List of attacks related to secondary schools

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This is a list of attacks related to secondary schools that have occurred around the world. These are attacks that have occurred on school property or related primarily to school issues or events. A narrow definition of the word attacks is used for this list so as to exclude warfare, robberies, gang violence, public attacks (as in political protests), accidental shootings, and suicides and murder-suicides by rejected spouses or suitors. 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.

The listed attacks include shootings, stabbings, slashings, bombings, and beatings caused by blunt instruments.

Secondary school incidents[edit]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
November 2, 1853 Louisville, Kentucky, United States Matthew Ward 1 A student, Matthew Ward, went to school and shot and killed Schoolmaster Mr. Butler for excessively punishing his brother the day before. He was acquitted.[1]
July 6, 1858 Baltimore, Maryland, United States 1 The 15yr old son of Col. John T. Farlow (Baltimore's Marshal of Police 1867-70), was shot to death during a Sabbath School gathering. The shooter escaped, but several arrests were made.[2]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
January 21, 1860 Todd County, Kentucky, United States 1 A son of Col. Elijah Sebree was shot dead by another student.[3]
April 2, 1867 Madison, Florida, United States Frank Pope 1 Frank Pope, a pupil at the St. John's seminary, shot and killed his teacher Mr. Bristow with a pistol.[4]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
February 1, 1872 Washington, Pennsylvania, United States Thomas McGiffen 1 At the all-girls Union School, Thomas McGiffen, the 17-year-old son of Col. Norton McGiffin and brother of naval hero Philo McGiffin, shot and seriously wounded the principal, Prof. Wilson, because the professor refused to deliver a note to a young lady for him.[5]
February 20, 1874 Agency, Montana, United States Thomas Sguires, 20 1 After being ejected from school for disobedience, Thomas Sguires, 20 years old, returned to the school yard a day or two later, and fatally shot Prof. Hayes three times.[6]
May 24, 1879 Lancaster, New York, United States Frank Shugart 1 Frank Shugart, a telegraph operator, shot and severely injured Mr. Carr, superintendent of the stables at a girls' school.[7]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
January 21, 1882 Red Bud, Illinois, United States James E. McBride, 17 1 After striking student James McBride in the face, teacher Robert Bailey was fatally wounded in a scuffle, in which the student stabbed him twice with a knife he was using to sharpen a pencil.[8]
April 13, 1882 Huntsville, Texas, United States G. W. Gray 1 G. W. Gray, a student at the Sam Houston Normal School, shot and wounded another student, M. J. Jordan. They were arguing over a comic valentine.[9]
August 27, 1886 Charleston, West Virginia, United States John Griffith, 15 1 After being reprimanded by his teacher, James Kiser, 15-year-old John Griffith, a student at a school in Jackson County, brought a knife and rocks to school the next morning. A struggle ensued in which student Griffith stabbed Kiser several times.[10]
June 29, 1888 Dalby, Queensland, Australia Peterson 1 A 12-year-old student named Peterson stabbed his teacher when he was chastised for chasing another boy with a knife.[11]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
March 26, 1893 Plain Dealing, Louisiana, United States 4 1 During an evening school dance at Plain Dealing High School, a fight broke out. Two youths were shot dead, two more were fatally wounded, and the high school's Professor Johnson was shot in the arm.[12]
January 26, 1899 Albany, Missouri, United States Charles Ayres 1 When he got whipped by his teacher T. B. Hunter, 13-year-old student Charles Ayres drew a jackknife and slashed the teacher's throat.[13]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
September 15, 1900 Kharkiv, Russian Empire Iwanow 1 dead 1 injured After failing an exam, gymnasium student Iwanow shot and killed principal Tschanowitsch with a revolver and also wounded a teacher named Horkiwicz, before surrendering to police.[14]
April 28, 1902 Kingston, Ontario, Canada Eric Sharp, 15 1 dead Beatrice Holland, a 14-year-old student, is shot and killed by a fellow student at the Frontenac School. The shooter, 15-year-old Eric Sharp, fled the scene but later turned himself in to the police.[15]
February 24, 1903 Inman, South Carolina, United States Reuben Pitts 1 dead Edward Foster, a 17-year-old student at Inman High school, was shot and fatally wounded by his teacher Reuben Pitts after he tried to resist punishment. Pitts said the student struck the pistol he drew in self-defense, and it fired. Pitts was acquitted of murder.[16][17]
July 21, 1903 Jackson, Kentucky, United States 2 dead 1 injured At the Cave Run School, James Barrett and Mack Howard fought a duel with pistols over a card game, killing each other. Another student James Vires, aged 12, suffered a wound while sitting at his desk.[18]
April 6, 1904 Chicago, Illinois, United States Henry Schaze 1 dead Two students had been fighting over a girl for the better part of a year. Finally Henry Schaze pushed 16-year-old Paul Jelick to the ground and shot him dead.[19]
November 16, 1904 Riverside, California, United States 2 dead 1 injured At the Indian School, a gun fight broke out between pupils. Charles Colby was shot in the head, then returned fire, killing Tom Bucanoros and fatally wounding Fred Smith.[20]
December 16, 1904 Magee, Mississippi, United States E. E. Mangum 1 dead 1 injured E. E. Mangum was shot through the head and killed by the principal of the high school, Professor J. E. Woodward after the student argued about punishment of his son and the argument became violent.[21]
February 9, 1905 Colusa, California, United States William Ingrim 2 injured At the request of his childhood friend, Pearl Cruse, Elmer Hildreth a 17-year-old non-student, attended a meeting between Miss Cruse and her teacher which ended in "a hand to hand" encounter between teacher and pupil. Hildreth became involved in a physical confrontation with school trustee Ingrim, whom he shot. He was found to have acted in self-defense. Ingrim survived the shooting.[22]
September 12, 1905 Athens, Tennessee, United States Ernest Powers, 15 1 dead 15-year-old student Ernest Powers fatally stabbed his teacher Elbert Wattanbarger when he attempted to whip him for throwing stones.[23]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
March 10, 1910 Ione, California, United States Albert Brown
Eugene Griffin
At the reform school, Preston School of Industry, students Albert Brown and Eugene Griffin tried to escape after stealing a revolver from the school. They shot at Captain William H. White who pursued them. No one was hurt, but the two boys were transferred to the state penitentiary.[24]
September 23, 1912 Sankt Pölten, Austria Rudolf Hlawat 1 dead Rudolf Hlawat, a student at a gymnasium in St. Pölten, shot at his teacher, Prof. Schmidt, with a revolver. He also shot at the school janitor before shooting himself twice in the head. Hlawat died in hospital, the only casualty.[25]
October 9, 1913 Szeged, Hungary Johann Skultety, 14 1 dead After he had been reprimanded by his teacher, Prof. Horvarth, for missing classes, Johann Skultety, a gymnasium student in Szeged, barged into the classroom and fired with a revolver at the teacher, missing him. He committed suicide by shooting himself in the heart.[26]
April 12, 1919 Ogden City, Utah, United States 1 injured During a high school assembly, six boys shot off their guns, with permission, thinking they were loaded with blanks. Teacher Miss Verna Davidson was shot in the foot.[27]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
February 14, 1920 Durant, Oklahoma, United States 1 injured At the Durant Normal School, teacher Albert McFarland, was shot and seriously wounded by one of his pupils.[28]
March 4, 1920 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Lawrence Angel, 14 1 injured Student, Lawrence Angel, 14 years old, shot his teacher Beatrice Conner through the arm for sending him to the principal's office.[29]
March 12, 1920 Newberry, South Carolina, United States William Scott 1 injured William Scott, a student at the Helena Colored School, shot Henry Gray, another student.[30]
May 1, 1920 Summerville, Georgia, United States Alexander Potter, 15 At the High School, student Alexander Potter, 15 years old, fired six shots at his teacher, Prof. Ransom, but missed, upset after a severe thrashing. Potter was sentenced to 6 years at a reform school.[31]
November 4, 1920 Middlesboro, Kentucky, United States Adolphus Oaks 1 dead Prof. Barnes of Middlesboro high school was fatally shot by Adolphus Oaks, for whipping his sister the week before. Oaks went to jail.[32]
May 6, 1925 Wilno, Poland Two to three students 5+ dead ~10 injured Wilno school massacre. A massacre occurred at Joachim Lelewel high school in Wilno, Poland. At about 11 a.m., during the final exams, at least two eighth-grade students attacked the board of examiners with revolvers and hand grenades, killing at least one teacher, several students and themselves.[33][34]
May 18, 1927 Bath, Michigan, United States Andrew Kehoe, 55 45 58 Bath School disaster. School board member Andrew Kehoe set up a series of explosions in the Bath Consolidated School. Before blowing up the school, Kehoe murdered his wife and set fire to his farmhouse. Kehoe detonated his shrapnel-filled vehicle outside the school, committing suicide and wounding others. The bombings constituted the deadliest act of mass murder in any type of school setting in U.S. history.


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
March 5, 1931 Pristina, Yugoslavia 1 injured A student named Ismailovic shot and stabbed his teacher several times at a gymnasium in Pristina after he had been expelled due to low grades. Ismailovic was later arrested at a cemetery when he tried to hang himself.[35]
September 14, 1934 Gill, Massachusetts, United States 1 dead Headmaster Elliott Speer was murdered by a shotgun blast through the window of his study at Northfield Mount Hermon School. The crime was never solved.[36]
September 24, 1937 Toledo, Ohio, United States Robert Snyder, 12 2 injured 12-year-old Robert Snyder shot and wounded his principal, June Mapes, in her office at Arlington public school when she declined his request to call a classmate. He later shot and wounded himself but survived.[37]
June 24, 1939 Tirpan, Bulgaria ..., 15 4 dead A 15-year-old student killed three teachers with a revolver at a school in Tirpan, southern Bulgaria after being expelled. The boy, who had already been expelled from three other schools during the year for bad behaviour, afterwards committed suicide.[38][39]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
May 6, 1940 South Pasadena, California, United States Verlin Spencer, 38 5 dead 2 injured After being removed as principal of South Pasadena Junior High School, Verlin Spencer shot six school officials, killing five, before attempting to commit suicide by shooting himself in the stomach. He was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences, and was released early on parole in 1970.[40][41]
May 23, 1940 New York City, New York, United States Matthew Gillespie, 62 1 injured Infuriated by a grievance, Matthew Gillespie, 62-year-old janitor at the junior school of the Dwight School for Girls, shot and critically wounded Mrs. Marshall Coxe, secretary of the junior school.
October 2, 1942 New York City, New York, United States Joseph Annunziata, 19
Neil Simonelli, 16
1 dead Joseph Annunziata and Neil Simonelli shot and killed teacher Irwin Goodman at William J. Gaynor Junior High School after he had caught them smoking in a wash room. Neither Annunziata nor Simonelli was a student at the school.[42][43]
May 28, 1943 Brownsville, Pennsylvania, United States Thomas Celestine, 16 1 dead 16-year-old Ettra Cimagha is stabbed to death by 16-year-old Thomas Celestine during a fight at Brownsville Junior High School.[44]
June 26, 1946 New York City, New York, United States 1 injured A 15-year-old student who balked at turning over his pocket money to a gang of seven youths was shot in the chest at Public School 147 annex of the Brooklyn High School for Automotive Trades.[45]
June 6, 1947 King William, Virginia, United States Robert Edward Lee, 20 1 dead 17-year-old Linwood Johnson Regensburg was stabbed to death by 20-year-old Robert Edward Lee at a dance held at King William High School. Neither Regensburg nor Lee was a student at the school.[46]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
July 22, 1950 New York City, New York, United States 1 injured A 16-year-old boy was shot in the wrist and abdomen at the Public School 141 dance during an argument with a former classmate.[47]
January 24, 1951 Alton, Illinois, United States ..., 17 1 dead Henry Suhre, 61, quartermaster at Western Military Academy was shot to death in the cadet store on campus. A 17-year-old cadet was arrested.[48]
March 12, 1951 Union Mills, North Carolina, United States Billy Ray Powell, 16,
Hugh Justice, 19
1 dead Professor W. E. Sweatt, superintendent and teacher at the Alexander School, was shot to death by students Billy Ray Powell, 16, and Hugh Justice, 19. The assailants had been reprimanded by Sweatt, and accosted him outside his office.[49]
June 4, 1951 New York City, New York, United States 1 dead Carl Arch, a 50-year-old intruder to a girls' gym class, was shot and killed by a police officer at Manhattan's Central Commercial High School.[50]
November 27, 1951 New York City, New York, United States 1 dead David Brooks, a 15-year-old student, was fatally shot as fellow pupils looked on in a grade school.[51]
April 9, 1952 New York City, New York, United States ..., 15 1 injured A 15-year-old boarding school student shot a dean rather than relinquish pin-up pictures of girls in bathing suits.[52]
December 8, 1953 Aledo, Illinois, United States James Gipson, 17 1 dead 26-year-old track coach George Marich was stabbed to death by 17-year-old student James Gipson in a hallway of Aledo High School. The stabbing occurred after Marich had removed Gipson and two other seniors from a study hall for creating a disturbance.[53]
April 17, 1956 New York City, New York, United States Randolph Lawrence, 16 1 dead 18-year-old Henry Smith, a student at a Bronx vocational high school, is stabbed to death by 16-year-old Randolph Lawrence, a fellow student. The stabbing was reportedly over a dispute about a basketball game.[54]
May 4, 1956 Prince George's County, Maryland,

United States

Billy Ray Prevatte, 15 1 dead 2 injured 15-year-old student Billy Prevatte fatally shot one teacher and injured two other persons at Maryland Park Junior High School in Prince George's County after he had been suspended from the school.[55]
October 20, 1956 New York City, New York, United States 1 injured A Booker T. Washington Junior High School student was wounded in the forearm by another student armed with a home-made weapon.[56]
October 2, 1957 New York City, New York, United States 1 injured A 16-year-old student was shot in the leg by a 15-year-old classmate at a city high school.[57]
March 4, 1958 New York City, New York, United States 1 injured A 17-year-old student shot a boy in the Manual Training High School.[58]
May 1, 1958 Massapequa, New York, United States Bruce Zator, 15 1 dead 15-year-old freshman Timothy Wall is shot to death by classmate Bruce Zator in a washroom of Massapequa High School.[59]
March 16, 1959 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Stan Williamson, 19 1 dead 5 injured 19-year-old Stan Williamson opened fire with a rifle inside Ross Sheppard High School, killing 16-year-old Howard Gates and wounding five teenage girls. Three 18-year-old students tackled him and held the gunman down until he could be arrested by police.[60]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
March 30, 1960 Alice, Texas, United States Donna Dvorak, 14 1 dead Donna Dvorak, 14, brought a target pistol to Dubose Junior High School, and fatally shot Bobby Whitford, 15, in their 9th grade science class. Dvorak believed Whitford posed a threat to one of her girlfriends.[61]
March 4, 1961 Kungälv, Sweden Ove Conry Andersson, 17 1 dead 6 injured Kungälv school shooting. A 17-year-old student fired fifteen bullets into a crowd at a school dance at Kungälvs Läroverk (a/k/a Thorildskolan), killing one student and wounding six others before escaping. He turned himself in to local police the following morning and was arrested.
October 17, 1961 Denver, Colorado, United States Tennyson Beard, 14 1 dead 1 injured Tennyson Beard, 14, got into an argument with William Hachmeister, 15, at Morey Junior High School. During the argument Beard pulled out a revolver and shot at Hachmeister, wounding him. Deborah Faith Humphrey, 14, was fatally wounded by another shot. Beard was arrested after fleeing the school.[62]
January 26, 1962 Taipei, Taiwan Tsui Yin, 41 7 dead 3 injured Tsui Yin, a 41-year-old former physical education teacher at Li Shing junior high school in Taipei, shot and killed the principal, the principal's wife and five other faculty members with a pistol, in revenge for his dismissal. He wounded three others, among them the principal's daughter, before escaping in a taxi. He was arrested and sentenced to death.[63][64]
April 27, 1966 Bay Shore, New York, United States James Arthur Frampton, 16 1 dead Teacher John S. Lane, 48, was shot and fatally wounded when he tried to stop 16-year-old student James Arthur Frampton, who was walking with a shotgun in the high school, seeking students with whom he had argued. Lane died of his wounds on June 13, 1966.[65][66][67]
October 5, 1966 Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States David M. Black Jr., 15 1 dead 1 injured David Black, a 15-year-old student at Grand Rapids High School, took a pistol to school, shooting student Kevin Roth and administrator Forrest L. Willey, with whom he had argued. Willey died of his wound eight days later.[68]
September 26, 1967 Dayton, Ohio, United States Will Edward Dixon, 19 1 dead Thomas Prinz, a 21-year-old football coach at Wilbur Wright High School, was stabbed to death by 19-year-old Will Edward Dixon. The stabbing occurred when Prinz attempted to escort Dixon off the playing field. Dixon was a former student and drop-out from the school.[69]
November 1, 1967 Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom Robert Mone, 19 1 dead 19-year-old soldier Robert Mone entered St John's RC High School armed with a shotgun and took a class hostage. He sexually abused the children. The teacher, Nanette Hanson, convinced Mone, who had already raped one girl, to let the children go. Mone fatally shot her in the head. Mone had been expelled three years before and was apparently seeking revenge; he was found to be insane and sent to the State Hospital in Carstairs.[70]
January 30, 1968 Miami, Florida, United States Blanche Patricia Ward, 16 1 dead 16-year-old Blanche Ward shot and killed fellow student Linda Lipscomb, 16, with a pistol at Miami Jackson High School. According to Ward, she was threatened with a razor by Lipscomb during an argument and in the ensuing struggle her gun went off.[71]
March 25, 1968 High Point, North Carolina, United States Gerald Locklear, 16 1 dead David Walker, 15, was shot to death just outside Central High School by Gerald Locklear, 16.[72]
May 22, 1968 Miami, Florida, United States Ernest Lee Grissom, 15 2 injured Ernest Lee Grissom, a 15-year-old student at Drew Junior High School, shot and seriously wounded a teacher and a 13-year-old student after he had been reprimanded for a disturbance.[73]
January 23, 1969 Washington, District of Columbia, United States Ronald Joyner, 18 1 dead Cardozo Senior High School assistant principal Herman Clifford, 45, was shot to death in the hallway by Ronald Joyner, 18, while scuffling with three youths who robbed the school's bank.[74]
November 19, 1969 Tomah, Wisconsin, United States ..., 14 1 dead Principal Martin Mogensen is shot to death in his office by a 14-year-old boy armed with a shotgun.[75][76]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
January 5, 1970 Washington, District of Columbia, United States Unnamed student 1 dead 1 injured Tyrone Perry, 15, was shot to death and a 14-year-old boy was wounded at Hine Junior High School.[77]
February 1, 1971 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Kevin Simmons, 14 1 dead Samson L. Freedman, a 56-year-old art teacher, was shot to death by Kevin Simmons at Leeds Junior High School, after having the student suspended for cursing.[78]
November 3, 1971 Carlsbad, New Mexico,

United States

Michael O'Hearn, 22 1 dead 1 injured Michael O'Hearn barricaded himself in a storage tower of Carlsbad Mid-High School, in Carlsbad, New Mexico, for about two hours with two firearms. He fired about two dozen rounds at police officers, injuring one, before committing suicide.[79]
January 24, 1972 Stow, Ohio, United States 1 injured A 16-year-old student at Stow High School shot and wounded his chemistry teacher during an argument.[80]
January 7–12, 1973 Balassagyarmat, Hungary András Pintye, 18 and László Pintye, 17 1 dead Several hostages required medical attention Brothers András and László Pintye, sons of local Communist Party officials, have acquired a PA-63 pistol and an AMD assault rifle and assaulted a local girls' dormitory. They held an unknown number of teenage girls hostage for several days, demanding free passage to Budapest's international airport and a flight to Austria. Finally, when they planned to murder some of the hostages, a police sniper shot András dead through the window, then the police stormed the building, arresting László. He was sentenced to 15 years of prison, from which he was released in 1984, serving a little more than 11 years. Four other persons were sentenced for aiding the perpetrators. The case deeply traumatized Hungary which has never seen such events before. A feature film titled Túsztörténet (Hostage Story) was made about the events in 1989.[81][better source needed]
February 26, 1973 Richmond, Virginia, United States 1 dead Wayne Phillips, 17, was shot to death when he was caught between two youths who were fighting in the hallway of Armstrong High School.[82]
July 1973 In the attack on St Alberts School, Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA) cadres captured 292 pupils and staff from the school and force-marched them north towards Mozambique, where the ZANLA bases were. The march was intercepted by the Rhodesian Security Forces before the cadres crossed the border, and all but eight of the children and staff were recovered.[83]
February 2, 1974 San Luca, Italy 1 dead A student shot and killed his teacher, Silvio Strangio, after he had been reprimanded for distracting his classmates.[84]
March 22, 1974 Brownstown, Indiana, United States 1 dead Jessie Blevins, 48, athletic director at Brownstown Central High School, was shot to death in the school parking lot by a 17-year-old student.[85]
December 30, 1974 Olean, New York, United States Anthony Barbaro, 17 3 dead 11 injured Olean High School shooting. 17-year-old student Anthony Barbaro indiscriminately shot at people on the street from windows at the third floor of the school building. He killed three people and wounded 11 before police managed to subdue him.[86]
March 18, 1975 St. Louis, Missouri, United States 1 dead 16-year-old Stephen Goods, a bystander, is shot and killed during a fight between other teens at Sumner High School.[87]
May 28, 1975 Brampton, Ontario, Canada Michael Slobodian, 16 3 dead 13 injured Centennial Secondary School shooting. Michael Slobodian, 16, killed a teacher and student and wounded 13 others at Brampton Centennial Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, before fatally shooting himself.
September 11, 1975 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States James Briggs, 15 1 dead 5 injured Grant High School student Randy Truitt was shot and killed by James Briggs at the school, who also wounded several others.[88]
October 27, 1975 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Robert Poulin, 18 3 dead 5 injured St. Pius X High School shooting. 18-year-old Robert Poulin opened fire on his class with a shotgun at St. Pius X High School, killing one and wounding five before turning the gun on himself. Poulin had raped and stabbed his 17-year-old friend Kim Rabot to death prior to the shooting.
February 12, 1976 Detroit, Michigan, United States 5 injured Intruders shot five Murray-Wright High School students after an apparent dispute over one of the intruder's girlfriends.[89]
April 7, 1977 Whitharral, Texas, United States Ricardo Lopez, 17 1 dead High School principal M. O. Tripp was shot to death on the front steps of the school by Ricardo Lopez, 17.[90]
December 12, 1977 Winter Garden, Florida, United States Roosevelt Holloman, 41 1 dead During an after-school meeting at West Orange High School to discuss his illegal advances toward a 16-year-old girl, 41-year-old assistant principal Roosevelt Holloman pulled out a gun and shot principal Raymond Screws, 51, to death. Holloman also shot at two other school officials but missed. Holloman surrendered his gun to a janitor and waited until being arrested. He was later convicted of first-degree murder.[91][92][93]
January 4, 1978 New York City, New York, United States Everton Lazarus, 16 1 dead Michael Kittrell, 15, was stabbed to death by another student at John Adams High School.[94]
February 22, 1978 Lansing, Michigan, United States Roger Needham, 15 1 dead 1 injured Roger Needham, a 15-year-old student, shot two students at Everett High School. One of the students, 15-year-old Bill Draher, died of his gunshot wound.[95]
May 18, 1978 Austin, Texas, United States John Daniel Christian, 13 1 dead 13-year-old honor student John Christian, son of former LBJ press secretary George Christian, fatally shot his teacher, 29-year-old Rod Grayson, three times at Murchison Junior High School. Christian fled the school building and was subdued by gym coach Larry Schirpik. Christian's attorney, Roy Minton, argued Christian was not guilty by reason of insanity, and district attorney Ronnie Earle did not object. The case did not go to trial. Christian was treated for two years at a private mental health facility in Dallas paid for by his family.[96]
October 1978 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Vaughan Pollen, 17 1 dead A 16-year-old student, Kenneth Maitland, was shot to death with a shotgun by 17-year-old student, Vaughan Pollen, at Sturgeon Creek Regional Secondary School. Pollen was charged with murder but during the trial found unfit to stand trial by reason of a mental disorder. He was committed to a mental health facility for treatment of paranoid schizophrenia and treated for 7 years.[97]
January 29, 1979 San Diego, California, United States Brenda Spencer 2 dead 9 injured A 16-year-old student, Brenda Spencer, began shooting from her home at children who were waiting outside Cleveland Elementary School for principal Burton Wragg (aged 53) to open the gates. She injured eight children. Wragg was killed while trying to help the children. Custodian Mike Suchar (aged 56) was killed while trying to pull a student to safety. Asked by a reporter why she committed the crime, Spencer is said to have replied "I Don't Like Mondays"


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
January 7, 1980 Stamps, Arkansas, United States Evan Hampton, 16 1 dead Evan Hampton, 16, high school freshman student at Stamps High School, shot Mike Sanders, 19, twice in the chest and once in the temple, killing him instantly. He was arrested.[98]
October 31, 1980 Hueytown, Alabama, United States Rudy Farmer, 17 1 injured 17-year-old Rudy Farmer pulled out a pistol and shot a fellow student in the art room at Hueytown High School. That student was wounded. Farmer fatally shot himself.[99]
October 2, 1981 Greenville, South Carolina, United States Jewel Loraine Garrett, 18 1 dead Henry Chiariello, a 30-year-old social studies teacher, was stabbed to death at Greenville High School by 18-year-old student Jewel Garrett. Garrett was later sentenced to life in prison.[100]
January 12, 1982 Miami, Florida, United States Steven Wayne Holmes, 15 1 dead Francisco Walker, 24, a sixth-grade teacher at Edison Middle School, was stabbed to death by a teenaged trespasser, 15-year-old Steven Wayne Holmes. He was later arrested and charged with first degree murder.[101][102]
March 19, 1982 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Pat Lizotte, 17 1 dead 3 injured Clarence Piggott, a 55-year-old psychology and sociology teacher, was shot to death and two students were wounded by a high school senior. The student was later shot and wounded by police before arrest.[103][104] Lizotte is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. However, he was granted parole on March 6, 2017 after a Nevada law banning life without parole for juveniles reduced his sentence to 20 years to life.[105]
April 7, 1982 Littleton, Colorado, United States Jason Rocha, 14 1 dead Jason Rocha, a 14-year-old student, shot and killed 13 year-old Scott Darwin Michael, a fellow student at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton, Colorado. Rocha was charged as an adult and sentenced to 12-years in prison for the murder.[106]
January 20, 1983 St. Louis County, Missouri, United States David F. Lawler, 14 2 dead 1 injured 14-year-old David F. Lawler took two family pistols to school and shot two classmates, killing one and injuring the other. He then committed suicide. See Parkway South Junior High School killings for more information.
May 16, 1983 Dallas, Texas, United States Billy Conn Gardner 1 dead Billy Conn Gardner, a friend of a food service worker's husband, robbed the Lake Highlands High School cafeteria at gunpoint, shot the food service director, and left with $1,600. The food service director, Thelma Row, died eleven days later from the injuries. Gardner was later apprehended, convicted, and sentenced to death for the crime. The State of Texas executed him on February 16, 1995.[107]
June 3, 1983 Eppstein-Vockenhausen, Germany Karel Charva, 34 6 dead 14 injured Eppstein school shooting. Thirty-five-year-old Czech refugee Karel Charva, fatally shot three students, a teacher and a police officer, and injured another 14 people with two semi-automatic pistols, before committing suicide at the Freiherr-vom-Stein Gesamtschule.[108]
December 16, 1983 Rockford, Illinois, United States Michael Graham, 15 1 injured Michael Graham, a 15-year-old student at Boylan Central Catholic High School, shot and wounded his German teacher, Sharon Mundt, who had disciplined him for misbehavior.[109]
March 13, 1984 Castres, France 2 dead A 15-year-old student killed his teacher, who had sent him to the headmaster for being late, and shot himself in the head. He died on the way to the hospital.[110]
January 21, 1985 Goddard, Kansas, United States, James Kearbey, 14 1 dead 3 injured 14-year-old James Kearbey, a student at Goddard Middle School, had a rifle and handgun that he used to fatally shoot his principal and wound three teachers.[111]
March 29, 1985 Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States A 15 year old freshman held four students hostage at Paul M. Dorman High School, after being accused of drinking and returning to the school with a loaded .36 revolver.[112]
October 18, 1985 Detroit, Michigan, United States 6 injured During halftime of the homecoming football game between Northwestern and Murray-Wright high schools, a boy who had been in a fight earlier that day retaliated with a shotgun, wounding six students.[113][114]
December 3, 1985 Concord, New Hampshire, United States Louis Cartier, 16 1 dead At Concord High School, Louis "Louie" Cartier, a 16-year-old male dropout, entered the school with a shotgun and took two students hostage. Responding officers fatally shot him as he aimed as a teacher.[115][116][117]
December 10, 1985 Portland, Connecticut, United States Floyd Warmsley, 13 1 dead 2 injured 13-year-old student Floyd Warmsley fatally shot a school custodian, wounded both the principal and school secretary, and held a student hostage with an assault pistol at Portland Junior High School in Portland, Connecticut after he had been suspended for a minor issue. His aunt convinced him to surrender.[118]
March 6, 1986 Dolton, Illinois, United States ..., 14 1 injured A 14-year-old student shot and wounded his math teacher at Thornridge High School.[119][120]
October 8, 1986 Dallas, Texas, United States Kenneth Lee Jackson, 19 1 dead 16-year-old Cody Cobbins was shot and killed on a school bus by the older brother of a 17-year-old boy he was arguing with over a seat.[121][122]
December 4, 1986 Lewistown, Montana, United States Kristopher Hans, 14 1 dead 3 injured 14-year-old Kristofer Hans, angry over a failing grade, shot and killed a substitute teacher, later wounding a vice principal and two students, he is now serving two life sentences in prison.[123]
March 2, 1987 De Kalb, Missouri, United States Nathan Ferris, 12 2 dead After constant teasing about his weight, Nathan Ferris used a pistol to kill a student who bullied him in class. Ferris then killed himself with the gun.[124]
April 16, 1987 Detroit, Michigan, United States 1 dead 3 injured A ninth-grade Murray Wright High School student killed Chester Jackson, 17, and wounded Damon Matthews, 17, and Tomeka Turner, 18.[125][126]
September 28, 1987 Lansing, Illinois, United States Blake Docter, 16 1 injured After being kicked off the soccer team for smoking on school grounds, Illiana Christian High School student Blake Docter, 16, shot and wounded John Hoogewerf, the teacher who had caught him smoking.[127]
January 1988 Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom Darren Lloyd Fowler, 15–16 4 injured Three months after he was expelled, Darren Lloyd Fletcher returned to his former school, shooting two teachers and two pupils before he was overpowered by staff.[128]
February 11, 1988 Pinellas Park, Florida, United States Jason Edward Harless, 15
Jason McCoy, 15
1 dead 3 injured Pinellas Park High School shooting. Students Jason Harless and Jason McCoy, both students, brought stolen guns to school, where they killed principal Richard Allen and injured an assistant principal and an assistant physical education teacher. Harless was shot and wounded by police and McCoy was arrested without injury. Both served prison terms.[129]
November 22, 1988 Abilene, Texas, United States Mason Staggs, 16 1 injured Mason Staggs, 16, shot Cooper High School teacher Rick Maloney in the face with a derringer, severely injuring him. Staggs then left the school and went fishing.[130]
December 16, 1988 Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States Nicholas Elliott, 16 1 dead 1 injured Nicholas Elliott came to Atlantic Shores Christian School with a firearm bought by an adult relative. He shot two teachers, one fatally, before entering a portable classroom full of students. The gun jammed and Elliott was tackled. Elliott complained of being teased and bullied, Elliott was later sentenced to life in prison in 1989.[131][132]
January 24, 1989 Rauma, Finland Tero Toivola, 14 2 dead Raumanmeri school shooting. Two students, Kristian Johtela, 15 and Juha Suominen, 14 were fatally shot by a 14-year-old student Tero Toivola at the Raumanmeri secondary school, in Rauma, Finland. The shooter had claimed to be a victim of bullying.[133]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
May 20, 1990 Centerville, Tennessee, United States Donald Wayne Givens, 50 1 dead High School Principal Ron Wallace, 41, was shot by Science teacher Donald Wayne Givens, 50 when Givens was caught by Wallace attempting to set fire to several areas of the high school two days before graduation ceremonies were scheduled.[134]
August 26, 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Curtis Collins, 15 1 dead Curtis Collins, a sophomore at Eldorado High School, shot and killed 16-year-old Donnie Lee Bolden inside the school cafeteria. Police said that the shooting was gang-related.[135]
September 21, 1990 Houston, Texas, United States ..., 16 1 dead A 16-year-old girl fatally stabbed her classmate, 18-year-old Anthony Johnson, in the upper back with a hunting knife in a classroom at Jesse H. Jones High School, in Houston, Texas; Johnson later died at Ben Taub Hospital. The suspect was then placed in the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department. It was reported that the possible motive was the victim making an insulting comment about the suspect's clothing.[136][137]
April 10, 1991 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom Barbara Glover, 16 1 dead 16-year-old Diane Watson is stabbed to death by 16-year-old Barbara Glover at Whitehill Secondary School in the Dennistoun area of Glasgow.[138] Both Watson and Glover were students at the school.[139]
April 23, 1991 Compton, California, United States 1 dead A teenager aimed and fired a handgun at a security guard who had chased him and three friends off the grounds of Ralph J. Bunche Middle School. However, instead of hitting his intended target, the bullet struck 11-year-old bystander Alejandro Vargas, a student at the school, killing him.[140]
May 9, 1991 Reserve, Louisiana, United States Brenda Carter, 16 1 dead 19-year-old senior Debbie Morantes is stabbed to death by 16-year-old sophomore Brenda Carter inside the cafeteria of East St. John High School. Brenda Carter was convicted of second-degree murder two years later.[141][142]
June 19, 1991 Coffs Harbour, Australia ...,13 A student brought a rifle to Orara High School injuring 2 teachers and 1 student. The shooter was tackled to the ground by fellow students.[143]
September 30, 1991 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Edward C. Ector, 15 1 dead 17-year-old Bertram Bowman is stabbed to death in the cafeteria of Arlington High School, reportedly in a dispute over a girl. Police arrested 15-year-old Edward C. Ector after the attack.[144][145][146]
October 9, 1991 New York City, New York, United States 1 dead 17-year-old Tryon Whittaker was shot to death by another youth outside of James Monroe High School in The Bronx. The boys had reportedly got into an argument and Whittaker challenged the other youth to a fight. The youth then walked away but returned with a gun and shot Whittaker.[147]
November 14, 1991 Houston, Texas, United States ..., 16 1 injured 18-year-old Francisco Contreras was shot four times in his feet and leg outside the cafeteria of Milby High School, in Houston, Texas, by a 16-year-old student, who was arrested afterward.[148]
November 25, 1991 New York City, New York, United States Jason Bentley, 14 1 dead Thomas Jefferson High School A stray bullet kills a 16-year-old student during an argument between two other teens. Shooter Jason Bentley, 14, is sentenced in 1992 to three to nine years in prison.[87]
February 26, 1992 New York City, New York, United States Kahlil Sumpter, 15 2 dead Thomas Jefferson High School was the scene of its second shooting of the school year, when a 15-year-old shot and killed two other students. The shooter, Kahlil Sumpter, is sentenced in 1993 to between 6 2/3 and 20 years in prison and is released in 1998.[87]
May 1, 1992 Olivehurst, California, United States Eric Houston, 20 4 dead 10 injured Lindhurst High School shooting. Armed with a pistol, 20-year-old Eric Houston took hostages at his former high school, killing four people and wounding 10. His motive was his inability to find a good job because he had failed a grade at school. He was given the death penalty for the shooting.
May 14, 1992 Napa, California, United States John McMahan, 14 2 injured Armed with a .357-caliber pistol, 14-year-old student John McMahan opened fire in a science classroom, wounding two.[149]
September 11, 1992 Amarillo, Texas, United States Randy Earl Matthews, 17; ..., 15 6 injured Six students were shot at Palo Duro High School, all survived the shooting. Police later arrested 17-year-old Randy Earl Matthews and an unidentified 15-year-old boy in connection with the shooting.[150]
September 21, 1992 New York City, New York, United States Michael Bubb, 15 1 dead Damion Ennis, 15, is stabbed to death by a fellow student in a hallway of South Shore High School.[151]
January 18, 1993 Grayson, Kentucky, United States Scott Pennington, 17 2 dead Scott Pennington shot and killed teacher Deanna McDavid and custodian Marvin Hicks after entering McDavid's classroom at East Carter High School. Pennington was later found guilty of the murders and sentenced to life imprisonment.[152]
February 1, 1993 Amityville, New York, United States Shem S. McCoy, 17 1 dead 1 injured Shem S. McCoy, 17, shot two people, both cousins of his, at Amityville High School. One of those shot, Randel Artis, would die of his gunshot injuries. The three boys had apparently been engaged in a long running dispute.[153]
February 22, 1993 Los Angeles, California, United States Robert Heard, 15 1 dead 15-year-old Robert Heard shot and killed 17-year-old Michael Shean Ensley in a corridor of Reseda High School.[154]
February 24, 1993 New York City, New York, United States Justin Rodriguez, 15 1 dead 15-year-old Angel Jimenez is stabbed to death by another 15-year-old student in a hallway of Junior High School 25. The stabbing was sparked by a dispute between the two boys over who owned a pair of sunglasses.[155]
March 18, 1993 Harlem, Georgia, United States Edward Bryant Gillom, 15 1 dead 1 injured Edward Bryant Gillom, a freshman at Harlem High School, shot two fellow students, killing 15-year-old Ronrecas Gibson.[156]
April 15, 1993 Acushnet, Massachusetts, United States David Taber, 44 1 dead 44-year-old David Taber invades Ford Middle School and takes three hostages. He later shoots and kills school nurse Carol Day. He is found not guilty of the murder by reason of insanity.[87]
May 24, 1993 Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, United States Jason Smith, 15 1 dead Upper Perkiomen High School, 15-year-old student Jason Smith shoots and kills another student who had bullied him. He is sentenced to between 12 and 25 years in prison.[87][157]
September 17, 1993 Sheridan, Wyoming, United States Kevin Newman, 29 1 dead 4 injured 4 students of a physical education class were wounded at Central Middle School in Sheridan, Wyoming, when 29-year-old Kevin Newman fired at them with a handgun. He then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. A suicide note found in Newman's motel room revealed that he was unhappy with his life and thought of himself as an evil person.[158][159]
September 17, 1993 Darien, Illinois, United States Phillip Powell, 15 1 dead 15-year-old Phillip Powell killed Barrett Modisette (17) at the Hinsdale South High School parking lot. Powell was a self-described gang member who shot Barrett because Barrett was protecting his younger brother from Powell's verbal bullying. Powell was tried as an adult and was sentenced to 37 years in prison in 1994.[160]
October 6, 1993 Hausleiten, Austria ..., 13 1 dead 1 injured A 13-year-old student, waiting at the entrance of the Hauptschule in Hausleiten, shot and wounded the principal of the school with a rifle before committing suicide. The student was caught smoking the day before and the principal told the boy he had to inform his parents about it.[161]
December 1, 1993 Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, United States Leonard McDowell, 21 1 dead Leonard McDowell, a 21-year-old former student at Wauwatosa West High School, shot Associate Principal Dale Breitlow three times with a .44-cal. Taurus revolver in a second-floor hallway. McDowell was found guilty of the murder and sane at the time of the shooting. His life sentence was upheld by the state Court of Appeals in April, 1997.[162]
December 17, 1993 Chelsea, Michigan, United States Stephen Leith 1 dead 2 injured Steve Leith, a science teacher at Chelsea High School walked into a staff meeting being held at the school and shot and killed the district superintendent and wounded the school principal and a teacher. Leith was then arrested by police.[163][164]
January 31, 1994 Seattle, Washington, United States Darrell Cloud, 24 1 dead 24-year-old Darrell Cloud entered Whitman Middle School and shot his former teacher, 45-year-old Neal Summers, to death. Cloud would serve nine years in prison for the murder. The motive for the shooting was sexual abuse that was alleged to have been perpetrated by Summers against Cloud since Cloud was 13 years old.[165]
March 1, 1994 Boonville, Missouri, United States Dante D. Hayes, 33 2 dead Dante D. Hayes, 33, a hunter and ex-convict, shot and killed Richard Vancena, 58, a cafeteria manager, and Robin Michelle Coleman, 33, a cook, in the mess hall of Kemper Military School. He was drunk and looking for his wife Anna Hayes with whom he had a fight the night before. No students were harmed.[166]
March 23, 1994 Seattle, Washington, United States Brian Ronquillo,

Cesar Sarausad II, 19

1 dead 1 injured A gang-related drive-by shooting outside Ballard High School resulted in the death of 16-year-old student Melissa Fernandes and the wounding of 17-year-old student Brent Mason. Police later arrested two men in connection with the shooting.[167]
March 25, 1994 Cherokee County, Georgia, United States Brian Head, 15 1 dead 15-year-old Brian Head shot and killed himself during his high school economics class at Etowah High School. Head had been a longtime target for bullies because of his weight and thick glasses. His father, Bill, subsequently successfully lobbied for a law that criminalized bullying and required schools to alert parents of bullied children.
March 28, 1994 Acklam, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom Stephen Wilkinson, 29 1 dead 2 injured Stephen Wilkinson burst into a mathematics classroom at Hall Garth Community Arts College and stabbed three children, including 12-year-old Nikki Conroy who later died from her injuries.[168]
May 26, 1994 Union, Kentucky, United States Clay Shrout, 17 4 dead Clay Shrout kills his mother, father, and two younger sisters before embarking a hostage situation in a trigonometry classroom, he's now serving life in prison.[169]
June 17, 1994 Holywood, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Garnet Bell, 46 6 injured A former pupil bearing a grudge entered an assembly hall at Sullivan Upper School and used a flamethrower to attack students taking A-Level examinations. Six were injured; three seriously.
September 8, 1994 Hollywood, California, United States 1 dead Rolando Ruiz, 17, was shot dead on the campus of Hollywood High School. Police suspected that the shooting was gang-related.[170]
September 19, 1994 Soweto, South Africa ..., 18 7 injured An 18-year-old student shot and wounded seven of his schoolmates with a rifle, after he had been reprimanded. The youth then escaped in his father's car.[171]
October 12, 1994 Greensboro, North Carolina, United States Nicholas Atkinson, 16 1 dead 1 injured Nicholas Atkinson, a 16-year-old Grimsley High School student, returned to campus after being suspended. He proceeded to shoot and wound the assistant principal with a 9 mm handgun before committing suicide.
October 25, 1994 Mount Vernon, New York, United States Hopeton Minott, 17 1 dead 17-year-old Shebule Jackson is stabbed to death by fellow student Hopeton Minott in a corridor of Mount Vernon High School.[172]
November 7, 1994 Wickliffe, Ohio, United States Keith A. Ledeger, 37 1 dead 3 injured Wickliffe Middle School shooting. 37-year-old Keith A. Ledeger, a former student, entered Wickliffe Middle School in Wickliffe, Ohio with a 12 gauge shotgun. He shot and killed a custodian and wounded the assistant principal, a teacher and a police officer before being arrested.[173]
January 5, 1995 Washington, District of Columbia, United States ..., 14 1 dead 16-year-old Antar A. Hall is shot to death by a 14-year-old boy at the entrance of Cardozo High School.[174]
January 12, 1995 Seattle, Washington, United States ..., 15 2 injured A 15-year-old Garfield High School student left school during the day and returned with his grandfather's 9mm semiautomatic handgun. He wounded two students.[175]
February 1, 1995 Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands, United States Nashibo George, 14 1 dead Lamar Knight is stabbed to death by fellow student Nashibo George after a fight at Charlotte Amalie High School. Nashibo George is found guilty of voluntary manslaughter on February 20, 2004.[176][177]
August 29, 1995 Laredo, Texas, United States Jonah Iverson, 12 1 dead 12-year-old Jonah Iverson shot and killed a fellow student, 12-year-old Lizzy Rivera, in a washroom of Memorial Middle School.[178]
September 21, 1995 Rochester, New York, United States Michelle Wright, 12 1 dead 13-year-old Stephne Givens was fatally stabbed at Jefferson Middle School by a fellow student.[179]
September 29, 1995 Tavares, Florida, United States Keith E. Johnson, 14 1 dead Tavares Middle School student Keith E. Johnson, 14, shot and killed Joey Summerall, 13, with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun that he had stolen from his neighbors home. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.[180]
October 12, 1995 South Carolina, United States Toby R. Sincino, 16 2 dead 1 injured After being suspended for making an obscene gesture, 16-year-old Toby Sincino shot and injured a math teacher, then shooting and killing another math teacher before turning the gun on himself.[149]
November 15, 1995 Lynnville, Tennessee, United States Jamie Rouse, 17 2 dead 1 injured The Richland High School shooting occurred when 17-year-old Jamie Rouse walked into the school and shot two teachers in the head, killing one, armed with a .22 Remington Viper. He then fired at the assistant football coach but hit a 14-year-old freshman in the neck, killing her. Stephen Abbott was also charged with criminal responsibility for driving Rouse to school knowing he was armed and intended to shoot up his school.
December 8, 1995 Maida Vale, London, England, United Kingdom Learco Chindamo, 15 1 dead Headmaster Philip Lawrence was stabbed to death outside the gates of his school by 15-year-old Learco Chindamo at St George's Roman Catholic Secondary School in Maida Vale, London.
January 19, 1996 Washington, United States Darrick Evans, 16, accomplice 1 dead Winston Education Center, Two masked gunmen kill 14-year-old Damion Blocker in a stairwell. 16-year-old shooter Darrick Evans is given a sentence of 41 years to life in prison.[87]
February 2, 1996 Moses Lake, Washington, United States Barry Loukaitis, 14 3 dead 1 injured Armed with a high-powered hunting rifle and two handguns, 14-year-old Barry Loukaitis killed his algebra teacher and two students before taking hostages. He also shot a girl in the arm, who he released during the hostage situation. The incident ended when a teacher burst into the room and tackled him. Loukaitis is now serving life in prison.
February 8, 1996 Menlo Park, California, United States Douglas Bradley, 16 1 dead 3 injured 16-year-old student Douglas Bradley drove his vehicle on the campus of Mid-Peninsula High School in Menlo Park, California, and fired at students with a .38-caliber revolver, hitting one in the leg with a bullet and causing injury to two others from shattered glass. Bradley then shot himself in the head, dying the next morning at Stanford University Medical Center.[181][182]
March 25, 1996 Patterson, Missouri, United States Anthony Gene Rutherford, 18, Jonathan Moore, 15, Joseph Burris, 15 1 dead 16-year-old student Will Futrelle was killed by an 18-year-old and two 15-year-old students at Mountain Park Baptist Academy, a rural Christian reform school.[183]
April 11, 1996 Talladega, Alabama, United States Steven L. Curry, 16 1 dead 16-year-old student Steven L. Curry fatally shot 18-year-old student Bobby Roberson Jr. in the parking lot of Talladega High School.[184]
September 25, 1996 Scottdale, Georgia, United States David Dubose Jr., 16 1 dead David Dubose Jr. shot and killed 49-year-old English teacher Horace P. Morgan with a .38 caliber revolver in a corridor of DeKalb Alternative School. Dubose was then subdued by staff members.[185]
January 27, 1997 West Palm Beach, Florida, United States Tronneal Mangum, 13 1 dead 13-year-old Tronneal Mangum shot and killed another student, 14-year-old John Kamel, in front of Conniston Middle School. Mangum was reportedly upset that Kamel had failed to repay a $40 debt.[186]
February 19, 1997 Bethel, Alaska, United States Evan Ramsey, 16 2 dead 2 injured Armed with a pump-action 12 gauge shotgun, Evan Ramsey killed a student and the principal of Bethel High School, and wounded two others. He is now serving two 99-year prison sentences.
February 19, 1997 Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, United States Marcus Ray Larsen, 15 1 dead 0 injured 15 year old Marcus Ray Larsen stabbed 18 year old Joey Youngblood to death on school grounds as students were changing classes for the final hour of the school day.[187] Larsen stabbed Youngblood in the chest three times after the two fought over a cigarette lighter that belonged to Larsen, according to reports.[188]
March 30, 1997 Sana'a, Yemen Mohammad Ahman al-Nazari, 48 6 dead 13 injured Sana'a school shooting. Mohammad Ahman al-Nazari, 48, conducted a massacre at Tala'i Private School in the Asbahi township. Armed with an illegally obtained Kalashnikov assault rifle he waited for the headmistress and killed her by shooting her in the head. After killing a cafeteria worker and injuring a bus driver who came to help he entered the school building and walked from classroom to classroom, shooting indiscriminately at teachers and students. Subsequently he went to nearby Musa Bin Nusayr School where he continued his rampage, that left a total of six people dead and 12 others wounded, before he himself was injured and arrested. al-Nazari was ultimately convicted of murder and was executed by firing squad just six days after the massacre.[189]
April 28, 1997 Seabrook, New Jersey, United States Peter Henriques, 16 1 dead 16-year-old student Nielsa Mason is beaten to death by fellow student Peter Henriques inside the boys’ locker room at Cumberland Regional High School.[190][191]
May 5, 1997 Zöbern, Austria Helmut Z., 15 1 dead 1 injured 15-year-old student Helmut Z. shot and killed a teacher at his school in Zöbern, after she intervened when he tried to rape a girl. He also shot and injured another teacher with the revolver he had stolen from his father, before trying to escape on his bike. Helmut was arrested and sentenced to eight years in prison.[192][193]
May 16, 1997 Sacramento, California, United States Alex Dale Thomas, 48 1 dead 18-year-old student Michelle Montoya was raped and stabbed to death by janitor and parolee Alex Dale Thomas after cornering her in the woodshop at Rio Linda High School.[194][195] He was arrested shortly afterwards and sentenced to death for his crimes. Matters were further complicated by the announcement that Thomas was on parole for voluntary manslaughter and was hired due to a loophole which allowed non-educators to be hired as a substitute prior to a background check. This prompted legislator Deborah Ortiz to author a law requiring background checks for all school staff and prohibiting the hiring of felons, which passed in 1997.[196]
October 1, 1997 Pearl, Mississippi, United States Luke Woodham, 16 3 dead 7 injured Student 16-year-old Luke Woodham stabbed and beat his mother to death, then took a .30-.30 lever-action deer hunting rifle to Pearl High School where he shot into a crowd of students, killing his ex-girlfriend Christina Menefee and her friend Lydia Kay Dew and wounded seven other students. The incident was ended when Vice Principal Joel Myrick took his personal .45 Colt handgun out of his vehicle and brandished it at Woodham. Woodham later claimed that he did not remember killing his mother, Woodham is currently serving three life terms plus an additional 140 years in Mississippi State Penitentiary.
December 1, 1997 West Paducah, Kentucky, United States Michael Carneal, 14 3 dead 5 injured Heath High School shooting. Michael Carneal, a 14-year-old freshman at Heath High School in West Paducah, Kentucky, opened fire on a prayer circle at his school killing three students and injuring five, Carneal is now serving a life sentence in Kentucky State Reformatory.
December 15, 1997 Stamps, Arkansas, United States Joseph Todd, 14 2 injured 14-year-old Joseph Todd launched a sniper attack at his school that left two students wounded.[197]
March 24, 1998 Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States Mitchell Johnson, 13

Andrew Golden, 11

5 dead 10 injured Westside Middle School massacre. 13-year-old Mitchell Johnson and 11-year-old Andrew Golden set off the fire alarm in their Jonesboro school and then, from the woods, open fire on classmates and teachers as they flee the building. Four female students and a teacher are killed, with nine other students and a teacher being wounded in the incident, both men served jail sentences until they turned 21.
April 24, 1998 Edinboro, Pennsylvania, United States Andrew Wurst, 14 1 dead 3 injured 14-year-old Andrew J. Wurst went to the school graduation dance where he shot and killed a popular science teacher. He subsequently opened fire on more students, wounding another teacher and two classmates before he ran out of ammunition, he's now serving a 30 to 60-year sentence in a prison for young offenders.
May 19, 1998 Fayetteville, Tennessee, United States Jacob Davis, 18 1 dead Three days before graduation, 18-year-old Jacob Davis shoots and kills a 17-year-old student in the parking lot of his school after a dispute regarding his girlfriend.
May 21, 1998 Springfield, Oregon, United States Kip Kinkel, 15 4 dead 25 injured Kip Kinkel opened fire with a .22 rifle at Thurston Senior High School, killing two students and wounding 25 before being tackled by a wounded student. His parents were later found at home, murdered by Kinkel. He is now serving 111 years in prison without parole.
June 15, 1998 Richmond, Virginia, United States ..., 14 2 injured A 14-year-old student of Armstrong High School wounded a teacher and a school volunteer.[198]
January 8, 1999 Carrollton, Georgia, United States Jeff Miller, 17 2 dead 17-year-old Jeff Miller fatally shot his girlfriend, 15-year-old Andrea Garrett, and then killed himself in a suicide pact at Central High School in Carrollton, Georgia.[199]
February 11, 1999 Elgin, Illinois, United States Rickey L. Quezada, 15 1 dead A masked gunman shot and killed 14-year-old Hugo Rodriguez at the Ombudsman Education Services alternative education center. It was reported that police thought this shooting to be gang-related. Rickey L. Quezada was later arrested for the crime and convicted of first-degree murder.[200][201]
April 16, 1999 Notus, Idaho, United States Shawn Cooper, 15 some minor injuries Shawn Cooper, 15, fired two shots from a 12 gauge shotgun, in the hall near the front desk at Notus Jr. Sr. High School. There were no serious injuries, but some students were close enough to the blast to catch some shrapnel from the tile floor. Shawn Cooper had been undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder.[202]
April 20, 1999 Jefferson County, Colorado, United States Eric Harris, 18

Dylan Klebold, 17

15 dead 24 injured Columbine High School massacre. Two teenage students, Eric Harris—carrying a carbine rifle and a sawed-off pump-action shotgun—and Dylan Klebold—carrying a TEC-9 pistol and a sawed-off 12 gauge double-barreled shotgun—shot and killed 12 students and a teacher, and injured 21 other students and a teacher at Columbine High School. Two more students and a teacher were injured escaping. Ten of the 12 students killed were shot at nearly point-blank range while hiding under tables in the school library in seven minutes by the two shooters. Both were armed with numerous pipe bombs, napalm, knives, and other homemade explosives. Two propane time bombs (which only one partially detonated) were set in the school cafeteria. After their rampage, Harris and Klebold died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head. Both are believed to have committed suicide simultaneously and both bodies were found in the back of the library together. Columbine High School is located in the Columbine CDP of Jefferson County, near the cities of Denver and Littleton. Harris and Klebold were both victims of bullying. Later, psychologists concluded that Harris was a psychopath and Klebold was an angry, suicidal depressive.
April 28, 1999 Taber, Alberta, Canada Todd Cameron Smith, 14 1 dead 1 injured W. R. Myers High School shooting. 14-year-old Todd Cameron Smith brought a sawn-off .22-caliber rifle to W.R Myers High School and shot two students, killing one, Cameron served a 3 year jail sentence and lived seven years on probation.
May 20, 1999 Conyers, Georgia, United States T.J. Solomon, 15 6 injured 15-year-old T.J. Solomon, armed with a .22-caliber rifle and a handgun, opened fire at Heritage High School, wounding six students.
July 29, 1999 Soweto, South Africa Charles Raboroko, 39 3 dead Teacher Charles Raboroko shot and killed three of his colleagues in the staffroom at Anchor Comprehensive High School in Soweto. When he tried to escape he was hindered by angry students outside the school, whereupon he hid in a classroom, where he was later arrested by police. Raboroko was said to have borne a grudge against one of his victims, Henry Lebea, whom he killed with five shots in the head.[203][204]
August 11, 1999 Sekinchan, Malaysia Na Teck Ker, 42 6 injured After he had been humiliated by friends, Na Teck Ker, a 42-year-old fisherman, bought a parang and headed for Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Yoke Kuan in Sekinchan, where he set his motorcycle ablaze, before chasing and randomly attacking students. When he was finally overpowered by teachers and passers-by he had already injured six pupils. Na Teck Ker was handed over to police and sentenced to 42 months in jail.[205][206]
October 19, 1999 Longzhou County, China Liang Yongcheng, 30 1 dead 7 injured After spending the afternoon drinking, school guard Liang Yongcheng walked into a students' dormitory at a middle school in Longzhou county and threatened to kill everybody who tried to stop him. He eventually committed suicide, but not before shooting a teacher and six students with a hunting rifle.[207]
October 20, 1999 Houston, Texas, United States Estanislao Balderas, 14 1 dead Estanislao Balderas stabbed a 13-year-old boy named Samuel Avila in the head with a screwdriver in a fight at Deady Middle School. Samuel Avila died. Balderas was arrested and prosecuted.[208]
November 9, 1999 Meißen, Germany Andreas S., 15 1 dead A masked student, who was only identified as Andreas S., fatally stabbed teacher Sigrun Leuteritz 22 times with a kitchen knife in front of his classmates, before trying to escape. The student was later arrested and sentenced to 7½ years in prison.[209]
November 19, 1999 Deming, New Mexico, United States Victor Cordova, Jr., 12 1 dead 12-year-old Victor Cordova Jr. dressed in camouflage and shot 13-year-old Araceli Tena. Tena died a day later from sustained wounds in life support.[210]
December 6, 1999 Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, United States Seth Trickey, 13 4 injured 13-year-old Seth Trickey armed himself with a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun and opened fire of 15 rounds at Fort Gibson Middle School, injuring four classmates.[211]
December 7, 1999 Veghel, Netherlands Ali Düzgün, 17 5 injured 17-year-old Ali Düzgün, of Turkish Kurdish origin, shot and injured five people at a school. He claimed he wanted to avenge the family honour by shooting his sister's boyfriend, who he believed had brought the family honour to disgrace. The boyfriend, three other students and a teacher were injured in the shooting. Düzgün was sentenced to five years in prison, his father was sentenced to eight years.


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
March 16, 2000 Brannenburg, Bavaria, Germany Michael F., 16 1 dead 1 injured A 16-year-old student fatally shot a teacher and then shot himself in a suicide attempt, and has been in a coma ever since.[212]
April 20, 2000 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ..., 15 5 injured A 15-year-old student at Cairine Wilson Secondary School in the suburban community of Orleans pulled out a knife and stabbed a fellow student whom he was conversing with, and then ran through the school stabbing another three students and a teacher's aide. Michael Jordan, the school principal finally convinced the youth to surrender the weapon.[213]
May 26, 2000 Lake Worth, Florida, United States Nathaniel Brazill, 13 1 dead One teacher, Barry Grunow, had been shot and killed at Lake Worth Middle School by 13-year-old Nate Brazill with .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol on the last day of classes. Brazill was convicted of the murder and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison.[214]
September 26, 2000 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States 2 injured Darrel Johnson, 13, and Alfred Anderson were initially charged with Louisiana attempted second degree murder in a school shooting where both were shot with the same gun.[215]
October 19, 2000 New York City, New York, United States Rickley Gregoire, 16
Eduardo Hall, 16
1 dead 12-year-old Anthony Haynes is stabbed to death in the cafeteria of Canarsie High School. Two 16-year-old students were arrested for the crime. It was suspected that the stabbing was gang-related.[216]
October 23, 2000 Los Angeles, California, United States 1 dead 20-year-old security guard Reginald Millsaps is shot to death at Western Academy Community Education Center by an unknown assailant.[217]
October 24, 2000 New York City, New York, United States 1 dead While changing a tire on a teacher’s car outside Bushwick High School, 18-year-old Joseph Gallo Rodriguez was accosted by two men looking to rob him of a silver crucifix. When he refused the robbers shot him and fled. Rodriguez died of the gunshot wound the next day.[218]
November 23, 2000 Calgary, Alberta, Canada ..., 16 1 dead 17-year-old Samer Jaber is stabbed to death at Lester B. Pearson High School in Calgary by a 16-year-old student. The 16-year-old was later convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to four years imprisonment.[219][220]
January 18, 2001 Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden ..., 17

..., 19

1 dead A 16-year-old student was shot to death in a toilet facility of the Bromma Gymnasium, in Stockholm, Sweden. Two other students, ages 17 and 19, were charged with the murder.[221]
March 5, 2001 Santee, California, United States Charles Andrew Williams, 15 2 dead 13 injured Armed with a .22-caliber revolver, 15-year-old Charles Andrew Williams opened fire in a male toilet facility at Santana High School in Santee, California, killing one student. Then exiting the restroom, Williams fired indiscriminately at nearby students, killing another student and wounding 13. Shortly afterward he retreated back into the restroom, where he surrendered to police. In June 2002, Williams was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
March 6, 2001 Limeira, Brazil ..., 16 1 dead 2 injured During an argument with his girlfriend's brother a 16-year-old student drew a pistol and began shooting at his high school, hitting three students nearby, one of them fatally.[222]
March 7, 2001 Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States Elizabeth C. Bush, 14 1 injured Elizabeth Bush shoots and injures Kimberly Marchese at Bishop Neumann High School.[223]
March 22, 2001 El Cajon, California, United States Jason Hoffman, 18 5 injured 18-year-old student Jason Hoffman opened fire with a handgun and shotgun at Granite Hills High School, in El Cajon, California, wounding three students and two teachers. Hoffman committed suicide in prison in 2002.[224][225]
March 26, 2001 Machakos, Kenya Felix Mambo Ngumbao, 16, and Davies Otieno Onyango, 17 67 dead 19 injured Kyanguli Fire Tragedy: Two students set fire to a dormitory at Kyanguli Secondary School located in Machakos, 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Nairobi, after the final exam results were annulled and payment of their outstanding school fees was demanded. 67 people perished in the flames and another 19 were injured, including one of the perpetrators.[226][227]
March 30, 2001 Gary, Indiana, United States Donald Ray Burt Jr., 17 1 dead Donald Ray Burt Jr., a 17-year-old expelled student, shot and killed 16-year-old student Neal Boyd III in the parking lot of Lew Wallace High School, in Gary, Indiana, Burt Jr. was sentenced to 57 years in prison on July 25, 2002.[228]
August 6, 2001 Macaúbas, Bahia, Brazil Robério Souza de Oliveira, 18 1 dead 7 injured Robério Souza de Oliveira, an 18-year-old farmer, shot and wounded six students and a teacher with a shotgun at Escola Estadual Aloísio Short. He then commmitted suicide by shooting himself in the head.[229][230][231]
November 12, 2001 Caro, Michigan, United States Chris Buschbacher, 17 1 dead 17-year-old Chris Buschbacher, armed with a .22-caliber rifle and a 20-gauge shotgun, took one teacher and one student hostage at the Caro Learning Center before killing himself.[232]
December 5, 2001 Springfield, Massachusetts, United States Corey Ramos, 17 1 dead At Springfield High School, a school for troubled teens, 17-year-old Corey Ramos stabs to death Reverend Theodore Brown, a counselor at the school. In 2003, Ramos is sentenced to life in prison.[87]
January 15, 2002 New York, New York, United States Vincent Rodriguez, 17 2 injured 17-year-old Vincent Rodriguez shot and wounded two students at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School in Manhattan, New York City, with a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol. The possible motive was that the victims had harassed Rodriguez's girlfriend.[233][234] In February 2003, Rodriguez was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of assault and attempted assault.[235]
February 19, 2002 Freising, Germany Adam Labus, 22 4 dead 1 injured 22-year-old Adam Labus killed his former boss and a worker in Eching, before driving to his former school in Freising where he shot and killed the principal and injured another teacher. He then committed suicide.[236]
April 26, 2002 Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany Robert Steinhäuser, 19 17 dead 7 injured Erfurt massacre. 19-year-old Robert Steinhäuser, who was permanently expelled from school in October 2001, entered the Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt and shot and killed 13 teachers, two students and a police officer. He also wounded seven other people. He then committed suicide.
April 30, 2002 Vlasenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina Dragoslav Petkovic, 17 2 dead 1 injured 17-year-old Dragoslav Petkovic shot and killed his history teacher outside the school. He then made his way into the building where he shot and seriously injured another teacher. Petkovic then committed suicide inside the classroom with thirty students present.[237]
September 26, 2002 Lanzhou, China Yang Zhengming, 40 2 dead 2 injured Yang Zhengming, who worked as a mini-bus driver for Number 34 Middle School in Lanzhou, killed a teacher and wounded two others at the school with a hunting rifle, one of the wounded being his former girlfriend. Police finally shot him dead after negotiating with him for two hours while he was standing on the roof and threatened to commit suicide.[238][239]
October 7, 2002 Bowie, Maryland, United States John Allen Muhammad, 41
Lee Boyd Malvo, 17
1 injured A victim of the Beltway sniper attacks, 13-year-old Iran Brown was shot and wounded as he arrived at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie, Maryland. His aunt, a nurse who had just brought him to school, rushed him to a hospital emergency room. Despite serious injuries, including damage to several major organs, Brown survived the attack.
October 28, 2002 Salvador, Brazil E. R., 17 2 dead A 17-year-old student identified as E. R., armed with an .38 revolver, shot Vanessa Carvalho Batista in the head, killing her instantly, he then fired shots at Natasha Silva Ferreira, both of them 15-year-old, seriously injuring her, in the Colegio Sigma. She then died at the hospital. E. R. then stayed on the school camp until police arrival and threatened to commit suicide but was convinced to not do so by his 21-year-old brother. The shooter said he did not had a good relation with the two girls, and said that they ridiculed him publicly.[240][241][242]
January 26, 2003 Suixi county, China Chen Peiquan, 35 4 dead 3 injured Chen Peiquan, an English teacher with a history of mental problems, stabbed six students and a teacher in a dormitory at Yang Gan Middle School, killing four of them. He was arrested after fleeing to the roof of the building.[243][244]
January 27, 2003 Taiuva, Brazil Edmar Aparecido Freitas, 18 1 dead 8 injured 18-year-old Edmar Freitas shot and wounded six students, a teacher and a janitor with a 38-caliber revolver at Escola Estadual Coronel Benedito Ortiz, his former school where he had been bullied for being overweight. He then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.[245][246]
April 14, 2003 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Steven Williams,
James Tate[247]
1 dead, 4 injured John McDonogh High School shooting. 15-year-old Jonathan Williams, a student and football player, was fatally shot while sitting on the bleachers in the gymnasium of John McDonogh Senior High School, by two men armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun. The two gunmen fired at least 18 rounds from their weapons, shattering Williams' face, and injuring three girls.
April 24, 2003 Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States James Sheets, 14 2 dead Red Lion Area Junior High School shooting. 14-year-old student James Sheets, armed with .44 and .357-caliber revolvers and a .22-caliber pistol, shot and killed Principal Eugene Segro and then committed suicide in the school cafeteria of Red Lion Area Junior High School, in Red Lion, Pennsylvania.[248][249][250]
June 6, 2003 Amphoe Pak Phanang, Thailand Anatcha Boonkwan, 17 2 dead 4 injured Two students were killed and another four injured at Pak Phanang school, when Anatcha Boonkwan shot at them with a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol he had stolen from his father. The shooting apparently was triggered by an argument he had with one of his victims, the day before.[251][252]
July 2, 2003 Coburg, Bavaria, Germany Florian Klein, 16 1 dead 1 injured Florian Klein, a 16-year-old student, fired at his teacher in his classroom, in a comprehensive school in Coburg, Germany. A second female teacher who struggled with the weapon was shot in the thigh and injured. Klein then turned a second gun on himself and committed suicide.
September 24, 2003 Cold Spring, Minnesota, United States Jason McLaughlin, 15 2 dead Rocori High School shooting. 15-year-old Jason McLaughlin shot Aaron Rollins and Seth Bartell at Rocori High School with a .22- caliber pistol. Rollins died the same day; Bartell died October 10 of injuries sustained in the attack, McLaughlin was sentenced to life with two consecutive prison sentences in 2005.[253]
December 8, 2003 Porter, Oklahoma, United States Dustin Dillingham, 15 1 dead 15 year old, Dustin Dillingham, stabbed 16 year old, Carl Andrew "Andy" Robinson on a school bus on the afternoon of December 8, 2003. The suspect jumped off the bus and ran into the woods, still carrying the knife. About a dozen students were on the bus during the stabbing, ranging from 5 to 18 years old. County road workers saw 15 year old Dustin Dillingham hiding near a pond about three miles west of the search area. Officers arrested him and say he gave them no trouble and in fact showed them where he threw the knife he used to stab Andy Robinson. Dillingham's family says he's been picked on and they'd recently been encouraging him to stand up for himself .[254]
January 13, 2004 Den Haag, Netherlands Murat Demir, 17 1 dead Murat Demir shot Hans van Wieren, a 49-year-old teacher and vice principal at Stevincollege, also called Terra College by some. Van Wieren was taken to the hospital and died on January 13 in the evening as a result of his gunshot wound.
February 2, 2004 Washington, District of Columbia, United States Thomas J. Boykin, 19 1 dead 19-year-old Thomas J. Boykin fatally shot 17-year-old James Richardson at Ballou Senior High School. Boykin was later acquitted on the charge of murder.[255]
February 3, 2004 Palmetto Bay, Florida, United States Michael Hernandez, 14 1 dead 14-year-old Michael Hernandez stabbed and slit the throat of a 14-year-old classmate, Jaime Rodrigo Gough, while in a restroom at Southwood Middle School. Hernandez was tried as an adult, and sentenced to life in prison without parole. A search of his home revealed he had concocted plans to murder several classmates and his older sister. His journal revealed he was obsessed with perfection and Christianity, and admired Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.[256]
May 24, 2004 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States Federico Cervantes-Lavelle, 52 2 dead Just after 6:00 A.M. on May 24, 2004, Federico Cervantes-Lavelle shot and killed his estranged wife, Marisela Lavelle, as she arrived at work at West High School in Salt Lake City. Cervantes-Lavelle then committed suicide.
September 28, 2004 Carmen de Patagones, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina Rafael Solich, 15 3 dead 5 injured Armed with his father's 9 mm pistol, a 15-year-old student opened fire on his classmates during a flag-hoisting at Islas Malvinas Middle School Number Two in Carmen de Patagones, Argentina, killing three students and wounding 5 others.[257][258][259]
November 26, 2004 Ruzhou, China Yan Yanming, 21 9 dead 3 injured With no apparent motive, an intruder stabbed nine students to death and injured three others at Ruzhou's Number Two High School in the sixth such incident in China in a four-month period.[260]
December 10, 2004 Brampton, Ontario, Canada Erhun Candir, 62 1 dead A gunman shot 47-year-old grade 10 teacher Aysegul Candir in the head multiple times in the Bramalea Secondary School parking lot. Mrs. Candir was pronounced dead in hospital later in the day. Peel Regional Police would later apprehend Candir's 62-year-old husband, Erhun, and charge him with murder. Erhun Candir was later sentenced to life imprisonment.[261]
March 2, 2005 Cumberland City, Tennessee, United States Jason Clinard, 14 1 dead 14-year-old Jason Clinard shot and killed school bus driver Joyce Gregory, who had been carrying a bus of approximately 24 students, Clinard is serving a life sentence in prison.[262]
March 21, 2005 Red Lake, Minnesota, United States Jeffrey Weise, 16 10 dead 12+ injured Red Lake shootings. Jeffrey Weise, a student at Red Lake High School in Red Lake, Minnesota, killed his grandfather and his grandfather's girlfriend before killing seven more people: five students, a teacher, and an unarmed security guard at Red Lake High School. The attack concluded when Weise exchanged fire with police, and then retreated to a classroom where he fatally shot himself.
June 10, 2005 Hikari, Yamaguchi, Japan ..., 18 58 injured An 18-year-old student, whose name was not disclosed, threw a homemade bomb into a classroom at Hikari Senior High School, injuring 58 people, most of them slightly. The perpetrator later told police that the attack was directed against a group of students who had teased him for his shyness.[263]
September 9, 2005 Bangkok, Thailand Jitrada Tantiwanichayasuk, 34 4 injured Jitrada Tantiwanichayasuk, a mentally disturbed woman, stabbed four girls at Saint Joseph Convent School in Bangkok, before escaping on a motorcycle. She was later arrested and sentenced to four years in prison.[264][265]
September 13, 2005 Chicago, Illinois, United States ..., 15 1 injured At Harlan Community Academy High School, a fight broke between two 15-year-old boys in the gymnasium. One of the boys took out a .25-caliber pistol and shot the other one in the leg. A police officer on duty at the school arrested the gunman. The suspected shooter was charged as an adult with aggravated battery with a firearm.[266]
September 15, 2005 Vienna, Austria ..., 15 1 dead During a scuffle a student stabbed and killed a 14-year-old schoolmate at a Vienna school. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.[267]
November 8, 2005 Jacksboro, Tennessee, United States Kenneth Bartley, Jr., 14 1 dead 2 injured Campbell County High School shooting. After being confronted about bringing a gun on school property, 14-year-old Kenneth Bartley opened fire on three school administrators at Campbell County High School, killing assistant principal Ken Bruce and critically wounding the principal and another assistant principal. The shooting was not premeditated.
January 13, 2006 Longwood, Florida, Florida, United States Christopher David Penley, 15 1 dead 15-year-old Christopher Penley held his classroom at Milwee Middle School, in Longwood, Florida, Florida at gunpoint and holed himself in a restroom alcove, holding law enforcement at bay. He was eventually shot by a SWAT member, after raising the weapon at an officer. The weapon was a pellet gun.[268]
February 23, 2006 Roseburg, Oregon, United States Vincent Wayne Leodoro, 14 1 injured 14-year-old Vincent Leodoro shot 16-year-old fellow student Joseph Monti in the back four times with a 10mm semi-automatic pistol, critically injuring him, in the courtyard of Roseburg High School in Roseburg, Oregon. He was found guilty of attempted murder and assault in July 2006, and will be held in prison until he turns 25 years old.[269][270]
March 14, 2006 Reno, Nevada, United States James Scott Newman, 14 2 injured Pine Middle School shooting. 14-year-old student James Newman brought a .38-caliber revolver to Pine Middle School in Reno, Nevada, and shot and injured two students at random in the school's hallway before being restrained by a physical education teacher.[271][272] Newman was charged as a juvenile for two counts of battery with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to house arrest and 200 hours of community service.[273]
June 6, 2006 Los Angeles, California, United States 1 dead 17-year-old Venice High School junior Augustine Contreras was shot and killed in one of the school's parking lots shortly after the day's classes ended. He was shot after he went to the aid of his brothers, who were involved in a fight with several other young men. The fight was reportedly stemmed from a local gang dispute between Latino and black students. Two arrests were made but the suspects were released shortly thereafter.[274]
August 30, 2006 Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States Alvaro Rafael Castillo, 19 1 dead 2 injured 19-year-old Alvaro Rafael Castillo opened fire at Orange High School with a rifle and shotgun, shooting eight times and wounding two students. Officers ordered him to stop firing and he immediately complied. Castillo killed his father with a firearm before driving to school in a van. In the van police officers found ammunition, pipe bombs, and other weapons.[275][276]
September 27, 2006 Bailey, Colorado, United States Duane Morrison, 53 2 dead 6 injured A gunman, later identified as 53-year-old Duane Morrison of Denver, took six female students hostage at Platte Canyon High School. After sexually assaulting some of them, he released four of the hostages. When 16-year-old Emily Keyes tried to run away, Morrison shot her in the back of the head before killing himself. Keyes was flown to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver, where she died a short time later.
September 29, 2006 Cazenovia, Wisconsin, United States Eric Hainstock, 15 1 dead Eric Hainstock, 15, a freshman at Weston High School, brought a shotgun and a handgun to school and confronted the principal. The shotgun was wrestled away from him, but in a struggle over the handgun Hainstock shot the principal, who died later of his wounds. Hainstock had complained that the principal and teachers had failed to stop homophobic bullying directed at him. He also had recently received discipline for bringing tobacco to school and throwing a stapler at a teacher. Hainstock suffered from long term ADHD and abusive treatment at home. He was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison.
October 9, 2006 Joplin, Missouri, United States Thomas White, 13 A 13-year-old student fired a cheap imitation AK-47 inside his middle school after confronting two others students and his principal. The student was wearing a mask and had pointed the gun at the principal, the assistant superintendent and two students. After firing a shot into the ceiling and breaking a water pipe, the student's gun jammed when he attempted to fire additional shots. The student was then confronted by police officers and taken into custody. Officers also found a note in the student's backpack indicating that he had placed an explosive in the school (which has 700 students). No one was injured in the incident. White was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
October 19, 2006 Orlando, Florida, United States Kelvin De La Cruz, 17 1 dead 17-year-old Kelvin De La Cruz stabbed 15-year-old Michael Nieves in the chest with a pocket knife at a school bus stop of the Main Campus at University High School. After he stabbed him, Cruz hid under the bus and attempted to change his clothes, but was apprehended and charged with first-degree murder. Nieves died two hours after being stabbed.[277]
November 20, 2006 Emsdetten, Germany Bastian Bosse, 18 1 dead 37 injured Emsdetten school shooting. An 18-year-old former student entered the Geschwister Scholl school in western Germany with a sawed off shotgun, a 22 caliber rifle, a pistol and a set of explosive devices. The rampage started when Bosse shot and wounded six people with his guns. Police stormed the building, and the shooter released several smoke bombs as he retreated to the third floor, which caused injuries to people inside the school and police officers due to smoke inhalation. The suspect then took his own life.
December 12, 2006 Erdenheim, Pennsylvania, United States 1 dead An 11th-grader brought a rifle to school and fired several shots at the ceiling. He then turned the gun on himself and took his own life.[278]
January 3, 2007 Tacoma, Washington, United States Douglas S. Chanthabouly, 18 1 dead 18-year-old Douglas S. Chanthabouly shot 17-year-old Samnang Kok to death in the Henry Foss High School hallways due to a personal disagreement. Chathabouly was found guilty of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 23 years of prison.[279]
January 19, 2007 Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States John Odgren, 16 1 dead 15-year-old James Alenson was stabbed to death with a knife in the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School washroom in the East House section by 16-year-old John Odgren. Odgren did not know Alenson, and he chose to stab him at random. In 2010, Odgren was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life without parole.[280][281][282]
March 7, 2007 Midland, Michigan, United States David Turner, 17 1 dead 1 injured 17-year-old David Turner shot and critically wounded 17-year old Jessica Forsyth four times outside Herbert Henry Dow High School before killing himself in the parking lot.
March 17, 2007 Saba Yoi District, Thailand 3 dead 7 injured A number of attackers threw explosives and fired numerous bullets at an Islamic school killing 3 teens and injured 7 others who were sleeping.[283]
April 10, 2007 Gresham, Oregon, United States Chad Escobedo, 15 10 injured High school freshman Chad Escobedo shoots the windows out of two classrooms from outside Springwater Trail High School injuring ten students with shrapnel and broken glass, two of which required stitches. His motive was to shoot at a class in which he was enrolled, unhappy that the instructor had called his parents; the classrooms he hit, however, were not his intended target.[284]
April 18, 2007 Huntersville, North Carolina, United States Josh Emerson Cook, 16 1 dead A 16-year-old threatened two students in the parking lot at North Mecklenberg High School with a gun, and shortly afterwards, had shot himself at a local gas station when confronted by police.[285] Four Charlotte-Mecklenberg schools went on lockdown.[286]
May 15, 2007 Maoming, China Wu Jianguo, 17 2 dead 4 injured 17-year-old Wu Jianguo stabbed six classmates with a knife at Dianbai County No. 3 Middle School, killing two of them.[287]
May 23, 2007 Toronto, Ontario, Canada ..., 17;
..., 17
1 dead 15-year-old Jordan Manners was fatally shot on the campus of C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario. Two juveniles were arrested but later acquitted in connection with the shooting, and cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.[288]
August 25, 2007 Jalna district, India Three students 2 dead Three 12- and 13-year-old students strangled an 8-year-old boy and his 5-year-old brother to death at a boarding school in hope the school would close down, so they would get a day off.[289]
September 11, 2007 Toronto,
Unknown 1 dead Dineshkumar Murugiah, a 16-year-old student, was fatally stabbed in an alleyway siding Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute, in the Scarborough part of Toronto, Ontario. Murugiah was on lunch break during the stabbing, which occurred around 12:05 p.m. local time.[290][291] No suspects were ever sought in the stabbing.
September 28, 2007 Oroville,
United States
Greg Dean Wright, 17 17-year-old student Greg Wright held twenty-seven students and a teacher hostage in a classroom at Las Plumas High School, in Oroville, California, for about two hours before surrendering to law enforcement;[292] all but three of the hostages were released an hour within. Several shots were fired towards the air from Wright's weapon, a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun, during the crisis.[293][294] Wright was tried and convicted in adult court on charges of false imprisonment and firearms offenses and was sentenced to 22 years in prison in January 2008.[295][296][297]
October 10, 2007 Cleveland,
United States
Asa H. Coon, 14 1 dead 4 injured SuccessTech Academy shooting. 14-year-old student Asa Coon, reportedly upset about a school suspension, went on a shooting spree at SuccessTech Academy, an alternative high school in Cleveland, Ohio, wounding two students and two teachers. He then fatally shot himself in a classroom.[298][299][300]
October 11, 2007 Amsterdam, Netherlands Hüseyin P., 14 1 dead A 14-year-old student, identified only as Hüseyin P., stabbed 16-year-old classmate Youssef Mokhtari to death at a school in the Slotervaart borough of Amsterdam. The victim had reportedly made a joke about the surname of the perpetrator.[301]
November 7, 2007 Tuusula, Finland Pekka-Eric Auvinen, 18 9 dead 1 injured Jokela school shooting. 18-year-old student Pekka-Eric Auvinen opened fire with a .22-caliber semi-automatic SIG Mosquito pistol at Jokela High School, in Tuusula, Finland. Six students, the school principal, and the school nurse were killed. The forty-minute attack ended when Auvinen shot himself in the head, later dying that evening at a Helsinki hospital.
December 11, 2007 Gurgaon,
Akash Vadav, 14;
Vikas Yadav, 13
1 dead 14-year-old student Abhishek Tyagi was shot five times at the Euro International School, in Gurgaon, India. Two other students, 14-year-old Akash Vadav and 13-year-old Vikas Yadav, were charged in connection with the shooting.[302]
December 21, 2007 Union City,
United States
Unknown 1 dead Vernon Matthew Eddins, a 14-year-old student of James Logan High School, was shot dead at the doorstep of Barnard-White Middle School, in Union City, California.[250][303] Police issued that the shooting was prompted by an argument escalating between Latino and African American groups of teenagers. No suspects were ever sought.[304][305]
January 8, 2008 Lower Alsace Township, Pennsylvania, United States Ian Chimenko, 13 3 injured 13-year-old student Ian Chimenko stabbed three of his classmates in a classroom at Antietam Middle-Senior High School, in Lower Alsace, Pennsylvania. Chimenko held faculty members at bay with a blowtorch before being subdued.[306]
January 29, 2008 Mannar District, Sri Lanka LTTE 17 dead 14 injured Madhu school bus bombing. An accidental explosion of a claymore mine planted by the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), a Sri Lankan militant organization, targeting the armed forces, resulted in the deaths of 17 civilians, including 11 children on a school bus in the Mannar District. Sri Lanka was engaged in a war against LTTE, known for attacking and killing innocent civilians in many occasions throughout a period of more than 30 years of its operation.[307]
February 4, 2008 Memphis, Tennessee, United States 1 injured At Hamilton High School, a 16-year-old student was shot in the leg during an argument with another student over rap music. The victim's injury was not life-threatening.[308]
February 12, 2008 Oxnard,
United States
Brandon David McInerney, 14 1 dead 15-year-old Lawrence Fobes King was shot in the head twice by 14-year-old classmate Brandon McInerney in the E.O. Green Junior High School computer lab in Oxnard, California.[309] King was transported to St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard under serious condition. Examiners declared King brain dead the following day.[310] It was suspected that the motivation of the shooting was McInerney suspecting King was gay, in which a hate crime charge was filed.[311] McInerney was sentenced to 21 years of prison on the charge of second-degree murder.
February 25, 2008 Leizhou,
Chen Wenzhen 3 dead 4 injured Chen Wenzhen, a school drop-out with mental illness, attacked six students with a knife at Leizhou No. 2 Middle School, in Leizhou, China, killing two of them. He then committed suicide by stabbing himself in the abdomen and jumping out of a window in the fifth floor.[312]
March 6, 2008 Mobile, Alabama, United States Jajuan Holmes, 18 1 dead Jajuan Holmes, an 18-year-old student on suspension, walked into the gym area at Davidson High School and shot himself in front of 150 students. The school was put on lockdown for the day.[313]
April 16, 2008 Fresno, California, United States Jesus Carrizales, 17 1 dead 1 injured Carrizales struck a Roosevelt High School resource police officer on the head with a baseball bat, and then the officer fatally shot him once in the chest.[314]
April 28, 2008 Meyzieu, France Philippe, 15 4 injured A 15-year-old student, whose name was only revealed as Philippe, stabbed a girl and two boys at Olivier de Serres middle school in Meyzieu, just after he had sent an SMS to a friend stating: "I will kill them." The boy, who was himself wounded during the attack, then escaped, but was arrested by police one hour later. Philippe, who was said to have been inspired by American school shootings and had planned the attack for several months, wanted to take revenge on 7–8 of his schoolmates with whom he didn't get along.[315][316][317]
May 12, 2008 Cornwall, Ontario, Canada ..., 17 1 dead A 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a classroom at the T.R. Leger School by a 17-year-old classmate shortly before noon. The suspect fled the scene along a nearby bicycle path, but following a brief foot chase, was apprehended without incident. It was later revealed that the two individuals were involved in a fight outside the school earlier that morning, and the suspect went home to get a knife before returning to school.[318]
August 14, 2008 Federal Way, Washington, United States Luis F. Cosgaya-Alvarez, 16 1 dead 26-year-old Omero Mendez was sitting in his car parked on the Lakota Middle School campus to wait to pick up his girlfriend's son. There, he was confronted by 16-year-old Luis F. Cosgaya-Alvarez and two of his friends who were inside an SUV. Cosgaya-Alvarez flashed gang signs at Mendez, and then shot Mendez once in the head. Mendez later died of his injuries. Cosgaya-Alvarez was arrested a few days later in Seattle and was charged with murder.[319] Cosgaya-Alvarez pleaded guilty to murder and weapon enhancements and was sentenced to 18 years in prison.[320]
August 19, 2008 Krugersdorp,
South Africa
Morné Harmse, 18 1 dead 3 injured Nic Diederichs Technical High School slashing. One student was killed and another student and two campus groundskeepers were wounded at Nic Diederichs Technical High School, in Krugersdorp, South Africa, after 18-year-old matrics student Morné Harmse had slashed them with a samurai sword. On October 10, 2009 Harmse was sentenced to 20 years in jail.[321][322]
August 21, 2008 Cheonan,
South Chungcheong,
South Korea
Lee, 38 1 dead A 38-year-old school repairman, identified only as Lee, stabbed to death his boss, Kang, inside an administrative office at a high school in Cheonan, South Korea.[323]
August 21, 2008 Knoxville, Tennessee, United States Jamar Siler, 15 1 dead 15-year-old Ryan McDonald was shot to death by 15-year-old fellow student Jamar Siler in the cafeteria of Central High School, in Knoxville, Tennessee.[324]
September 16, 2008 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Mark Deicsics, 18;
Jermaine Williams, 16;
two unidentified 16-year-old juveniles
1 injured A 16-year-old student received a gunshot wound to the chest in the parking lot of the Bendale Business and Technical Institute, in Scarborough, Toronto, after a handgun was accidentally discharged during a botched robbery attempt involving several people. The victim was transported to Sunnybrook Hospital in critical condition, where he underwent emergency surgery.[325][326] Police arrested four suspects, including the victim and two other juveniles.[327]
October 16, 2008 Detroit, Michigan, United States William Morton, 15 1 dead 3 injured Christopher Walker, 16, was killed, and three other teenagers were seriously wounded during a drive-by shooting at a primary school lawn adjacent to Henry Ford High School, where Walker and the other students were just dismissed from after classes ended. Three teenagers were arrested and charged in connection with the shooting.[328] William Morton, 15, the shooter, was sentenced to life without parole, and Devon Bell was sentenced to 42 years of prison.[329]
October 31, 2008 Stockton Springs,
United States
Randall Hofland, 55 Eleven fifth-grade students were taken hostage in a classroom at Stockton Springs Elementary School, in Stockton Springs, Maine. The hostage situation ended within 30 minutes when the gunman surrendered to a state trooper. The hostage taker, 55-year-old Randall Hofland, was wanted by authorities for pointing a handgun at an officer during a traffic stop and then fleeing.[330][331]
November 12, 2008 Fort Lauderdale,
United States
Teah Wimberly, 15 1 dead 15-year-old student Amanda Collette was shot to death by her 15-year-old classmate, Teah Wimberly, in a hallway of Dillard High School, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[332] The shooter was arraigned on the charge of first-degree murder She was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.[333]
November 23, 2008 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Timothy Oxendine, 14 1 dead 15-year-old Markel Williams was stabbed to death on the grounds of William H. Lemmel Middle School, during school hours. 14-year-old Timothy Oxendine was tried as an adult and was convicted of first-degree murder. He initially faced up to 50 years of prison. In 2010, Oxendine was sentenced to 20 years of prison.[334][335][336]
November 24, 2008 Cabaret,
..., 16 1 dead A 16-year-old shot and killed a 13-year-old classmate in Cabaret, Haiti, before fleeing the scene.[337]
January 9, 2009 Chicago,
United States
Georgio Dukes, 18 5 injured Five male teenagers leaving a basketball game held on the campus of Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, in the South Side area of Chicago, Illinois, received gunshot wounds after shots were fired from a passing vehicle. All five victims were sent to Chicago area hospitals, three of whom were treated for serious injuries.[338][339] Police arrested 18-year-old Georgio Dukes a week after the shooting on five counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. Police determined that the attack was gang-related.[340][341]
January 15, 2009 San Francisco,
United States
..., 14 1 injured A 14-year-old female student was struck eight times with a pair of scissors in a classroom at Marina Middle School, in San Francisco, California, by another 14-year-old female classmate. The victim suffered wounds to the head, arms, chest, and back and was treated at a local hospital.[342] The attacker was arraigned on charges of attempted murder and assault.[343]
March 3, 2009 Auckland,
New Zealand
Tae Won Chung, 17 1 injured David Warren, a teacher at Avondale College, was stabbed in the back while writing on a whiteboard by 17-year-old Korean exchange student Tae Won Chung at the school. Warren was transported to a hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries. Chung was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and ordered to pay NZ$10,000 in reparation.[344][345]
March 6, 2009 Fayetteville,
North Carolina,
United States
Terrance Donnell Johnson, Jr., 19 1 injured A 15-year-old male was struck in the foot with a bullet at a parking lot of Westover High School, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The shooting occurred when 19-year-old Terrance Donnell Johnson, Jr. fired several shots from a handgun at his opponents during a fashion show held at the school.[346]
March 11, 2009 Winnenden,
Tim Kretschmer, 17 16 dead 9 injured Winnenden school shooting. 17-year-old graduate student Tim Kretschmer opened fire with a semi-automatic 9mm Beretta pistol in two classrooms at the Albertville-Realschule, in Winnenden, Germany, killing nine students and one teacher; another two teachers were shot to death in a hallway by Kretschmer as he fled the school. Kretschmer then killed a bystander outside a nearby psychiatric hospital, and fled by vehicle to Wendlingen, a neighboring town, where he killed two bystanders at a car dealership and instigated a gun-battle with police. Kretschmer committed suicide during the exchange of gunfire.[347][348][349]
March 30, 2009 Pietermaritzburg,
South Africa
..., 17;
..., 19
1 dead 17-year-old student Nhlanhla Buthelezi died from stab wounds to the chest and back outside a classroom of Amakholwa High School, near Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The two assailants, a 17-year-old student and his 19-year-old cousin, fled the school.[350]
April 29, 2009 Portmore,
St. Catherine,
..., 15 1 injured The Dean of Discipline of Ascot High School, in Portmore, Jamaica, was stabbed in the neck while inside his office by a 15-year-old student at the school. The dean was treated at a local hospital and released.[351]
May 5, 2009 Canandaigua,
New York,
United States
Thomas Kane, 17 1 dead A 17-year-old senior shot and killed himself in a bathroom at Canandaigua Academy in Canandaigua, New York. He had 30 rounds of ammunition and two explosive devices in his locker. Police said Thomas Kane used a sawed-off shotgun and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound but did not use the Molotov cocktail-type devices, two glass bottles filled with liquid and rags, that were in his locker. The school was put on lockdown following the morning shooting and students were evacuated and taken to Canandaigua Middle School. No one else was hurt.[352]
May 11, 2009 Sankt Augustin,
North Rhine-Westphalia,
Tanja Otto, 16 1 injured A 16-year-old student, Tanja Otto, entered the Albert Einstein gymnasium (high school), in Sankt Augustin, Germany, carrying knives, incendiary explosives, gunpowder, a flamethrower, and an air-powered pistol. Otto attempted to torch the school but was confronted by another student in the girls' restroom, who Otto then slashed in the hand. The victim's thumb was severed and she was treated a local hospital.[353][354][355] Otto subsequently fled the school, and was apprehended several hours later by police.[356]
June 15, 2009 San Francisco,
United States
Jacquez Tucker, 18;
Unknown shooter
3 injured Three people, including two students, were injured after several shots were fired into a crowd as a summer school class was just released at International Studies Academy High School. The shooting occurred a block away from the campus.[357] Police arrested an 18-year-old as an accessory in the shooting.[358]
June 17, 2009 Mississauga,
..., 16
..., 17
5 injured Four students and a teacher suffered stab wounds after a fight at St. Joseph Secondary School, a Catholic high school in Mississauga, Ontario. Two of the injured students were transported to Credit Valley Hospital with severe stab wounds.[359] Two students, ages 16 and 17, were later arrested and charged with attempted murder.[360]
June 24, 2009 Parkersburg,
United States
Mark Becker, 24 1 dead Mark Becker entered the weight room of Aplington-Parkersburg High School, in Parkersburg, Iowa, and shot football coach Ed Thomas inside. Thomas was airlifted to Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa, where he later died of his wounds. Becker was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.[361] Becker was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.[362]
July 16, 2009 Ncabaneni, Swaziland Sicelo Dlamini, 22 2 dead 10 injured Three boys and eight girls were stabbed with a spear by Sicelo Dlamini at classrooms in Ncabaneni High School, in Ncabaneni, Swaziland, who was then chased and beaten to death by a mob of outraged students. Besides Dlamini, one of the wounded girls died at the scene.[363][364]
August 24, 2009 San Mateo,
United States
Alex Robert Youshock, 17 Two pipe bombs went off in a hallway of Hillsdale High School, in San Mateo, California, during the beginning of first period classes.[365] Nobody was injured from the explosions.[366] Alex Youshock, a 17-year-old former student of the school, was held by staff members until police arrived and was found with eight other pipe bombs, a two-foot-long sword, and a chainsaw concealed in a guitar case. Youshock was subsequently arrested and charged as an adult with eight felonies.[367][368] Youshock was sentenced to 25 years of prison.[369]
August 31, 2009 Welkom,
Free State,
South Africa
Jaco Stiglingh, 51 2 dead Jaco Stiglingh, a teacher at Gimnasium High School in Welkom, South Africa shot and killed deputy principal Johan Liebenberg, 53, inside his office before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.[370]
September 11, 2009 Owosso,
United States
Harlan James Drake, 33 2 dead James Pouillon, 63, was killed in a drive-by shooting in front of Owosso High School, in Michigan, where he was protesting against abortion. Several students witnessed the attack but none were injured. An hour later the body of business owner Mike Fuoss was found shot to death inside his office at Fuoss Gravel. Police arrested Harlan James Drake after the shootings and charged him with two counts of first-degree murder.[371][372]
September 15, 2009 Coral Gables,
United States
Andy Rodriguez, 17 1 dead Juan Carlos Rivera, a 17-year-old student of Coral Gables Senior High School, located in the Coral Gables suburb of Miami, Florida, was stabbed in the chest by another student and died. The stabbing happened during a fight between the two students, reportedly over a girl. 17-year-old student Andy Rodriguez was arrested for the crime.[373][374] In November 2011, Rodriguez was sentenced to 40 years and 10 years of probation.[375]
September 16, 2009 Antioch,
United States
Yousuf Mohammad Aziz, 19 1 injured A 16-year-old student of Deer Valley High School, in Antioch, California, was shot in the arm and torso after an argument between two groups of young men. The shots were fired from a vehicle, which then drove off.[376] The victim was lifted by air to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and underwent surgery. Yousuf Mohammad Aziz, a 19-year-old graduate of Deer Valley, was arrested on September 18 in connection with the shooting.[377] Aziz was found guilty of attempted murder, and was sentenced to 7 years to life in prison.
September 17, 2009 Ansbach,
Georg R., 18 11 injured Ansbach school attack. An 18-year-old student identified as Georg R. arrived at Carolinum High School in Ansbach, Germany armed with an axe, knives and Molotov cocktails. He injured nine students and a teacher at the school before he himself was shot by police. Two of the injured students as well as the attacker were reported to be in critical condition.[378]
September 23, 2009 Tyler,
United States
1 dead 50-year-old Todd Henry, a special education teacher at John Tyler High School, was fatally stabbed by a student inside a classroom at the school. Henry later died of his injuries at a local hospital. The attacker was taken into custody.[379]
October 16, 2009 Carolina Forest,
South Carolina,
United States
Trevor Varinecz, 16 1 dead 1 injured Trevor Varinecz, a junior at Carolina Forest High School, attacked and stabbed police officer Marcus Rhodes, the School Resource Officer, inside his office. Rhodes then shot Varinecz in self defense. Varinecz later died in hospital.[380]
October 30, 2009 Long Beach,
United States
Tom Vinson, 16;
Daivion Davis, 16
1 dead 2 injured 16-year-old Melody Ross, a junior at Wilson Classical High School, was fatally shot leaving a homecoming game at the school. Two males, aged 18 and 20, were also injured in the shooting. Tom Vinson and Daivion Davis were later arrested and charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder.[381][382][383][384] Vinson was sentenced to 155 years of prison. Davis was sentenced to 8 years on a manslaughter charge.[385]


Date Location Attacker(s) Dead[a] Injured[a] Description
January 20, 2010 Livingston,
United States
Telvin Gray, 32 1 dead Telvin Gray shot and killed Starrick Gray, his estranged wife, at Livingston High School where she worked as a special education teacher. Telvin Gray then fled the scene but was later arrested by police and charged with murder.[386][387]
January 26, 2010 Ngqeleni,
Eastern Cape,
South Africa
Unknown, 25 2 dead 1 injured After an argument a 25-year-old man shot and seriously wounded his girlfriend, who was working as a clerk at Jongingaba Junior-Secondary School. A 12-year-old girl was also killed inside a classroom by a stray bullet, before the gunman tried to escape. He was later caught and killed by an angry mob.[388]
February 5, 2010 Madison,
United States
Hammad Memon, 14 1 dead Todd Brown, a 14-year-old ninth-grade student, was shot in the back of the head in a hallway of Discovery Middle School in Madison, Alabama by another student, Hammad Memon. Brown was transported to a hospital in Huntsville, Alabama where he later died. In May 2013, Memon plead guilty to the murder of Brown, and was sentenced to 30 years of prison. After Memon is released from prison, he is likely to be deported to his native Pakistan.[389][390]
February 15, 2010 Shorncliffe,
..., 13 1 dead Elliot Fletcher, a 12-year-old boy, was stabbed and killed on the grounds of St Patrick's College by a 13-year-old classmate.[391] The two students were involved in an argument on the playground of the Catholic school before the stabbing took place.[392]
February 18, 2010 Ludwigshafen,
Florian K., 23 1 dead Florian K., a 23-year-old former student armed with a knife and a starter pistol, stabbed and killed his former 58-year-old teacher at the vocational school "Technik 2" in Ludwigshafen. He was arrested shortly after. He was reportedly upset at the teacher for giving him low grades while he was a student at the school.[393][394] Eight months later he was convicted of murder and sentenced to 14 years in prison and placement in a psychiatric facility.[395]
February 23, 2010 Littleton,
United States
Bruco Strongeagle Eastwood, 32 2 injured A 32-year-old gunman, identified as Bruco Strongeagle Eastwood, opened fire on students at Deer Creek Middle School at 3:30 pm (MST) as school was being let out in Littleton, Colorado. The gunman was later tackled by a math teacher and the teacher turned him into the police when they arrived on scene. The gunman shot and injured two students at the school before he was taken into custody. Eastwood was placed into a mental health facility for life.[396][397]
March 16, 2010 Herlev,
2 injured Just before 2 pm (UTC +1), a dark car with the three alleged perpetrators pulled up in front of the main entrance of Herlev Gymnasium, where two students (17 and 19 years old), were stabbed in the back and in the shoulder outside of the school, near Copenhagen, Denmark.[398]
March 17, 2010 Deerfield Beach,
United States
Wayne Treacy, 15 1 injured 15-year-old Wayne Treacy stomped and kicked 15-year-old Josie Lou Ratley's head repeatedly with steel-toed boots. The attack occurred at a bus stop on the grounds of Deerfield Beach Middle School, shortly after school was let out. Ratley was critically injured and was in a coma for several weeks, and underwent major surgery to repair a portion of her skull. In 2012, Treacy was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years of prison and 10 years of probation.[399][400][401]
March 30, 2010 Oshawa,
Jacques Amakon, 18 1 dead Michael McDonald, a 16-year-old student at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School, was stabbed to death at a bus stop across from the school. Jacques Amakon, an 18-year-old student, was arrested after the stabbing and charged with second-degree murder. It was reported that the two students were involved in a dispute.[402][403][404] In July 2012, Amakon was convicted of a lesser charge of manslaughter and was sentenced to 6 years of prison.[405]
April 28, 2010 Portsmouth,
United States
Keith Elliott, 15 no injuries At around 12:15 pm, a 15-year-old student at Woodrow Wilson High School who was suspended earlier in the week for disorderly conduct entered the school through the back door and fired three shots in the cafeteria, with two hitting the ceiling and one hitting entering the wall of a classroom. The suspect left the firearm and fled, but was later apprehended by a security officer and a school administrator. The shooter, identified as 15-year-old Keith Elliott, was charged as an adult with gun violations, armed burglary and assault.[406][407]
June 10, 2010 Binghamton,
New York,
United States
20 or more injured A brawl broke out among the students of Binghamton High School. It started as a food fight-prank in the cafeteria, then radiated out into the streets. Some police officers and school personnel suffered minor injuries, and at least one school administrator suffered more serious injuries. Over 100 students then gathered at Oak and Main streets and the situation rapidly degraded. Police broke up the incident. The skirmishes resulted in at least 9 students being arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and/or assault in the 2nd degree. The school was put on lockdown for the rest of the day.[408]
July 2, 2010 Heredia, Costa Rica ..., 17 1 dead Principal Nancy María Chaverri, 49, was shot in the head by a 17-year-old student while inside her office at Colegio Montebello, a private school in Heredia. Chaverri died of her gunshot wound on July 11, 2010.[409][410][411]
July 2, 2010 London, England, United Kingdom Three people 1 dead 1 injured A 15-year-old student was stabbed to death during a fight at Park Campus School, an alternative school. Another teenager was hospitalized for minor wounds. Three people were arrested.[412]
August 30, 2010 Blountville,
United States
Thomas Cowan, 62 1 dead Thomas Cowan entered Sullivan Central High School with two loaded guns with the intent on killing principal Melanie Riden. SRO Carolyn Gudger was able to hold him off until back-up arrived, when they were forced to shoot and kill Cowan. No staff or students were injured.[413]
September 8, 2010 Detroit, Michigan, United States Steven Jamal Hare, 17 2 injured Two students were shot and wounded in front of Mumford High School. A 17-year-old man, Steven Jamal Hare, was tried as an adult and charged with assault with intent to kill. In 2012, Hare was sentenced to 27 years of prison.[414]
October 1, 2010 Salinas,
United States
1 dead 15-year-old student Jose Cisneros was shot to death on an athletic field at Alisal High School, as he was walking to school. Police said that the shooting was gang-related.[415]
October 10, 2010 Santa Clarita,
United States
1 injured A 16-year-old girl at William S. Hart High School was stabbed on the campus with a kitchen knife during a lunchtime fight over a boy with another female student. The victim was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with a stab wound to the chest and the girl believed to have done the stabbing was also hospitalized with unspecified injuries.[416]
October 24, 2010 Topeka,
United States
Coty R. Newman, 21,
Austin C. Tabor, 19,
Samantha L. Hochard, 20
1 dead 1 injured 20-year-old Matthew C. Mitchell was shot to death on the grounds of Topeka West High School. An unidentified juvenile was also injured in the shooting but was expected to recover. Police arrested three suspects.[417][418]
November 29, 2010 Marinette,
United States
Samuel Hengel, 15 1 dead Samuel Hengel took 23 students and one teacher hostage for over 5 hours at Marinette High School after firing shots at a projector. The suspect, a student in the sophomore Western Civilization class, shot himself after police officers stormed the classroom shortly after 8 p.m. All hostages were removed safely. Hengel died at 10:44 the next morning[419][420]
December 6, 2010 Aurora, Colorado, United States Luis Enrique Guzman-Rincon, 20 1 injured In a gang-related attack outside Aurora Central High School, a 17-year-old girl was shot and wounded. The wounds caused her to be paralyzed. Luis Enrique Guzman-Rincon, 20, fired shots from a car while students were standing outside the high school, trying to shoot at a group of students who were believed to be gang rivals. Guzman-Ricon was sentenced to 35 years in prison.[421]
December 14, 2010 Panama City,
United States
Clay Duke, 56 1 dead 2010 Panama City school board shootings. A gunman named Clay Duke pulled out a gun during a school board meeting in the Panama City district. He ordered everyone but six male school board members to leave the room. He then aimed and shot at superintendent Bill Husfelt, who tried to talk him down before ducking to avoid getting shot. A security guard came in and shot Duke, and while on the ground, Duke committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.[422]
January 5, 2011 Omaha,
United States
Robert Butler Jr., 17 2 dead 2 injured Robert Butler Jr., after being suspended for destruction of property, entered Millard South High School at 12:45 PM. He then entered the office of 58-year-old Vice Principal Vicki Kaspar, and shot her five times in the chest and head. As staff and teachers took cover, 44-year-old Principal Curtis Case ran into the hall because of all the commotion, and was shot multiple times in the chest and hip. As Butler left he shot randomly around the front office, causing gunshot debris to give the school nurse minor injuries. He then threatened to kill a resource officer, and left campus before he later committed suicide in a parking lot. Shortly after, EMT arrived and transported Kaspar and Case to the hospital, where Kaspar later died of her injuries. During the event Millard South went into a lockdown which later included 21,000 students in the Millard district.[423]
January 14, 2011 Vinnytsia,
3 injured A ninth grade student brought a pneumatic gun to his school and started a fight with other students. The assailant then shot indiscriminately at students in the school locker room. Three students received minor injuries.[424][425]
March 25, 2011 Martinsville, Indiana, United States Michael Phelps, 15 0,000,001 0,000,0011 injured Michael Phelps, a 15-year-old suspended student, returned to Martinsville West Middle School with a 9mm handgun. In the entrance of the school, Phelps encountered 15-year-old Chance Jackson and shot him twice in the abdomen. Phelps fled the school and dropped the handgun in a field and was arrested shortly after.[426] As a result, Jackson suffered from life-threatening injuries and underwent surgery three times, and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Phelps was convicted of attempted murder in August 2011, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison and 5 years of probation. He will be eligible for parole in 2026.[427]
March 30, 2011 Houston,
United States
1 dead 5 injured An 18-year-old man died and five other people were injured when two people opened fire during a football game at Worthing High School in Houston. Police suspected that the shooting was gang-related.[428]
May 23, 2011 Pearl City, Hawaii, United States 14-year-old male suspect 1 injured A 14-year-old student is accused of firing a handgun on the campus of Highlands Intermediate School, wounding one student. The gunman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Two other suspects were arrested in connection with the shooting.[429]
August 10, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee,
United States
Eduardo Marmolejo, 16 1 dead Suzette York, 49, the principal of Memphis Junior Academy, was stabbed to death in a classroom by 16-year-old student Eduardo Marmolejo. Marmolejo was tried as an adult and charged with second-degree murder. In September 2013, Marmolejo was convicted of murder and was sentenced to 35 years in prison with no chance of parole.[430]
September 16, 2011 Arroyo, Puerto Rico, United States ..., 14 37 injured A 14-year-old girl stabbed 37 students with a hypodermic needle at Escuela Intermedia José D. Choudens in Arroyo, United States [431][432]
September 30, 2011 South Gate, California, United States Abraham Lopez, 18 1 Dead 2 Injured On Friday, September 30, 2011, 18-year-old Abraham Lopez male student had an altercation with another 17-year-old female student (reportedly his former girlfriend) during lunch time. Lopez allegedly stabbed his former girlfriend, a female school dean, and another male student that tried to break up the fight. His former girlfriend died during surgery at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynnwood. Lopez was booked and charged with murder. The other two were treated for laceration injuries.
October 24, 2011 Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States Charles Underwood, 15 1 injured A 15-year-old girl was shot in the neck at Cape Fear High School. She was hospitalized for two months at Duke University Hospital in serious condition. A .22-caliber rifle was used in the attack. A student of the school,15-year-old Charles Underwood, was arrested and charged with attempted murder.[433] Underwood was convicted of attempted first-degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.[434]
October 24, 2011 Everett, Washington, United States Female student, 15 2 injured A 15-year-old student stabbed two female students with a butcher knife at Snohomish High School. One of the victims was stabbed 20 times, mainly in the heart and lungs, and was critically injured. The victims were both chosen at random, and the victims and suspect did not know each other. The attacker was convicted of attempted murder and was sentenced to 13 years in prison.[435][436]
December 2, 2011 Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States Ninth grade student 1 injured A 9th grade student deliberately slammed a door on the hand of a teacher at Meadowcreek High School. The teacher was rushed to a hospital had to have a part of her finger amputated. The student was charged with aggravated battery.[437]
December 9, 2011 Edinburg, Texas, United States 2 injured Two students were shot after school at Harwell Middle School in Edinburg, Texas while trying out for their school's basketball team. The shooting allegedly occurred from an adult off campus who was apparently shooting on a target range.[438]
December 21, 2011 New York City, New York, United States 16-year-old male suspect 1 injured A student at Erasmus Hall High School was critically injured after being stabbed in the head repeatedly with a pair of scissors. A 16-year-old student was arrested and charged with attempted murder.[439]
January 10, 2012 Houston, Texas, United States 18-year-old male suspect 1 injured One student was shot and injured after another student opened fire at North Forest High School. The student said that he was being confronted by three other students who were bullying him, and he took out a handgun and fired at them in self-defense. A 16-year-old bystander was unintentionally hit in the leg. The 18-year-old suspect was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.[440][441]
February 27, 2012 Chardon,
United States
T.J. Lane, 17 3 dead 3 injured Chardon High School shooting. Six students were shot at Chardon High School. One student, Daniel Parmentor, died at the scene, and on February 28, two other students, Russell King and Demetrius Hewlin, also died. One of the three others wounded was in critical condition. The shooter, Thomas "T.J." Lane, was taken into police custody. In March 2013, Lane was convicted of the crimes and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
March 1, 2012 Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan, Iraq Biyar Sarwar, 18 2 dead 18-year-old Biyar Sarwar shot American gym teacher Jeremiah Small three times in the head and chest, at Medes High School, a private Christian academy school. Small died in the classroom. Biyar then turned the gun on himself and fired another round into his head, and was pronounced dead in a hospital.[442]
March 1, 2012 Chicago, Illinois, United States Christian Gonzalez, 17 1 dead 1 injured 17-year-old Chris Wormley was stabbed to death on the front steps of AMIKids Infinity Charter School. Another 17-year-old student was arrested. The suspect was charged as an adult with murder and attempted murder.[443][444]
March 6, 2012 Jacksonville, Florida, United States Shane Schumerth, 28 2 dead At Episcopal School of Jacksonville, fired Spanish teacher Shane Schumerth, 28, shot and killed head of school Dale Regan before committing suicide. Schumerth, who had been struggling with depression, was fired for incompetency around 8:30 a.m. on March 6, 2012 and escorted off school grounds. He returned to the campus at 1:15 p.m. with an AK-47 assault rifle concealed in a guitar case. He entered Regan's office and shot her multiple times before turning the gun on himself.[445][446]
March 19, 2012 Toulouse, France Mohammed Merah, 23 4 dead 1 injured 2012 Midi-Pyrénées shootings. As part of a series of three gun attacks in Toulouse and Montauban, an Islamic French citizen who claimed to be a member of al-Qaeda, shot and killed three children and one Rabbi; and seriously injured another student at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school.[447]
May 7, 2012 Adelaide, Australia no injuries A Year eight student took a revolver on the grounds of Modbury High School, firing shots, nobody was injured.[448]
May 19, 2012 Brindisi, Italy Giovanni Vantaggiato, 68 1 dead 5 injured 2012 Brindisi school bombing. A three gas cylinder bomb hidden in a large rubbish bin exploded in front of the Morvillo Falcone high school in Brindisi, Italy, killing one 16-year-old female student and injuring five others - one seriously. The bomber was identified and arrested on June 6.[449][450]
May 25, 2012 Sankt Poelten, Austria Unidentified male, 37 1 dead 1 injured Shortly after 8:00 local time, an armed 37-year-old man invaded Volksschule Wagram in Sankt Poelten, Austria and hauled his two children out of the classroom, the girl managed to escape so he took his 8-year-old son to a cloakroom and shot him in the head critically injuring him. The father then escaped from the school in a car and later committed suicide after he crashed his car on a local farm road. The most likely motive of his actions is that he wanted to get revenge on his wife.</ref>[451]
August 16, 2012 Memphis, Tennessee, United States 2 injured Two Hamilton High School students were shot and wounded in the parking lot of the school. The attack was believed to be gang-related.[452]
August 27, 2012 Perry Hall, Maryland, United States Robert Wayne Gladden, Jr., 15 0,000,001 0,000,0011 injured Robert Gladden, 15, took a double barrel shotgun to Perry Hall High School and fired shots inside the school cafeteria. A 17-year-old senior with Down syndrome was hit in the lower back while he was sitting at a table and suffered critical wounds. Gladden was immediately subdued by two school faculty members, and was arrested. He was tried as an adult for attempted murder and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.[453][454]
September 7, 2012 Normal, Illinois, United States 14-year-old arrested A student fired multiple gunshots in the ceiling of Normal Community High School, and was tackled by a teacher. Nobody was injured. A 14-year-old student was arrested and is charged with 16 felony counts.[455]
October 9, 2012 Norfolk, England, United Kingdom 17-year-old student 1 injured A student stabbed another student in the shoulder and elbow at Langley School. The 17-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.[456]
October 24, 2012 Hopewell, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Two students 1 dead 2 injured 16-year-old Nkosingiphile Ngcamu was dragged off the campus of Umlulama Secondary School and fatally stabbed. Two students who were injured during the stabbing were arrested for Ngcamu's death.[457]
January 10, 2013 Taft, California, United States Bryan Oliver, 16 (charged) 0,000,001 0,000,0012 injured A gunman entered a science classroom of Taft Union High School with a 12 gauge shotgun and opened fire. A 16-year-old male student, identified as Bowe Cleveland, was shot in the chest and critically wounded. Another student was shot at, but was not hit. The classroom teacher, Ryan Heber, convinced him to drop his weapon, and the gunman followed his order and was later arrested. Additionally, Heber suffered a minor wound from being grazed by a shotgun pellet during the ordeal. The gunman is suspected to be a 16-year-old student of the school, Bryan Oliver. Cleveland and the other student that was shot at are both believed to be intended targets of the gunman. On January 14, Oliver was charged with two counts of attempted murder and assault with a firearm.[458][459]
January 12, 2013 Detroit, Michigan, United States 1 injured A 16-year-old boy was shot in a field across the school campus after a basketball game was held at Osborn High School. He was hospitalized in serious condition.[460]
January 16, 2013 Spring Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States 14-year-old male student 0,000,001 0,000,0011 injured A 14-year-old male student stabbed another 14-year-old male student four times with a pocketknife at Wilson Southern Middle School. The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The school and an adjacent elementary school went on lock down, and the assailant was arrested after fleeing from the school. The assailant was tried as a juvenile for attempted homicide. In February 2013, he was sentenced to 12 months at a juvenile treatment facility. He will receive periodical evaluation after his sentence finishes.[461][462]
January 31, 2013 Phoenix, Arizona, United States An argument over turf and respect between two rival gangs escalated to what police described as a "gun battle" at Cesar Chavez High School in Phoenix. Approximately fifteen shots were fired in the vicinity of people waiting to get into a scheduled boys' basketball game. Nobody was injured.[463]
January 31, 2013 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Name and age withheld 2 injured A 14-year-old male student was shot and wounded in the back of the neck at Price Middle School. The gunman, a student, was believed to be arguing with the other student before taking out a handgun and firing multiple shots at him. In addition, a teacher was injured during the shooting. Afterward, the gunman was disarmed by a school resource officer and subsequently apprehended. The suspect was charged with aggravated assault.[464][465]
March 2013 Cape Town, South Africa 1 injured A grade nine Oscar Mpetha High School was stabbed twice in the stomach and sustained cuts to the head.[466]
April 25, 2013 Mankgodi, Botswana Student charged 1 injured A student was stabbed and severely wounded at Thobega Junior Secondary School by another student.[467]
May 7, 2013 Savannah, Georgia, United States Student charged 1 injured A 13-year-old female student was stabbed by another female student at DeRenne Middle School. She was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries to the head, shoulder and right arm. The suspect was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon on school property and disrupting public school.[468]
May 14, 2013 Cape Town, South Africa 1 dead 17-year-old Enrico Martin was shot in the head while he was entering Spes Bona High School. He later died in a hospital. Authorities believe that the attack was gang-related. No arrests have been made.[469][470]
June 20, 2013 West Palm Beach, Florida, United States 2 dead Two custodians at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School were shot and killed. The deceased were Christopher Marshall, 48, and his boss Ted Orama, 56. A third custodian was suspected in the killings and was apparently on the lam.[471]
July 6, 2013 Yobe State, Nigeria Multiple gunmen 42 dead 6 injured Yobe State school shooting: Suspected Boko Haram militants opened fire on students and deployed explosives before setting the building on fire. 42 were killed.[472]
August 23, 2013 Sardis, Mississippi, United States Three male suspects 1 dead 2 injured A student, Roderick Bobo, 15, was shot dead during a football game at North Panola High School in what was termed as a gang-related shooting. Two others were injured in the shooting, and three men were charged as being responsible for the crime.[473][474]
August 26, 2013 North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Six male suspects 3 injured Six non-student suspects robbed and pistol whipped a juvenile student for his cell phone at Canyon Springs High School. The suspects then pistol whipped a second student. Afterward, another student was beaten in a brawl with the suspects in the school parking lot. One of the students struck by the handgun suffered fractures to his skull, cheekbone, and ribs. Six suspects were arrested, and face charges of robbery and battery with a deadly weapon.[475][476][477][478]
September 1, 2013 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States 18-year-old male suspect 1 injured A 15-year-old student was shot in the neck and shoulder at Carver High School. The student was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. An 18-year-old student was arrested by a school resource officer and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, carrying a concealed gun, possessing and discharging a firearm, and carrying a firearm onto educational property.[479][480] The shooting is believed to be the result of an ongoing dispute between the suspect and the victim.[481][482]
September 4, 2013 Spring, Texas, United States Luis Alonzo Alfaro, 17 (charged) 1 dead 3 injured Spring High School stabbing. A 17-year-old student was stabbed to death at Spring High School, and three others were injured. Luis Alonzo Alfaro age 17, was charged with murder. Alfaro admitted pulling a knife during the fight and stabbing four people. In September 2014, Alfaro was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years of prison.[483]
September 20, 2013 Vereeniging, South Africa One student arrested 1 injured A student shot a teacher in the leg at Sasolburg High School. A Grade 9 student was arrested.[484]
September 24, 2013 Greeneville, Tennessee, United States 17-year-old male suspect 1 injured A 15-year-old student was stabbed and injured at South Greene High School before classes started. Students subdued the assailant until staff members arrived on scene. The victim was hospitalized in stable condition. The suspect, a student, was charged with attempted first-degree murder. The suspect, Jacob Mitchell, is being tried as an adult for attempted murder. Mitchell faces up to 15 to 25 years of prison if convicted.[485][486][487][488][489]
October 3, 2013 Cape Town, South Africa 1 dead A New Eisleben High School student, 17-year-old Anele Mhawuli, was stabbed and fatally wounded. The incident was believed to be gang-related.[469]
October 4, 2013 Pine Hills, Florida, United States 2 injured A 16-year-old student was shot in the hip at Agape Christian Academy after a fight broke out at 2 pm. An innocent bystander was hit in his ankle by a stray bullet or shrapnel. The two victims were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspected shooter reportedly fled in a car with several other males. He was not caught.[490][491][492]
October 7, 2013 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States 1 injured A female student was stabbed and injured in the restroom of Pius X High School. A female student was arrested and is tried as an adult with first-degree aggravated assault and use of a deadly weapon.[493]
October 8, 2013 Johannesburg, South Africa 1 dead At Kgothalang Secondary School, a 17-year-old pupil was stabbed in the chest, shoulder and abdomen during break time. He died at the scene. The alleged killer, a Grade 10 pupil, jumped over the school fence and fled.[494]
October 10, 2013 Oulu, Finland 16-year-old male suspect 4 injured A 16-year-old Myllytulli vocational school student stabbed 3 girls and a janitor during lunch hour. The suspect had been questioned by the police in February for a school shooting threat he had made on the internet.[495]
October 21, 2013 Sparks, Nevada, United States Jose Reyes, 12 2 dead 2 injured At approximately 7:15 am, a 12-year-old seventh grade student, Jose Reyes, opened fire with a Ruger 9 mm semi-automatic handgun at Sparks Middle School. A 12-year-old male student was hit in the shoulder and wounded. A teacher, Michael Landsberry, tried to intervene with Reyes and was fatally shot in the chest, while standing on a playground. Reyes then shot and wounded another male student in the abdomen who tried to come to Landsberry's assistance as he fell onto the ground. The shooter then committed suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Students from the middle school were placed into an adjacent elementary school, and students from both schools were held at Sparks High School, where they waited for their guardians to pick them up.[496][497][498]
October 22, 2013 Danvers, Massachusetts, United States Philip Chism, 14 (charged) 1 dead Colleen Ritzer, a 24-year-old algebra teacher was punched several times and then stabbed to death with a box cutter inside a restroom on the second floor of Danvers High School. Ritzer's body was then disposed. Her body was found in the woods behind the school's campus. On October 23, police arrested a 14-year-old student and booked him on a charge of murder. He will be tried as an adult.[499] On November 21, 2013, Philip Chism was indicted on charges of murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery.[500] On December 15, 2015 Chism was found guilty of these charges.
November 3, 2013 Lithonia, Georgia, United States 2 injured A Stephenson High School student and a janitor were shot in an apparent confrontation between team members and a group of teens who were not attending the school. Both were innocent bystanders in the ordeal.[501]
November 6, 2013 Morgantown, West Virginia, United States Male suspects, 14 and 17 2 injured According to police and witnesses, a 14-year-old student stabbed a 17-year-old student at Morgantown High School, after he was attacked by the older student. The 17-year-old was stabbed in the arms and chest multiple times, and was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries. The 14-year-old student was charged with unlawful assault and possessing a weapon on school grounds, and the 17-year-old was charged with battery.[502]
November 13, 2013 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Six suspects arrested 3 injured After classes ended, at least one gunman came out of the woods and opened fire on three students as they were walking to their cars at Brashear High School. One student was grazed in the head, another was struck in the neck and shoulder, and a third was hit in the leg and foot. Six people were taken into custody. The shooting is believed to be drug-related.[503]
November 13, 2013 New Braunfels, Texas, United States Student male suspect 1 dead A 15-year-old student died after being punched twice as he was exiting a classroom at Canyon High School. The attacker was charged in connection with the student's death.[504]
December 4, 2013 Winter Garden, Florida, United States J'Morian Bell, 17 (charged) 1 injured A 15-year-old student was shot and wounded by a 17-year-old student near a soccer field on the campus of West Orange High School. The shooting occurred after a fight broke out between the two students. The 17-year-old suspected shooter was taken into custody several miles away from the school, and is charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a minor and possession of a firearm on school grounds. The suspect is a documented gang member.[505][506]
December 13, 2013 Centennial, Colorado, United States Karl Pierson, 18 2 dead 18-year-old male student Karl Pierson opened fire with a shotgun at Arapahoe High School, critically wounding a 17-year-old female student, Claire Davis. Pierson then committed suicide by shooting himself.[507] Davis died from her injuries eight days later.[508] It was reported that Pierson was looking for the school librarian who had disciplined him, and intended to shoot him, but the faculty member had left the building before the shooting.[509]
December 13, 2013 Vallejo, California, United States 1 injured A male student's head was slashed with a knife at Vallejo High School, allegedly by a 15-year-old female student. The suspect was arrested and charged.[510]
December 16, 2013 Bradenton, Florida, United States 2 injured A student stabbed two students with scissors at Lee Middle School. He was charged with aggravated battery.[511]
December 19, 2013 Fresno, California, United States Four suspects 1 injured Four teens went into Edison High School in what was believed as a gang-initiation process. After accosting a 62-year-old woman about a mile away from school grounds, they found an athletic trainer who taught at Edison High and shot him several times in the leg and stomach. It took a few days for the youths to get caught, and this was cinched when the 62-year-old woman and some surveillance video gave police the information they needed.[512][513]
January 9, 2014 Jackson, Tennessee, United States 16-year-old male suspect 1 injured A 16-year-old student was charged with bringing a gun to school at Liberty Technology Magnet High School in Jackson, Tennessee and shooting a fellow classmate in the thigh. The incident occurred outside the front of the school.[514][515]
January 12, 2014 San Antonio, Texas, United States 13-year-old male suspect 1 injured A 13-year-old Devine Middle School student allegedly stabbed and injured a band teacher on school campus. The suspect was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in a weapons free zone.[514]
January 13, 2014 New Haven, Connecticut, United States 1 injured A 14-year-old boy was shot outside of a basketball game at the Hillhouse High School athletic facility, suffering wounds in his hand and leg.[516]
January 14, 2014 Roswell, New Mexico, United States Mason Campbell, 12 (charged) 3 injured Two people were shot and wounded inside the gymnasium at Berrendo Middle School, at about 8:10 am. An 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas in critical condition. A 12-year-old suspect, Mason Campbell, was arrested at the scene after a teacher convinced him to drop the shotgun. A staff member received minor injuries. Campbell is facing charges of three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and can be held in a juvenile detention facility until he turns 21 years old.[517][518][519]
January 17, 2014 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Reisheem Rochwell, 17 (charged) 2 injured Two students were shot and injured in the gymnasium of Delaware Valley Charter School in Philadelphia. Another student turned himself in to the police following the shooting. A 17-year-old student, Reisheem Rochwell, was arrested and charged as an adult for attempted murder.[520]
January 17, 2014 Albany, Georgia, United States Rico Cheyenn Fields, 16 (charged) 1 injured At Albany High School, Brenton Helstock was shot once in the left forearm after a verbal altercation with a suspect now identified as 16-year-old Rico Cheyenn Fields.[521]
January 27, 2014 Carbondale, Illinois, United States Omari A. Tinsley, 18 (charged) 1 injured A group of students at Rebound High School got in an argument in the school's parking lot. One student pulled out a gun and shot another student in the ensuing altercation. Omari A. Tinsley is facing charges of attempted murder.[522]
January 28, 2014 Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States 17-year-old male student 2 injured A 17-year-old boy was shot in the wrist after attacking police officers with a kitchen knife at President Theodore Roosevelt High School.[523]
January 31, 2014 Des Moines, Iowa, United States 1 injured After a basketball game at North High School, there was gunfire in a parking lot of the school. 6 males in a black jeep had come moments before the shooting and returned at the time it happened. I 15-year.old girl was injured by a ricocheting bullet. While officers were gaining control of the area, teachers on the scene led students into the school building for safety.[524]
February 3, 2014 Moscow, Russia Sergey Gordeyev, 15-16 (charged) 2 dead 1 injured 2014 Moscow school shooting. A high school student armed with two rifles forced his way past a security guard at School No. 263, took hostages, and killed his geography teacher. He then killed a police officer and wounded another who arrived at the scene. He later released the hostages and was captured by the police after his father came to the school. The suspect was identified as Sergey Gordeyev.[525]
February 3, 2014 San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago 2 injured A 14-year-old student stabbed his 15-year-old classmate and then slit his wrists at Presentation College.[526]
February 4, 2014 New South Wales, Australia 1 injured At Shoalhaven High School, 14-year-old student was stabbed once in the chest and was hospitalized for serious injuries.[527]
February 5, 2014 Morvant, Trinidad and Tobago 2 injured At Russel Latapy Secondary School, two 14-year-old students got into an altercation and one of them took out a knife and stabbed the other in the back. The victim was treated at Morvant Health Centre.[526]
February 10, 2014 Salisbury, North Carolina, United States 1 injured A 16-year-old student was shot in the stomach on the campus of Salisbury High School. A 17-year-old suspect is wanted in connection with the shooting.[528]
February 10, 2014 Lyndhurst, Ohio, United States No injuries Five shots were fired in the parking lot of Charles F. Brush High School, in Lyndhurst, Ohio, including one which hit an unoccupied police car. No one was reported to be injured, though a school basketball game was going on at the time.[529][530]
March 25, 2014 Lilburn, Georgia, United States 1 injured A 16-year-old student, David Egan, was beaten in the locker room of Parkview High School, during weightlifting class. Egan received reconstructive surgery for injuries to his face. The suspected attacker faces aggravated battery charges.[531][532]
March 25, 2014 College Park, Georgia, United States An argument between students led to shots being fired in a Benjamin Banneker High School parking lot during the afternoon. Investigators believe multiple people were present when shots were fired, but it was not known how many could face charges for the incident. No one was injured in the shooting.[533]
March 25, 2014 Ontario, California, United States Female student, 16 1 injured A 16-year-old stabbed another 16-year-old girl during a fight at Valley View High School The attacker was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.[534]
March 26, 2014 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Female student, 19 1 injured A 19-year-old student stabbed another student in the shoulder with a steak knife during a fight at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. The 19-year-old student was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on school grounds.[535]
March 30, 2014 Ashdod, Israel Student, 15 1 injured A 15-year-old student was stabbed and moderately wounded at a high school. The victim was stabbed twice in the chest with a sharp object during an altercation with another student, and was subsequently hospitalized. A 15-year-old suspect fled the scene and was apprehended.[536]
April 9, 2014 Murrysville, Pennsylvania, United States Alex Hribal, 16 (charged) 25 injured In the Murrysville stabbing, 16-year-old student Alex Hribal allegedly went on a stabbing rampage through classrooms and halls of the Franklin Regional High School. The student was apprehended and was in custody, being interrogated by police. Police said the motive was unknown and identified the student as a sophomore. Seven out of the 22 injured sustained 'life-threatening wounds' to the torso-and-back.[537]
April 9, 2014 Greenville, North Carolina, United States Just after the lunch hour, at D. H. Conley High School, a car drove past the school and witnesses said an occupant reached out of a car window and fired shots in the direction of the school. This incident occurred on Worthington and Tull Roads, directly in front of the school. No one was injured.[538]
April 11, 2014 Detroit, Michigan, United States Four suspects 1 dead After a Friday evening student awards night, called Grammy Night, 4 men who were affiliated with a gang fired into a crowd in the parking lot of Detroit East English Preparatory Academy and one nineteen-year-old teen, Darryl Smith, was fatally shot in the head. Smith was not a student at the academy.[539][540]
April 12, 2014 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Multiple suspects 4 injured Four students were stabbed and injured during a fight on a school bus. One of the students suffered severe facial injuries. The incident is believed to be gang-related.[541]
April 15, 2014 Brampton, Ontario, Canada Three suspects 1 injured A 17-year-old male student was stabbed in the hallway of St. Roch Catholic Secondary School, and was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries. Three students were arrested in connection with the incident.[542]
April 17, 2014 Cape Town, South Africa Three suspects 1 dead A 15-year-old Groot Brak High School student was stabbed after he boarded on a school bus. He died later at a hospital. The 15-year-old suspect was arguing with the victim about a seat. He was arrested.[543]
April 18, 2014 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Kimanie King, 18 (charged) 1 injured A 16-year-old was stabbed with a pocket knife three times at Piper High School during an argument about a basketball game. An 18-year-old student was arrested and charged.[544]
April 25, 2014 Milford, Connecticut, United States Chris Plaskon, 16 (charged) 1 dead A 16-year-old female student was stabbed to death in the hallways of Jonathan Law High School. A 16-year-old student was arrested. The attack may have been connected to a prom invitation.[545][546]
April 28, 2014 Leeds, England, United Kingdom Will Cornick, 15 1 dead Spanish teacher Ann Maguire, 61, was stabbed in the neck and back by 15-year-old student, she was taken to Leeds General Infirmary following the attack but later pronounced dead.A 15-year-old Will Cornick was detained by teaching staff at Corpus Christi Catholic College and later arrested.On November 9 of the same year he was sentenced to life with minimum of 20 years.[547]
April 29, 2014 Dover, Delaware, United States Five unidentified students, 15-17 1 injured A student was beaten on a school bus that was heading to students' homes from Parkway Academy Central. The beating was recorded and appeared on social media websites. Five students were charged with third-degree assault and third-degree conspiracy in connection with the attack. The victim did not suffer serious injuries.[548]
May 1, 2014 Los Banos, California, United States Unnamed student, 14 (charged) 1 injured A 13-year-old student was stabbed and injured during a school fire drill for Los Banos Junior High School. A 14-year-old classmate was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the incident. A folding knife was believed to be the weapon used. The victim was hospitalized for nearly one week for non-critical injuries.[549]
May 2, 2014 Atizapan, Mexico Edgar Yoevani, 15 (charged) 1 dead 13-year-old Ricardo Ordonez was shot and killed at a school. 15-year-old Edgar Yoevani was arrested.[550]
May 6, 2014 Richmond, California, United States 1 injured A 14-year-old student was injured during a drive-by shooting in front of John F. Kennedy High School at 8:30 am. He was shot as he was running towards the school campus after a fight took place. The student suffered a serious but stable injury to his leg. Police were searching for a suspect.[551]
June 10, 2014 Troutdale, Oregon United States Jared Michael Padgett, 15 2 dead 1 injured A lone gunman dressed in black body armor and wearing a helmet entered Reynolds High School, killing 14-year-old Emilio Hoffman, injured a physical education teacher and then turned the gun on himself. The school went under immediate lockdown and students evacuated. Police later confirmed that one student and the gunman had died in the shooting, though they didn't comment on whether the gunman was killed by law enforcement or killed himself. It was later confirmed that Padgett had killed himself.[552]
September 3, 2014 Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines Domino Alipio 4 dead 3 injured A police officer, Domino Alipio, went into Pangasinan National High School to collect loan payments from teachers. The teachers and agents refused to give Alipio them, and he then opened fire on them, killing four and wounding three. He was arrested along with his driver afterward.[553]
September 9, 2014 Miami, Florida, United States 1 injured Towards the end of the school day, one alternative school student in Miami was shot as a small group of students tussled. The injury was minor, requiring hospitalization, and five young adults were later questioned.[554]
September 22, 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Suspect, 17 1 dead 19-year-old student Hamid Aminzada stabbed to death at North Albion Collegiate Institute. A 17-year-old student is suspected of the stabbing death.[555]
September 27, 2014 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States Suspect, 16 1 dead A 17-year-old died from being punched by a 16-year-old student at Abraham Lincoln High School. Charges were dismissed against the 16-year-old student.[556]
September 30, 2014 Albemarle, North Carolina, United States Suspect, 16 1 injured A 16-year-old was shot and wounded at Albemarle High School. One student was arrested.[557]
September 30, 2014 Louisville, Kentucky, United States Suspect, 15 1 injured A 16-year-old was shot and wounded at Fern Creek High School. A suspect was arrested.[558][559]
October 3, 2014 Fairburn, Georgia, United States Eric Dana Johnson Jr., 18 (charged) 1 dead After a homecoming football game, the fatal shooting of Kristofer Hunter, 17, occurred in the Langston Hughes High School parking lot. The suspect, Eric Dana Johnson Jr., 18, turned himself in a week later.[560][561]
October 13, 2014 Midlothian, Virginia, United States 1 injured Manchester High School stabbing; Victim was stabbed in the band room, suspect arrested.[562]
October 24, 2014 Marysville, Washington, United States Jaylen Fryberg, 15 5 dead 2 injured Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting. Jaylen Fryberg, a freshman student, opened fire in the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck High School, killing one student and wounding four others. Three more victims die on other days while in the hospital. Fryberg shot himself at the end of the attack.
October 24, 2014 Utsjoki, Finland 31-year-old adult student 1 dead One killed in a stabbing at a high school in Utsjoki. The 31-year-old suspect had a previous criminal record.[563]
October 27, 2014 Viljandi, Estonia Unnamed student, 15 1 dead A 15-year-old student shot and killed Ene Sarap, his German language teacher at the Paalalinna School in Viljandi. Four other students were also present during the shooting. On October 20, 2015 he was sentenced to nine years in jail.[564] The incident represents the only case of a school shooting in Estonia.[564]
November 20, 2014 Miami, Florida, United States 1 dead 1 injured Two teens were shot Thursday during a fight on Miami Carol City High School property. One of the boys who was shot died.[565]
December 12, 2014 Portland, Oregon, United States Unknown 4 injured On December 12, 2014, an unknown gunman shot three students outside Rosemary Anderson High School in north Portland, two boys and one girl, were "conscious and breathing" as they were rushed to a local hospital another student was grazed in the foot by a bullet and treated at the scene.Later police arrested 18-year-old Marquel Dugas and 22-year-old Lonzo Murphy, during Murphy's arrest, a handgun was located and seized by police.Also police arrested Lonzo's brother Marquise Murphy as a third suspect in the case.[566][567]
January 15, 2015 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Michael Riley, 37 3 injured A 15-year-old boy, a student’s father, and a teacher were each injured at Wisconsin Lutheran High School shooting that occurred Thursday night in the school parking lot at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. The student had unspecified injuries that were treated.Riley was on federal probation for drug-related charges when he committed the shooting.[568]
January 16, 2015 Ocala, Florida, United States 2 injured Two were injured in gunfire that occurred after a Friday night basketball game at Vanguard High School. A 14-year-old female student was injured directly by a bullet while a 19-year-old woman was injured by ricocheting glass.[569]
January 23, 2015 Los Angeles, California, United States Suspects, 13 and 14 1 dead 14-year-old Steven Cruz was fatally stabbed with a pair of scissors while he was meeting with friends at the corridor of David Wark Griffith Middle School, shortly after classes were being dismissed. Two male suspects, aged 13 and 14, were arrested and charged with murder and gang enhancements.[570]
February 4, 2015 Frederick, Maryland, United States 2 injured Two students were shot outside Frederick High School near the gymnasium of Frederick High School during a junior varsity (JV) boys' basketball game. Approximately 200 students, staff, and faculty were placed on lockdown for several hours after the shooting while police searched for the suspects. No suspects have been apprehended, although witnesses report seeing four black males dressed all in black who are considered by police to be suspects in this shooting.[571]
February 15, 2015 Merced, California, United States Two suspects 1 dead A 16-year-old boy was shot dead in a parking lot of Tenaya Middle School, after school hours. Two suspects, aged 20 and 17, were arrested. The shooting was reportedly over jealousy of a female.[572]
March 10, 2015 Spring Valley, New York, United States Suspect, 16 1 injured A 17-year-old was stabbed four times and seriously injured at Spring Valley High School. A 16-year-old was arrested and charged as an adult with attempted murder.[573]
March 26, 2015 Martinez, California, United States Suspect, 13 1 injured A 13-year-old student stabbed an 11-year-old student in the back at Martinez Junior High School. The victim received non-life threatening injuries, and the suspect was arrested.[574]
April 16, 2015 Paradis, Louisiana, United States 1 injured A police officer was shot outside a school in a school zone while he was directing school buses into a school. The school was J.B. Martin Middle School, and the suspect was apprehended at the scene.[575]
April 20, 2015 Barcelona, Spain Max Porta, 13 1 dead 4 injured Barcelona school killing A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and a machete killed a teacher and injured 4. The first ever student to organise a school shooting in Spain had a breakdown when his PE teacher managed to talk to him, then proceeded to sit in a classroom until the police arrived. Under the Spanish law, the boy is exempt from legal responsibility because he's under 14 years of age.
April 22, 2015 Desert Hot Springs, California, United States Suspect, 12 1 injured A 13-year-old student was stabbed by a 12-year-old classmate at Painted Hills Middle School. The suspect was arrested, and the victim received non-life threatening injuries.[576]
April 27, 2015 Lacey, Washington, United States Suspect, 16 No injuries In the North Thurston High School Shooting, a student at North Thurston High School walked into the commons area and fired two shots into the ceiling from a .357 magnum pistol. Brady Olson, a teacher at the school, was able to tackle the student before they could turn the gun on other students. No one was injured or killed.[577][578]
May 3, 2015 Midrand, South Africa 1 dead A student was stabbed to death with scissors at the Tsosoloso Ya Afrika secondary school.[579]
May 12, 2015 Jacksonville, Florida, United States Edgar Robles, 16 2 injured Robles is accused of shooting 15-year-olds Ayana Sherman and Shakayla Singleton while both were riding on a packed school bus.Before the shooting Robles and two friends made threats towards the victims to fight them as part of revenge plot because of previous argument they had with them.[580]
May 18, 2015 Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada Michael Rudolph, 19 A 17-year-old female student was stabbed and seriously injured at W.P. Sandin Public School. A 19-year-old male student was arrested and charged with assault.[581]
May 29, 2015 Ennerdale, South Africa Three suspects 1 dead A 21-year-old man trespassing on school grounds was stabbed to death by three high school pupils.[582]
June 1, 2015 Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States Unnamed suspect, 14 1 injured A 16-year-old was seriously injured after being stabbed during a fight at Frederick Douglass High School. A 14-year-old was arrested.[583]
June 2, 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Unnamed suspect, 17 1 dead A 17-year-old Brett Bourne was stabbed to death in front of Kelvin High School, during a fight. Another 17-year-old was charged with second-degree murder.[584]
June 11, 2015 Bradford, United Kingdom Student, 14 1 injured A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a teacher was stabbed in the stomach in a classroom full of pupils.

Bradford crown court heard that the attack was premeditated and partially racially motivated. Uzomah is black and the boy, who is of Pakistani origin, regularly referred to him "by the epithet beginning with the letter N" [585]

August 25, 2015 Philippi, West Virginia, United States Unnamed suspect, 16 No injuries At Philip Barbour High School, a 14-year-old male student took his classroom hostage with a .380-caliber handgun, and then surrendered to authorities. Nobody was hurt. The stand-off lasted two hours.[586]
September 1, 2015 Hyderabad, India Suspect 1 dead A Class 10 student died after a fight with another student at a high school.[587]
September 3, 2015 Georgetown, Texas, United States Unnamed suspect, 15 1 injured A 15-year-old was stabbed and injured during a fight at East View High School. Another 15-year-old was arrested.[588]
September 23, 2015 Cape Coral, Florida, United States Victor Johansson, 17 1 injured A 17-year-old student was stabbed in the arm with a pocket knife in the parking lot of Mariner High School. A 17-year-old student was arrested.[589]
September 30, 2015 Greenville, North Carolina, United States Two students 2 injured A fight involving two female students at Junius H. Rose High School lead to a student and a teacher being cut with a knife. Two female students were charged in connection with the incident.[590]
September 30, 2015 Harrisburg, South Dakota, United States Mason Buhl, 16 1 injured A 16-year-old student allegedly shot a principal in the arm and wounded him during an argument at Harrisburg High School.He was restrained by other school administrators until police arrived.He was indicted on a charges of attempted murder and commission of a felony with a firearm.
October 22, 2015 Trollhättan, Sweden Anton Lundin Pettersson, 21 4 dead 1 injured Trollhättan school attack. Two were killed and three others, including the perpetrator, were injured in a sword attack at Kronan School. The perpetrator, a 21-year-old man, was shot and wounded by police and later died.On December 3 another victim died from injuries sustained in the attack.The attack was apparently racially motivated.
October 26, 2015 Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, United States Suspect, 14 1 injured A 14-year-old student stabbed and injured another student with a knife at James Buchanan High School. The student was charged with attempted homicide.[591]
October 28, 2015 Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom Suspect, 16 1 dead A 16-year-old student was stabbed to death at Cults Academy. A fellow student was arrested.
November 24, 2015 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Student (charged) 1 dead A 17-year-old student was stabbed by another student in a classroom at Renaissance Academy High School. He died from his injuries on December 20. Another student was charged and arrested in the attack.[592]
January 22, 2016 La Loche, Saskatchewan, Canada Student, 17 4 dead 7 injured La Loche shootings: A former student killed two of his cousins in a house, and then went to La Loche Community School where he killed a teacher and an assistant, and wounded seven other people before being apprehended outside the school.
February 12, 2016 Glendale, Arizona, United States Student, 15 2 dead A murder-suicide occurred on the grounds of Independence high school, Glendale bodies of Dorothy Dutiel and May Kieu were found on the school grounds.The gun was found besides the bodies and police commented that they are not looking for any suspects at this time.The shooting was described by police as an isolated incident.
February 29, 2016 Middletown, Ohio, United States Student, 14 4 injured 15-year-old Cameron Smith, and 14-year-old Cooper Caffrey, were shot when 14-year-old James Austin Hancock, opened fire in the Madison High School cafeteria with a .380 caliber handgun. 15-year-old Brant Murray, and 14-year-old Katherine Douchette, also suffered shrapnel injuries.[593] Hancock was apprehended in a nearby wooded field.[594]
April 23, 2016 Antigo, Wisconsin, United States Jacob Wagner, 18 1 dead 2 injured Two students at a prom at Antigo High School were shot and injured by 18-year-old former student Jakob Wagner. Wagner later exchanged fire with a school resource officer in the school's parking lot, and was captured after being shot and wounded by police. He died hours later in a hospital.
October 18, 2016 San Francisco, California, United States 4 injured Four students were shot outside June Jordan High School for Equity, a San Francisco public high school. One female victim was in critical condition, while three male victims suffered minor injuries. .[595] Two people were arrested in the shooting.[596]
November 1, 2016 Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada Gabriel Klein, 21 1 dead 1 injured A 21-year-old drifter, Gabriel Klein, randomly stabbed students at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School, killing a 13-year-old girl and wounding another student. Klein was arrested and charged with murder.[597]
November 15, 2016 Orem, Utah, United States Student, 16 5 injured A student stabbed and injured five students at random at Mountain View High School. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder.[598]
January 18, 2017 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Federico Guevara Elizondo, 15 2 dead 3 injured Colegio Americano del Noreste 2017 shootings: 15-year-old Federico Guevara Elizondo, opened fire in the Colegio Americano del Noreste classroom with a .22 caliber handgun. Federico committed suicide shooting on the cheek,[599] while Ana Cecilia Ramos Luis, Fernando Martinez, both 14 years old and the 24-year-old teacher Cecilia Cristina Solis, suffered serious head injuries; 15-year-old Manuel Chavez suffered an arm injury.[600] Guevara had psychological problems.[601] Teacher Cecilia Cristina Solis died on March 29, 2017, hours after being declared brain dead.[602]
January 20, 2017 West Liberty, Ohio, US Student, 17 1 injured A student was shot and injured by another student at West Liberty-Salem High School.
March 16, 2017 Grasse, France Kylian Barbey, 17 (charged) 4 injured Kylian Barbey, a 17-year-old boy, armed with a rifle, two handguns, a revolver and two grenades opened fire at Alexis de Tocqueville high school. A total of four were injured, three students and the school's principal. Anti-terrorist commandos were sent to the scene and the shooter was arrested. The perpetrator's Facebook and YouTube accounts showed that he was interested in the Columbine Massacre and watched videos on how to make homemade weapons.[603]
March 21, 2017 King City, California, US 17-year-old unnamed male 1 injured An 18-year-old King City High School student was shot and critically wounded outside the school's auditorium. The gunman ran across the school's campus and baseball field, and fled the area. The school was then placed on lockdown.[604] A suspect was arrested in August 2017.[605]
September 13, 2017 Rockford, Washington, US Student 1 dead 3 injured A student allegedly opened fire at Freeman High School, killing one and wounding three others. He was arrested afterward.[606]
September 20, 2017 Mattoon, Illinois, US Student 1 injured Mattoon High School: A 14-year-old male student was subdued by a female teacher when he attempted to open fire in the school cafeteria at 11:33 a.m. Multiple shots were fired in the process, and one student was struck in the chest and was driven to a nearby hospital suffering non-life-threatening wounds. The student was taken into custody without further incident.[607][608]
September 26, 2017 Bronx, New York, US Student 1 dead 1 injured Abel Cedeno killing incident. A 15-year-old student was stabbed to death and a 16-year-old was critically injured at Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, a grades 6-12 school. An 18-year-old student was charged with murder. It was speculated that the suspect was bothered by the victims' homophobic comments.[609]
October 20, 2017 Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil 2 dead 4 injured Goyases School Shooting. A 14-year-old eight-grade student opened fire with a .40-caliber handgun at the Goyases College, killing two students and wounding four others. He was arrested.
November 15, 2017 Yuanjiang, Hunan province, China Student, 16 1 dead A 47-year-old teacher was stabbed to death by a 16-year-old student at No. 3 High School.[610]
December 7, 2017 Aztec, New Mexico, US William Atchison, 21 3 dead Aztec High School shooting. A 21-year-old former Aztec High School student, William Atchison, disguised himself as a student and shot two students to death, and then committed suicide. He was believed by police to have no connections with the victims.
December 12, 2017 Changqing, Hunan province, China Student, 21 1 dead A 13-year-old student was fatally stabbed with a sword at Quan Feng Secondary School, by a classmate. It was reported in a news article that the suspect was playing with the classmate before he was apparently accidentally stabbed.[611]
January 19, 2018 Ulan-Ude, Russia Student, 15 6 injured Five seventh-graders and their teacher were wounded when a ninth-grader in Buryatia's capital Ulan-Ude, near Lake Baikal in Siberia, attacked them with an axe and burned the classroom with a Molotov cocktail. One student was in critical condition. The attacker was detained and hospitalised after he tried to commit suicide.[612]
January 22, 2018 Italy, Texas 1 injured A 16-year-old male student fired at a 15-year-old classmate in the cafeteria of Italy High School. The gunman left the school immediately after opening fire.[613][614][615]
January 22, 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana 1 injured Shots were fired from a truck in the parking lot of NET Charter High School, targeting a crowd of students during lunch time. One student was slightly injured, apparently from injuries unrelated to gunfire. One person was arrested in connection with the shooting.[616]
January 23, 2018 Benton, Kentucky, US Gabe Parker, 15 (charged) 2 dead 18 injured Marshall County High School shooting: A 15-year-old male student shot 16 people in the lobby at Marshall County High School and caused non-gunshot injuries to 4 others. Two 15-year-old students died: one killed at the scene, another died of wounds at Vanderbilt Medical Center.[617][618][619]
February 14, 2018 Parkland, Florida, US Nikolas Cruz, 19 17 dead 14 injured Stoneman Douglas High School shooting
March 21, 2018 Shadrinsk, Russia Student, 13 7 injured A 13-year-old girl opened fire with a gas pistol at her school in Russia's Kurgan region, injuring seven seventh graders. The victims suffered bruises and scrapes.[620]
April 18, 2018 Sterlitamak, Russia Student 4 injured Four people were hospitalized after a knife-wielding teenage student attacked his school in Russia's Bashkortostan region, in the city of Sterlitamak. The attacker wounded three girls and a teacher and set a classroom on fire.[621]
April 27, 2018 Shaanxi, China Zhao, 28 9 dead 10 injured Nine students were stabbed to death and 10 injured in a knife attack outside a school in northern China. A man suspected of carrying out the attack is alleged to be a former student taking revenge for having been bullied at the school. The dead are seven girls and two boys aged 12 to 15. [622]
May 25, 2018 Palmdale, California, US - - 1 injured A 14 year old male opened fire with a rifle at roughly 7:00 a.m. at Highland High School campus and walked into a bathroom, and wounded one former schoolmate, a male who was shot in his arm. The suspect who shot 10 rounds, came in custody.[623]
May 18, 2018 Santa Fe, Texas, US Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17 10 dead 10 injured Santa Fe High School shooting: student armed with a shotgun and a .38 revolver smuggled under his coat opened fire on Santa Fe High School campus, killing 10 people, many of them his fellow students, and wounding 10 more.[624]
May 25, 2018 Noblesville, Indiana, US - Student, 13 - 2 injured Noblesville West Middle School shooting: a person opened fire at 9:06.[625] a.m. at Noblesville West Middle School campus, injured two, an adult and a teenager. After the incident a suspect, came in custody.[626]
December 17, 2018 Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India - Student, 13 - 1 injured DAV public school shooting Haridwar

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