Columbine to Newtown: A tragic list of school shootings since 1999

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Youngstown, Ohio, February 6, 2011
One person was killed and eleven were injured in a shooting at an after-hours party near the Youngstown State University campus. The deceased was a university student. Six of the injured were also students at the university. Two suspects were arrested.

Placerville, California, February 2, 2011
A disagreement between a custodian and an elementary school principal over the hiring of a nighttime janitor led to the principal's fatal shooting. The shooter was told to leave Louisiana Schnell Elementary School earlier in the day but later came back to the school, went to the principal's office, and fired two rounds killing the principal. No children were hurt.

Los Angeles, California, January 18, 2011
A fifteen-year-old girl and a fifteen-year-old boy were hurt when a 9-mm Beretta inside a fellow student's backpack went off at Gardena High School. Both victims were hit by the same bullet. The bullet hit one victim in the head and the other in the neck and shoulder. The seventeen-year-old suspect was already on probation for a misdemeanor battery charge.

Omaha, Nebraska, January 5, 2011
A seventeen-year-old student shot the principal and assistant principal at Millard South High School before fleeing the school and shooting and killing himself. The assistant principal later died of her injuries. The gun used by the teen was a Glock .40 believed to be the service weapon of his father, an Omaha police officer.

Panama City, Florida, December 14, 2010
Ex-convict Clay Duke held a Florida school board a gunpoint firing several shots before shooting himself. No one else was hurt. The entire incident was caught on video.

Aurora, Colorado, December 6, 2010
A seventeen-year-old female student was shot in the torso outside Aurora Central High School as she talked with classmates. Witnesses say two shots were fired into the crowd of students. No one else was hurt. The shooting prompted a lockdown at the high school, five elementary schools and a middle school. A nineteen-year-old boy was arrested in connection with what police said may have been a gang-related shooting.

Garden City, South Carolina, December 4, 2010
A person leaving basketball practice at Groves High School was hit by a bullet when someone fired multiple shots at two cars. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital. The victim, who had been watching basketball practice, was not a student at the school.

Chicago, Illinois, November 29, 2010
A seventeen-year-old Thornridge High School student was shot and injured during an armed robbery outside the school in south suburban Dolton. The shooting occurred after school hours. Police arrested a fourteen and a fifteen-year old in connection to the crimes. The pair fled after the shooting but authorities apprehended them a short time later.

Marinette, Wisconsin, November 28, 2010
A fifteen-year-old student shot a film projector and held 23 classmates and a teacher hostage for about five hours at Marinette High School. The shooter had two pistols, knives and more than 200 rounds of ammunition. He fatally shot himself when police broke down the classroom door.

Fairfield, California, October 11, 2010
A 29-year-old man was shot to death in the parking lot of Armijo High School. Two people, including a nineteen-year-old, were arrested. Police said the shooting was not connected to the high school campus. Investigators believe the fight was arranged by gangs intent on settling a feud.

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Selma, Alabama.
Selma, Alabama, October 25, 2010
Shots were fired into a classroom at Payne Elementary School from outside after school was over for the day. A teacher was in the classroom but was unharmed. Nobody was injured.

Carlsbad, California, October 8, 2010
A man jumped the fence at Kelly Elementary School and opened fire on children playing outside at lunchtime. When his gun jammed, nearby construction workers tackled him. Two girls, ages six and seven, were injured. Neighbors report the shooter often screamed obscenities and racial epithets, and that the police had been called repeatedly.

Elizabeth City, North Carolina, October 3, 2010
A student fatally shot another student in the victim's dorm room at Mid-Atlantic University on Sunday afternoon. The University said the shooting stemmed from a conflict between the two individuals.

Austin, Texas, September 28, 2010
A nineteen-year-old student fatally shot himself in the main library at the University of Texas with an AK-47 assault rifle. He ran through parts of the campus and fired several shots into the air before entering the library and killing himself.

Columbia, South Carolina, September 21, 2010
A student confronted and shot at a resource officer at Socastee High School. The officer sustained minor injuries as the bullet hit the officer after ricochet off a wall. The student, working with another student, had also planted pipe bombs around the school. The bombs were removed and disarmed by police without injury.

Moss Bluff, Louisiana, September 16, 2010
A student fatally shot himself at St. Theodore/Holy Family School at the start of the school day.

Las Cruces, New Mexico, September 7, 2010
A seventeen-year-old fired a handgun during a fight between several teenagers during a volleyball game at Las Cruces High School.

Detroit, Michigan, September 7, 2010
A fourteen-year-old girl and a sixteen-year-old boy were shot outside Mumford High School on their first day of the school. A fight had began inside the school but spilled outside.

Omaha, Nebraska, August 18, 2010
A fifteen-year-old fired a gun on a school bus on the way home from Burke High School. Nobody was injured. Officials were unaware of the incident until it was reported by a parent the next day. A sixteen-year-old was found with a gun at the same school the next day.

South Gate, California, May 18, 2010
A seventeen-year-old shot a fifteen-year-old student in the abdomen at South Gate High School. The shooter attended a neighboring high school.

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Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Fallacy of false comparison, dickwad. 1. US military personnel go through vigorous, extensive training to PROPERLY use a firearm (beyond mere hours on the shooting range) as well as having to endure a thorough psychological evaluation prior to even enlisting -- things that which are not required to obtain a concealed-carry permit. 2. Most deployed military personnel almost never leave their otherwise HEAVILY SECURED bases in overseas war zones; those that are obviously most at risk are those sent into direct combat operations engaging with hostile forces away from such "green zones." 3. The "rules of the battlefield" do not directly translate into civilian life. Clearly, you are a blatantly illogical twit. An exercise in utter sophistry. You fail miserably.

Dylan Profitt
Dylan Profitt

Between '03-'11, US Servicemen serving in Iraq suffered lower causality rates from gun violence (every single month) than civilians that were forced to live under unconstitutional gun control measures in cities like Detroit and Chicago. Logic and reason are not friends to your argument, sir. Respect the fallen, arm the responsible.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

BTW, dickwad, do you even understand the meaning of the term "logic?" Also, have you even taken a course in rudimentary modern logic in high school or in community college? The most likely answer to both questions would be a resounding "NEIN!" Why? Because asshats like yourself would deem such a curricula to be "librul braynwashun!"

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

The debate coach actually kicked him off the team -- likely the impetus for this kid wanting to resort to such extreme "2nd Amendment solutions". Ergo, your assertion that is was a "liberal" debate team is utter horse shit. In fact, any ideological prerequisites would run afoul of school administrators and result in the termination of faculty responsible for implementing them. "Nuff said," you fucking morAn.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Yet, you don't even attempt to adequately prove how your purported "logic" "failed" me (or anyone else who isn't a delusional wing nut). Instead, you revert to your usual woeful defense mechanisms and endless projecting.....asshole.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Apparently, you seem to have difficulty even with grade-school reading comprehension or even able to stay on topic. Your original comment wasn't alluding to some overly general "right to travel" but, instead, was exclusive to MOTOR VEHICLES. Ergo, my original replies were VALID. You, sir, are clearly a fucking morAn.

Robert Barnhart
Robert Barnhart

You don't even know the difference between driving and the right to travel. Glad to see that brainwashing's working wonders and keep calling names if it makes you feel better.

Dylan Profitt
Dylan Profitt

When logic fails a liberal, he turns to calling names. *pats on head* I looked him up, and "Sterling" is a troll account. Poor lil fella!

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

By the way, you imbecile, even the conservative activist decision in DC v. Heller acknowledged that while there may exist an individual right to bear arms, the majority decision also emphasized that such a right was NOT absolute, meaning that government still has the authority to regulate specific types of arms as it concerns public safety. Now, back to the kiddies' table.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

One needs a driver's license to operate a motor vehicle on any publicly-owned roadway. An approved form of government-issued identification is also required to board a commercial airliner (in addition, a license to actually operate a small aircraft in PUBLICLY-REGULATED airways). Your analogy fails miserably, fucking morAn.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Uh, Profitteer, is has been repeatedly proven that schools being designated as "gun free zones" has virtually NOTHING to do with the infamous tragedies that took place over the past couple of decades. (Never mind the obvious truth that even before the implementation of "gun free" policies in the early 1990s, there were other notable instances of mass shootings on public schools and college campuses.) Fucking morAn.

Robert Barnhart
Robert Barnhart

Do you know you legally don't need a drivers licence to travel in the United States? If not you'll never understand what illegally regulated means.

Dylan Profitt
Dylan Profitt

Uh, Dale? Schools are a gun free zone. See how CRIMINALS follow laws? Why not make the laws friendlier to people who follow them?

Dale Sawin
Dale Sawin

"crap doc....this lung cancer is killing me, what do I do?!" "Here...smoke more cigarettes..." Stupid conservative logic..

Betel Eli Guese
Betel Eli Guese

DONT FORGET KENT STATE SHOOTING. every one seems to forget that one. Where the shooting was done by goverment.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Ahem. One's personal liberty is not the least bit predicated upon another's ability to amass a large cache of high-powered weaponry. (In practice, it is often that those areas with easy, virtually unlimited access to firearms tend be the LEAST free, due the culture of fear generated by a certain societal element's desire to "take back" what was never truly theirs to own to begin with and using such arms to intimidate others who do not share their myopic view of the world.)

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

"Illegally regulated?" That doesn't make the least bit of fucking sense.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Mind you, Columbine High had an armed Sheriff's deputy on campus before Klebold & Harris went on their rampage (and his actions may have actually exacerbated -- not reduced -- the carnage).

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Yet, motor vehicles are still subject to more regulation than firearms.

Dylan Profitt
Dylan Profitt

Time to arm a few, sane, teachers....and do away from "gun free" zones. All they do is take concealed weapons out of the hands of law abiding citizens. If you disagree, you have the mental disorder known as liberalism.

Chelly Serna
Chelly Serna

^ You know those liberal debaters, completely gun crazy!

Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams

my heart goes out to everyone by these since less acts. i have no guns nor do i ever want 1. that being said if my neighbor has them i feel a lil safer knowing that as i have yet to find a bad guy with a gun that listens to the law... i have a five year old in K so i know what insecurities you must have taken guns away wont help a teacher or the children they protect because bad guys dont follow laws give the principle and a couple chosen teachers fire arms and then our children can feel safe knowing that a safe haven is actually safe not armed gaurds the people they trust and know will serve a better purpose and we wont have gun toting morons picking on the Innocent as much my thoughts only keep ur guns my daughter needs u GOD BLESS AMERICAN and the Amendments.

Marta Mansfield
Marta Mansfield

73 mass shootings since that horrible day happened yet ntohing has changed

Mark Ewell
Mark Ewell

How many occurred in Gun Free Zones?

Sean Gronbeck
Sean Gronbeck

Actually school shootings started with Kent state when my friends sister was murdered by the coward government. Allison's motto was flowers not bullets for peace. I don't know why the media doesn't report the first school shooting that numerous sings have been sung about. Maybe because the victims were murdered by the government? How about some justice for the lives took in Ohio at Kent state...?

mike_k
mike_k

@Mark Ewell what exactly do you mean.

mike_k
mike_k

@Sean Paasche Gronbeck this is saddening that things like this arent even mentioned anywhere

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