The Associated Press
Mass shooters have killed hundreds of people throughout America’s history in areas such as shops, theaters and workplaces, but it is in schools and colleges where the massacre perhaps resonates most curiously – places full of children of tender age, Old students and teachers who aspire to new heights sow the seeds of knowledge, their journey falls short.
If a mass shooting is defined as the death of four or more people, excluding the perpetrator, then 169 people have been killed in 14 such incidents involving American schools and colleges – from the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Texas Till Tuesday’s shooting. This is according to databases compiled by the Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University and other Associated Press reporting:
Rob’s Elementary SchoolMay 2022, 21 dead
An 18-year-old gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, killing 19 children and two adults. Law enforcement killed the attacker.
oxford high schoolNovember 2021, 4 dead
A student at his school near Detroit in Oxford, Michigan is accused of killing four people and injuring others. Her trial is scheduled for September. Her parents have been charged with involuntary manslaughter; Officials say they ignored the warning signs.
Santa Fe High SchoolMay 2018, 10 dead
Authorities said a shooter opened fire on a high school in the Houston area, killing 10 people, most of them students. The 17-year-old suspect has been charged with murder.
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High SchoolFebruary 2018, 17 dead
An attack killed 14 students and three staff members at a school in Parkland, Florida, and injured several others. The 20-year-old suspect was charged with murder.
UMPQUA Community CollegeOctober 2015, 9 dead
In Roseburg, Oregon, a man killed nine people at a school and injured nine others, then killed himself.
Maryville-Pilchuk High SchoolOctober 2014, 4 dead
A 15-year-old at Marysville-Pilchuk High School in Washington state used text messages to lure several cousins and friends to his cafeteria table. He fatally shot four of them before killing himself.
University of California, Santa BarbaraMay 2014, 6 dead
Frustrated by sexual rejection, a 22-year-old college student stabbed or shot six students near a school in Isla Vista, California, and injured several others before killing himself.
sandy hook elementary schoolDecember 2012, 27 dead
A 19-year-old man murdered his mother at her home in Newtown, Connecticut, then went to nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 first graders and six teachers. He took his own life.
Oikos UniversityApril 2012, 7 dead
A former nursing student shot and killed seven people at a small private college in East Oakland, California. He died in prison in 2019.
Northern Illinois UniversityFebruary 2008, 5 dead
In DeKalb, Illinois, a 27-year-old former student shot and killed five people at a school and injured more than 20 people.
Virginia Tech UniversityApril 2007, 32 dead
In April 2007, a 23-year-old student killed 32 people on campus in Blacksburg, Virginia; More than two dozen others were injured. The gunman then shot himself.
West Nickel Mines Amish SchoolOctober 2006, 5 dead
A 32-year-old man broke into an Amish school home near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, sacked the boys, tied up the girls, and fatally shot five of them before killing himself. Five others were injured.
Red Lake High SchoolMarch 2005, 9 dead
A 16-year-old student killed his grandfather and the man’s partner at their Minnesota home, then went to nearby Red Lake High School, where he killed five students, a teacher and a security guard before shooting himself. inserted.
Columbine High SchoolApril 1999, 13 dead
Two students killed 12 of their peers and a teacher at school in Littleton, Colorado, and injured several others before killing themselves.