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

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Portsmouth, Virginia.
Portsmouth, Virginia, April 29, 2010
A student entered Wilson High School through a back door and fired several shots inside the school. Nobody was injured.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 23, 2010
Four middle school students were arrested for bringing a gun onto school grounds and firing it near a practice field. No one was injured during the incident.

Columbus, Ohio, March 9, 2010
A disgruntled Ohio State University maintenance employee, who had recently been fired from his job, opened fire in a campus facilities building, killing a maintenance manager and wounding another co-worker before he turned the gun on himself. The shooter had been in prison previously.

Littleton, Colorado, February 23, 2010
A 32-year-old man shot at students as they left Deer Creek Middle School at the end of the day. Two students were injured before a math teacher tackled the shooter. The shooter used his father's rifle in the attack.

DeKalb, Illinois, February 19, 2010
One student was injured and another placed into police custody after a shooting on the campus of Northern Illinois University. The shooting was caused by an altercation between the shooter and victim.

Huntsville, Alabama, February 12, 2010
A professor opened fire fifty minutes into at a Biological Sciences Department faculty meeting at the University of Alabama, killing three colleagues and wounding three others. The shooter had a history of violence: she shot and killed her brother in 1986, was possibly involved in an attempted mail bombing, and was convicted of disorderly conduct, and assault and battery in an incident in 2002. The gun used in shooting was bought from the shooter's husband in 1989 by a friend in New Hampshire to avoid a waiting period in Massachusetts.

Knoxville, Tennessee, February 10, 2010
A teacher shot and wounded the principal and assistant principal in their offices at Inskip Elementary School, where all three worked.

Madison, Alabama, February 5, 2010
A fourteen-year-old student was shot and killed between classes at Discovery Middle School. The suspect in police custody is a fellow ninth grade student.

Livingston, Alabama, January 20, 2010
A high school teacher was shot multiple times outside her school in what police believe was a domestic incident. The suspect was caught thirty miles from the scene after causing a traffic accident.

Phoenix, Arizona, January 7, 2010
A sixteen-year-old former student shot three students outside Esperanza Charter School. The shooter argued with two nineteen year olds and then shot them. A ten-year-old boy was also grazed with a bullet. Police believe the shooting was gang related.

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
Shreveport, Louisiana, December 11, 2009
A 28-year-old man shot an eighteen-year-old female student multiple times outside of Shreveport High School. The shooter waited at the school for her to arrive in the morning and is believed to have been involved with the teenager. The victim is expected to survive.

Woodbridge, Virginia, December 8, 2009
A twenty-year-old student fired twice at his math professor during class at Northern Virginia Community College. The shooter then put his gun down, left the classroom and was arrested without incident. Nobody was injured.

Brockton, Massachusetts, December 2, 2009
A seventeen-year-old former student was shot in both legs late in the afternoon at Brockton High School. He was shot near the gymnasium where approximately 100 students were participating in basketball tryouts.

Boston, Massachusetts, November 17, 2009
A 22-year-old man was shot while playing basketball in the evening at an elementary school. Police believe the shooting was gang-related.

Dallas, Texas, November 16, 2009
A Dallas schools maintenance man visiting Umphrey Lee Elementary School accidentally shot himself in the leg while talking with a custodian. No children were nearby when the shooting occurred.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 6, 2009
A fifteen-year-old shot a seventeen-year-old fellow student in the head on the school bus to CEP Miller School before fleeing. He was later arrested and found in possession of a handgun. Police believe the shooter was retaliating for being bullied by the victim.

Pineville, Louisiana, November 1, 2009
A nineteen year old fatally shot himself in the head with an SKS assault rifle. He was at a party with a group of people who were "playing" with the gun at 3 a.m.

Memphis, Tennessee, October 24, 2009
Four teenagers shot an AK-47 assault rifle in a wooded area behind Craigmont High School while school was in session. Two of the suspects, who were not students at the school, were parked outside the school in the fire lane, and apprehended by police with the weapon and a thirty-round magazine.

Long Beach, California, October 20, 2009
A sixteen-year-old female student was shot and killed, and two non-students, ages eighteen and twenty, were injured when someone opened fire as hundreds of people were leaving a Friday night football game at Woodrow Wilson High School. There was a school dance, with approximately 200 students, also happening at the school at the time of the shooting.

Southold, New York, October 8, 2009
A 28-year-old man fired a bullet that went through a window of Mattituck High School and grazed the head of an eighteen-year-old student sitting in class. The bullet was possibly fired from his home that is located near the 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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