Brampton Centennial Secondary School shooting

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Michael Slobodian
Location Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Date May 28, 1975
11:35 a.m
Attack type
School shooting
Weapons .444-caliber lever-action rifle
.22-caliber semi-automatic rifle
Deaths 3 (including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrator Michael Peter Slobodian
Motive Revenge

The Brampton Centennial Secondary School shooting was a school shooting that occurred at Brampton Centennial Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, Canada on Wednesday May 28, 1975 at 11:35 a.m.

The incident began when 16-year-old Michael Slobodian[1] brought two rifles to school in a guitar case . Slobodian began firing in a boys' washroom.[2] 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. Slobodian wrote a note to his family saying he was "fed up with life" and "he was going to eliminate two teachers" (including Mrs. Wright). He wanted to get revenge because he hated the school system.

Afterwards, the school closed for the remainder of the week, but re-opened the following Monday.


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Coordinates: 43°40′03″N 79°44′57″W / 43.667456°N 79.749128°W / 43.667456; -79.749128