Category: School shootings

Chris Harper-Mercer – (Umpqua Community College shooting, 2015)

October 12, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Chris Harper-Mercer (Umpqua Community College shooting, 2015) – opened fire at Umpqua Community College October 1, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon, killing nine of his classmates and wounding nine others before committing suicide as police closed in on him. Mercer, 26, singled out Christians, shooting students brave enough to pledge allegiance to their Christian faith. Mercer, whose mother said he suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form …

Aaron Ray Ybarra – Seattle Pacific University shooting (2014)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Aaron Ray Ybarra (Seattle Pacific University shooting, 2014) – stormed into a science and engineering building at Seattle Pacific University killing one student and injuring two others on June 5, 2014. Ybarra’s plan to kill as many people as possible including himself was thwarted by a student building monitor who pepper sprayed and tackled him as he reloaded. The 26-year-old had been treated and medicated …

Jose Reyes – Sparks Middle School shooting (2013)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Jose Reyes (Sparks Middle School shooting, 2013) – shot and killed a teacher and wounded two others before killing himself at Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nevada. Reyes, 12-years-old at the time, had been placed on generic Prozac just three days before the October 21 shooting. The child complained of being bullied at school and possessed a collection of first-person shooter video games. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/13/jose-reyes_n_5319148.html

Adam Lanza – Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (2012)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, 2012) – shot and killed his mother before traveling to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut where he murdered 20 children and six teachers before killing himself on December 14, 2012. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of 13, Lanza suffered from developmental and anti-social issues most of his life. Lanza, age 20 at the time …

Steven Kazmierczak – Northern Illinois University shooting (2008)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Steven Kazmierczak (Northern Illinois University shooting, 2008) – shot and killed five people and wounded 21 at Northern Illinois University before killing himself in DeKalb, Illinois on February 14, 2008. Kazmierczak, 27, had a history of suicide attempts and was treated for psychiatric issues more than once. He was taking several medications including Xanax, Ambien and Prozac, the latter of which he quit three weeks …

Cho Seung-Hui – Virginia Tech shooting (2007)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Cho Seung-Hui (Virginia Tech shooting, 2007) – fatally shot 29 students and five teachers at Virginia Tech before turning the gun on himself April 16, 2007 in Blacksburg, Virginia. The 23-year-old South Korean native was accused twice of stalking female students in 2005 and later hospitalized at a psychiatric hospital that same year after making suicidal statements to a suite mate. A Freedom of Information …

Jeff Weise – Red Lake High School shooting (2005)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Jeff Weise (Red Lake High School shooting, 2005) – shot and killed his grandfather and his grandfather’s girlfriend before going Red Lake High School, killing five students, a teacher, a security guard and wounding 12 others March 22, 2005. The 16-year-old turned the gun on himself after being shot by police three times in the lower back, leg and right arm. Weise was reportedly suicidal, …

Cory Baadsgaard – Wahluke High School shooting (2001)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Cory Baadsgaard (Wahluke High School shooting, 2001) – took a high powered rifle into his third-period English class at Wahluke High School in Mattawa, Washington, herding his classmates and teacher into a corner and holding them hostage for 45 minutes on April 10, 2001. Fortunately, no one was injured as the school’s principal was able to convince Baadsgaard to give up his gun. The 16-year-old …

Jason Hoffman – Granite Hills High School shooting (2001)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Jason Hoffman (Granite Hills High School shooting, 2001) – opened fire at Granite Hills High School, injuring three students and two teachers March 22, 2001 in El Cajon, California, a suburb of San Diego. Hoffman,18-years-old at the time of the rampage, had been diagnosed as being clinically depressed and was taking the antidepressants Celexa and Effexor prior to the shooting. Hoffman’s mother said her son …

Elizabeth Bush – Bishop Neumann High School shooting (2001)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Elizabeth Bush (Bishop Neumann High School shooting, 2001) – shot and wounded 13-year-old Kimberley Marchese at Bishop Neumann Junior-Senior High School in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on March 7, 2001. Bush, 14-years-old at the time of the shooting, said she targeted Marchese because she was bullied by her and other students. Bush suffered from depression and was taking the antidepressant Paxil at the time of the attack. …