Other school-shootings



March 23, 2001

El Cajon, California. 18 year old Justin Hoffman shot two males, one female and two female teachers at Granite Hills High School before beeing arrested. None of them were seriously hurt. Hoffman was said to be frustrated over schoolwork and his lack of friends, and authorities believe he was targeting the school's Vice Principal.

March 5, 2001

Santee, California. 15 year old Charles Andrew Williams kills 2 and injures 12 people at Santana High School. His friends say he was funny and nice, but was being picked on because he was skinny and had big ears. He had talked about bringing a gun to school, but noone believed him. Williams was arrested after the shooting, and will be charged as an adult. He may get a life sentence.

May 26, 2000

Lake Worth, Fla. A student at Lake Worth Middle School fatally shot a teacher when he entered the school with a gun at the last day of the school year. The boy was arrested and nobody else was hurt.

February 29, 2000

Michigan. A six year old boy, his name was not released by the police, fired a shot towards a six year old girl whom he had argued with on the playground the day before. The girl, Kayla Rolland was pronounced dead an hour later.

December 6, 1999

Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. A 13 year boy opened fire with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun at Fort Gibson Middle School. Five students were injured, four of them from gunshot wounds and the fifth got bruises from the chaos that arised.

November 19, 1999

Deming, New Mexico. A 12 year old boy brought a .22 kaliber handgun to his middle school and fatally shot a 13 year old girl.

May 20, 1999

Conyers, Georgia. T.J Solomon, 15, injured six students at Heritage High School when he opened fire with a rifle and a handgun. The shooting took place exactly one month after the Columbine shooting. T.J Solomon pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the shooting and was sentenced to 40 years in prison and 65 years of probation. In a letter written from jail he says he is "truly sorry" for the shootings, and that he wished that he "could take every minute of it back". In January 2001, he tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose of anti-depressants.

April 28, 1999

Taber, Alberta in Canada. The first fatal high school shooting in Canada in 20 years. A 14 year old boy fatally shot one student and seriously injured another at W.R Myers High School. He was later sentenced to three years in a young offender centre and seven years of community supervision. The boy had been bullied by peers since early childhood and was said to be obsessed with the Columbine shooting that took place eight days earlier.

April 20, 1999

Littleton, Colorado. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold fatally shot 12 students and a teacher at Columbine high school before committing suicide.

April 16, 1999

Notus, Ohio. A high school sophomore fired two shots in a hallway at his school. No one is injured.

June 15, 1998

Richmond, Virginia. A 14 year old boy wounded a male teacher and a female guidance counselor when he opend fire in the hallway of his high school.

May 21, 1998

Springfield, Oregon. 15 year old Kip Kinkel first murdered his parents in their home, then opened fire at the cafeteria of Thurston High School. Two teenagers were killed and 26 others were wounded. He had been expelled for bringing a gun to school the day before the shooting. Kip Kinkel was later sentenced to 111 years in prison. Read an article from the Oregon Live on August 18, 1999, where Kip says he blames himself for the Columbine shooting here.

May 19, 1998

Fayettesville, Tennessee. 18 year old honor student Jacob Davis fatally shot his ex-girlfriend's date in the parking lot at Lincoln County High School three days before graduation.

April 24, 1998

Edinboro, Pennsylvania. 15 year old Andrew Wurst opened fire at an eight grade graduation dance at James W. Parker Middle School. A physics teacher was killed and another teacher and two students were injured. The boy pleaded guilty to third degree murder and is now serving 30 to 60 years in prison.

March 24, 1998

Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, set off the fire alarm at Westside Middle School. As classmates streamed out of the school, the boys shot at them from a nearby wood. Four girls and a teacher were killed and nine other girls and a teacher were wounded. Both shooters were convicted of murder and can be held in jail up to age 21.

December 15, 1997

14 year old Colt Todd wounded two students when he opened fire in his school's parking lot.

December 1, 1997

West Paducah, Kentucky. Fourteen year old Michael Carnegal killed three girls and injured five others when he shot into a prayer circle at Heath High School. One of the wounded girls, Melissa Jenkins, was left paralyzed. Michael Carnegal is now serving life in prison.

October 1, 1997

Pearl City, Mississippi. A 16 year old boy first stabbed and kills his mother, then he opened fire at a morning prayer at Perl High School. His ex-girlfriend and another girl were fatally shot, and seven others were injured. The boy was sentenced to life in prison, and two others await trial on accessory charges.

February 19, 1997

Bethel, Alaska. The Principal and one student were fatally shot and two others wounded when sixteen year old Evan Ramsey opened fire at his high school. He is now serving a 198 year sentence in prison.

February 2, 1996

Moses Lake, Washington. 14 year old Barry Loukaitis opened fire with a hunting rifle in his junior high school algebra class. Two students and a teacher were fatally shot. Another student was wounded.

September 11, 1992

Amarillo, Texas. Six students were shot and one was trampled when 17 year old Randy Earl Matthews pulled a gun at a morning pep rally at Palo Duro High School. All the injured students recovered and six of them returned to the school shortly after the shooting. One student shot in the chest returned about two months later. Randy Earl Matthews was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and unlawfully carrying a weapon on school grounds. He was sentenced to eight years in prison and will be up for parole in July 2001.

January 29, 1979

San Diego, California. In one of the first high-profiled school shootings, 16 year old Brenda Spencer fires shots at Grover Cleveland Elemenary School with a .22-caliber rifle. The principal at the school, Burton Wragg, along with custodian Mike Suchar, are killed, and eight students and a police officer are wounded. When asked by a reporter why she comitted the crime, Spencer responded "I don't like Mondays, this livens up the day". She is now serving a 25-years-to-life sentence.



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