List of attacks related to post-secondary schools

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This is a list of attacks related to postsecondary schools, such as universities or colleges. These are attacks that occurred on school property or related primarily to school issues or events. A narrow definition of the word attacks is used for this list, excluding warfare, robberies, gang violence, political or police attacks, (as related to protests), accidents, single suicides, and murder-suicides resulting from rejected suitors/spouses. Incidents that involved only staff who work at the school have been classified as belonging at List of workplace killings. It also excludes events where no injuries take place, if an attack is foiled. Each account needs a valid reliable source or it may be deleted.

College and university school incidents[edit]

1800 – 1999[edit]

Date Location Country Attackers Casu- alties[a] Dead Injured Incident Description            
April 16, 1874 Lebanon, Kentucky United States John L. Anderson 1 1 John R. Breckinridge, son of the late Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, was shot to death at the Law school in Lebanon, Kentucky, by John L. Anderson, the Mayor's son, who was reportedly "crazed with liquor".[1]
October 10, 1892 Kansas City, Kansas United States Fred Basset 2 2 At Kansas University, two students, E. Higgins and Jack Craycroft, were shot after football practice while cutting through property owned by law student, Fred Basset. Basset said they were warned not to trespass on his farm.[2]
June 7, 1925 Baton Rouge, Louisiana United States 1 1 Oscar B. Turner, a professor of agronomy, was murdered by an axe-wielding assailant on the campus of Louisiana State University.[3]
June 4, 1930 Cambridge United Kingdom Douglas Newton Potts, 19 3 3 Student Douglas Potts shot dead Dr. Alexander Wollaston and Detective Sergeant Willis at King's College before committing suicide.[4]
June 4, 1936 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania United States Wesley Crow 2 2 Wesley Crow shot and killed his Lehigh University English instructor, C. Wesley Phy. Crow went to Phy's office and demanded that Phy change his grade to a passing mark. Crow committed suicide after shooting Phy.[5]
November 13, 1949 Columbus, Ohio United States James Heer 1 1 Ohio State University freshman James Heer of Euclid, Ohio grabbed a handgun from the room of a Delta Tau Delta fraternity brother and shot and killed Jack McKeown, 21, of Norwood, Ohio, an Ohio State senior and fraternity brother.[6]
July 14, 1952 New York City, New York United States Bayard Peakes 1 1 Bayard Peakes shot and killed secretary Eileen Fahey with a pistol at the office of American Physical Society at Columbia University.[7][8] Peakes was reportedly upset that the APS had rejected a pamphlet he had written.[9]
May 15, 1954 Chapel Hill, North Carolina United States 3 1 2 Putnam Davis Jr. was shot and killed during a fraternity house carnival at the Phi Delta Theta house at the University of North Carolina. William Joyner and Allen Long were also shot and wounded during the exchange of gunfire in their fraternity bedroom. The incident took place after an all-night beer party.[10]
January 11, 1955 Swarthmore, Pennsylvania United States Robert Bechtel, 20 1 1 After some of his dorm mates urinated on his mattress Bob Bechtel, a 20-year-old student at Swarthmore College, used a shotgun to kill fellow student Holmes Strozier.[11][12][13]
August 1, 1966 Austin, Texas United States Charles Whitman, 25 49 18 31 University of Texas Clock Tower shootings. After killing his wife and mother, Charles Whitman used a rifle and shot from the observation deck of the University of Texas at Austin's Tower; he killed 15 people and wounded 31 others before being shot dead by police.
November 12, 1966 Mesa, Arizona United States Robert Benjamin Smith, 18 7 5 2 Bob Smith, 18, took seven people hostage at Rose-Mar College of Beauty. Smith ordered the hostages to lie down on the floor in a circle. He shot them in the head with a pistol. Four women and a three-year-old girl died, one woman and a baby were injured but survived. Police arrested Smith after the massacre. Smith had reportedly admired Richard Speck and Charles Whitman.[14]
January 7, 1969 Cambridge, Massachusetts United States 1 1 23-year-old anthropology graduate student, Jane S. Britton was beaten to death in her 6 University Road apartment at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Radcliffe Administrative Vice President J. Boyd Britton. Her killer has never been apprehended.[15]
August 24, 1969 Alor Akar Malaysia 5 3 2 A 23-year-old teacher at a vocational school in Alor Akar, Kuantan attacked several sleeping students in the school hostel. He killed three students and wounded two others, one of them critically, with a dagger. The teacher surrendered and was later arrested by police.[16][17]
November 28, 1969 State College, Pennsylvania United States 1 1 22-year-old graduate student Betsy Aardsma was stabbed to death in the Pattee Library at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania. Her killer was never apprehended.[18]
November 11, 1971 Spokane, Washington United States Larry J. Harmon, 21 6 2 4 Former MIT student Larry J. Harmon, 21, entered St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church on the Gonzaga University campus armed with a rifle. Harmon killed the caretaker, 68-year-old Hilary Kunz, and wounded four more people before police officers shot and killed him.[19]
November 13, 1971 Guatemala City Guatemala 17 2 15 A 21-year-old student killed two people with a machete at an agricultural school near Guatemala City. He wounded 15 others before being overpowered by other students.[20]
October 12, 1974 Stanford, California United States 1 1 19-year-old Arlis Perry was stabbed to death with an ice pick in Stanford Memorial Church on the grounds of Stanford University by an unknown assailant.[21]
December 24, 1974 Sofia Bulgaria Branimir Donchev, 17 16 6 10 6 students were killed and 10 others wounded, among them several foreign students, when 17-year-old Branimir Donchev began shooting with a pistol in a university hostel in Sofia. Donchev was subdued and arrested by police.[22][23]
February 17, 1976 Beirut Lebanon Najim Najim 3 2 1 Robert Najemy and Raymond Ghosn, two deans at the American University of Beirut, were shot and killed by former student Najim Najim, who had been expelled for radical activity. Najim took six people hostage, and threatened to kill the hostages and himself with hand grenades. Three hours later he surrendered to police. When Najim was led out of the building he was shot and wounded by Joseph Cherbeka, a friend of dean Ghosn.[24]
February 19, 1976 Los Angeles, California United States Neil Jordan Liebeskind, 18 9 1 8 During a test Neil Liebeskind, a student at a Los Angeles computer school, opened fire at his fellow students with a shotgun, killing Fernando E. Alcivar, 24, and wounding several others. Alcivar was sitting next to the intended target. When trying to escape, Liebeskind was apprehended by Howard Barnes, a security guard. Told to drop his gun, Liebeskind fired at Barnes, hitting him; Barnes returned fire, critically wounding the shooter.[25][26][27][28]
January 15, 1978 Tallahassee, Florida United States Ted Bundy, 31 4 2 2 Ted Bundy entered the Florida State University Chi Omega sorority house at approximately 3 a.m. and killed two sleeping women, Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman. He also bludgeoned two other Chi Omegas, Karen Chandler and Kathy Kleiner. Bundy was a serial killer and had killed several other women before this event.
August 18, 1978 Stanford, California United States Theodore Streleski, 42 1 1 Theodore Streleski murdered his mathematics professor, Karel deLeeuw at Stanford University by bludgeoning him with a ball-peen hammer. He was found to have a hit list containing deLeeuw's name.
October 6, 1979 Columbia, South Carolina United States Mark Houston, 19 7 2 5 Mark Houston opened fire inside a dormitory during a party at the University of South Carolina, killing two partygoers and injuring five.[29]
March 26, 1980 Big Rapids, Michigan United States Thomas Kakonis, 20 1 1 Robert Brauer, Business Professor, was shot to death by student Thomas Kakonis, 20, at Ferris State College. Robert Brauer had failed Kakonis on an examination. Kakonis was the son of an associate dean at the college.[30]
April 17, 1981 Ann Arbor, Michigan United States Leo Kelly, 22 2 2 Psychology Major Leo Kelly set off several Molotov cocktails into the hallway of Bursley Residence Hall at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, setting off the fire alarm. He shot at fleeing residents with a shotgun, fatally wounding two persons. Kelly was found guilty on two murder counts, and was sentenced to life in prison.[31]
December 17, 1983 Ithaca, New York United States Su Yong Kim 2 2 Non-student Su Yong Kim entered the Low Rise 7 dormitory and killed Cornell University first-year women Young Hee Suh and Erin Nieswand with a rifle.[32]
August 12, 1985 New York City, New York United States Van Anthony Hull, 29 5 1 4 Student Van Hull shot one person dead, injured another four at the New York City Technical College and kept police at bay for about an hour, before being taken into custody. The shooting was said to be related to a dispute over financial aid.[33]
September 8, 1986 New Orleans, Louisiana United States Cindy Marie Piccot, 21 2 2 Cindy Marie Piccot entered the Coastal Training Institute and shot dead 20-year-old student Shamette Allen with a .38 caliber pistol before committing suicide. The motive for the shooting was revenge for an earlier attack in which Shamette Allen set Cindy Marie Piccot on fire.[34]
February 4, 1987 Northridge, California United States Fawwaz Abdin, 25 2 2 Associate Professor of Computer Science at California State University, Northridge, Djamshid Asgari, was confronted in a stairwell in the Engineering Building by a graduate student, Fawwaz Abdin, 25. Abdin was angry over a grade Dr. Asgari had given him a year earlier, putting him on academic probation. He demanded the grade be changed, Dr. Asgari refused, and Abdin shot him twice and then killed himself. Dr. Asgari later died at the Northridge Hospital.[35]
December 6, 1989 Montreal, Quebec Canada Marc Lépine, 25 29 15 14 École Polytechnique massacre. Marc Lépine took a hunting rifle into École Polytechnique de Montréal, shooting nine women and killing six in one room. He went through the school, killing 14 women and injuring 4 men and 10 women before turning the gun on himself. It is the worst mass murder event in Canadian history, on or off a school campus.
November 27, 1990 Heraklion, Crete Greece Giorgos Petrodaska- lakis, 32 3 3 Theoretical physicist Basilis C. Xanthopoulos and his colleague Stephanos Pnevmatikos were shot to death by 32-year-old post-graduate student Giorgos Petrodaskalakis at the University of Crete. He then committed suicide.
November 1, 1991 Iowa City, Iowa United States Gang Lu, 28 7 6 1 University of Iowa shooting After his dissertation did not win a certain academic award, Ph.D. physics student Gang Lu shot six people before committing suicide. Five were killed, including three professors. A student employee was paralyzed.[36]
July 8, 1993 Ogden, Utah United States Mark Duong, 28 4 1 3 28-year-old student Mark Duong shot and injured three people, one of them a Weber State police officer, at a grievance hearing at Weber State University. Doung was shot by the police officer and died at the scene.[37]
April 5, 1994 Aarhus Denmark Flemming Nielsen, 35 5 3 2 35-year-old Flemming Nielsen, a student at Aarhus University, entered the cafeteria of the University armed with a shotgun. He shot and killed two female students and wounded two others. Soon afterward he went to the men's room and committed suicide.
December 8, 1994 Quezon City Philippines 1 1 Dennis Venturina, of Sigma Rho, was beaten to death by members of Scintilla Juris, a rival fraternity, on the campus of the University of the Philippines.[38]
May 28, 1995 Cambridge, Massachusetts United States Sinedu Tadesse, 20 3 2 1 Sinedu Tadesse stabbed her roommate, 20-year-old Trang Phuong Ho, to death with a hunting knife inside a dormitory at Harvard University. Tadesse also attacked one of Ho's visiting friends, 26-year-old Thao Nguyen, severely injuring her as well. Tadesse hanged herself.[39]
August 15, 1996 San Diego, California United States Frederick M. Davidson, 36 3 3 San Diego State University shooting. Frederick M. Davidson, shot Dr. Chen Liang, Dr. Constantinos Lyrintzis, and Dr. D. Preston Lowrey during a meeting at which he was to defend his master's thesis. He pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and is serving a life term in state prison.[40]
August 26, 1996 San Antonio, Texas United States Gregory Heath Tidwell, 25 2 2 25-year-old Gregory Heath Tidwell stormed into the John Peace Library at the University of Texas at San Antonio on the first day of fall classes, shooting 54-year-old Stephen Sorenson four times, killing him. Tidwell then turned the weapon upon himself and committed suicide.[41]
August 26, 1996 San Antonio, Texas United States Gregory Heath Tidwell, 25 2 2 25-year-old Gregory Heath Tidwell stormed into the John Peace Library at the University of Texas at San Antonio on the first day of fall classes, shooting 54-year-old Stephen Sorenson four times, killing him. Tidwell then turned the weapon upon himself and committed suicide.[41]
September 17, 1996 State College, Pennsylvania United States Jillian Robbins, 19 3 1 2 Jillian Robbins fired five rounds with a hunting rifle and attacked with a knife the student who disarmed her. She was convicted of third degree murder and four counts of attempted murder. [42]
March 8, 1997 Kamyshin Russian Federation Sergei Lepnev 8 6 2 First year cadet Sergei Lepnev of the Russian Military School opened fire on his classmates, killing six and wounding two.[43]
February 19, 1999 Quezon City Philippines 1 1 Niño Calinao, a senior journalism major at the University of the Philippines was shot dead by suspected UP Sigma Rho fraternity members after being mistaken for a member of a rival fraternity.[38]

2000 – 2009[edit]

Date Location Country Attackers Casu- alties[a] Dead Injured Incident Description            
February 10, 2000 Quezon City Philippines 1 1 Den Daniel Reyes was stabbed to death during a fight between two rival fraternities at the University of the Philippines.[38]
August 28, 2000 Fayetteville, Arkansas United States James Easton Kelley 2 2 James Easton Kelley shot and killed professor John Locke in his office at the University of Arkansas before committing suicide.[44]
September 28, 2000 and February 3, 2001 Washington, District of Columbia United States Joseph Mesa Jr., 20 2 2 19-year-old Eric Franklin Plunkett was found beaten to death inside his dorm room at Gallaudet University in September 2000. In February 2001, 19-year-old Benjamin Varner, an RA in the same dorm, was found stabbed to death. Authorities prosecuted Joseph Mesa Jr., who was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder.[45]
January 19, 2001 Toronto, Ontario Canada 1 1 Professor David Buller, 50, was stabbed to death outside his office at the University of Toronto by an unknown assailant.[46]
January 16, 2002 Grundy, Virginia United States Peter Odighizuwa, 43 6 3 3 Appalachian School of Law shooting. Odighizuwa, a native-born Nigerian and former student at the Appalachian School of Law, shot and killed its dean, a professor, and a student and wounded three other students. After running out of ammunition, he was tackled and subdued by a student. He pleaded guilty to murder charges and received multiple life sentences.[47]
October 21, 2002 Melbourne Australia Huan Xiang 7 2 5 Monash University shooting. Huan Xiang, a commerce student at the university, armed with five loaded handguns, opened fire in a tutorial room. He killed two students, William Wu and Steven Chan, and seriously wounded five others. Xiang was found not guilty of murder due to mental illness, and was ordered committed to a psychiatric hospital.
October 28, 2002 Tucson, Arizona United States Robert Stewart Flores 3 3 Robert Stewart Flores shot and killed three of his nursing professors at the University of Arizona. [48]
September 13, 2003 Nanning China 8 8 A female student, who was suspended for one year after trying to commit suicide, stabbed eight classmates in a dormitory at Guangxi Teachers' College. Three of the victims were critically injured.[49][50]
February 4, 2004 Remanso Brazil 5 2 3 A 17-year-old youth shot and killed 13-year-old Farlley Bastos Almeida, who had previously ridiculed him, and then forced a taxi driver to take him to a nearby EDP school. There he shot and killed 23-year-old Ana Paula Feitosa de Almeida and wounded two others before being subdued by two students. A woman, afraid of getting shot, jumped out of a window in the third floor and broke her legs. In custody the youth stated that he sympathized with Islamic terrorists and had intended to kill at least a hundred people.[51]
Feb. 13–15, 2004 Kunming China Ma Jiajue, 23 4 4 Biochemistry student Ma Jiajue stabbed four other students to death in a dormitory at Yunnan University. He was found guilty of murder and executed on June 17, 2004.[52]
December 28, 2005 Bangalore India Unknown gunmen 5 1 4 2005 Indian Institute of Science shooting. Prof. Munish Chandra Puri was killed and four others injured after two or more unidentified gunmen opened fired at the Indian Institute of Science.
September 13, 2006 Montreal, Quebec Canada Kimveer Gill, 25 21 2 19 Dawson College shooting. Kimveer Gill had opened fire at Dawson College, near downtown Montreal. One victim (Anastasia De Sousa) died later in the next day at the hospital due to her serious injuries, while another 19 were injured, eight of whom were listed in critical condition, with six requiring surgery. The gunman later committed suicide.
April 16, 2007 Blacksburg, Virginia United States Seung-Hui Cho, 23 58 33 25 Virginia Tech massacre. Cho, a senior English-studies major, killed 32 people (27 students and 5 faculty members) on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in two separate incidents, about two hours apart. Another 25 people were injured at Norris, some when they jumped from second-story windows to escape. Cho committed suicide after police breached the main entrance doors.[53][54] The attack is the deadliest peacetime shooting incident by a single gunman in U.S. history, on or off a school campus.[55]
May 8, 2007 Bundoora, Victoria Australia Sarah Jean Cheney, 23 1 1 Sarah Jean Cheney stabbed Jemma Clancy, a 27-year-old behavioral science student, three times with a steak knife. The incident occurred in the Borchardt library at the Bundoora campus of La Trobe University. Sarah Jean Cheney did not know Jemma Clancy personally and expressed that she just desired to kill someone. Jemma Clancy was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition.[56]
December 9, 2007 Arvada, Colorado United States Matthew J. Murray, 24 10 5 5 Matthew J. Murray attacked the Youth With A Mission missionary training school in Arvada, Colorado, killing two and wounding two others. He drove to the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he killed two more people and wounded three before being shot by a security guard. Murray then committed suicide.[57][58][59]
February 8, 2008 Baton Rouge, Louisiana United States Latina Williams, 23 3 3 Latina Williams, a 23-year-old nursing student, opened fire of six rounds with a revolver in a classroom at Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge before committing suicide. She fatally shot classmates Karsheika Graves and Taneshia Butler.[60]
February 14, 2008 DeKalb, Illinois United States Steven Phillip Kazmierczak, 27 27 6 21 Northern Illinois University shooting. 27-year-old former student Steven Kazmierczak opened fire with a shotgun and three semi-automatic handguns at Cole Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb, killing 5 students and wounding 20 other students and the class instructor. 17 of the injuries were gunshot-related, while other persons were injured escaping the scene. Kazmierczak then fatally shot himself.[61][62][63][64]
September 23, 2008 Kauhajoki Finland Matti Juhani Saari, 22 12 11 1 Kauhajoki school shooting. 22-year-old culinary arts student Matti Saari opened fire at the Kauhajoki School of Hospitality of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, in Kauhajoki, Finland, using a pistol. Nine students and a teacher died in the shooting, and he set their bodies and school property on fire. Saari then shot himself in the head, later dying at Tampere University Hospital.[65][66]
October 26, 2008 Conway, Arkansas United States Kawin Brockman, 19; Kelcey Perry, 19; Mario Toney, 20, and Brandon Wade, 20 3 2 1 2008 University of Central Arkansas shootings. A shooting took place on the campus of University of Central Arkansas, in Conway, outside the Arkansas Hall dormitory. Two students—Ryan Henderson, 18, and Chavares Block, 19—were both fatally shot. A third person, a 19-year-old campus visitor, was shot and wounded in the leg.[67]
February 7, 2009 Houston, Texas United States Jeremy Lee Pierce, 32 1 1 Jeremy Lee Pierce, a 32-year-old student at University of Houston, fatally shot Joe Tall, a 47-year-old homeless man, at the campus bus stop. Pierce has been charged with murder.[68]
March 2, 2009 Nanyang Avenue Singapore David Hartanto Widjaja, 21 2 1 1 Nanyang Technological University Professor Chan Kap Luk was stabbed in the arm and back in his office by David Hartanto Widjaja. Widjaja then slit his wrists and jumped off the five-story engineering building where he died. Professor Luk was taken to the National University Hospital and treated.[69]
April 2, 2009 Radford, Virginia United States Phillip Eugene Beale Sr., 42; 1 1 Phillip Beale and an unidentified individual murdered a drug dealer near the campus of Radford University after arguing with him. Radford police arrested Beale and are seeking to identify his accomplice.[70]
April 9, 2009 Agios Ioannis Rentis, Athens Greece Dimitris Patmanidis, 19 4 1 3 OAED Vocational College shooting. Dimitris Patmanidis, a 19-year-old car electronics student at the Manpower Employment Organisation of Greece (OAED), a vocational college in a suburb of Athens, Greece, went to school armed with two pistols and a knife. Patmanidis critically shot an 18-year-old student; shot two pedestrians, and fled to a park where he committed suicide.[71] This school shooting is one of the first ever to occur in Greece.[72][73]
April 26, 2009 Hampton, Virginia United States Odane Maye, 18 3 3 Odane Maye, an 18-year-old former student, entered Hampton University while armed with three handguns. Maye stalked a pizza delivery man, whom he shot at a dormitory. Maye next shot the dorm manager, and last himself in a suicide attempt;[74][75] both victims survived. Maye was arrested three days later after being hospitalized and was arraigned the next day on seven counts—aggravated malicious wounding and various firearms offenses.[76][77]
April 28, 2009 Richmond, Virginia United States 2 2 Two students at Virginia Union University were stabbed. Police say the suspect, whose name has not been released, is not a VUU student.[78]
April 30, 2009 Baku Azerbaijan Farda Gadirov, 29 23 13 10 Azerbaijan State Oil Academy shootings. Farda Gadirov, a 29-year-old Georgian citizen, opened fired with a semi-automatic pistol at the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, in Baku. Seven students and five faculty members were killed, another 10 were injured. Gadirov committed suicide after the attack.[79]
May 18, 2009 Cambridge, Massachusetts United States Jabrai Jordan Copney, 20; Jason Aquino, 23; Blayn Jiggetts, 19 1 1 Justin Cosby, 21, of Cambridge, was invited into a Harvard dormitory to sell the suspects marijuana.[80] They tried to rob him, then shot him. Copney turned himself in four days later.[81] Copney was convicted of murder. His girlfriend, Brittany Smith '09, 21, pleaded guilty to assisting after the fact, firearm possession and misleading a grand jury.[82] Jiggetts pleaded guilty to manslaughter, armed robbery and firearm possession; Aquino to manslaughter, armed robbery and misleading a grand jury.[83]
September 2, 2009 San Bruno, California United States Germaine Benjamin, 18;
Dimaryea McGhee, 20;
Jacori Bender, 18
1 1 A student was shot after an argument escalated between two groups of young males in the parking lot of Skyline College, in San Bruno, a suburb of San Francisco, California. Police arrested three suspects on September 3.[84][85]
October 8, 2009 Los Angeles, California United States Damon Thompson, 20 1 1 A 20-year-old female student of a chemistry laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles was stabbed multiple times, including having her throat slashed, during class. A teaching assistant stopped the bleeding and called for help. The victim was transported to the hospital and needed surgery but was expected to recover. Police arrested Damon Thompson after the attack.[86]
October 18, 2009 Storrs, Connecticut United States John William Lomax III, 21 1 1 Jasper Howard, a 20-year-old cornerback for the UConn Huskies, was stabbed to death on the campus of the University of Connecticut, outside the Student Union Center. On October 21, police arrested John William Lomax III, 21, and charged him with murder. Three other men were also arrested in connection with the murder.[87][88]
November 26, 2009 Pécs Hungary 4 1 3 A 23-year-old pharmacology student at the University of Pécs opened fire inside the biophysics research institute at the university. A 19-year-old student was killed and a student, a teacher, and a cleaning woman were wounded in the shooting. The gunman was arrested by police about one hour after the attack.[89][90]
December 4, 2009 Vestal, New York United States Abdulsalam S. al-Zahrani, 46 1 1 Richard T. Antoun, 77, a professor of anthropology and specialist in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, was stabbed to death inside his office at Binghamton University. Police arrested 46-year-old graduate student Abdulsalam S. al-Zahrani and charged him with second-degree murder.[91] Al-Zahrani pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. After al-Zahrani is released, he will be deported to his native Saudi Arabia.[92]

2010 – 2019[edit]

Date Location Country Attackers Casu- alties[a] Dead Injured Incident Description            
January 13, 2010 Perpignan France Unknown, 26 4 1 3 A 26-year-old Chinese sociology student killed a secretary and wounded three teachers with a knife at the University of Perpignan. The student was arrested by police.[93]
May 18, 2010 Hainan China 10 10 A group of men armed with knives attacked college students at the Hainan Institute of Science and Technology after disabling a security camera and stabbing a guard. They attacked students at random in a dormitory, injuring nine. Three of the attackers were arrested.[94][95]
October 3, 2010 Elizabeth City, North Carolina United States Christopher David Amyx, 23 1 1 Jonathan Schipper, a student at Mid-Atlantic Christian University was shot to death inside Pearl A. Presley Hall, a campus dormitory. Police arrested 23-year-old student Christopher David Amyx after the shooting and charged him with first-degree murder. Amyx had claimed self-defense, saying 23-year-old Schipper came at him with a knife while he was sitting at his computer. Amyx testified he felt he was in danger because he was a gay student at a religious school.[96][97][98]
February 6, 2011 Youngstown, Ohio United States Columbus E. Jones Jr., 22
Braylon L. Rogers, 19
12 1 11 Two men opened fire inside a fraternity house where a party was taking place at Youngstown State University. Jamail E. Johnson, a 25-year-old student, died and eleven people were injured, including six students. Two men were arrested on charges of aggravated murder.[99]
August 8, 2011 Atizapán de Zaragoza Mexico 2 2 A homemade bomb explodes at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Estado de México Campus in Atizapán de Zaragoza. The bomb was sent to a professor of robotics, who was injured along with a university guard.[100][101]
April 2, 2012 Oakland, California United States One L. Goh, 43 (charged) 10 7 3 Oikos University shooting One L. Goh allegedly shot ten people at Oikos University; seven of whom died and another three were injured. He is facing murder and attempted murder charges.[102]
June 15, 2012 Edmonton, Alberta Canada Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21 4 3 1 While restocking bank machines at the University of Alberta's HUB Mall, three G4S crew members, Michelle Shegelski, Brian Ilesic, and Eddie Rejano, were shot and killed by another crew member, Travis Brandon Baumgartner. A fourth, Matthew Schuman, was seriously injured, but survived. Baumgartner was arrested on June 16, while attempting to cross into the U.S. at the Aldergrove, British Columbia-Lynden, Washington border. He was sentenced to life in prison.[103] Baumgartner was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 40 years.[104]
October 31, 2012 Los Angeles, California United States Brandon Spencer, 20 (charged) 4 4 At a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus, an argument escalated and a man shot Geno Hall seven times with a handgun, critically wounding him. He shot and wounded three other people, who were not students of USC. Brandon Spencer, 20, was arrested for the shooting. He is charged with attempted murder.[105][106]
November 30, 2012 Casper, Wyoming United States Christopher Krumm, 25 3 3 Christopher Krumm fatally shot his father with a bow and arrow at Casper College; he stabbed one female professor near her home, and stabbed himself to death at the college.[107]
December 20, 2012 Hanoi Vietnam 1 1 A 20-year-old student was stabbed to death at Ha Noi University of Business and Technology.[108]
January 15, 2013 St. Louis, Missouri United States Sean Johnson (charged) 2 2 A gunman shot an administrator in his office on the fourth floor of Stevens Institute of Business and Arts, wounding him. The suspected gunman, Sean Johnson, a part-time student, shot and wounded himself on a stairwell. Both the administrator and Johnson were hospitalized in stable conditions. Johnson was charged with three felony charges, including assault.[109]
January 15, 2013 Hazard, Kentucky United States Dalton Lee Stidham, 21 (charged) 3 3 Two people were shot and killed and a third person was wounded at the parking lot of Hazard Community and Technical College. The third victim, 12-year-old Taylor Cornett, died from her wounds the next day. 21-year-old Dalton Lee Stidham was arrested and charged with three counts of murder.[110]
January 16, 2013 Chicago, Illinois United States 1 1 A 17-year-old boy, Tyrone Lawson, was shot to death in a parking lot of Chicago State University after high school basketball games were being held on the university campus. Police arrested two people after the shooting and recovered a weapon.[111]
January 22, 2013 Houston, Texas United States 3 3 Between the Library and Academic Building outside of Lone Star College–North Harris, two men got into an argument: one shot the other man, a student, injuring him. A maintenance man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. The gunman accidentally shot himself in the leg. After the shooting, the gunman fled into the woods and was arrested hours later. A man was arrested.[112]
April 9, 2013 Cypress, Texas United States Dylan Andrew Quick, 20 (charged) 14 14 During a stabbing attack at the campus of Lone Star College-CyFair, 14 students were injured, 2 critically. The suspect, Dylan Quick, a student, was subdued by students and arrested, charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.[113][114]
April 12, 2013 Christiansburg, Virginia United States Neil Allen MacInnis, 19 (charged) 2 2 Two women were wounded during a shooting at the campus of New River Community College. Neil Allen MacInnis was taken into custody.[115]
April 16, 2013 Grambling, Louisiana United States 3 3 Three students were shot and injured on the campus of Grambling State University.[116]
June 7, 2013 Santa Monica, California United States John S. Zawahri, 23 10 6 4 2013 Santa Monica shooting. Zawahri killed five people and wounded four during a shooting spree throughout the city. He killed his brother and father at their home, then set it on fire. He wounded a female driver while trying to hijack her car, then forced another to drive him to Santa Monica College. Along the way he shot at a city bus, wounding three passengers, and killed a man and his daughter driving in a car toward the campus. He killed a groundskeeper outside the university library, and entered, firing 70 rounds without hitting anyone. He was shot and killed by police.
November 2, 2013 Greensboro, North Carolina United States 1 1 One person was shot and wounded at North Carolina A&T State University. The victim was hospitalized. The university was temporarily locked down that night. No suspects are in custody.[117]
January 20, 2014 Chester, Pennsylvania United States 1 1 One person was shot and critically injured at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. The incident occurred around 10:00 pm outside the university sport's complex and led to an 8-hour university lock-down. The suspect was not immediately found.[118]
January 21, 2014 West Lafayette, Indiana United States Cody Cousins, 23 1 1 Cody Cousins shot and killed Andrew Boldt, a senior-year undergraduate student at Purdue University. The shooting occurred in a classroom in the university's electrical engineering building. Cousins was taken into custody.[119] He committed suicide in jail in October 2014.[120]
January 24, 2014 Orangeburg, South Carolina United States Justin Bernard Singleton, 19 (charged) 1 1 Student Brandon Robinson was shot and killed near a dormitory at South Carolina State University. On January 25, police arrested 19-year-old Justin Bernard Singleton and charged him with murder.[121]
January 25, 2014 Los Angeles, California United States 1 1 A man was shot and killed at Los Angeles Valley College. Two suspects were arrested in the fatal shooting.[122]
January 28, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee United States 1 1 One student was shot in the leg in an apparent altercation over a gambling debt at Tennessee State University.[123]
January 30, 2014 Palm Bay, Florida United States 1 1 As three students were fighting in a parking lot of Eastern Florida State College, one shot another. All three student claimed self-defense.[124]
February 12, 2014 Los Angeles, California United States 1 1 A male was shot in the back in a possible gang-related drive-by shooting near the University of Southern California. The suspect fled into the university campus. The victim was last reported in stable condition.[125]
February 21, 2014 San Jose, California United States 1 1 A man wielding a large knife was shot and killed by officers from the San Jose State University police department, across from the campus. Responding officers first tried to taser the man, but this was ineffective.[126]
February 22, 2014 Augusta, Georgia United States 1 1 A male suspect entered a vehicle at a Georgia Regents University dormitory complex and nearly struck a campus police officer, who shot at him in self-defense. The suspect was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center with injuries that were not believed to be critical.[127]
May 4, 2014 Augusta, Georgia United States 1 1 Two men fired shots inside a dormitory at Paine College, injuring one student in the head. Neither of the suspects was a student at the college.[128]
May 5, 2014 Augusta, Georgia United States 1 1 At Paine College one person was reported to be shot. The suspect was apprehended and in custody. It was the second shooting incident to occur at the college campus in two days.[129]
May 8, 2014 Lawrenceville, Georgia United States 1 1 A man was shot and injured on a student parking lot roof at Georgia Gwinnett College. The specific cause was not identified.[130]
May 23, 2014 Isla Vista, California United States Elliot Rodger, 22 20 7 13 2014 Isla Vista killings. 22-year-old Elliot Rodger killed six people in a stabbing and shooting rampage in the city of Isla Vista. He stabbed three men to death in his shared apartment; two of them were his roommates, and the third was a visitor. He shot and killed two women outside a University of California, Santa Barbara sorority house, and wounded a third victim there. Rodger opened fire outside a deli, killing a male student, and then engaged in a gun battle with law enforcement officers. He later died from shooting himself.
June 5, 2014 Seattle, Washington United States Aaron Ybarra, 26 (charged) 3 1 2 Three people were shot in a hallway at Seattle Pacific University. One person was killed, and another person received life-threatening injuries. The shooter was disarmed by staff members and apprehended at the scene. The suspected shooter is 26-year-old Aaron Ybarra.[131]
September 27, 2014 Terre Haute, Indiana United States 1 1 A 20-year-old Indiana State University (ISU) student was shot by another ISU student inside a residence hall. The injuries were not fatal. The shooter was arrested on the following day.


November 20, 2014 Tallahassee, Florida United States Myron May, 31 1 3 At around 12:39 a.m. EST, a gunman opened fire in or near the Strozier Library at Florida State University. He shot three people. The gunman, later identified as alumnus Myron May, fired at police officers and was shot and killed by them on the steps of the library.[133][134]
April 13, 2015 Goldsboro, North Carolina United States Kenneth Stancil, 20 (charged) 1 1 Ron Lane, a school employee, is shot and killed in the school library of Wayne Community College of Goldsboro, North Carolina. 20-year-old Kenneth Stancil is arrested for the killing early the next day.[135]
August 27, 2015 Savannah, Georgia United States 1 1 Christopher Starks, a junior, was fatally shot in a student union building at Savannah State University. The shooter was not identified.[136]
September 3, 2015 Sacramento, California United States 3 1 2 An argument between at least two men escalated into a physical fight on the parking lot of Sacramento City College. A man opened fire, killing 25-year-old student Roman P. Gonzalez and wounding two others. The shooting suspect was not arrested. One of the injured was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.[137]
October 1, 2015 Roseburg, Oregon United States Chris Harper-Mercer, 26 19 10 9 Umpqua Community College shooting. 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer shot and killed nine people and wounded nine others in a classroom at Umpqua Community College. He engaged in a shootout with police, in which he was wounded, and then fatally shot himself.[138][139]
October 9, 2015 Flagstaff, Arizona United States Student, 18 4 1 3 One student died and three others were wounded in a shooting at Northern Arizona University. It is unclear what sparked the shooting, which took place near Mountain View Hall, a dormitory that houses most of the campus' students involved in Greek organizations. An 18-year-old student was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault.[140]
October 22, 2015 Nashville, Tennessee United States unknown 4 1 3 One person was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting at an outdoor courtyard at Tennessee State University. The shooting may have stemmed from an argument over a dice game. A suspect has not been identified or arrested.[141]
November 1, 2015 Winston-Salem, North Carolina United States unknown 2 1 1 One person died and another person was injured after someone opened fire on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. A 21-year-old non-student suspect is sought.[142]
November 4, 2015 University of California, Merced United States unknown 4, plus 1 attacker 1 attacker 4 University of California, Merced stabbing attack. Terrorist attack by stabbing on campus of University of California, Merced.[143]
August 24, 2016 American University of Afghanistan Afghanistan 3 16-17+, plus 3 attackers 50+ to 53+ American University of Afghanistan attack. An attack by suspected Taliban assailants on a university that had around 700 students in attendance at the time.
August 28, 2016 Ithaca, New York United States 2 1 1 A fight between two groups of students at Cornell University left one student dead and another injured.[144]
November 28, 2016 Columbus, Ohio United States 14 1 (perpetrator) 13 Ohio State University attack. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a student at Ohio State University, rammed his car at the courtyard near Watts Hall, hitting students and then got out of the car and stabbed them. 12 people were injured. Artan was then shot by a campus police officer, and a bullet hit another student. The incident was investigated as an act of Islamic terrorism.
April 28, 2017 Lexington, Kentucky United States 3 0 3 (including attacker) A former student stabbed two people on the campus based on their political ideology.[145]
May 1, 2017 Austin, Texas United States 4 1 3 A student stabbed four people on campus midday, killing one and injuring three.[146][147][148][149]
October 30, 2017 Salt Lake City, Utah United States Austin Boutain 1 1 Austin Boutain shot ChenWei Guo, a University of Utah student from China, in an attempted carjacking. He instructed Guo's female passenger to walk up a nearby canyon, but she fled. Boutain shot at her but missed. He was apprehended the following day at a public library. During the course of the investigation it was discovered Boutain and his wife, Katherine, had traveled to Utah from Colorado in a truck registered to a Colorado murder victim. Boutain was subsequently charged in his murder as well. On September 12, 2018, Austin Boutain pled guilty to first degree murder in exchange for a sentence of life without possibility of parole. [150]
April 30, 2019 Charlotte North Carolina, United States Trystan Andrew Terrell 6 2 4 At the University of North Carolina a 22-year-old former history undergraduate at UNC Charlotte shot six students and killed two. [151]

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