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

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania. April 24, 2003. Principal of Red Lion Area Junior High is fatally shot in the chest by a 14-year old student, who then committed suicide, as students gather in the cafeteria for breakfast.

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New Orleans, Louisiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 14, 2003. One 15-year old was killed and three students wounded at John McDonough High School by gunfire from four teenagers in a gang-related shooting.

Tucson, Arizona, October 29, 2002. A student shot and killed three professors, and then himself, in a rampage at the University of Arizona School of Nursing, where he was a failing. Reportedly, he had told classmates about a year before that he had obtained a CCW permit.

October 7, 2002. Bowie, Maryland. A 13-year old by was shot and critically wounded by the DC-area sniper outside Benjamin Tasker Middle School.

New York, New York. January 15, 2002. Two students at Martin Luther King Junior High School in Manhattan were seriously wounded when an 18 year old opened fire in the school.

Caro, Michigan. November 12, 2001. A 17-year old student took two hostages and the Caro Learning Center with a .22-caliber rifle and a 20-gauge shotgun, before killing himself.

Ennis, Texas. May 15, 2001. A 16-year old sophomore upset over his relationship with a girl, took 17 hostages in English class, and shot and killed himself and the girl.

Gary, Indiana. March 30, 2001. A 17 year old expelled from Lew Wallace High School kills classmate.

Granite Hills, California. March 22, 2001. One teacher and three students wounded by a student at Granite Hills School.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Willamsport, Pennsylvania. March 7, 2001. Classmate wounded by a 14-year old girl, in the cafeteria of Bishop Neuman High School.

Santee, California. March 5, 2001. A 15-year old student killed two fellow students and wounded 13 others, while firing from a bathroom at Santana High School in San Diego County.

Baltimore, Maryland. January 17, 2001. A 17-year old student shot and killed in front of Lake Clifton-Eastern High School.

New Orleans, Louisiana. September 26, 2000. Two students wounded in a gunfight at Woodson Middle School.

Lake Worth, Florida. May 26, 2000. A 13-year old honor student killed his English teacher on the last day of classes after the teacher refused to let him talk to two girls in his classroom.

Prairie Grove, Arkansas. May 11, 2000. Seventh grade student injures police officer in a hay field north of the student's school after leaving campus in an apparent fit of rage.

Savannah, Georgia. March 10, 2000. Two students killed by a 19-year old while leaving a dance sponsored by Beach High School.

Mount Morris Township, Michigan. February 29, 2000. A 6-year old boy shot and killed a 6-year old girl at Buell Elementary School with a .32 caliber handgun.

Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. December 6, 1999. A 13-year old student, armed with a handgun, opened fire outside Fort Gibson Middle school, wounding four classmates.

Deming, New Mexico. November 19, 1999. A 12-year old boy came to school dressed in camouflage and shoots 13-year old girl with a .22 caliber as students were returning from lunch.

Conyers, Georgia. May 20, 1999. A 15-year old sophomore opens fire with a rifle and a handgun on Heritage High School students arriving for classes, injuring six.

Littleton, Colorado. April 20, 1999. Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed 15 students and a teacher and wounded 23 with two sawed-off shotguns and a TEC-DC9 before killing themselves at Columbine High School.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "The Columbine effect: A horrific roster of school shootings since 1999."



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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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