Every single decade politicians exploit these tragedies in order to disarm the people which only leads to law-abiding people being in defenseless situations. Guns aren’t the problem. The federal government is the problem! The only people to blame for these tragedies are the politicians who strip us of our 2nd Amendment rights. It’s passed time for us to exercise our rights granted by the entire 2nd Amendment, and I’m not talking about just the part about the “right to keep and bear arms”. I’m also talking about the assembly of militias to bring a new revolution.

These tactics are examples of the failed, grotesque insistence on helpless victim zones where any crazed gunman can be assured of a large number of disarmed, undefended, helpless victims, all crammed into one place, where he can kill many children before an armed defender arrives from elsewhere. It is disturbing and sick that the federal government so hates the right of the American people to bear arms, and so hates their natural right to self defense, that the government insists on making them helpless, disarmed victims for anyone who cares to kill them.

The government is complicit in the deaths of these children, and in fact an accessory to their mass murder, by forcibly disarming (with the very real threat of prison) all the teachers, all the staff, and any parent who may have been on school property. That stupid law guaranteed the shooters would meet no immediate armed resistance, which is exactly what is needed to stop such an attack.

In such a shooting (as in every criminal attack), seconds count, and the people best positioned to stop the attack are the people on the scene – the intended victims and/or their care-takers. In this case, that would mean the teachers and staff of the school, and also the parents, who should have the ability to save the lives of their own children as they take them to and from school.

The two most notable U.S. school shootings in the early 1970s were the Jackson State killings in May 1970, where police opened fire on the campus of Jackson State University, and the Kent State shootings also in May 1970 where the National Guard opened fire on the campus of Kent State University.

Here is a complete, extensive list of school shootings that occurred last time certain firearms were banned. Notice how many of these dates were exactly 30 days after the previous shooting. This list proves that legislation of firearms has been absolutely futile.


  • November 2, 1853 Louisville, Kentucky: A student named Matthew Ward, bought a self-cocking pistol in the morning, went to school and killed Schoolmaster Mr. Butler for excessively punishing his brother the day before. Even though he shot the Schoolmaster point blank in front of his classmates, he was acquitted.
  • June 8, 1867 New York City: At Public School No. 18, a 13 year old boy brought a pistol without the knowledge of his parents or school-teachers, and shot and injured a classmate.
  • December 22, 1868 Chattanooga, Tennessee: A boy who refused to be whipped and left school, returned with his brother and a friend, the next day to seek revenge on his teacher. Not finding the teacher at the school, they continued to his house, where a gun battle rang out, leaving three dead. Only the brother survived.
  • March 9, 1873 Salisbury, Maryland: After school as Ms. Shockley was walking with four small children, she was approached by a Mr. Hall and shot. The Schoolmaster ran out, but she was dead instantly. Hall threw himself under a train that night.
  • May 24, 1879 Lancaster, New York: As the carriage loaded with female students was pulling out of the school’s stables, Frank Shugart, a telegraph operator, shot and severely injured Mr. Carr, Superintendent of the stables.
  • July 4, 1886 Charleston, South Carolina: During Sunday school, Emma Connelly shot and killed John Steedley for “circulating slanderous reports” about her, even though her brother publicly whipped him a few days earlier.
  • June 12, 1887 Cleveland, Tennessee: Will Guess went to the school and fatally shot Ms. Irene Fann, his little sister’s teacher, for whipping her the day before.
  • June 13, 1889 New Brunswick, New Jersey: Charles Crawford upset over an argument with a school Trustee, went up to the window and fired a pistol into a crowded school room. The bullet lodged in the wall just above the teacher’s head.
  • April 9, 1891 Newburgh, New York: James Foster fired a shotgun at a group of students in the playground of St. Mary’s Parochial School, causing minor injuries to several of the students. The majority of attacks during this time period by students on other students or teachers, usually involved stabbing with knives, or hitting with stones. This was the first known mass shooting in the U.S. where students were shot.


  • February 26, 1902 Camargo, Illinois: Teacher Fletcher R. Barnett shot and killed another teacher, Eva C. Wiseman, in front of her class at a school near Camargo, Illinois. After shooting at a pupil who came to help Miss Wiseman and wounding himself in a failed suicide attempt he waited in the classroom until a group of farmers came to lynch him. He then ran out of the school building, grabbed a shotgun from one of the farmers and shot himself, before running away and leaping into a well where he finally drowned. The incident was likely sparked by Wiseman’s refusal to marry Barnett.
  • February 24, 1903 Inman, South Carolina: Edward Foster, a 17-year-old student at Inman High school, was shot and fatally wounded by his teacher Reuben Pitts after he had jerked a rod from Pitts’ hands to resist punishment. According to the teacher, Foster struck the pistol Pitts had drawn to defend himself, thus causing its discharge. Pitts was later acquitted of murder.
  • October 10, 1906 Cleveland, Ohio: Harry Smith shot and killed 22-year-old teacher Mary Shepard at South Euclid School after she had rejected him. Smith escaped and committed suicide in a barn near his home two hours later.
  • March 23, 1907 Carmi, Illinois: George Nicholson shot and killed John Kurd during a school rehearsal. The motive for the shooting was Kurd making a disparaging remark about Nicholson’s daughter during her recital.
  • March 11, 1908 Boston, Massachusetts: Elizabeth Bailey Hardee was shot to death by Sarah Chamberlain Weed at the Laurens School, a finishing school in Boston. Weed then turned the gun on herself and committed suicide.
  • April 15, 1908 Asheville, North Carolina: Dr. C. O. Swinney shot and fatally wounded his 16-year-old daughter Nellie in a reception room at Normal and Collegiate Institute. He then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
  • February 12, 1909 San Francisco, California: 10-year-old Dorothy Malakanoff was shot and killed by 49-year-old Demetri Tereaschinko as she arrived at her school in San Francisco. Tereaschinko then shot himself in a failed suicide attempt. Tereaschinko was reportedly upset that Malakanoff refused to elope with him.
  • January 10, 1912 Warrenville, Illinois: Sylvester E. Adams shot and killed teacher Edith Smith after she rejected his advances. Adams then shot and killed himself. The incident took place in a schoolhouse about a mile outside of Warrenville after the students had been dismissed for the day.
  • March 27, 1919 Lodi Township, Michigan: 19-year-old teacher Irma Casler was shot and killed in her classroom at Rentschler school in Lodi Township, Michigan by Robert Warner, apparently because she had rejected his advances.
  • April 2, 1921 Syracuse, New York: Professor Holmes Beckwith shot and killed dean J. Herman Wharton in his office at Syracuse University before committing suicide.
  • February 15, 1927 Hempstead, New York: James O’Donnell, 18-year-old senior at Hempstead High School, shot himself to death on the stage in the school’s auditorium. A suicide note stated that O’Donnell killed himself to lessen the financial burden on his family.
  • May 18, 1927 Bath, Michigan: School treasurer Andrew Kehoe, after killing his wife and destroying his house and farm, blew up the Bath Consolidated School by detonating dynamite in the basement of the school, killing 38 people, mostly children. He then pulled up to the school in his Ford car, then set off a truck bomb, killing himself and four others. Only one shot was fired in order to detonate dynamite in the car. This was deadliest act of mass murder at a school in the United States.
  • May 22, 1930 Ringe, Minnesota: Margaret Wegman, 20-year-old teacher at the local rural school, was shot and killed in the school by 24-year-old Douglas Petersen.
  • May 28, 1931 Duluth, Minnesota: Katherine McMillen, 24-year-old teacher at the Howard Gensen rural school near Duluth, was accidentally shot and killed by a revolver brought to school by a pupil.
  • February 15, 1933 Downey, California: Dr. Vernon Blythe shot and killed his wife Eleanor, as well as his 8-year old son Robert at Gallatin grammar school and committed suicide after firing three more shots at his other son Vernon. His wife, who had been a teacher at the school, had filed for divorce the week before.
  • September 14, 1934 Gill, Massachusetts: Headmaster Elliott Speer was murdered by a shotgun blast through the window of his study at Northfield Mount Hermon School. The crime was never solved.
  • March 27, 1935 Medora, North Dakota: Emily Hartl, 24-year-old teacher at the Manlon school northwest of Medora, was shot and killed at the school by 28-year-old Harry McGill, a former suitor.
  • December 12, 1935 New York City, New York: Victor Koussow, a Russian laboratory worker at the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, shot Prof. Arthur Taylor Rowe, Prof. Paul B. Wiberg, and wounded Dr. William H. Crawford at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, before committing suicide.
  • April 27, 1936 Lincoln, Nebraska: Professor John Weller shot and wounded Prof. Harry Kurz in a corridor of the University of Nebraska, apparently because of his impending dismissal at the end of the semester. After shooting Kurz Weller tried to escape, but was surrounded by police on the campus, whereupon he killed himself with a shot in the chest.
  • June 4, 1936 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Wesley Crow shot and killed his Lehigh University English instructor, C. Wesley Phy. Crow went to Phy’s office and demanded that Mr. Phy change his grade to a passing mark. Crow committed suicide after shooting Phy.
  • September 24, 1937 Toledo, Ohio: 12-year-old Robert Snyder shot and wounded his principal, June Mapes, in her office at Arlington public school when she declined his request to call a classmate. He then fled the school grounds and shot and wounded himself.


  • May 6, 1940 South Pasadena, California: After being removed as principal of South Pasadena Junior High School, Verlin Spencer shot six school officials, killing five, before attempting to commit suicide by shooting himself in the stomach.
  • May 23, 1940 New York City, New York: Infuriated by a grievance, Matthew Gillespie, 62-year-old janitor at the junior school of the Dwight School for Girls, shot and critically wounded Mrs. Marshall Coxe, secretary of the junior school.
  • July 4, 1940 Valhalla, New York: Angered by the refusal of his 15 year old daughter Melba to leave a boarding school and return to his home, Joseph Moshell visited the school and shot and killed the girl.
  • September 12, 1940 Uniontown, Pennsylvania: 29-year-old teacher Carolyn Dellamea is shot to death inside her third grade classroom by 35-year-old William Kuhns. Kuhns then shot himself in the chest in a failed suicide attempt. Kuhns had reportedly been courting Dellamea for over a year but the relationship was ended when Dellamea discovered that Kuhns was already married.
  • October 2, 1942 New York City, New York: Erwin Goodman, 36-year-old mathematics teacher at William J. Gaynor Junior High School, was shot and killed in the school corridor by a youth.
  • February 23, 1943 Port Chester, New York: Harry Wyman, 13-year-old, shot himself dead at the Harvey School, a boys’ preparatory school.
  • February 5, 1947 Madill, Oklahoma: 1st grade teacher Jessie Laird, 40-years-old, was shot to death in her classroom, during recess, by her estranged husband, Ellis Laird, 62-years-old. Laird then fatally shot himself.
  • June 26, 1946 Brooklyn, New York: A 15-year-old schoolboy who balked at turning over his pocket money to a gang of seven youths was shot in the chest at 11:30 A.M. in the basement of the Public School 147 annex of the Brooklyn High School for Automotive Trades.
  • November 24, 1946 New York City, New York: A 13-year-old student at St. Benedict’s Parochial School, shot and fatally wounded himself while sitting in an audience watching a school play.
  • December 24, 1948 New York City, New York: A 14-year-old boy was wounded fatally by an accidental shot from the .22-caliber rifle of a fellow-student … the youth was shot in the head when he chanced into range where Robert Ross, 17, of Brooklyn, was shooting at a target near a lake on the school property.
  • March 11, 1949 New York City, New York: A 16-year-old student at Stuyvesant High School was accidentally shot in the arm by a fellow student who was ‘showing off’ with a pistol in a classroom.
  • November 13, 1949 Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University freshman James Heer grabbed a .45 caliber handgun from the room of a Delta Tau Delta fraternity brother and shot and killed his fraternity brother Jack McKeown, 21, an Ohio State senior.


  • April 25, 1950 Peru, Nebraska: Dr. William Nicholas, 48, president of Peru State College and Dr. Paul Maxwell, 56, education department head, were shot to death at their desks by Dr. Barney Baker, 54-year-old psychology professor. Baker was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot at his home on campus.
  • July 22, 1950 New York City, New York: A 16-year-old boy was shot in the wrist and abdomen at the Public School 141 dance… during an argument with a former classmate.
  • March 12, 1951 Union Mills, North Carolina: Professor W. E. Sweatt, superintendent and teacher at the Alexander school, was shot to death by students Billy Ray Powell, 16, and Hugh Justice, 19. The assailants had been reprimanded by Sweatt, and they waited for the him as he locked his office door.
  • June 4, 1951 New York City, New York: Carl Arch, a 50-year-old intruder to a girl’s gym class, was shot and killed by a police officer, at Manhattan’s Central Commercial High School.
  • November 27, 1951 New York City, New York: David Brooks, a 15-year-old student, was fatally shot as fellow-pupils looked on in a grade school.
  • April 9, 1952 New York City, New York: A 15-year-old boarding-school student shot a dean rather than relinquish pin-up pictures of girls in bathing suits.
  • July 14, 1952 New York City, New York: Bayard Peakes walked in to the offices of the American Physical Society at Columbia University and shot and killed secretary Eileen Fahey with a .22 caliber pistol. Peakes was reportedly upset that the APS had rejected a pamphlet he had written.
  • September 3, 1952 Lawrenceville, Illinois: After 25-year-old Georgine Lyon ended her engagement with Charles Petrach, Petrach shot and killed Lyon in a classroom at Lawrenceville High School where she worked as a librarian.
  • November 20, 1952 New York City, New York: Rear Admiral E. E. Herrmann, 56 years old, superintendent of the Naval Postgraduate School, was found dead in his office with a bullet in his head. A service revolver was found by his side.
  • October 2, 1953 Chicago, Illinois: 14-year-old Patrick Colletta was shot to death by 14-year-old Bernice Turner in a classroom of Kelly High School in Chicago. It was reported that after Turner refused to date Colletta he handed her the gun and dared her to pull the trigger, telling her that the gun was “only a toy.” A coroner’s jury later ruled that the shooting was an accident.
  • October 8, 1953 New York City, New York: Larry Licitra, 17-year-old student at the Machine and Metal Trades High School, was shot and slightly wounded in the right shoulder in the lobby of the school while inspecting a handmade pistol owned by one of several students.
  • May 15, 1954 Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Putnam Davis Jr. was shot and killed during a fraternity house carnival at the Phi Delta Theta house at the University of North Carolina. William Joyner and Allen Long were shot and wounded during the exchange of gunfire in their fraternity bedroom. The incident took place after an all-night beer party. Mr. Long reported to the police that, while the three were drinking beer at 7 a.m., Davis pulled out a gun and started shooting with a gun he had obtained from the car of a former roommate.
  • January 11, 1955 Swarthmore, Pennsylvania: After some of his dorm mates urinated on his mattress Bob Bechtel, a 20-year-old student at Swarthmore College, returned to his dorm with a shotgun and used it to shoot and kill fellow student Holmes Strozier.
  • May 4, 1956 Prince George’s County, Maryland: 15-year-old student Billy Prevatte fatally shot one teacher and injured two others at Maryland Park Junior High School in Prince George’s County after he had been reprimanded from the school.
  • October 20, 1956 New York City, New York: A junior high school student was wounded in the forearm yesterday by another student armed with a home-made weapon at Booker T. Washington Junior High School.
  • October 2, 1957 New York City, New York: A 16-year old student was shot in the leg yesterday by a 15-year old classmate at a city high school.
  • March 4, 1958 New York City, New York: A 17-year-old student shot a boy in the Manual Training High School.
  • May 1, 1958 Massapequa, New York: A 15-year-old high school freshman was shot and killed by a classmate in a washroom of the Massapequa High School.
  • September 24, 1959 New York City, New York: Twenty-seven men and boys and an arsenal were seized in the Bronx as the police headed off a gang war resulting from the fatal shooting of a teenager Monday at Morris High School.


  • February 2, 1960 Hartford City, Indiana: Principal Leonard Redden shot and killed two teachers with a shotgun at William Reed Elementary School in Hartford City, Indiana, before fleeing into a remote forest, where he committed suicide.
  • March 30, 1960 Alice, Texas: Donna Dvorak, 14, brought a .22 target pistol to Dubose Junior High School, and fatally shot Bobby Whitford, 15, in their 9th grade science class. Dvorak believed Whitford posed a threat to one of her girlfriends.
  • June 7, 1960 Blaine, Minnesota: Lester Betts, a 40-year-old mail-carrier, walked into the office of 33-year-old principal Carson Hammond and shot him to death with a 12-gauge shotgun.
  • January 4, 1961 Delmont, South Dakota: Donald Kurtz, 17-year-old senior at Delmont High School, was fatally wounded by a .22 caliber bullet from a rifle. The shot, intended as a sound effect for a school play, hit him in the chest during a rehearsal just minutes before the play was to take place.
  • October 17, 1961 Denver, Colorado: Tennyson Beard, 14, got into an argument with William Hachmeister, 15, at Morey Junior High School. During the argument Beard pulled out a .38 caliber revolver and shot at Hachmeister, wounding him. A stray bullet also struck Deborah Faith Humphrey, 14, who died from her gunshot wound.
  • August 1, 1966 Austin, Texas: Charles Whitman climbs atop the observation deck at the University of Texas-Austin, killing 16 people and wounding 31 during a 96-minute shooting rampage.
  • November 12, 1966 Mesa, Arizona: Bob Smith, 18, took seven people hostage at Rose-Mar College of Beauty, a school for training beauticians. Smith ordered the hostages to lie down on the floor in a circle. He then proceeded to shoot them in the head with a 22-caliber pistol. Four women and a three-year-old girl died, one woman and a baby were injured but survived. Police arrested Smith after the massacre. Smith had reportedly admired Richard Speck and Charles Whitman.
  • January 30, 1968 Miami, Florida: 16-year-old Blanche Ward shot and killed fellow student Linda Lipscomb, 16, with a .22-caliber pistol at Miami Jackson High School. According to Ward, she was threatened with a razor by Lipscomb during an argument over a fountain pen, and in the ensuing struggle the gun went off.
  • February 8, 1968 Orangeburg, South Carolina: In the days leading up to February 8, 1968, about 200 mostly student protesters gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University, located in the city of Orangeburg, to protest the segregation of the All Star Bowling Lane. The bowling alley was owned by the late Harry K. Floyd. That night, students started a bonfire. As police attempted to put out the fire, an officer was injured by a thrown piece of banister. The police said they believed they were under attack by small weapons fire. The officers fired into the crowd, killing three young men: Samuel Hammond, Delano Middleton, and Henry Smith, and wounding twenty-seven others.
  • May 22, 1968 Miami, Florida: Ernest Lee Grissom, a 15-year-old student at Drew Junior High School, shot and seriously wounded a teacher and a 13-year-old student after he had been reprimanded for causing a disturbance.
  • January 17, 1969 Los Angeles, California: Two student members of the Black Panther Party, Alprentice Carter and John Huggins, were fatally shot during a student meeting inside Campbell Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles. The motive of the shooting regarded who would own the school’s African American Studies Center. The shooter, Claude Hubert, was never to be found but three other men were arrested in connection with the shooting.
  • November 19, 1969Tomah, Wisconsin: Principal Martin Mogensen is shot to death in his office by a 14-year-old boy armed with a 20 gauge shotgun.


The mid to late 1970s is considered the second most violent period in U.S. school history with a series of school shootings.

  • May 4, 1970 Kent, Ohio: The “Kent State shootings” (also known as the “May 4 massacre” or the “Kent State massacre”) occurred at Kent State University, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard! The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia, which President Richard Nixon announced in a television address on April 30. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance.
  • May 15, 1970 Jackson, Mississippi: The “Jackson State killings” occurred just 11 days after the “Kent State massacre” at Jackson State College (now Jackson State University). On May 14, 1970 a group of student protesters against the Vietnam War, specifically the United States invasion of Cambodia, were confronted by city and state police. Shortly after midnight, the police opened fire, killing two students and injuring twelve.
  • December 30, 1974 Olean, New York: Anthony Barbaro, a 17-year-old Regents scholar armed with a rifle and shotgun, kills three adults and wounds 11 others at his high school, which was closed for the Christmas holiday. Barbaro was reportedly a loner who kept a diary describing several “battle plans” for his attack on the school.
  • February 12, 1976 Detroit, Michigan: Six intruders, who according to police looked like junior high students or younger, entered Murray-Wright High School. According to the police they were searching for a student who had “stolen one of their girlfriends. Two teachers discovered the intruders and asked them to leave. A security guard escorted the intruders down a hallway as about six Murray-Wright students followed the intruders as they were leaving. Outside of the door to the school, two of the intruders brandished guns and fired into the group., shooting and injuring five students. One of the injured was treated and released and the others were treated at Henry Ford Hospital.
  • June 12, 1976 Fullerton, California: The school’s custodian opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle in the library on the California State University, Fullerton campus killing 7, and wounding 2.
  • February 22, 1978 Lansing, Michigan: After being taunted for his beliefs, a 15-year-old self-proclaimed Nazi, kills one student and wounds a second with a Luger pistol.
  • January 29, 1979 Pasadena, California: Grover Cleveland Elementary where 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer opened fire with a rifle, a gift from her father, killing 2 and wounding 9.


  • April 7, 1982 Littleton, Colorado: Deer Creek Jr. High School The gunman, 14-year-old Jason Rocha, was a student at Deer Creek. Rocha shot and killed 13 year-old Scott Darwin Michael.
  • January 20, 1983 St. Louis County, Missouri: Parkway South Middle School The eighth grade shooter brought a blue duffel bag containing two pistols and a murder/suicide note that outlined his intention to kill the next person heard speaking ill of his older brother, Ken, to school. He entered a study hall classroom and opened fire, hitting two fellow students. The first victim was fatally shot in the stomach, and the second victim received a non-fatal gunshot wound to the abdomen. He said, “No one will ever call my brother a pussy again.” then committed suicide.
  • May 17, 1984 Des Moines, Iowa: While students in a French class at Southeast Polk High School were taking a test in the hallway, a 17 year old boy shot and killed a 16 year old female student before firing a single shot into his own head, killing himself.
  • September 4, 1985 Richmond, Virginia: At the end of the second day of school at East End Middle School, a 12 year old boy shot a girl with his mother’s gun.
  • October 18, 1985 Detroit, Michigan: During halftime of the homecoming football game between Northwestern High School and Murray-Wright High School, a boy who was in a fight earlier that day pulled out a shotgun and opened fire, injuring six students.
  • November 26, 1985 Spanaway, Washington: A 14 year old girl shot two boys fatally, then killed herself with a .22-caliber rifle at Spanaway Junior High School.
  • December 9, 1985 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: At Archbishop Ryan High School for Boys, a 22 year old Mental health patient took 6 students hostage with what ended up being a starter pistol. No one was hurt in the ordeal.
  • December 10, 1985 Portland, Connecticut: At Portland Junior High School, the Principal was having a heated discussion with a 13 year old male eighth grader when he locked the boy inside an office. The student then pulled out a 9mm firearm and opened fire. The bullet shattered the glass door and struck the left forearm of the secretary, and the glass injured the Principal. The boy fled for the 2nd floor, where he shot a janitor in the head. The boy then took a seventh grader hostage. The boy’s father and another family member came to the school and talked to him over the intercom system. After 45 minutes, he tossed the gun out a school window and was taken into custody.
  • May 16, 1986 Cokeville, Wyoming: “The Cokeville Elementary School Hostage Crisis” In a ransom scheme, David and Doris Young, both in their forties, took 150 students and teachers hostage. Their demand for $300 million dollars came to an abrupt end when Doris accidentally set off a bomb, killing herself and injuring 78 students and teachers. David wounded John Miller, a teacher who was trying to flee, then killed himself.
  • March 2, 1987 Columbia, Missouri: Honors student Nathan Ferris, 12, killed a classmate and then himself.
  • April 16, 1987 Detroit, Michigan: A student at Murray-Wright High School entered the school parking lot and shot 17-year old Chester Jackson, a junior running back, in the head, killing him. He attacker went into the gymnasium and shot 18-year old Damon Matthews, a basketball player, in the face. Tomeka Turner, an 18-year old, was wounded. Risen said that Turner’s injuries occurred “apparently in the school’s corridors as the attacker fled the building. This was the 2nd shooting at this school with the previous one occurring 11 years prior.
  • December 16, 1987 Katy, Texas: A 15-year-old boy, Ramesh D. Tumalad, apparently despondent over love, shot himself to death in his Algebra class at Mayde Creek High School, as his classmates looked on. The girl with whom he was having romantic problems was among those in the class. The shooting occurred about 10:00AM; the teacher was standing near the door taking attendance when Ramesh, seated in the rear of room, shot himself.
  • May 20, 1988 Winnetka, Illinois: 30 year old Laurie Dann shot and killed one elementary school student and wounded five others, then took a family hostage and shot a man before killing herself.
  • September 26, 1988 Greenwood, South Carolina: In the cafeteria of the Oakland Elementary School 19 year-old James William Wilson Jr., shot and killed Shequilla Bradley, 8 and wounded eight other children with a 9-round .22 caliber pistol. He went into the girls restroom to reload where he was attacked by Kat Finkbeiner, a Physical Education teacher. James shot her in the hand and mouth. He then entered 3rd grade classroom and wounded six more students.
  • December 16, 1988 Virginia Beach, Virginia: Nicholas Elliott, 15, opened fire with a SWD Cobray M-11 semiautomatic pistol on his teachers at the Atlantic Shores Christian School. His first shots struck teacher Karen Farley in the arm; when she went down he killed her at point blank range. Nicholas then injured Sam Marino. He turned the Cobray toward his classmates, but the gun jammed and he was quickly subdued by M. Hutchinson Matteson, a teacher, before he could fire another round.
  • January 17, 1989 Stockton, California: Cleveland School massacre where 5 school children were killed and 30 wounded by a single gunman firing over 100 rounds into a schoolyard from an AK-47, in which the perpetrator later took his own life.


From the late 1980s to the early 1990s, the United States saw a sharp increase in gun violence in the schools. According to a survey conducted by The Harvard School of Public Health,15% [of students surveyed] said that they had carried a handgun on their person in the past 30 days, and 4% said that they had taken a handgun to school in the past year, which was a sharp increase from just five years earlier. By 1993, the United States saw one of the most violent periods in school shooting incidences. My question is, why out of all the shootings on this list, is Columbine the ONLY SHOOTING that people remember today?

  • May 1, 1992 Olivehurst, California: Eric Houston, 20, killed four people and wounded 10 in an armed siege at his former high school. Prosecutors said the attack was in retribution for a failing grade.
  • January 12, 1995 Seattle, Washington: A student left school during the day and returned with his grandfather’s 9mm. He wounded two students. The incident is portrayed in the documentary Cease Fire.
  • October 12, 1995 Blackville, South Carolina: A suspended student shot two math teachers with a .32 caliber revolver.
  • November 15, 1995 Lynnville, Tennessee: A 17-year-old boy shot and killed a student and teacher with a .22 rifle.
  • February 2, 1996 Moses Lake, Washington: A 14-year-old boy walks into algebra class with a hunting rifle and allegedly opens fire, killing the teacher and two students. A third student is injured during the shooting at a junior high school in.
  • February 19, 1997 Bethel, Alaska: A 16-year-old student opens fire with a shotgun in a common area at the Bethel High School, killing the principal and a student. Two other students are wounded.
  • October 1, 1997 Pearl, Mississippi: A 16-year-old is accused of killing his mother, then going to Pearl High School and shooting nine students. Two of them die, including the suspect’s ex-girlfriend.
  • December 1, 1997 West Paducah, Kentucky: Three students are killed and five others wounded at Heath High School. One of the wounded girls is left paralyzed.
  • March 24, 1998 Jonesboro, Arkansas: Four girls and a teacher are shot to death and 10 others wounded during a false fire alarm at Westside Middle School when two boys, ages 11 and 13, open fire from the woods.
  • April 24, 1998 Edinboro, Pennsylvania: A 48-year-old science teacher is shot to death in front of students at graduation dance.
  • April 28, 1998 Pomona, California: Two teenage boys are shot to death, and a third is wounded as they played basketball at an elementary school hours after classes had ended.
  • May 19, 1998 Fayetteville, Tennessee: Three days before his graduation, an 18-year-old honor student allegedly opens fire in a parking lot at Lincoln County High School killing a classmate who was dating his ex-girlfriend.
  • May 21, 1998 Houston, Texas: A 15-year-old girl is shot and wounded at a suburban high school when a gun in the backpack of a 17-year-old classmate goes off in a biology class.
  • May 21, 1998 Onalaska, Washington: A 15-year-old boy dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Earlier in the day, the boy boarded a high school bus with a gun in hand, ordered his girlfriend off the bus and took her to his home, where he shot himself.
  • May 21, 1998 Springfield, Oregon: A 15-year-old student who was expelled the day before for bringing a gun to school, allegedly opens fire in the school cafeteria. Two students are killed. The suspect’s parents are later found shot dead in their home.
  • June 15, 1998 Richmond, Virginia: A male teacher and a female guidance counselor are shot in a hallway at a high school. The man suffers an injury to the abdomen that wasn’t life threatening; the woman is reportedly grazed.
  • April 20, 1999 Littleton, Colorado: Two young men wearing long, black trench coats opened fire at Columbine High School injuring as many as 20 students. In all, 15 were killed, including the two gunmen. This was the 2nd shooting at a school in Littleton with the previous one occurring at the Deer Creek Junior High School in 1982.
  • May 20, 1999 Conyers, Georgia: Exactly a month after the shooting at Columbine High School a student opened fire at Heritage High School. There are no life-threatening injuries but six schoolmates were injured.


  • February 29, 2000 Mount Morris Township, Michigan: Six-year-old Dedric Darnell Owens fatally shot classmate Kayla Renee Rolland in a stairwell at Buell Elementary School before being taken into police custody.
  • May 26, 2000 Lake Worth, Florida: Lake Worth Middle School Florida teacher Barry Grunow was fatally shot by his student, 13-year-old Nathaniel Brazill, who had returned to school after being sent home at 1 p.m. by the assistant principal for throwing water balloons. Brazill returned to school on his bike with a 5 inch Raven and four bullets stolen from his grandfather the week before. Brazill was an honor student. Grunow was a popular teacher and Brazill’s favorite.
  • September 26, 2000 New Orleans, Louisiana: 13 year old Darrel Johnson went home after he was beaten up in a fight, then returned to Carter G. Woodson Middle School and fatally shot the student.
  • March 5, 2001 Santee, California: Charles Andrew Williams entered a boys’ bathroom at Santana High School and fatally shot a freshman. He then left the bathroom and began firing the revolver indiscriminately at other students, killing another. According to one witness, Williams repeatedly walked out of the bathroom, fired shots, then went back into the bathroom. The scene soon turned chaotic as students and teachers ducked or scrambled to safety. Williams reloaded his revolver at least once. A student teacher and campus security supervisor Peter Ruiz walked into the bathroom to try to stop Williams, but Williams aimed the revolver at Ruiz shooting him five times. As the student and supervisor walked out, Williams fired and hit Ruiz in the back. Two off-duty police officers who were visiting the school were alerted to the shooting; however, they were at different ends of the school. One of them approached the bathroom and called for backup. Police officers quickly arrived and charged the bathroom; they discovered Williams kneeling on the floor with the weapon in his hands.
  • March 30, 2001 Gary, Indiana: 17 year old Donald R. Burt Jr. shot and killed 16 year old Neal Boyd IV at Lew Wallace High School.
  • September 24, 2003 Cold Spring, Minnesota: John Jason McLaughlin, age 15, shot and killed 2 other boys at Rocori High School. McLaughlin brought a loaded .22-caliber handgun to school with the intention of killing Seth Bartell. He confronted Bartell in a basement hallway and fired two shots at him. The first shot wounded Bartell slightly in the chest while the second shot missed and hit Aaron Rollins in the neck. McLaughlin pursued Bartell as he fled into the gym and shot him in the forehead. At that point, gym coach Mark Johnson claims that McLaughlin aimed the gun at him. Johnson said he approached McLaughlin, raised his hand and shouted “No,” and that McLaughlin then removed the bullets from the weapon and dropped it. Johnson then secured the weapon and escorted the boy to the school office.
  • February 2, 2004 Washington, DC: James Richardson, 17, a student at Ballou High School, died after being shot several times in the chest. Another student with a wound to his leg was treated and released.
  • May 7, 2004 Randallstown, Maryland: Four teenagers leaving a charity basketball game at their high school were wounded in a drive-by shooting. Among the suspects was a 17-year-old student at the school who had been involved in an earlier incident over a girl.
  • March 21, 2005 Red Lake, Minnesota: Jeff Weise, 16, shot to death his grandfather and his grandfather’s girlfriend, and then went to Red Lake High School where he killed a security guard, a teacher, and five students, and wounded seven others, before killing himself.
  • November 8, 2005 Jacksboro, Tennessee: A 15 year old student named Kenny Bartley shot and killed his assistant principle Ken Bruce, and critically wounded 2 other administrators at Campbell County Comprehensive High School.
  • April 16, 2007 Blacksburg, Virginia: The “Virginia Tech massacre” was a school shooting that took place on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 othersin two separate attacks, approximately two hours apart, before committing suicide (another 6 people were injured escaping from classroom windows). The massacre is the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in U.S. history. It was the worst act of mass murder of college students since Syracuse University lost 35 students in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, and the second-deadliest act of mass murder at a school campus in the United States, behind the Bath School bombing of 1927.


  • February 27, 2012 Chardon, Ohio: T.J. Lane, 17, took a .22-caliber pistol and a knife to Chardon High School and fired 10 shots at a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table, killing 3 and wounding 2.
  • August 27, 2012 Baltimore, Maryland: Robert Gladden, 15, allegedly took a double barrel shotgun to Perry Hall High School and shot a 17 year old senior with Down syndrome in the lower back.
  • September 26, 2012 Stillwater, Oklahoma: Cade Poulos, 13, shot himself in the head right before classes started at Stillwater Junior High School.
  • November 30, 2012 Casper, Wyoming: 25 year old Christopher Krumm fatally shot a teacher at Casper Community College.
  • December 14, 2012 Newtown, Connecticut: 20 year old Ryan Lanza killed 27 including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and then committed suicide in the school. Ryan even fired into a kindergarten classroom taught by his mother. MANY eyewitnesses stated that there were 2 shooters, and some even said there were 3, but yet the media maintains that the gunman was alone. Below is the FULL police, fire rescue, and EMT raw audio from their radio frequency. During the first 40 minutes of the audio, 2 shooters are mentioned 3 different times!
I have several questions about this incident. 1st, where is/are the other shooter(s)? 2nd, why was the school “LOCKED DOWN” where NO ONE COULD ESCAPE?? Isn’t that a FIRE HAZARD? 3rd, why were the parents and students SEGREGATED by the police??? 4th, how the hell did federal agents get to the scene IMMEDIATELY AFTER???? This isn’t mentioned in the audio here, but you can see it in any of the videos of the live news footage right after the shooting stopped. Just like the James Holmes incident, NONE of the details match the “official story”!
  1. V.E.G. says:

    The Columbine High School Shooting has the Lanza connection:
    The very first Technicolor cartoon (ever) was made by Walter Lantz (his real family name was Lanza!) and it was made on April 20, 1930, 69 years to the day before the Columbine shooting!

  2. V.E.G. says:

    The school violence has been around since 1595. It began in what is now Great Britain.

  3. Vasilios, how is a cartoon relevant to anything on here other than the date it was produced? Adolf Hitler was born on 4-20-1889 (exactly 110 years before the Columbine shooting), but I didn’t mention that because there is no connection whatsoever. I’m not sure if you noticed, but this is a list of documented school shootings in the “United States”, not the entire world. I’m sure it began long before 1595, however I am only listing what is relevant in the country I life in. My entire point was that this has been happening for a very long, long, long time. If you’re gonna comment you should at least stick to the posted subject.

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