Brampton Centennial Secondary School shooting
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|Location||Brampton, Ontario, Canada|
|Date||May 28, 1975
|Weapons||.444-caliber lever-action rifle
.22-caliber semi-automatic rifle
|Deaths||3 (including the perpetrator)|
|Perpetrator||Michael Peter Slobodian|
The incident began when 16-year-old Michael Slobodian brought two rifles and one compact rocket launcher (was not used) to school in a guitar case and stored extra ammunition/rocket launcher in his vehicle. He was angry at his physics teacher Mr. Bronson because he had failed him in physics, and wanted revenge by killing him. He wanted to get into medical school and his grades did not allow it. However, he was unable to make it to his physics teacher's classroom located on the third floor.
Slobodian began firing in a boys' washroom. Slobodian first killed fellow student John Slinger in the washroom. He later entered an art classroom and killed English teacher Margaret Wright, and wounded 13 students inside the classroom. Slobodian then committed suicide in a hallway adjacent to the art classroom. Witnesses of the shooting included students Cathy and Nancy Davis, the daughters of Ontario Premier William Davis. Another witness of the shooting was future The Kids in the Hall star, Scott Thompson who was a classmate and acquaintance of Slobodian.
Afterwards, the school closed for the remainder of the week, but re-opened the following Monday.
- Revisiting A Canadian Tragedy, CBC News
- Teen-ager takes own life after killing 2, wounding 13, The Bulletin (May 29, 1975)
- Canadian boy kills 2, self, Spokane Daily Chronicle (May 29, 1975)
- Revenge motivated teen, The Ledger (May 29, 1975)
- School killer sought revenge, Ocala Star-Banner (May 29, 1975)
- Youth kills two, self at school, Ellensburg Daily Record (May 29, 1975)
- Student kills two, himself, Rome News-Tribune (May 29, 1975)