RECENT SHOOTINGS IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS
 

#1:

Date: May 1, 1992

Location: Oliverhurst, California

Weapons: Semi-automatic pistol

Description: Eric Houston, 20 killed four people and woundED 10 in an armed siege at his former high school in Oliverhurst, California.  Prosecutors said the attack was in retribution for a failing grade.   Houston was convicted and was given the death sentence.
 

#2:

Date: January 18, 1993

Location: Grayson, Kentucky

Weapons: Pistol

Description:Scott Pennington, 17, walked into Deanna McDavid's English class at East Carter High School in Grayson, Ky., and shot her in the head. He then shot janitor Marvin Hicks. Pennington was sentenced to life without parole.

#3:

Date: October 30, 1995

Location: Richmond, Virginia

Description: Edward Earl Spellman, 18 shot and wounded four students outside his high school.

#4:

Date: February 2, 1996

Location: Moses Lake, Washington

Weapons: Assault rifle

Description: A 14-year-old student upset at peers turned an assault rifle on his algebra class, killing two classmates and a teacher, in the central Washington city of Moses Lake.  Barry Lokaitis was sentenced to two mandatory life terms for the attack at Frontier Junior High School.
 

#4:

Date: July 26, 1996

Location: Los Angeles, California

Description: High School Junior Yohao Albert Rivas, 18, shot and wounded two classmates in a stairwell on campus.
 

#5:

Date: February 19, 1997

Location: Bethel, Alaska

Weapons: Shotgun

Description: A 16-year-old student upset with fellow classmates opens fire with a shotgun in a common area at the Bethel, Alaska, high school.  Killed are school principal Ron Edwards and classmate Josh Palacious.  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 prison terms.
 

#6:

Date: October 1, 1997

Location: Pearl, Mississippi

Weapons: .30 caliber hunting rifle

Description: A 16-year old student, Luke Woodham, beat his mother with a baseball bat and stabbed her to death with a butcher knife.  Later he drove to Pearl High School, where he opened fire and killed two students, including his ex-girl friend and wounding seven others.  Luke had frequently talked of visiting with "glowing red cloaked demons."  He has been sentenced to life in prison.
 

#7:

Date: December 1, 1997

Location: Paducah, Kentucky

Weapons: .22-caliber Ruger pistol

Description: Michael Carneal, age 14, a B student and son of a successful lawyer, fired twelve shots at a prayer group just after the group finished its pray assembly and was reciting their final "Amen", in Heath High School. Three students were killed and five wounded. Michael Carneal was small and pudgy for his age. Because of his size and demeanor he frequent was the victim of bulling and taunting by other Heath High school students. Following his arrest Michael expressed appreciation for his infamy.
 

#8:

Date: December 15, 1997

Location: Stamps, Arkansas

Description: Joseph "Colt" Todd, 14, is arrested in the sniper shooting of two students outside their high school.  The students recovered; Todd said the was tired of being picked on.

#9:

Date: March 24, 1998

Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas

Weapons: Remington .30-06 rifle, .44-caliber Ruger, Smith & Wesson .38 revolver, Remington 742, Universal .30-caliber rifle.

Description: Mitchell Johnson age 13 and Andrew Golden age 11, pulled a fire alarm that forced students and staff to exit the rear of the school onto a large playground. Johnson and Golden dressed in military type fatigues hide in a wooded area and fired at the students and staff as they were locked out of the building. Four students and one teacher were killed and 10 others were seriously wounded.
 

#10:

Date: April 24, 1998

Location: Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Weapons: Pistol

Description: In Edinboro, Pennsylvania, 14-year-old Andrew Wurst allegedly, fatally shot teacher, John Gillette, and wounded two students at an eight-grade dance.  The suspect, an eighth-grade student at J. W. Paker Middle School, had reportedly told students he planned to "make the dance memorable."
 

#11:

Date: May 19, 1998

Location: Fayetteville, Tennessee

Weapons: Pistol

Description: A high School senior shot and killed another student in the parking lot at Lincoln County High School, in Fayetteville, Tennessee, three days before they were to graduate. Jacob Davis, 18, confronted Nick Creson, 18, apparently because they had argued about a girl. After the shooting, Davis reportedly put the gun on the ground, sat down next to it and put his head in his hands.
 

#12:

Date: May 21, 1998

Location: Springfield, Oregon

Weapons: .22-caliber Ruger semi-automatic rifle, Glock 9mm pistol

Description: Using the semiautomatic rifle and a Glock 9mm pistol that his father bought him, Fifteen year old Kipland Kinkel, a day after he had been suspended from school for bring a pistol to school, returned the following day and killed two Thurston High School students and wounded 22 others. He also killed both of his parents the night before. In an Internet profile that he wrote about himself he stated that he liked "role-playing games, heavy-metal music, violent cartoons/TV and sugared cereal."
 

#13:

Date: January 8, 1999

Location: Carrollton, Georgia

Weapons: .22-caliber pistol

Description: Following a fight with his girlfriend, a 17 year old male entered a remote restroom in the science wing of Central High School and shot his girl friend, killing her. The suspect then shot himself to death with a shot to the head.
 

#14:

Date: April 20, 1999

Location: Littleton, Colorado

Weapons: TEC-DC9 handgun, sawed-off double-barreled shotgun, pump-action shotgun, 9mm semi-automatic rifle and multiple pipe bombs.

Description: Two alleged gang members or wannabe’s entered Columbine High School and shot and killed twelve students and a teacher. Eric Harris age 18 and Dylan Klebold age 17 also wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Both suspects apparently told others that they were going to commit this act, including a parent or a fellow student the night before and had written about it in papers, notebooks and class assignments.
 

#15:

Date: May 20, 1999

Location: Conyers, Georgia

Weapons: .22-caliber rifle, .357 magnum pistol
 

Description: Fifteen year-old T. J. Solomon entered Heritage High School and opened fire. Six students were injured and Solomon reportedly threatened to shoot himself in the head with the revolver before an assistant principal disarmed Solomon.
 

#16

Date:  November 19, 1999

Location: Deming, New Mexico

Description: A 13-year-old girl was shot in the head in school and died the next day.  A 12-year-old boy later pleaded guilty.
 

#17

Date: Monday, December 5, 1999

Location: Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

Weapons: 9mm semi-automatic with 200 rounds of ammo

Description: Suspect Seth Trickey, an A-student and popular teenager at Fort Gibson Middle School allegedly pulled the gun from his backpack while standing in front of the school. Witnesses stated that he then fired 15 rounds into a crowd of about 70 students, wounding four of them.
 

#18

Date: January 19, 2000

Location: New Port Richey, Florida

Description: Steven Moschella 17, later begged forgiveness in the shooting that killed 16-year-old Ted Niziol, Jr. in the parking lot at Ridgewood High School.
 

#19

Date: February 29, 2000

Location: Mount Morris Township, Michigan 

Description: 6-year-old Kayla was in class at Buell Elementary School when she was shot once in the chest witha .32-caliber semiautomatic pistol.  Police said a six-year-old boy pulled the trigger, usin a gun he found in a shoe box inside the "flophouse" where he had been living.  Shortly thereafter, his mother was arrested for dealing crack cocaine.  His father was already in prison at the time of the shooting.
 

#20

Date: May 26, 2000 

Location: Lake Worth, Florida

Description: A 13-year-old honor student killed his teacher, Barry Grunow, on the last day of school.  Nathaniel Brazill is charged with first-degree murder.
 

#21

Date: January 10, 2001 

Location: Oxnard, California

Description: A male student, holding a female student hostage, was fatally shot by the Oxnard Police SWAT team in the Hueneme High School quad as students were finishing lunch.
 

#22

Date: March 5, 2001 

Location: Santee, California

Description: 15 year-old Andy Williams entered Santana High School in suburban San Diego and proceeded to fire randomly into crowds of students.  He killed 14-year-old Bryan Zuckor and 17-year-old Randy Gordon and wounded 13 others.  The .22-caliber handgun was kept locked in his father's cabinet.  No motive has been determined.
 

#23

Date: March 7, 2001

Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Description: Student Elizabeth Bush took a loaded .22-caliber revolver from her home to Bishop Neumann Junior-Senior High School and sat through a Mass where prayers were said for the students killed two days earlier at Santana High.  She then went to the school's cafeteria and fired the gun, which belonged to her father, at fellow student Kim Marchese, wounding her in the right shoulder.  Bush was described by other students as an "outsider".
 

#24

Date: March 22, 2001

Location: El Cajon, California

Description: Granite Hills High School senior Jason Hoffman knelt next to a tree in the school's small quadrangle and fired at fellow students with a 12-gauge shotgun.  He wounded three students and two teachers.  The high school is in the same district as Santana High.