December 15, 2012 in Nation/World

School shootings

 

A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed more than two dozen people, including children, on Friday. Here is a look at some other school shootings:

April 2, 2012

A gunman, One Goh, killed seven people at a California Christian university.

Feb. 27, 2012

Three students were killed and two wounded in a shooting spree that started in a school cafeteria in Chardon, Ohio, as students waited for buses.

Feb. 14, 2008

Former student Steven Kazmierczak, 27, opened fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., fatally shooting five students and wounding 18 others before committing suicide.

April 16, 2007

Seung-Hui Cho, 23, fatally shot 32 people in a dorm and a classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, then killed himself.

Oct. 2, 2006

Charles Carl Roberts IV, 32, shot to death five girls at West Nickel Mines Amish School in Pennsylvania, then killed himself.

March 21, 2005

Jeffrey Weise, 16, shot and killed five schoolmates, a teacher and an unarmed guard at a high school on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota before taking his own life. Weise had earlier killed his grandfather and his grandfather’s companion.

Sept. 22, 2003

Sean Fitzpatrick, 16, was shot multiple times during an armed standoff with police inside Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane. Fitzpatrick survived his injuries. No others were hurt.

Oct. 28, 2002

Robert Flores Jr., 41, who was flunking out of the University of Arizona nursing school, shot and killed three of his professors before killing himself.

March 5, 2001

Charles “Andy” Williams, 15, killed two fellow students and wounded 13 others at Santana High School in Santee, Calif.

April 20, 1999

Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding 26 others before killing themselves.

May 21, 1998

Two teenagers were killed and more than 20 people hurt when Kip Kinkel, 17, opened fire at a high school in Springfield, Ore., after killing his parents.

March 24, 1998

Andrew Golden, 11, and Mitchell Johnson, 13, killed four girls and a teacher at a Jonesboro, Ark., middle school. Ten others were wounded in the shooting.

Dec. 1, 1997

Three students were killed and five wounded at a high school in West Paducah, Ky. Michael Carneal, then 14, later pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder and is serving life in prison.

Oct. 1, 1997

Luke Woodham, 16, of Pearl, Miss., fatally shot two students and wounded seven others after stabbing his mother to death.

Feb. 2, 1996

Barry Loukaitis, 14, fatally shot a teacher and two students and wounded another at Frontier Junior High School in Moses Lake.

Associated Press


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