Andrew Golden & Richard Mitchell Johnson – Jonesboro Westside Middle School shooting (1998)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Last modified July 15, 2015

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Andrew Golden and Richard Mitchell Johnson (Jonesboro Westside Middle School shooting, 1998) – opened fire at Jonesboro Westside Middle School, fatally shooting one teacher, four students and wounding 10 others in Jonesboro, Arkansas March 24,1998. Golden and Johnson, 13 and 11, pulled the school’s fire alarm, prompting a mass evacuation. The boys hid in a nearby field dressed in camouflage where they opened fire on students and faculty as they exited the building. The shooting was considered the first major schoolyard assault in US history. Some reports state that both boys were on Ritalin at the time of the shooting. http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=3717 http://rocklandvoice.com/opinion/were-spree-killers-on-psychiatric-drugs/]