SPOKANE, WA. MASS SHOOTING 2d/4w

    MASS SHOOTING
    Former MIT student Larry J. Harmon, 21, entered St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church on the Gonzaga University campus armed with a .22 caliber rifle. Harmon killed the caretaker, 68-year-old Hilary Kunz, and upon merging from the church, wounded four more people before police officers shot and killed him. Harmon was described by his father as a religious fanatic who believed that he had seen the devil and that Christ was an imposter.
  • WASHINGTON, DC. MURDER 1d/0w

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    Fifth-grade teacher Margaret Brooks, 57, was shot to death in front of her students by her estranged husband James A. Brooks.
  • CHICAGO, IL. MURDER 1d/0w

    STUDENT ANGRY RE DISCIPLINE
    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.
  • OLEAN, NY. MASS MURDER 3d/11w

    PLANNED ATTACK, LONER SHOOTER
    Regents scholar Anthony Barbaro, 17, armed with a rifle and shotgun, kills three adults and wounds 11 others at his high school, which was closed for the Christmas holiday. Barbaro was reportedly a loner who kept a diary describing several "battle plans" for his attack on the school.
  • POUGHKEEPSIE, NY. MURDER 1d/0w

    SPURNED SUITOR
    Marist College student Shelley Lynn Sperling was shot and killed by a scorned suitor in the Marist College cafeteria.
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. MASS SHOOTING 1d/several w

    MASS SHOOTING by STUDENT
    Grant High School student Randy Truitt was shot and killed by James Briggs at the school, leaving several others injured.
  • DETROIT, MI. SHOOTING 0d/5w

    ANGRY STUDENTS SHOOT OTHER STUDENTS
    Intruders shot five Murray-Wright High School students after an apparent dispute over one of the intruders girlfriends.
  • FULLERTON, CA. MASS MURDER 7d/2w

    MASS SHOOTING, SEMI-AUTO RIFLE, PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIC ADULT
    Custodian Edward Charles Allaway, 37, opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle in the library on the California State University, Fullerton campus killing 7, and wounding 2.
  • DETROIT, MI. MURDER 1d/0w

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    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.
  • WHITHARRAL, TX. MURDER 1d/0w

    LONER STUDENT KILLS PRINCIPAL, REASON UNKNOWN
    High School principal M.O. Tripp was shot to death on the front steps of the school by Ricardo Lopez, 17.
  • ST ALBANS, WV. MURDER 1d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS STUDENT
    A 15-year-old student was shot and killed by another student at Hayes Junior High School.
  • LANSING, MI. MURDER 1d/1w

    TAUNTED NAZI STUDENT SHOOTS STUDENTS
    After being taunted for his beliefs, a 15-year-old self-proclaimed Nazi killed one student and wounded a second with a Luger pistol.
  • AUSTIN, TX. MURDER 1d/0w

    STUDENT SHOOTS TEACHER
    John Daniel Christian, 13, son of Lyndon B. Johnson's former press secretary George Christian, shot to death his English teacher, Wilbur Grayson, 29, with his father's .22 caliber rifle in front of approximately 30 classmates. John Christian was never prosecuted and is now a practicing attorney in Austin, Texas.
  • SAN DIEGO, CA. MASS SHOOTING 2d/9w

    MASS SHOOTING
    Brenda Ann Spencer, 16, opens fire on Grover Cleveland Elementary School from the window of her home across the street, killing 2 adults and wounding 9 others, 8 of whom were children.
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    1980--1989

    <b>The 1980s</b>
    20 shootings
    30 dead (plus 1 bomb death)
    66 wounded (plus 78 wounded by bomb)
  • BIG RAPIDS, MI. MURDER 1d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS PROFESSOR OVER FAILING GRADE
    Robert Brauer, Business Professor, was shot by student Thomas Kakonis, 20, at Ferris State College. Robert Brauer had failed Kakonis on an examination. Kakonis was the son of an associate dean at the college.
  • LAS VEGAS, NV. MURDER 1d/2w

    HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT KILLS TEACHER
    17-year-old Valley High School student Patrick Lizotte shot and killed his teacher Clarence Pigott and wounded two students.
  • LITTLETON, CO. MURDER 1d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS STUDENT
    Deer Creek Jr. High School student Jason Rocha, 14, shot and killed Scott Darwin Michael, 13.
  • ST. LOUIS CNTY, MO. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/1w

    STUDENT SHOOTS 2 STUDENTS, KILLS SELF AND ONE OTHER
    Eighth grade Parkway South Middle School 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.
  • ALTOONA, IA. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS STUDENT, SELF
    While students in a French class at Southeast Polk High School were taking a test in the hallway, a 17-year-old male student shot and killed a 16-year-old female student before killing himself.
  • GODDARD, KS. MURDER 1d/3w

    STUDENT KILLS PRINCIPAL, WOUNDS 3
    James Alan Kearbey, 14, armed with a M1-A semiautomatic rifle and a .357-caliber handgun, killed principal Joseph McGee and wounded two teachers and a student at Goddard Junior High School.
  • RICHMOND, VA. SHOOTING 0d/1w

    A 12-year-old East End Middle School boy shot a girl with his mother's gun.
  • DETROIT, MI. SHOOTING 0d/6w

    STUDENT SHOOTS 6 AT HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME
    During halftime of the homecoming football game between Northwestern High School and Murray-Wright High School, a boy who was in a fight earlier that day pulled out a shotgun and opened fire, injuring six students.
  • SPANAWAY, WA. MURDER/SUICIDE 3d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS 2 STUDENTS, SELF
    A 14-year-old girl shot two boys fatally, then killed herself with a .22-caliber rifle at Spanaway Junior High School.
  • PORTLAND, CT. SHOOTING 1d/1w

    STUDENT KILLS CUSTODIAN, SHOOTS SECRETARY
    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.
  • SLIDELL, LA. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS SELF
    13-year-old gifted Boyet Junior High School student Matt Cooper shot himself in class with a .45-caliber pistol.
  • COKEVILLE, WY. HOSTAGE/BOMBING/SHOOTING/SUICIDE 2d/79w

    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, then killed himself. Two people shot, one bomb death, 78 bomb injuries.
  • LEWISTON, MT. MURDER 1d/3w

    STUDENT KILLS TEACHER, SHOOTS 3 OTHERS
    A 14-year-old Fergus High School student shot and killed a substitute teacher and wounded a vice principal and two classmates.
  • DE KALB, MO. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS STUDENT, THEN SELF
    Honors student Nathan Ferris, 12, killed a classmate and then himself.
  • DETROIT, MI. MURDER 1d/2w

    STUDENT KILLS STUDENT, SHOOTS 2 OTHERS
    A ninth-grade Murray Wright High School student killed Chester Jackson, 17, and wounded Damon Matthews, 17, and Tomeka Turner, 18.
  • KATY, TX. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    STUDENT SUICIDE
    Mayde Creek High School student Ramesh D. Tumalad, 15, shot himself to death in his Algebra class as his classmates looked on.
  • WINNETKA, IL. RAMPAGE/SUICIDE 2d/7w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie_Dann' target="_blank">MENTALLY UNSTABLE WOMAN ON MURDEROUS RAMPAGE</a> Laurie Dann, 30, shot and killed one elementary school student and wounded sixothers, then took a family hostage and shot a man before killing herself. Dann also attempted to poison several people, set a fire at a school, set a house on fire, and attempted to set fire to a daycare center.
  • GREENWOOD, SC. MURDER 2d/8w

    TEEN SHOOTS UP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    James William Wilson Jr., 19, entered Oakland Elementary School and opened fire, killing two 8-year-old girls and wounding 6 other students and 2 teachers.
  • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. MURDER 1d/1w

    TEEN KILLS 1 TEACHER, WOUNDS 1
    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.
  • STOCKTON, CA. MASSACRE/SUICIDE 6d/30w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_School_massacre' target="_blank" >ADULT KILLS/WOUNDS CHILDREN and SELF</a>
    Cleveland School massacre Patrick Edward Purdy, 26, killing five children and wounding 30 other students and a teacher. Purdy then killed himself.
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    1990--1999

    <b>The 1990s</b>
    29 shootings
    70 dead
    97 wounded
  • RICHARDSON, TX. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    STUDENT SUICIDE
    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".
  • IOWA CITY, IA. MURDER/SUICIDE 6d/1w

    GRAD STUDENT KILLS FACULTY, STUDENT, SELF
    Former graduate student Gang Lu, 28, killed four members of the university faculty and one student, and seriously wounded another student, before committing suicide.
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. MURDER 1d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS STUDENT
    A 14 year-old student shot a 17 year-old student to death in a Douglass High School hallway, prompting the installation of metal detectors in city schools.
  • OLIVEHURST, CA. ARMED SIEGE 4d/10w

    FORMER STUDENT UPSET OVER FAILING GRADE
    Lindhurst High School shooting Eric Houston, 20, killed four people and wounded 10 in an armed siege at his former high school. Prosecutors said the attack was in retribution for a failing grade.
  • GREAT BARRINGTON, MA. MURDER 2d/4w

    STUDENT KILLS PROFESSOR, STUDENT, WOUNDS 4
    Wayne Lo, 18, shot and killed one student and one professor, and wounded three students and a security guard at Simon's Rock College.
  • GRAYSON, KY. MURDER 2d/0w

    TEEN KILLS TEACHER & CUSTODIAN
    East Carter High School shooting Scott Pennington, 17, fatally shot his teacher, Deanna McDavid, and head custodian Marvin Hicks.
  • CHELSEA, MI. MURDER 1d/2w

    High school teacher Steven Leith walked out of a staff meeting, returned with a gun, fatally shot the school district's superintendent and wounded the principal and a teacher. Joseph Piasecki, superintendent of Chelsea schools, died at Chelsea Community Hospital of multiple gunshot wounds. Phil Jones, 44, an English teacher, was treated for a stomach wound. The principal, Ronald Mead, 43, was shot in the leg.
  • WICKLIFFE, OH. MURDER 1d/4w

    <a href='http://www.nytimes.com/1994/11/08/us/man-fires-shotgun-in-school-killing-one-and-injuring-3.html' target="_blank">ADULT SHOOTS 5, KILLS 1</a> (Wickliffe Middle School shooting) Keith Ledeger, 37, a former student at the school, shot and killed custodian Pete Christopher and wounded four other adults.
  • SEATTLE, WA. SHOOTING 0d/2w

    STUDENT SHOOTS 2 STUDENTS
    A 15-year-old Garfield High School student left school during the day and returned with his grandfather's 9mm semiautomatic handgun. He wounded two students.
  • BLACKVILLE, SC. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/1w

    SUSPENDED STUDENT KILLS TEACHER, SELF, WOUNDS 1
    Blackville-Hilda High School shooting): Anthony Sincino, 16, killed one teacher and wounded another before committing suicide.
  • LYNNVILLE, TN. MURDER 2d/1w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richland_High_School_shooting' target="_blank">STUDENT SHOOTING RAMPAGE</a> James Rouse, 17, killed a student and teacher and seriously wounded another teacher with a .22-caliber rifle.
  • MOSES LAKE, WA. MURDER 3d/1w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontier_Middle_School_shooting' target="_blank">HOSTAGES/MURDER</a> Barry Loukaitis, 14, killed a teacher and two students and wounded another student when he opened fire on his algebra class.
  • SAN DIEGO, CA. MURDER 3d/0w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego_State_University_shooting' target="_blank">GRAD STUDENT KILLS 3 PROFESSORS</a> Frederick Martin Davidson, a 36-year-old graduate student killed three professors that he believed were involved in a conspiracy against him.
  • STATE COLLEGE, PA. MURDER 1d/2w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hetzel_Union_Building_shooting#1996_Shooting' target="_blank">19 YR OLD SHOOTS COLLEGE STUDENT, WOUNDS OTHERS</a> Jillian Robbins, 19, shot and killed one student and injured two outside Pennsylvania State University’s Hetzel Union Building.
  • BETHEL, AK. MURDER/ATT.MURDER 2d/2w

    STUDENT KILLS PRINCIPAL, 1 STUDENT, WOUNDS 2 STUDENTS
    Bethel Regional High School student Evan Ramsey, 16, shot and killed the school’s principal and one student, and wounded two other students..
  • PEARL, MS. KILLING SPREE 3d/0w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_High_School_shooting' target="_blank">OUTCAST STUDENT KILLS MOTHER, 2 STUDENTS</a> Luke Woodham, 16, murdered 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.
  • WEST PALM BEACH, FL. MURDER 1d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS STUDENT AFTER ARGUMENT
    Conniston Middle School student Tronneal Magnum, 14, fatally shot Johnpierre Kamel, 14, outside school after an argument over a wristwatch.
  • WEST PADUCAH, KY. MURDER 3d/5w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heath_High_School_shooting' target="_blank">STUDENT KILLS 3 STUDENTS, WOUNDS 5</a> Three students were killed and five wounded by Michael Carneal, 14, as they participated in a prayer circle.
  • STAMPS, AR. SHOOTING 0d/2w

    STUDENT AMBUSHES, WOUNDS 2 Joseph “Colt” Todd, 14, concealed in a wooded area on school grounds, shot and wounded two students as they were entering Stamps High School.
  • CRAIGHEAD CNTY, AR. AMBUSH/MURDER 5d/10w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westside_Middle_School_massacre' target="_blank">TWO STUDENTS AMBUSH, MASSACRE at MIDDLE SCHOOL</a> Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, killed four students and one teacher and wounded ten others as Westside Middle School emptied during a fire alarm intentionally set off by Golden.
  • EDINBORO, PA. MURDER 1d/2w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Middle_School_dance_shooting' target="_blank">STUDENT KILLS TEACHER, SHOOTS 3 OTHERS</a> Andrew Wurst, 14, fatally shot teacher John Gillette, 48, and wounded two students and a teacher at an 8th grade graduation dance.
  • FAYETTEVILLE, TN. MURDER 1d/0w

    <a href='http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/davis-jacob-lee.htm' target="_blank">JEALOUS BOYFRIEND KILLS RIVAL</a> Jacob Davis, 18, shot Robert Creson, 18, in a dispute over a girl.
  • SPRINGFIELD, OR. KILLING SPREE 4d/25w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kip_Kinkel' target="_bl;ank">KILLING SPREE</a> After killing his parents at home, Kip Kinkel, 15, drove to Thurston High School where he shot and killed two students and wounded 25 others.
  • RICHMOND, VA. SHOOTING 0d/2w

    <a href='http://www.cnn.com/US/9806/15/school.shooting.04/' target="_blank">JUVENILE FUED</a> A 14-year-old student of Armstrong High School wounded a teacher and a school volunteer.
  • DETROIT, MI. MURDER 1d/0w

    <a href='http://media.wayne.edu/1998/12/12/doctoral-student-arraigned-in-advisers-death' target="_blank">GRADUATE STUDENT KILLS ADVISER</a> Professor Andrzej Olbrot was killed by graduate student Wlodzimierz Dedecjus, 48.
  • COLUMBINE, CO. MASSACRE/SUICIDE 15d/21w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbine_High_School_massacre' target="_blank">OUTCAST STUDENTS MASSACRE STUDENTS</a>
    Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed 12 students and one teacher, and wounded 21 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School.
  • CONYERS, GA. SHOOTING 0d/6w

    <a href='http://www.cnn.com/US/9905/24/georgia.shooting.02/' target="_blank">DESPONDENT STUDENT SHOOTS UP SCHOOL</a> Six students injured by Thomas Solomon Jr., 15.
  • LYNWOOD, CA. MURDER 2d/0w

    <a href='http://articles.latimes.com/1999/jun/09/local/me-45671' target="_blank">UNKNOWN ASSAILANT KILLS 2 GIRLS</a>15 year-old Jessica Yvette Zavala and her 17 year-old cousin, Olivia Munguia, were shot and killed by an unknown assailant outside Lynwood High School.
  • DEMING, NM. ACCIDENT/ATTEMPTED SUICIDE 1d/0w

    <a href='http://thecabin.net/stories/112199/wor_1121990114.html' target="_blank">SUICIDAL TEEN ACCIDENTALLY KILLS GIRL</a> A 13-year-old girl fatally shot at Deming Middle School by Victor Cordova Jr., 13. Cordova stated he had intended to commit suicide but was jostled by others and the gun moved.
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    2000--2009

    <b>The 2000s:</b>
    33 shootings
    77 dead
    94 wounded
  • FLINT, MI. SHOOTING by 6 YEAR OLD 1d/0w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Kayla_Rolland' target="_blank">SIX YEAR OLD BOY FINDS GUN, KILLS GIRL</a> At Buell Elementary School, 6-year-old Dedrick Owens, the youngest-ever school shooter, shot and killed classmate Kayla Rolland.
  • LAKE WORTH, FL. MURDER 1d/0w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Brazill' target="_blank">STUDENT KILLS FAVORITE TEACHER</a> Florida teacher Barry Grunow was fatally shot by his student, 13-year-old Nathaniel Brazill, who had returned to school after being sent home for throwing water balloons. Brazill returned to school on his bike with a 5 inch Raven and four bullets stolen from his grandfather the week before. Brazill was an honor student. Grunow was a popular teacher and Brazill's favorite.
  • FAYETTEVILLE, AR. MURDER 1d/0w

    <a href='http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=95994&page=1#.UWS7UqKW9LN' target="_blank">GRADUATE STUDENT KILLS PROFESSOR, SELF</a> Dr. John R. Locke, 67, Director of the Comparative Literature Program was shot and killed in his office by James E. Kelly, 36, a Comparative Literature PhD candidate recently dismissed from the program for lack of progress towards his degree. Kelly shot Dr. Locke three times before taking his own life in Dr. Locke's office after it was cordoned off by campus police.
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA. MUTUAL SHOOTING 1d/2w

    MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS SHOOT EACH OTHER WITH SAME GUN Witnesses said the eighth-graders had argued before the shootings at Carter G. Woodson Middle School, where students must pass through a metal detector to enter. The younger boy got the gun from outside the chain-link fence and shot the 15-year-old, only to have the older boy grab the gun and shoot him, police Lt. Marlon Defillo said.
  • SANTEE, CA. MURDER/ATT.MURDER 2d/13w

    SMILING TEEN GOES ON SHOOTING RAMPAGE Charles Andrew Williams, a 15-year-old student, opens fire in Santana High School, killing two students and wounding 13 others. He was arrested and convicted of murder and attempted murder.
  • WILLIAMSPORT, PA SHOOTING 0d/1w

    <a href='http://articles.latimes.com/2001/mar/08/news/mn-35059' target="_blank">DEPRESSED STUDENT SHOOTS STUDENT</a> Elizabeth Catherine Bush, 14, wounded student Kimberly Marchese in the cafeteria of Bishop Neumann High School; she was depressed and frequently teased.
  • EL CAJON, CA. SHOOTING 0d/5w

    <a href='http://articles.latimes.com/2001/mar/24/news/mn-42079' target="_blank">STUDENT SHOOTS UP HIGH SCHOOL</a> A vice principal was the apparent target of Jason Hoffman, the 18-year-old gunman who opened fire with a shotgun at his high school, wounding four others before he was shot by a campus police officer. In all, 10 people were injured in the afternoon shootout.
  • GARY, IN. MURDER 1d/0w

    <a href='http://articles.latimes.com/2001/mar/31/news/mn-45164' target="_blank">STUDENT SHOOTS STUDENT</a> Neal Boyd IV, an average-to-above-average student at Lew Wallace High School with no disciplinary problems, was targeted by 17-year-old suspect Donald Burt Jr., who pulled out a gun and shot him in the head as other students stood by in a parking lot. <a href='http://edition.cnn.com/2001/US/03/31/school.shooting/index.html' target="_blank">FATHER SAYS SHOOTING WAS SELF DEFENSE</a>
  • RED LION, PA. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS PRINCIPAL, SELF Eighth-grade student James Sheets entered Red Lion Area Junior High School armed with his stepfather's pistols and subsequently killed the school's principal, Eugene Segro, before killing himself.
  • COLD SPRING, MN. MURDER/ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING 2d/0w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocori_High_School_shooting' target="_blank">STUDENT KILLS TARGET, 1 OTHER</a> John Jason McLaughlin, 15, brought a gun to Rocori High School on Sept. 24, 2003, intentionally killed freshman Seth Bartell, 14, and accidentally killed senior Aaron Rollins, 17, with a stray bullet. MORE STORIES
  • WASHINGTON, DC. SELF DEFENSE 1d/0w

    TEEN SHOOTS RIVAL, CLAIMS SELF DEFENSE
    18-year-old Thomas J. Boykin fatally shot 17-year-old James Richardson at Ballou High School. Boykin was later acquitted on the charge of murder. Boykin said he started shooting inside the high school because he was being attacked by Richardson, a notorious neighborhood rival.
  • RANDALLSTOWN, MD. SHOOTING 0d/4w

    <a href='http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-te.md.school08may08,0,5373027.story' target="_blank">ASSAILANTS SHOOT 4 AFTER HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME</a> Gunmen opened fire in the parking lot of Randallstown High School as the youths were leaving a basketball game. Timothy McCullough, 18, and Tyrone Devon Brown, 24 were found guilty of the assault.
    <a href='http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-te.randallstown28jan28,0,6965583.story' target="_blank">ADDITIONAL STORY</a>
  • RED LAKE, MN. MURDER/SUICIDE 9d/5w

    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_massacre' target="_blank">MASSACRE at HIGH SCHOOL</a> Jeff Weise, a 16-year-old student, opened fire at the Red Lake Indian Reservation, first killing his grandfather and grandfather's companion. Armed with his grandfather's 3 police weapons, he shot and killed five students, and one teacher, then committed suicide. Five other people were wounded in the shooting.
  • JACKSBORO, TN. MURDER 1d/2w

    STUDENT MURDERS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, WOUNDS 2 At Campbell County High School, 14-year-old freshman Kenny Bartley shot the school principal and two assistant principals.
  • ROSEBURG, OR. ATTEMPTED MURDER 0d/1w

    TEEN SHOOTS TEEN IN BACK 4 TIMES Vincent Wayne Leodoro, 14, shot Joseph Monti, 16, four times in the back in the courtyard of Roseburg High School. Leodoro then walked to a restaurant where he was confronted by six police officers. Leodoro placed the handgun to his head and threatened suicide. Leodoro was found guilty of attempted murder and assault in July 2006.
  • ESSEX, VT. MURDER 2d/1w

    <a href='http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-1933752.html' target="_blank">GUNMAN KILLS TEACHER, ONE MORE</a> Christopher Williams walked into Essex Elementary School and opened fire, killing teacher Alicia Shanks after killing his ex-girlfriend's mother, Linda Lambessis, at home.
  • BAILEY, CO. HOSTAGES/MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    MAN TAKES STUDENTS HOSTAGE, KILLS ONE, SELF
    Duane Roger Morrison, 53, walked into Platte Canyon High School, took six girls hostages, and sexually assaulted them. As police entered the classroom he killed one hostage and then shot himself. He died later that day in a nearby Denver hospital.
  • CAZENOVIA, WI. MURDER 1d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS PRINCIPAL 15-year-old Eric Hainstock entered the school's main hallway and fatally shot principal John Klang. He claimed he didn't mean to kill Klang; he just wanted the principal to pay attention to Hainstock's tale of parentla abuse. He is serving a life sentence.
  • NICKEL MINES, PA. MASS MURDER 6d/5w

    MAN INVADES SCHOOL, KILLS 5 and SELF Charles Carl Roberts IV, a 32-year-old milk truck driver, invaded an Amish school, shot to death five Amish girls and wounded five others before killing himself.
  • PRINEVILLE, OR. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS SELF 18-year-old student Mark Hollingsworth died of a gunshot wound to the head in an apparent suicide in the school's parking lot.
  • BLACKSBURG, VA. MASS MURDER/SUICIDE 33d/17w

    MENTALLY ILL COLLEGE STUDENT GOES ON KILLING SPREE Seung-Hui Cho, age 23, shot and killed 32 students and faculty members, and wounded another 17 students and faculty members in two separate attacks on the same day. Cho committed suicide.
  • CLEVELAND, OH. ATTEMPTED MURDER, SUICIDE 1d/4w

    SUSPENDED STUDENT SHOOTS 4, KILLS SELF Asa Coon, a 14-year-old suspended student, returns to SuccessTech Academy, where he fired shots at people inside the school building before committing suicide by shooting himself in the head. He shot and wounded two teachers and two students.
  • MEMPHIS, TN. ACCIDENT 0d/1w

    ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING INJURES 1 Manassas High School student student accidentally shoots classmate in arm in classroom. Anthony Williams, a 16-year-old 11th grader, was shot in a classroom around 8:45 Wednesday morning, police said. Police identified the shooter as Markees Aaron-Anthony Smith, 15. He reportedly brought the gun to school to sell it.
  • MEMPHIS, TN. SHOOTING, 0d/1w

    ARGUMENT OVER RAP SONG LEADS TO SHOOTING At Hamilton High School, a 16-year-old student is shot in the leg during an argument with another student over music.
  • MEMPHIS, TN. ATTEMPTED MURDER 0d/1w

    ARGUMENT LEADS TO ATTEMPTED MURDER Corneilous Cheers, 17, a sophomore at the Southwest Memphis school, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment, unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon and carrying a weapon on school property.19-year-old Stacey Kiser, a Mitchell senior, was in critical condition at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
    Cheers and Kiser had been in an argument over the weekend, said Jerry W. Maness, court services director at Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court
  • DEKALB, IL. MURDER/SUICIDE 6d/21w

    FORMER STUDENT KILLS 5, SELF Steven Kazmierczak shot multiple people in a classroom of Northern Illinois University, killing five and injuring 21, before committing suicide. Kazmierczak was not a student at the university, but had attended it the years prior to the attack.
  • FEDERAL WAY, WA. MURDER 1d/0w

    GANG-RELATED SHOOTING KILLS 1 26-year-old Omero Mende was waiting in his car at the Lakota Middle School campus to pick up his girlfriend's son. He was confronted by 16-year-old Luis F. Cosgaya-Alvarez and two others who were in an SUV. Cosgaya-Alvarez flashed gang signs at Mendez, then shot Mendez once in the head. Mendez later died of his injuries.
  • CHICAGO, IL. SHOOTING 0d/5w

    SHOOTING LEAVES 5 WOUNDED After a basketball game at Dunbar High School, a truck pulled over by the school, with shots being fired from inside it as people were exiting the school campus. Five people were wounded, three critically. Georgio Dukes, 18, was arrested and charged with five counts of felony aggravated battery with a firearm one week after the shootings. Police believe that the attack was gang-related.
  • HAMPTON, VA. SHOOTING/ATT.SUICIDE 0d/3w

    SUICIDAL STUDENT SHOOTS 2 OTHERS AND SELF 18-year-old Odane Greg Maye, former Hampton University student, followed a pizza delivery man into his former dormitory, Harkness Hall. Maye shot and wounded the pizza delivery man, shot the dorm monitor, then shot himself in a suicide attempt.
  • CAMBRIDGE, MA. MURDER 1d/0w

    PLANNED MARIJUANA THEFT ENDS IN SHOOTING DEATH 21-year-old Justin Cosby was shot in the basement common room at Kirkland House, an undergraduate resident hall of Harvard University. Cosby was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound in his abdomen, and died the next day. Four days later, 20-year-old Jabrai Jordon Copney turned himself in for the murder of Cosby.
  • LAROSE, LA. SHOOTING/SUICIDE 1d/0w

    STUDENT SHOOTS TEACHER, KILLS SELF At Larose-Cut Off Middle School, 15-year-old Justin Doucet went in the restroom, took out a .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun from his backpack and donned on camouflage clothes. Doucet entered a classroom and pointed the handgun at the teacher. He demanded she say "Hail Marilyn Manson!" She did not respond and Doucet fired a shot at her, then walked back into the restroom where he shot himself in the head. He died one week later from his wounds.
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA. SHOOTING 0d/3w

    GANG-RELATED SHOOTING INJURES 3 After students were being let out of International Studies Academy on the first day of summer school classes, a man exited a car and opened fire, wounding three people, including a 17-year-old female student. An 18-year-old man was arrested for being an accessory in the crime.
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA. SHOOTING 0d/1w

    GANG-RELATED SHOOTING INJURES 1 A 20-year-old student was shot in the buttocks in the parking lot of Skyline College after an argument escalated between him and other men. Three San Francisco residents, Germaine B. Benjamin, 18; Dimaryea J. McGhee, 20; and Jacori W. Bender, 18, were arrested and charged with felony firearm offenses.
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    2010--PRESENT

    <b>The 2010s (January 2010 to April 16 2013)</b>
    35 shootings
    63 dead
    38 wounded
  • MADISON, AL. MURDER 1d/0w

    TROUBLED STUDENT SHOOTS CLASSMATE 14-year-old Hammad Memon is accused of shooting to death 14-year-old Todd Brown in a crowded school hallway of Discovery Middle School. He is facing a murder charge.
  • HUNTSVILLE, AL. MURDER 3d/3w

    PROFESSOR DENIED TENURE KILLS COLLEAGUES Amy Bishop Anderson, a biology professor, shot and killed three of her colleagues and wounded three others during a faculty meeting. In September 2012, she was sentenced to a life sentence without the possibility of parole, and is serving her sentence at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women.
  • LITTLETON, CO. SHOOTING 0d/2w

    MAN RULED INSANE AFTER SHOOTING 2, SERVES NO JAIL TIME At Deer Creek Middle School, Bruco Eastwood opened fire from a Winchester Model 70 rifle in a parking lot. Two students, both eighth graders, were shot and wounded. One student's wounds were critical for the four days following the shooting. Eastwood was taken down by teachers and held until his arrest.
  • DETROIT, MI. SHOOTING 0d/2w

    FIGHT LEADS TO SHOOTING, 2 INJURED
    Two teenagers were shot just outside of Mumford High School on the first day of school. Detroit Public School officials confirmed two Mumford students were shot at about 3:30 p.m. The shooting took place just feet away from school property, and witnesses say the incident began with a fight at the school that spilled out into the streets.
  • DETROIT, MI. SHOOTING 0d/1w

    SHOOTING OUTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL INJURES 1 Three suspects, two of them armed, shot a teen waiting at a bus stop across the street from Osborn High School. According to the police, the suspects continued firing as they ran down Hoover, striking the school six times but hitting none of the students.
  • AUSTIN, TX. ATT.MURDER, SUICIDE 1d/0w

    UNIV. STUDENT SHOOTS UP CAMPUS, KILLS SELF Colton Tooley, 19, a student at the University of Texas at Austin, fired multiple shots around the campus with an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle. Nobody was injured. After the shooting, Tooley walked into the Perry-Castañeda Library and then committed suicide.
  • CARLSBAD, CA. ATTEMPTED MURDER 0d/2w

    ANGRY LONER TARGETS WEALTHY CHILDREN Brendan Liam O'Rourke, 41, opened fire with a .357 handgun on a group of children during lunch at Kelly Elementary School. Two girls, 6 and 7, were hit and grazed by bullets. A construction worker held down O'Rourke until police arrived. O'Rourke targeted wealthy children and chose that school as his place of attack. He was sentenced to life in prison.
  • SALINASA, CA. MURDER 1d/0w

    GANG-RELATED SHOOTING KILLS STUDENT 15-year-old student Jose Cisneros is shot to death on an athletic field at Alisal High School. Police said that the shooting was gang-related.
  • MARINETTE, WI. HOSTAGES/SUICIDE 1d/0w

    STUDENT TAKES CLASS HOSTAGE, KILLS SELF Samuel Hengel, 15, took 23 students and a teacher hostage inside a classroom of Marinette High School for several hours. Before the hostage situation, Hengel stormed in the classroom with a handgun and fired shots at a movie projector while a movie was playing. After releasing all the hostages, police entered the building and Hengel shot himself in the head. He died the next day.
  • AURORA, CO. ATTEMPTED MURDER 0d/1w

    GANG-RELATED SHOOTING PARALYZES GIRL In a gang-related attack outside Aurora Central High School, a 17-year-old girl was shot and wounded. The wounds caused her to be paralyzed. Luis Enrique Guzman-Rincon, 20, fired shots from a car students standing outside the high school, trying to shoot a group of students believed to be gang rivals. Guzman-Ricon was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
  • OMAHA, NE. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/2w

    REPRIMANDED STUDENT KILLS ASST.PRINCIPAL, SELF At Millard South High School, Robert Butler Jr., 18, shot and killed Assistant Principal Dr. Vicki Kaspar, and wounded Principal Curtis Case. Butler then opened fire indiscriminately in the front office area, causing the school nurse to be injured by gunshot debris. Butler drove to a parking lot and then fatally shot himself.
  • MARTINSVILLE, IN. ATT.MURDER 0d/1w

    STUDENT SHOOTS CLASSMATE OVER GIRL Michael Phelps, a 15-year-old suspended student, returned to Martinsville West Middle School with a 9mm handgun. In the entrance of the school, Phelps encountered 15-year-old Chance Jackson and shot him twice in the abdomen. Phelps fled the school and dropped the handgun in a field and was arrested shortly after. Phelps was convicted of attempted murder.
  • SAN JOSE, CA. MURDER/SUICIDE 3d/0w

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE KILLS THREE Napoleon Lavarias Caliguiran, 54, shot and killed his 25-year-old wife and a 26-year-old man in the fifth level of a parking garage of the San Jose State University campus. Caliguiran shot himself and died later that night in a hospital.
  • PEARL CITY, HI. ACCIDENT or ATT.MURDER? 0d/1w

    STUDENT SHOOTS STOLEN GUN, INJURES 1 A 14-year-old student is accused of firing a handgun on the campus of Highlands Intermediate School, wounding one student. The gunman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
  • FAYETTEVILLE, NC. ATT.MURDER 0d/1w

    TWO STUDENTS HELD IN SHOOTING OF GIRL A 15-year-old girl shot in the neck at Cape Fear High School was hospitalized in serious condition. A .22-caliber rifle was used in the attack. A student of the school, a 15-year-old male, was arrested and charged with attempted murder.
  • BLACKSBURG, VA. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    MOTIVE UNCLEAR IN SHOOTINGS Ross Truett Ashley, 22, a part-time business student at Radford University, shoots and kills a police officer on the campus of Virginia Tech. Shortly after, he leaves the scene and returns and commits suicide.
  • CHARDON, OHIO. MURDER/ATT.MURDER 3d/3w

    STUDENT SHOOTS IN CAFETERIA, KILLS 3 Thomas "T.J." Lane, 17, took a semi-automatic handgun and a knife to Chardon High School and fired shots at a group of students cafeteria. Three students died in the attack; three others were injured. Lane was arrested and charged as an adult with murder, attempted murder, and firearms offenses. He received three life sentences on March 19, 2013.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL. MURDER/SUICIDE 2d/0w

    FIRED TEACHER KILLS PRINCIPAL, SELF At Episcopal School of Jacksonville, fired Spanish teacher Shane Schumerth, 28, shot and killed head of school Dale Regan before committing suicide. Schumerth, who had been struggling with depression, was fired for incompetency on March 6, 2012 and escorted off school grounds. He returned to the campus with an AK-47 assault rifle concealed in a guitar case, entered Regan's office, and shot her multiple times before turning the gun on himself.
  • OAKLAND, CA. MASSACRE 7d/3w

    GUNMAN KILLS 7 AT COLLEGE One Goh shot to death seven students and wounded three others in a classroom at Oikos University, a small Christian college. The gunman told the students in the classroom to line up against the wall, and exclaimed "I'm going to kill you all!" before firing the gun at them. He fled the scene, stealing a victim's car, and was apprehended hours later in a nearby location. The weapon used was a .45 caliber handgun.
  • MEMPHIS TN. GANG-RELATED SHOOTING 0d/0w

    GANG RETALIATION SHOOTING, NOBODY HURT Two Hamilton High School students were shot at in the parking lot of the school. The attack was believed to be gang-related.
  • HOMER, GA. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    TROUBLED STUDENT SHOOTS SELF AT SCHOOL A 16-year-old student at Banks County High School shot himself in a school restroom and died the next day.
  • PERRY HALL, MD. ATTEMPTED MURDER 0d/1w

    ANOTHER TROUBLED STUDENT SHOOTS IN SCHOOL CAFETERIARobert Gladden, 15, took a double barrel shotgun to school and fired shots inside the school cafeteria. A 17-year-old with Down syndrome suffered critical wounds. Gladden was immediately subdued by two school faculty members, and arrested. He was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison.
  • NORMAL, IL. SHOOTING 0d/0w

    STUDENTS FIRES SHOTS, NOBODY INJURED A student fired multiple gunshots in the ceiling of Normal Community High School, and was tackled by a teacher. Nobody was injured. A 14-year-old student was arrested and is charged with 16 felony counts.[
  • STILLWATER, OK. SUICIDE 1d/0w

    STUDENT KILLS SELF, REASONS UNKNOWN Cade Poulos, 13, shot himself in the head shortly before classes started at Stillwater Junior High School.
  • LOS ANGELES, CA. ATTEMPTED MURDER 0d/4w

    ARGUMENT LEADS TO SHOOTING AT PARTY At a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus, an argument escalated and a man pulled out a handgun and shot Geno Hall seven times, critically wounding him. Three other people, who were not students of USC, were shot and wounded and hospitalized with less serious injuries. Brandon Spencer, 20, was arrested for the shooting.
  • NEWTOWN, CN. MURDER RAMPAGE/SUICIDE 28d/2w

    MENTALLY UNSTABLE 20-yr-old GOES ON MURDEROUS RAMPAGE After shooting and killing his mother, Adam Lanza, 20, invaded Sandy Hook Elementary School. He shot and killed 6 adults and 20 children, ages 6 and 7, before shooting himself. Two others were injured. According to the state's chief medical examiner, all of the victims were shot between 3 and 11 times with a bushmaster .223 caliber rifle.
  • TAFT, CA. ATT.MURDER 0d/1w

    STUDENT SHOOTS ONE, MISSES ONE
    Bryan Oliver, 16, entered a classroom of Taft Union High School with a 12 gauge shotgun and opened fire, critically wounding Bowe Cleveland, 16. Teacher Ryan Heber, who suffered a minor wound, convinced Oliver to drop his weapon. Oliver was charged with two counts of attempted murder and assault with a firearm.
  • DETROIT, MI. SHOOTING 0d/1w

    SHOOTING AFTER BASKETBALL GAME INJURES 1 A 16-year-old boy was shot in a field across the school campus after a basketball game was held at Osborn High School. He was hospitalized in serious condition.
  • ST.LOUIS, MO. SHOOTING 0d/2w

    STUDENT SHOOTS FINANCIAL AID ADVISOR, SELF
    Sean Johnson, 34, a part-time student, shot financial aid advisor Greg Elsenrath in his office in Stevens Institute of Business and Arts. Johnson then shot himself on a stairwell. Both Elsenrath and Johnson were hospitalized in stable conditions. Johnson was charged with three felony charges, including assault.
  • HAZARD, KY. MURDER 3d/0w

    MAN KILLS GIRLFRIEND, TWO OTHERS Dalton Lee Stidham, 21, of Bulan, allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old Caitlin Cornett, her uncle, 53-year-old Jackie Cornett, and her cousin, 12-year-old Taylor Cornett, in the parking lot of the First Federal Center of Hazard Community and Technical College.
  • CHICAGO, IL. MURDER 1d/0w

    TEEN KILLED AFTER BASKETBALL GAME A 17-year-old boy, Tyrone Lawson, was shot to death in a parking lot of Chicago State University. The shooting happened after high school basketball games were being held on the university campus, and Lawson was a spectator at the event. Police arrested two people after the shooting and recovered a weapon.
  • HOUSTON, TX. SHOOTING 0d/3w

    ARGUMENT LEADS TO SHOOTING
    Three people were injured in the a fight at a Houston college campus, which police say stemmed from a gunfight that broke out between two men on campus. Both men involved in the altercation and a bystander were injured by gunfire. All three were hospitalized.
  • MIDLAND CITY, AL. MURDER/HOSTAGE 2d/0w

    MAN KILLS SCHOOL BUS DRIVER, TAKES CHILD HOSTAGE Jimmy Lee Dykes, a 65-year-old Vietnam War-era veteran boarded a Dale County school bus, killed the driver, and took a five-year-old boy hostage. On the afternoon of Monday, February 4, law enforcement agents entered the bunker, killed Dykes, and rescued the child hostage.
  • MIDLAND, ATLANTA, GA. SHOOTING 0d/2w

    MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT SHOOTS OTHER STUDENT A 14-year-old boy was shot and a teacher was injured at Price Middle School in Atlanta on Thursday afternoon but an armed officer was able to disarm the suspect minutes after the incident, officials said.
  • ORLANDO, FL. PLANNED MASSACRE/SUICIDE 1d/0w

    STUDENTS PLANS MASSACRE, KILLS SELF
    Student James Oliver Seevakumaran, 30, pulled a fire alarm at a dormitory, then pointed a handgun at his roommate and threatened to shoot him inside their dormitory room. Seevakumaran released his roommate who ran into a bathroom to call 911. Seevakumaran then fatally shot himself in the head.