Columbine to Newtown: A tragic list of school shootings since 1999
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.
Shreveport, Louisiana, December 11, 2009
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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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