Timeline of Worldwide School Shootings

  • Moses Lake, Washington

    Moses Lake, Washington
    Two students and one teacher killed, one other wounded when 14-year-old Barry Loukaitis opened fire on his algebra class.
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  • Dunblane, Scotland

    Dunblane, Scotland
    16 children and one teacher killed at Dunblane Primary School by Thomas Hamilton, who then killed himself. 10 others wounded in attack.
  • Bethel, Alaska

    Bethel, Alaska
    Principal and one student killed, two others wounded by Evan Ramsey, 16.
  • Pearl, Miss

    Pearl, Miss
    Two students killed and seven wounded by Luke Woodham, 16, who was also accused of killing his mother. He and his friends were said to be outcasts who worshiped Satan.
  • West Paducah, Ky.

    West Paducah, Ky.
    Three students killed, five wounded by Michael Carneal, 14, as they participated in a prayer circle at Heath High School.
  • Jonesboro,Ark.

    Four students and one teacher killed, ten others wounded outside as Westside Middle School emptied during a false fire alarm. Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, shot at their classmates and teachers from the woods.
  • Edinboro, Pa.

    Edinboro, Pa.
    One teacher, John Gillette, killed, two students wounded at a dance at James W. Parker Middle School. Andrew Wurst, 14, was charged.
  • Springfield, Ore.

    Springfield, Ore.
    Two students killed, 22 others wounded in the cafeteria at Thurston High School by 15-year-old Kip Kinkel. Kinkel had been arrested and released a day earlier for bringing a gun to school. His parents were later found dead at home.
  • Deming, N.M

    Deming, N.M
    Victor Cordova Jr., 12, shot and killed Araceli Tena, 13, in the lobby of Deming Middle School.
  • Savannah, Ga

    Savannah, Ga
    Two students killed by Darrell Ingram, 19, while leaving a dance sponsored by Beach High School.
  • Lake Worth, Fla.

    Lake Worth, Fla.
    One teacher, Barry Grunow, shot and killed at Lake Worth Middle School by Nate Brazill, 13, with .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol on the last day of classes.
  • Santee, Calif.

    Santee, Calif.
    Two killed and 13 wounded by Charles Andrew Williams, 15, firing from a bathroom at Santana High School.
  • Williamsport, Pa.

    Williamsport, Pa.
    Elizabeth Catherine Bush, 14, wounded student Kimberly Marchese in the cafeteria of Bishop Neumann High School; she was depressed and frequently teased.
  • Granite Hills, Calif.

    Granite Hills, Calif.
    One teacher and three students wounded by Jason Hoffman, 18, at Granite Hills High School. A policeman shot and wounded Hoffman.
  • Erfurt, Germany

    Erfurt, Germany
    13 teachers, two students, and one policeman killed, ten wounded by Robert Steinhaeuser, 19, at the Johann Gutenberg secondary school. Steinhaeuser then killed himself.
  • Vlasenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Vlasenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina
    One teacher killed, one wounded by Dragoslav Petkovic, 17, who then killed himself.
  • Red Lion, Pa.

    Red Lion, Pa.
    James Sheets, 14, killed principal Eugene Segro of Red Lion Area Junior High School before killing himself.
  • Cold Spring, Minn.

    Cold Spring, Minn.
    Two students are killed at Rocori High School by John Jason McLaughlin, 15.
  • Red Lake, Minn

    Red Lake, Minn
    Jeff Weise, 16, killed grandfather and companion, then arrived at school where he killed a teacher, a security guard, 5 students, and finally himself, leaving a total of 10 dead.
  • Essex, Vt.

    Essex, Vt.
    Christopher Williams, 27, looking for his ex-girlfriend at Essex Elementary School, shot two teachers, killing one and wounding another. Before going to the school, he had killed the ex-girlfriend's mother.
  • Montreal, Canada

    Montreal, Canada
    Kimveer Gill, 25, opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon at Dawson College. Anastasia De Sousa, 18, died and more than a dozen students and faculty were wounded before Gill killed himself.
  • Tacoma, Wash.

    Tacoma, Wash.
    Douglas Chanthabouly, 18, shot fellow student Samnang Kok, 17, in the hallway of Henry Foss High School.
  • Blacksburg, Va.

    Blacksburg, Va.
    A 23-year-old Virginia Tech student, Cho Seung-Hui, killed two in a dorm, then killed 30 more 2 hours later in a classroom building. His suicide brought the death toll to 33, making the shooting rampage the most deadly in U.S. history. Fifteen others were wounded.
  • Dover, Del.

    Dover, Del.
    A Delaware State Univesity Freshman, Loyer D. Brandon, shot and wounded two other Freshman students on the University campus. Brandon is being charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless engagement, as well as a gun charge.
  • Cleveland, Ohio

    Cleveland, Ohio
    A 14-year-old student at a Cleveland high school, Asa H. Coon, shot and injured two students and two teachers before he shot and killed himself. The victims' injuries were not life-threatening.
  • DeKalb, Illinois

    DeKalb, Illinois
    Gunman killed five students and then himself, and wounded 17 more when he opened fire on a classroom at Northern Illinois University. The gunman, Stephen P. Kazmierczak, was identified as a former graduate student at the university in 2007
  • Huntsville, Alabama

    Huntsville, Alabama
    During a meeting on campus, Amy Bishop, a biology professor, began shot her colleagues, killing three and wounding three others. A year earlier, Bishop had been denied tenure.
  • Jacksonville, Florida

    Jacksonville, Florida
    Shane Schumerth, a 28-year-old teacher at Episcopal High School, returned to the campus after being fired and shot and killed the headmistress, Dale Regan, with an assault rifle.
  • Toulouse, France

    Toulouse, France
    Mohammed Merah, a French man of Algerian descent, shot and killed a rabbi, two of his children, and another child at a Jewish school. Police believe he had earlier shot and killed three paratroopers. Merah said he was a member of Al Qaeda and that he was seeking revenge for the killing of Palestinian children.
  • Oakland, Calif

    Oakland, Calif
    One Goh, a 43-year-old former student at Oikos University, a Christian school populated by mostly Korean and Korean-Americans, opened fire on the campus, killing seven people and wounding several others.