“Gun free zones”
A Time Line of Recent Worldwide School Shootings
| Feb. 2, 1996
Moses Lake, Wash.
|Two students and one teacher killed, one other wounded when 14-year-old Barry Loukaitis opened fire on his algebra class.|
| March 13, 1996
|16 children and one teacher killed at Dunblane Primary School by Thomas Hamilton, who then killed himself. 10 others wounded in attack.|
| Feb. 19, 1997
|Principal and one student killed, two others wounded by Evan Ramsey, 16.|
| March 1997
|Eight people (six students and two others) at two schools killed by Mohammad Ahman al-Naziri.|
| Oct. 1, 1997
|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.|
| Dec. 1, 1997
West Paducah, Ky.
|Three students killed, five wounded by Michael Carneal, 14, as they participated in a prayer circle at Heath High School.|
| Dec. 15, 1997
|Two students wounded. Colt Todd, 14, was hiding in the woods when he shot the students as they stood in the parking lot.|
| March 24, 1998
|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.|
| April 24, 1998
|One teacher, John Gillette, killed, two students wounded at a dance at James W. Parker Middle School. Andrew Wurst, 14, was charged.|
| May 19, 1998
|One student killed in the parking lot at Lincoln County High School three days before he was to graduate. The victim was dating the ex-girlfriend of his killer, 18-year-old honor student Jacob Davis.|
| May 21, 1998
|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.|
| June 15, 1998
|One teacher and one guidance counselor wounded by a 14-year-old boy in the school hallway.|
| April 20, 1999
|14 students (including killers) and one teacher killed, 23 others wounded at Columbine High School in the nation’s deadliest 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 of their 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 Canada in 20 years. The suspect, a 14-year-old boy, had dropped out of school after he was severely ostracized by his classmates.|
| May 20, 1999
|Six students injured at Heritage High School by Thomas Solomon, 15, who was reportedly depressed after breaking up with his girlfriend.|
| Nov. 19, 1999
|Victor Cordova Jr., 12, shot and killed Araceli Tena, 13, in the lobby of Deming Middle School.|
| Dec. 6, 1999
Fort Gibson, Okla.
|Four students wounded as Seth Trickey, 13, opened fire with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun at Fort Gibson Middle School.|
| Dec. 7, 1999
|One teacher and three students wounded by a 17-year-old student.|
| Feb. 29, 2000
Mount Morris Township, Mich.
|Six-year-old Kayla Rolland shot dead at Buell Elementary School near Flint, Mich. The assailant was identified as a six-year-old boy with a .32-caliber handgun.|
| March 2000
|One teacher killed by a 15-year-old student, who then shot himself. The shooter has been in a coma ever since.|
| March 10, 2000
|Two students killed by Darrell Ingram, 19, while leaving a dance sponsored by Beach High School.|
| May 26, 2000
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.|
| Sept. 26, 2000
New Orleans, La.
|Two students wounded with the same gun during a fight at Woodson Middle School.|
| Jan. 17, 2001
|One student shot and killed in front of Lake Clifton Eastern High School.|
| Jan. 18, 2001
|One student killed by two boys, ages 17 and 19.|
| March 5, 2001
|Two killed and 13 wounded by Charles Andrew Williams, 15, firing from a bathroom at Santana High School.|
| March 7, 2001
|Elizabeth Catherine Bush, 14, wounded student Kimberly Marchese in the cafeteria of Bishop Neumann High School; she was depressed and frequently teased.|
| March 22, 2001
Granite Hills, Calif.
|One teacher and three students wounded by Jason Hoffman, 18, at Granite Hills High School. A policeman shot and wounded Hoffman.|
| March 30, 2001
|One student killed by Donald R. Burt, Jr., a 17-year-old student who had been expelled from Lew Wallace High School.|
| Nov. 12, 2001
|Chris Buschbacher, 17, took two hostages at the Caro Learning Center before killing himself.|
| Jan. 15, 2002
New York, N.Y.
|A teenager wounded two students at Martin Luther King Jr. High School.|
| Feb. 19, 2002
|Two killed in Eching by a man at the factory from which he had been fired; he then traveled to Freising and killed the headmaster of the technical school from which he had been expelled. He also wounded another teacher before killing himself.|
| April 26, 2002
|13 teachers, two students, and one policeman killed, ten wounded by Robert Steinhaeuser, 19, at the Johann Gutenberg secondary school. Steinhaeuser then killed himself.|
| April 29, 2002
|One teacher killed, one wounded by Dragoslav Petkovic, 17, who then killed himself.|
| October 28, 2002
|Robert S. Flores Jr., 41, a student at the nursing school at the University of Arizona, shot and killed three female professors and then himself.|
| April 14, 2003
New Orleans, La.
|One 15-year-old killed, and three students wounded at John McDonogh High School by gunfire from four teenagers (none were students at the school). The motive was gang-related.|
| April 24, 2003
Red Lion, Pa.
|James Sheets, 14, killed principal Eugene Segro of Red Lion Area Junior High School before killing himself.|
| Sept. 24, 2003
Cold Spring, Minn.
|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 Argentininan student in a town 620 miles south of Buenos Aires.|
|March 21, 2005
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.|
|Nov. 8, 2005
|One 15-year-old shot and killed an assistant principal at Campbell County High School and seriously wounded two other administrators.|
|Aug. 24, 2006
|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.|
|Sept. 13, 2006
|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.|
|Sept. 26, 2006
|Adult male held six students hostage at Platte Canyon High School and then shot and killed Emily Keyes, 16, and himself.|
|Sept. 29, 2006
|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 10 schoolgirls, ranging in age from 6 to 13 years old, and then himself. Five of the girls and Roberts died.|
|Jan. 3, 2007
|Douglas Chanthabouly, 18, shot fellow student Samnang Kok, 17, in the hallway of Henry Foss High School.|
|April 16, 2007
|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.|
|Sept. 21, 2007
|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.|
|Oct. 10, 2007
|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.|
|Nov. 7, 2007
|An 18-year-old student in southern Finland shot and killed five boys, two girls, and the female principal at Jokela High School. At least 10 others were injured. The gunman shot himself and is in the hospital in critical condition.|
Tue, 09 Oct 2007 23:30:33 GMT
SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 9 A lone gunman methodically killed a woman outside a California shopping mall tire store and wounded two men inside before killing himself Monday.
Monday, February 14, 2005
KINGSTON, N.Y. — A man who opened fire in a crowded shopping mall with an assault rifle, wounding two people, seemed to have a “lurid fascination” with the Columbine High School bloodbath, a prosecutor said Monday.
April 01, 2007
ATLANTA (AP) – Authorities were searching Sunday for three suspects after three people were shot dead during an attempted robbery at a shopping mall, police said.
Detectives are trying to figure out what led to a violent rampage at Trolley Square shopping mall on Salt Lake City Monday night. Police say that an 18-year-old man from the Salt Lake City area used a shotgun, a handgun, and several rounds of ammunition to walk through the mall shooting at people he encountered. The gunman killed five people and wounded four others, two of whom are in critical condition.
9:25 am EST December 26, 2006
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Two men were in custody Monday after a shooting at a crowded mall that left one man dead and sent hundreds of Christmas shoppers running for cover, police said.
11/20/2005 5:02 PM Updated 11/21/2005 9:56 AM
Man arrested, six injured in Tacoma mall shooting spree
2:30 PM EST, December 6, 2007
Six store employees and two customers were killed. When the shooting was over, Hawkins shot himself.
Gee……….I feel a LOT safer don’t you?
Imagine if these HADN’T been “GUN FREE ZONES”………..