Category: School shootings

Charles Andrew Williams – Santee High School shooting (2001)

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Charles Andrew Williams (Santee High School shooting, 2001) – opened fire at Santana High School, killing two students and wounding 13 others on March 6, 2001. Having been bullied at school and sexually abused, Williams, 15, suffered from depression and thoughts of suicide before committing the violent attacks in Santee, California, an inland suburb of San Diego. It’s unclear if the teen was taking taking …

Buford O’Neal Furrow Jr. – Los Angeles Jewish Community Center shooting (1999)

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Buford O’Neal Furrow Jr. (Los Angeles Jewish Community Center shooting, 1999) – shot and killed five people in a Jewish day care in Granada Hills, California on August 10, 1999. Furrow later gunned down a mailman, killing him with nine bullets. Plagued with suicidal and homicidal thoughts, Furrow expressed desires to hurt others and himself. He showed up inebriated at a psychiatric hospital outside Seattle …

TJ Solomon – Heritage High School shooting (1999)

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TJ Solomon (Heritage High School shooting,1999) – shot and wounded six students at Heritage High School in Conyers, Georgia on May 20, 1999. Solomon, 15-years-old when he launched his attack, suffered from and was treated for depression, as well as was prescribed Ritalin. http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/time/1999/05/24/school.shooting.html

Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold – Columbine High School massacre (1999)

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Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold (Columbine High School massacre, 1999) – fatally shot 12 students, one teacher and wounded 26 others at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado April 20, 1999. They both committed suicide following the attack. Harris, 18, was being treated for depression and prescribed the antidepressant Luvox. Harris reportedly became obsessed with homicidal and suicidal thoughts, prompting doctors to switch his medication …

Kip Kinkel – Thurston High School shooting (1998)

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Kip Kinkel (Thurston High School shooting, 1998) – shot and killed his mother and father before loading his backpack with ammunition and three guns as he headed to Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon on May 21, 1998, killing two students and wounding 25 others. Kinkle, 15, was wrestled to the ground and kept there by five students until police arrived. Suffering from depression, Kinkle …

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

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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 …

Michael Carneal – Heath High School shooting (1997)

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Michael Carneal (Heath High School shooting, 1997) – fatally shot and killed three students and wounded five others at Heath High School in West Paducah, Kentucky on December 1, 1997. Carneal, 14, wrapped a shotgun and a rifle in a blanket, disguising them as an art project before taking them to school where he opened fire on a youth prayer group. Carneal was reportedly taking …

Barry Loukaitis – Frontier Middle School shooting (1996)

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Barry Loukaitis (Frontier Middle School shooting, 1996) – walked into Frontier Middle School in Moses Lake, Washington, fatally shooting his algebra teacher, two students and wounding one other on February 2, 1996. A few weeks before the shooting, Loukaitis’ mother filed for divorce and announced plans to kill herself in front of her husband and his suspected lover, forcing 14-year-old Barry to console her. Sent …

Patrick Purdy – Stockton schoolyard shooting (1989)

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Patrick Purdy (Stockton schoolyard shooting,1989) – opened fire at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California, killing five young children and wounding 30 more before turning the weapon on himself January 17, 1989. Purdy, 24, had an “extensive criminal history” including narcotics and weapon violations and soliciting for sex. Purdy was under psychiatric treatment and prescribed the anti-psychotic drug Thorazine and the antidepressant Amitriptyline when he …

James Wilson – Oakland Elementary School shooting (1988)

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James Wilson (Oakland Elementary School shooting, 1988) – opened fire at Oakland Elementary School in Greenwood, South Carolina where he killed two young girls and wounded 9 others on September 26, 1988. Wilson, 19-years-old at the time of the shooting, was admitted to a psychiatric ward at least three times during an eight month period leading up to the shooting. The teen’s father said he …