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

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Chicago, Illinois. January 9, 2009. A gunman began shooting indiscriminately from a car into a crowd of people that were leaving a basketball game at Paul Laurence Dunbar Vocational Career Academy. Five people were injured.

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New Castle, Delaware. January 8, 2009. One person was shot and injured outside of William Penn High School after a basketball game.

North Manheim, Pennsylvania. December 18, 2009. A 17-year old was arrested for plotting to shoot students at Blue Mountain High School. Police found multiple weapons and paramilitary gear at his home.

Montco, Pennsylvania. December 4, 2008. A 15-year old was institutionalized after stealing three guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from his father, and plotting to shoot other students and himself at Pottstown High School. Police began investigating when the father reported the guns stolen. The boy later admitted to the shooting plot and pled guilty to attempted first degree murder.

Savannah, Georgia. November 21, 2008. A 19 year old student shot a fellow student twice after the two argued at Savannah State University. All staff and students were notified and buildings on campus were locked down until the shooter was arrested.

St. George, Utah. November 15, 2008. A 15-year old student died from injuries after the gun he was holding discharged at Desert Hills High School. The gun was a prop for the school play and was loaded with blanks.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida. November 12, 2008. A 15 year old female student shot and killed a 15-year-old classmate in a hallway at Dillard High School. The two girls had been friends for years, but had issues recently. The shooter may have gotten the gun from her grandfather, her guardian, who had a concealed carry permit.

Big Bear, California. October 29, 2008. Five teenage boys were arrested for plotting to shoot students, teachers, and staff at Big Bear High School. Other students overheard their plans and alerted authorities.

Conway, Arkansas. October 26, 2008. Several men in a car drove up to a dormitory at the University of Central Arkansas and opened fire, killing two students and injuring a third person. The police believe the victims were targeted.

San Antonio, Texas. October 13, 2008. A librarian shot and killed a fellow librarian at Northeast Lakeview Community College library, where the two men worked.

Willoughby, Ohio. September 2, 2008. A 15 year old student fired two shots in a hallway at Willoughby South High School. It is believed the boy planned to kill himself in front of his girlfriend.

Portland, Oregon. August 29, 2008. An unidentified shooter fired five or six shots into a crowd leaving a football game at Madison High School. Shortly before the shooting, police arrested a 14-year old carrying a gun in a separate incident nearby.

Opelousas, Louisiana. August 26, 2008. Three students were arrested after shots were fired at the T.H. Harris campus of Louisiana Technical College. No one was injured.

Knoxville, Tennessee. August 21, 2008. A 15-year old fatally shot a fellow 15-year old classmate in the cafeteria at Central High School.

Phoenix, Arizona. July 24, 2008. A former student shot three people in a computer lab at South Mountain Community College. The gunman had a longstanding disagreement with one of the victims.

Boca Raton, Florida. April 30, 2008. One person was injured at Florida Atlantic University when a man pulled a gun and fired twice during a fight at a party. The University was locked down until the shooter was arrested.

Washington, DC. April 29, 2008. A student shot two people at Excel Institute, a vocational school, and then stole two cars as fled from the police.

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Omaha, Nebraska. April 24, 2008. An eighth grader was shot in the face during a soccer game at King Science and Technology Magnet Middle School.

Hayward, California. March 31, 2008. A 17-year old boy was shot in the leg at Royal Sunset Continuation School. Three other students are believed to have been involved in the shooting.

Chicago, Illinois. March 29, 2008. An 18-year old died after being shot by a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old outside Simeon Career Academy shortly after Saturday classes let out. There had been a several fights leading up to the shooting.


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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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