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SCHOOL SAFE HOUSE School Shooting Timeline Presented by Craig S. Tupot Director of Safety and Security “Keeping Schools Safe”
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April 20, 1999 littleton, colorado14 students (including killers) and one teacherkilled, 23 others wounded at Columbine HighSchool in the nation’s deadliest schoolshooting. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold,17 had plotted for a year to kill at least 500and blow up their school. At the end of theirhour-long rampage, they turned their guns onthemselves.
July 26, 1764 Greencastle, PAThe earliest known United States shooting to happenon school property was the Pontiac’s RebellionSchool Massacre on July 26, 1764, where fourLenape American Indians entered the schoolhousenear present-day Greencastle, PA, shot and killedschoolmaster Enoch Brown, and killed ten children.There was only two student survivors.
December 30, 1974 Olean, NY18-year old honor student Anthony Barbaroblockaded himself into a third story classroomat his high school and opened fire on thosebelow, killing three people and woundingeleven. He later hanged himself whileawaiting trial.
October 21, 1975 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada18-year old Robert Poulin opens fire on hisclass at St. Pius X High School, killing oneand wounding five before turning the gun onhimself. Poulin had raped and stabbed his 17-year old friend Kim Rabit to death prior to theIncident.
January 29, 1979 San Diego, CAArmed with a .22 rifle she had been given forChristmas, 17-year old Brenda Ann Spenceropened fire at Cleveland Elementary School.She wounded eight children and one policeofficer and killed two adults.
September 17, 1996 University Park, PAIn the Hetzel Union Building shooting at thePenn State University, 19 year old JillianRobins opened fire on students walking toclasses, killing one student and woundinganother.
Other School shootingsJanuary 21, 1985 - Kansas (Armed with an M-1A Semi-Automatic Rifle and a .357 Pistol, 14 year old James Kearbey fatally shot his principal andwounded 3 other teachers and a student at Goddard Junior High School.)March 2, 1987 - Missouri (After constant teasing and humiliation about his weight, Nathan Ferris armed himself with a pistol and killed afellow student after he bullied him in class. He then turned the gun on himself.)September 26, 1988 - Greenwood, SC (19 year old James Wilson opened fire at Greenwood Elementary School, killing two eight year old girls andwounding nine others, seven of whom were children. He had been taking several psychiatric drugs at the time, including Valium, Halcion, andXanax.)May 1, 1992 - Olivehurst, CA (Armed with a pistol, 20-year old Eric Houston took hostages at his former high school, killing four people andwounding 10. His motives was his inability to find a good job due to the fact that he had failed a grade at school. He was given the death penalty forthe shooting.)September 21, 1995 - Rochester, NY (13 year old Stephanie Givens was fatally stabbed at Jefferson Middle School by a fellow student.)November 15, 1995 - Giles County, TN (Armed with a .22 Remington Viper, 17 year old Jamie Rouse walked into the Richland School and shottwo teachers in the head, killing one. He then fired at the football coach, but hit a 14 year old freshman in the neck, wounding her.)February 2, 1996 - Moses Lake, WA (Armed with a high powered hunting rifle and two handguns, 14 year old Barry Loukaitis killed his algebrateacher and two students before taking hostages. He also shot a girl in the arm, who he released during the hostage situation. The incident endedwhen a teacher burst into the room and tackled him. Loukaitis is now serving life in prison.)March 13, 1996 - Dunblane, Scotland (16 children and one teacher killed at Dunblane Primary School by Thomas Hamilton, who then killedhimself. 10 others wounded in attack.)September 17, 1996 - University Park, PA (In the Hetzel Union Building shooting at the Penn State University, 19 year old Jillian Robins openedfire on students walking to classes, killing one student and wounding another 28 more documented fatal attacks to be added.)
Feb 19, 1997 - Bethel, Alaska (Principal and one student killed, two others wounded by Evan Ramsey, 16)March 1997 - Sanaa, Yemen (Six students and two others are killed at school by Mohammad Ahamn Al-Naziri)Oct 1, 1997 - Pearl, Miss (Two students killed and seven wounded by Luke Woodham, 16, who worshiped Satan.)Dec 1, 1997 - West Paducah, KY (Three students killed, five wounded by Michael Carneal, 14, as they participated in aprayer circle at Heath High School.)Dec 15, 1997 - Stamps, Ark (Two students wounded. Colt Todd, 14, was hiding in the woods when he shot the students asthey stood in the parking lot. )March 24, 1998 - Jonesboro, Ark (Four students and one teacher killed, ten others wounded outside as Westside MiddleSchool emptied during a false fire alarm.)April 24, 1998 - Edinboro, PA (One teacher, John Gillette, killed, two students wounded at a dance at james W. ParkerMiddle School. Andrew Wurst, 14, was charged.)May 19, 1998 - Fayetteville, Tenn (One student killed in the parking lot at Lincoln County High School three days before he was to graduate. Thevictim was dating the ex-girlfriend of his killer, 18-year-old honor student Jacob Davis.)May 21, 1998 - 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 brining a gun to school. His parents were later found dead at home.)June 15, 1998 - Richmond VA (One teacher and one guidance counselor wounded by a 14-year-old boy in the schoolhallway.)April 20, 1999 - Littleton, Colo (14 students (including killers) and one teacher killed, 23 others wounded at Columbine High School in the nation’sdeadliest school shooting. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17 had plotted for a year to kill at least 500 and blow up their school. At the end oftheir hour-long rampage, they turned their guns on themselves.)April 28, 1999 - Taber, Alberta Canada (One student killed, one wounded at W.R. Myers High School in first fatal high school shooting in 20 years.The suspect, a 14-year-ol boy, had dropped out of school after he was severely ostracized by his classmates.)May 20, 1999 - Conyers, Ga (Six students injured at Heritage High School by Thomas Solomon, 15, who was reportedly depressed after breaking upwith his girlfriend.)Nov 19, 1999 - Deming, N.M (Victor Cordova Jr. 12, shot and killed Araceli Tena, 13, in the lobby of Deming Middle School.)
Dec 6, 1999 - Fort Gibson, Ok (Four students wounded as Seth Trickey, 13, opened fire with a 9mm semiautomatichandgun at Fort Gibson Middle School.)Dec 7, 1999 - Veghel, Netherlands (One teacher and three students wounded by a 17-year-old student.)Feb 29, 2000 - Mount Morris Township, Michigan (Six-year-old Kayla Rolland shot dead at Buell Elementary School nearFlint, Michigan. The assailant was identified as a six-year-old boy with a .32-caliber handgun.)March 2000 - Branneburg, Germany (On teacher killed by a 15-year-old student, who then shot himself. The shooter hasbeen in a coma ever since.)March 10, 2000 - Savanna, GA (Two students killed by Darrell Ingram, 19, while leaving a dance sponsored by Beach HighSchool. )May 26, 2000 - Lake Worth, FL (One teacher, Barry Grunow, shot and killed at Lake Worth Middle School by Nate Brazill,13, with a .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol on the last day of classes.)Sept 26, 2000 - New Orleans, LA (Two students wounded with the same gun during a fight at Woodson Middle School.)Jan 17, 2001 - Baltimore, MD (One student shot and killed in front of Lake Clifton Eastern High School.)Jan 18, 2001 - Jan, Sweden (One student killed by two boys, ages 17 and 19.)March 5, 2001 - Santee, CA (Two killed and 13 wounded by Charles Andrew Williams, 15, firing from a bathroom atSantana High School.)March 7, 2001 - Williamsport, PA (Elizabeth Catherine Bush, 14, wounded student Kimberly Marchese in the cafeteria of Bishop Neumann HighSchool; she was depressed and frequently teased.)March 22, 2001 - Granite Hills, CA (One teacher and three students wounded by Jason Hoffman, 18, at Granite Hills High School. A policeman shotand wounded Hoffman.)March 30, 2001 - Gary, IN (One student killed by Donald R. Burt, Jr. ,a 17-year-old student who had been expelled from Lew Wallace HighSchool.)Nov 12, 2001 - Caro, MI (Chris Buschbacher, 17, took two hostages at the Caro Learning Center before killing himself.)
Jan 15, 2002 - New York, NY (A teenager wounded two students at Martin Luther King Jr. High School.)Feb 19, 2002 - Freising, Germany (Two killed in Etching by a man at the factory from which he had been fired; he then traveled to Freising andkilled the headmaster of the technical school from which he had been expelled. He also wounded another teacher before killing himself.)April 26, 2002 - Efurt, Germany (13 teachers, two students, and one policeman killed, ten wounded by Robert Steinhauser, 19, at the JohannGutenberg Secondary School. Steinhauser then killed himself.)April 29, 2002 - Vlasenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina (One teacher killed, one wounded by Dragoslav Petkovic, 17, who then killed himself.)October 28, 2002 - Tucson, AZ (Robert S. Flores Jr., 41, a student at the nursing school at the University of Arizona, shot and killed three femaleprofessors and then himself.)April 14, 2003 - Red Lion, PA (James Sheets, 15 killed principal Eugene Segro of Red Lion Area Jr. High School before killing himself.)Sept 24, 2003 - Cold Spring, MN (Two students are killed at Rocori High School by John Jason McLaughlin, 15.)Sept 28, 2004 - Carmen De Patagones, Argentina (Three students killed and 6 wounded by a 15-year-old Argentinian student in a town 620 milessouth of Buenos Aires.March 21, 2005 - Red Lake, MN (Jeff Weiss, 16, killed grandfather and companion, then arrived at school where he killed a teacher, a securityguard, 5 students, and finally himself, leaving a total of 10 dead.Nov 8, 2005 - Jacksboro, TN (One 15-year-old shot and killed an assistant principal at Campbell County High School and seriously wounded twoother administrators.Aug 24, 2006 - Essex, VT (Christopher Williams, 27, looking for his ex-girlfriend at Essex Elementary School, shot two teachers, killing one andwounding another. Before going to the school, he had killed the ex-girlfriend’s mother.Sept 13, 2006 - Montreal, Canada (Kimveer Gill, 25, opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon at Dawson College. Anastasia De Sousa, 18, diedand more than a dozen students and faculty were wounded before Gill killed himself.Sept 27, 2006 - Bailey, CO (Adult male held six students hostage at Platte Canyon High School and then shot and killed Emily Keyes, 16 andhimself.)Sept 29, 2006 - Cazenovia, WI (A 15-year-old student shot and killed Weston School principal John Klang.)
Oct 3, 2006 - Nickel Mines, PA (32-year-old Carl Charles Roberts IV entered the one-room West Nickel Mines Amish School and shot 10schoolgirls, ranging in age from 6 to 13 years old, and then himself. Five of the girls and Roberts died.)Jan 3, 2007 - Tacoma, WA (Douglas Chanthabouly, 18, shot fellow student Samnang Kok, 17, in the hallway of Henry Foss High School.)April 16, 2007 - Blacksburg, VA (A 23-year-old Virginia Tech student, Cho Seung-Hui, killed two in a dorm, then killed 30 more 2 hourslater in a classroom building. His suicide brought the death toll to 33, making the shooting rampage the most deadly in U.S. history. Fifteenothers were wounded.)Sept 21, 2007 - Dover, DE (A Delaware State University Freshman, Loyer D. Brandon, shot and wounded two other Freshman students on theUniversity campus. Brandon is being charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless engagement, as well as a gun charge.)Oct 10, 2007 - Cleveland, OH (A 14-year-old student at a Cleveland High School, Asa H. Coon, shot and injured two students and two teachersbefore he shot and killed himself. The victims’ injuries were not life-threatening.)Nov 7, 2007 - Tuusula, Finland (An 18-year-old student in southern Finland shot and killed five boys, two girls, and the female principal at JokelaHigh School. At least 10 others were injured. The gunman shot himself and died from his wounds in the hospital.Feb 8, 2008 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana (A nursing student shot and killed two women and then herself in a classroom at Louisiana Technical Collegein Baton Rouge.)Feb 11, 2008 - Memphis, Tennessee (A 17-year-old student at Mitchell High School shot and wounded a classmate in gym class.)Feb 12, 2008 - Oxnard, CA (A 14-year-old boy shot a student at E.O. Green Junior High School causing the 15-year-old victim to be braindead.)Feb 14, 2008 - DeKalb, Illinois (Gunman killed five students and then himself, and wounded 17 more when he opened fire on a classroom atNorthern Illinois University. The gunman, Stephen P. Kazmierczak, was identified as a former graduate student at the university in 2007.)Sept 23, 2008 - Kauhajoki, Finland (A 20-year-old male student shot and killed at least nine students and himself at a vocational college inKauhajok, 205 miles north of the capital, Helsinki.)Nov 12, 2008 - Forth Lauderdale, FL (A 15-year-old female student was shot and killed by a classmate at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale.)March 11, 2009 - Winnenden, Germany (Fifteen people were shot and killed at Albertville Technical High School in southwestern Germany by a17-year-old boy who attended the same school.)Feb 5, 2010 - Madison, Alabama (At Discovery Middle School, a ninth-grader was shot by another student during a class change. The boy whosename was not released, pulled out a gun and shot Todd Brown in the head while walking the hallway. Brown later died at Huntsville Hospital.
January 5, 2011 - Omaha, Nebraska (17 year old Millard South High School student Robert Butler, Jr., the son of an Omaha police detective, shoots and kills Vice Principal Vicki Kaspar and shoots and wounds Principal Curtis Case. After fleeing the scene he takes his own life.)January 18, 2011 - Jericho, Vermont (15 year old Mount Mansfield Union High School student dies after shooting himself.)January 18, 2011 - Gardena, Los Angeles County, California (two Gardena High School students are in critical condition after the accidental discharge of a gun in the backpack of a third student)February 7, 2011 - Youngstown, Ohio (25 year old Youngstown State University senior Jamail E. Johnson is shot to death as he tried to separate two groups at an Omega Psi Phi fraternity house party on campus. Another 11, including a criticalkly injured 17 year old girl, are wounded. In custody are 19 year old Braylon L. Rogers and 22 year old Columbus E. Jones Jr. )March 25, 2011 - Martinsville, Indiana (Martinsville West Middle School student is critically wounded in a shooting and a 15 year old later taken in custody )March 31, 2011 - Houston, Texas (Worthing High School: One killed and five others injured in a possible gang related shooting on the football field.)April 6, 2011 - Opelika, Alabama (34 year old man is in custody, suspected of shooting and killing one and wounding three others in domestic violence on the campus of Opelika State Technical College.)April 7, 2011 - Rio de Janiero, Brazil ( Tasso da Silveira School former student 23 year old Wellington Oliveira shoots and kills 11 elementary students before killing himself.)April 19, 2011 - Houston, Texas (Ross Elementary School kindergartners loaded gun discharges in the cafetaria. Three students injured by fragments )July 22, 2011 - Sundvollen, Norway (Norway mourned on Sunday 93 people killed in an atrocity and car bombing by a Norwegian conservative Anders Behring Breivik, who carried out his attacks as "atrocious, but necessary" to defeat liberal immigration policies and the spread of Islam.)December 8, 2011 - Blacksburg, VA ( Radford University student Ross Truett Ashley shoots Virginia Tech University policeman Deriek W. Crouse to death before killing himself with the same handgun. )
February 24, 2012 - Bremmerton, WA (Gunman shot an 8 year old girl in class. He was charged with an unlawful possession of a gun,bringing a dangerous weapon to school and third degree assault.)February 27, 2012 - Chardon, OH (Gunman opens fire inside the cafeteria of Chardon High School, killing three students andwounding two others chosen at random.)Feb 27, 2012 – Ohio, (Thomas T.J Lane admits to shooting students at Chardon High School killing three and wounding others.)March 7, 2012 - Jacksonville, Florida (After learning that he had been dismissed, 28 year old teacher Shane Schumerth shoots todeath Episcopal High Schools Head of School, Dale Regan, before killing himself with the same gun. )March 19, 2012 - Toulose, France (23 year old Islamist terrorist Mohamed Merah kills four, including three children, in a drive-byshooting at the entrance to the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school. He later dies in a shootout on March 22 after a 32-hour standoff withpolice at his apartment building.)March 24, 2012 - Starkville, MS: Mississippi State University student John Sanderson is shot to death in his dormitory room.April 2, 2012 – Oakland, California (One L. Goh kills seven people and wounds others at Oikos University , a Korean Christian University )Aug 13, 2012 – Texas (Three people are killed including a police officer at Texas A&M University by Thomas Caffell.)Dec 14, 2012 – Newton, Connecticut (20 children and 6 staff members are gunned down by Adam Landser in Sandy Hook Elementary School.January 10 2013 - Taft, CA: Taft Union High School: A student is shot and wounded by another student with a shotgun.January 15 2013 - St. Louis, MO (Stevens Institute of Business and Arts: suspect, a currently enrolled student, allegedly shot one administrator before fleeing to a stairwell and turning the gun on himself.January 15 2013 - Hazard, KY (Hazard Community and Technical College: Two people are killed a third wounded by a gunman in a probable domestic dispute in a parking lot.