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

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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.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 14, 2009
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.

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Jacksonville, Florida.
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.

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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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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