has been caught off gaurd by all the shootings taking
place all over the U.S. It has an effect on not only our own thinking,
but the thinking of the prototype shooters we see in Dylan Klebold or
the numerous others. This shows how detremental these shootings are to
our society as a whole.
one of these kids has a reason for shooting up there schools, and it isn't
like they were left to starve as small children, or had to live in a cardboard
box. It usually starts with teasing or some type of mental abuse. Something
that would usually seem completely harmless can wind up in a school shooting.
Here are some brief descriptions of these shootings:
student in Fort Gibson, Okla., arrived at school and opened fire with
his father's 9 mm semiautomatic handgun. There were no deaths but five
of his classmates were injued, four from gunshot wounds and a fifth
who suffered bruises in the chaos.
boy shot and killed a female classmate at the end of lunch hour outside
a middle school in Deming, N.M., about 33 miles from the Mexican border.
The boy was wearing a camouflage jacket when he allegedly fired the
single shot from a .22-caliber handgun.
men wearing long, black trench coats opened fire in a suburban high
school in Littleton, Colo., injuring as many as 20 students. In all,
15 were killed, including the two gunmen.
teacher and a female guidance counselor are shot in a hallway at a Richmond,
Va., high school. The man suffers an injury to the abdomen that wasnt
life threatening; the woman is reportedly grazed.
student in Springfield, Ore., expelled the day before for bringing a
gun to school, allegedly opens fire in the school cafeteria. Two students
are killed. The suspects parents are later found shot dead in
sixth-grade boys had a hit list and were plotting to kill
fellow classmates on the last day of school in a sniper attack during
a false fire alarm.
boy dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Onalaska,
Wash. 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.
girl is shot and wounded at a suburban Houston high school when a gun
in the backpack of a 17-year-old classmate goes off in a biology class.
The boy is charged with a third-degree felony for taking a gun to school.
are suspended from school in Johnston, R.I., after being accused of
writing and handing out threatening notes to classmates. The notes said
things such as, All your friends are dead. The boys are
ordered to remain out of school until they have been evaluated to determine
whether they are dangerous.
days before his graduation, an 18-year-old honor student allegedly opens
fire in a parking lot at Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville,
Tenn., killing a classmate who was dating his ex-girlfriend.
boys are shot to death and a third is wounded as they played basketball
at a Pomona, Calif., elementary school hours after classes had ended.
A 14-year-old boy is charged; the shooting is blamed on rivalry between
two groups of youths.
science teacher is shot to death in front of students at graduation
dance in Edinboro, Pa. A 14-year-old student at James W. Parker Middle
School is charged.
girls and a teacher are shot to death and 10 others wounded during a
false fire alarm at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Ark., when
two boys, ages 11 and 13, open fire from the woods. Both are convicted
in juvenile court of murder and can be held up to age 21.
students are killed and five others wounded while they take part in
a prayer circle in a hallway at Heath High School in West Paducah, Ky.
A 14-year-old student pleads guilty but mentally ill to murder and is
serving life in prison. One of the wounded girls is left paralyzed.
outcast in Pearl, Miss., 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. The 16-year-old is sentenced to life in
prison. Two others await trial on accessory charges.
student opens fire with a shotgun in a common area at the Bethel, Alaska,
high school, killing the principal and a student. Two other students
are wounded. Authorities later accuse two other students of knowing
the shootings would take place. Evan Ramsey was sentenced to two 99-year
boy wearing a trench coat 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 Moses