Columbine to Newtown: A tragic list of school shootings since 1999
Henrico, Virginia, September 16, 2009
A sixteen-year-old student with a handgun fired multiple shots in the parking lot of Virginia Randolph Community High School while school was in session. The gunman fled on foot, but was arrested without incident by police a short while later. Nobody was injured.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 14, 2009
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A sixteen-year-old student fired a shot into air in the parking lot of Creston High School. Nobody was injured. The next day another student was caught with a sawed off shotgun in his pants leg at the same school.
Stamford, Connecticut, September 8, 2009
A sixteen year old shot at a fellow student outside of Stamford Academy, a charter high school. Police believe the shooter and target had a previous dispute.
Atlanta, Georgia, September 3, 2009
Someone fired a gun multiple times during a fight on the campus of Clark Atlanta University, fatally injuring a nineteen-year-old student walking in the area with friends. The victim went to neighboring Spellman College.
San Bruno, California, September 2, 2009
One person got shot during a fight in a parking lot at Skyline College.
Houston, Texas, July 10, 2009
Six people were shot, including one student, in a drive by shooting at a community rally on the campus of Texas Southern University. Police believe the shooting to be gang related.
Parkersburg, Iowa, June 24, 2009
A 24-year-old man shot and killed his former high school football coach in the weight room of Aplington-Parkersburg High School. Several students were in the weight room at the time of the shooting, but no one else was injured. The shooter was arrested at a nearby home.
Lexington, Kentucky, June 9, 2009
A school employee shot and killed another employee at Leestown Middle School. School had ended for the year and no students from the school's summer programs were present during the shooting. The victim and shooter had clashed in the past.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 18, 2009
A 21-year-old man died after being shot at a Harvard University dormitory during an attempted drug robbery. Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting. Neither the victim nor the assailants were students at Harvard.
Larose, Louisiana, May 18, 2009
A fifteen year old fired a shot at a teacher before fleeing to a bathroom and shooting himself in the head at Larose-Cut Off Middle School. The teacher was not hit. The boy died several days later.
West Covina, California, May 4, 2009
Two teenagers, ages fifteen and sixteen, were charged with conspiracy to commit murder after plotting to shoot their classmates during a school assembly at Covina High School. Police found two loaded handguns at the home of the fifteen year old, and believe the teens stole them from the sixteen year old's stepfather. The police began investigating when the stepfather reported his handguns missing over a month ago.
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, May 1, 2009
A troubled seventeen year old shot himself in the stomach in the parking lot of Sheboygan North High School.
Hampton, Virginia, April 26, 2009
An eighteen-year-old former student followed a pizza deliveryman into his old dormitory, and shot the deliveryman, a dorm monitor, and himself at Hampton University. No students were injured and all of those who were hurt are expected to survive.
Dearborn, Michigan. April 10, 2009. A man shot and killed a female classmate and then himself at MacKenzie Fine Arts Center on the campus of Henry Ford Community College.
Dove Creek, Colorado. April 9, 2009. Two teens who were arrested in New Mexico for burglary had planned a shooting spree at Dove Creek High School in Colorado. The teens also planned to shoot the school's principal and the superintendent, as well as the County Sheriff and Undersheriff. Police found three guns in the teenagers' possession and seven more guns at the younger boy's home.
Jacksonville, Florida. March 10, 2009. At least one shot was fired during a fight that erupted among several students at Ribault High School before classes began. Nobody was injured, but two guns were recovered.
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Detroit, Michigan. February 17, 2009. A former student snuck into Central High School and was shot by another non-student at the end of the school day.
Wake County, North Carolina. February 12, 2009. A boy pulled a pistol out of his backpack and accidentally shot a 14 year old classmate in the leg while the two were on the bus to Zebulon Middle School.
El Monte, California. February 11, 2009. A third grader accidentally fired a gun while showing it to friends on the playground of Baker Elementary School. Nobody was injured, but there were approximately 100 other kids on the playground at the time of the shooting. The boy says he took the gun from his grandmother.
Clayton, North Carolina. January 27, 2009. Two teenagers were arrested for firing a gun in the parking lot of Clayton High School. A bullet struck the outside wall of the gymnasium, where a basketball game was in progress.
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