Incidents of violence at schools
has risen world-wide at an alarming rate
in the past several years. The purpose of this node is to chronicle
the incidents, not to pass judgement or promote gun control
I am only writing up incidents of gun violence
. I urge others to contribute write-ups on incidents that I have missed.
Mount Morris Township, Michigan
shot and mortally wounded another 6-year old, one day after the two had quarrelled in the schoolyard
, authorities said.
Nathaniel Abraham, one of the country's youngest murder defendants was convicted of second-degree murder for a shooting that occurred when he was 11.
Exactly one month after the Columbine
shootings, a 15 year old sophomore with two guns opened fire, wounding six classmates before surrendering to authorities.
Two heavily armed young men stormed a suburban Denver
high school and, in a shooting rampage on a scale unprecedented in an American school, killed 15 people including themselves and wounded another 28.
Quinshawn Booker, 14, is charged as an adult for opening fire in a crowded high school hallway. Booker, who allegedly was angry with another student, is accused of the wounding of a 45-year-old social studies teacher and a 74-year-old Head Start volunteer. Booker pleaded guilty to five charges and will remain at a school for troubled boys
until he completes its program.
Armed with three guns, 15-year-old Kipland Kinkel allegedly opens fire in a high school cafeteria, killing a student and wounding 19; another student died later. His parents are later found dead in his home. Kinkel pleaded guilty to four counts of murder and 26 of attempted murder. He could be sentenced to as little as 25 years in prison.
Jacob Davis, an 18-year-old honor student
, awaits trial for fatally shooting a classmate, who was dating his ex-girlfriend, in his school's parking lot.
A science teacher is shot to death in front of students at middle school graduation dance. Fourteen- year-old Andrew Wurst is charged and will be tried as an adult.
Four girls and a teacher are shot to death and 10 others wounded during a false fire alarm at a middle school.
Thirteen-year-old Mitchell Johnson and 11-year-old Andrew Golden killed four classmates and a revered teacher were found guilty of capital murder. They were committed to a state detention center under a controversial juvenile sentencing law
that will allow them to walk out of jail by their 21st
West Paducah, Kentucky
Three students are killed and five wounded while praying in a high school hallway. Fourteen- year-old student Michael Carneal is arrested and pleads guilty but mentally ill on Oct. 5 to three counts of murder and six other charges related to the shooting spree. Carneal was sentenced Dec. 17 to life in prison without possibility of parole for 25 years.
Sixteen-year-old Luke Woodham stabs his mother to death, then goes to his high school and shoots nine students. Two die, including the suspect's ex-girlfriend, seven others are wounded. Authorities accused six friends of conspiracy
. Woodham was convicted as an adult in June 1998 and is serving three life sentences.
Moses Lake, Washington
Barry Loukaitis, 14, walks into a junior high algebra class and opens fire with a hunting rifle
, killing the teacher and two students and wounding one other student. In October 1997, Loukaitis was convicted of two counts of aggravated first-degree murder and sentenced to two mandatory life terms without parole.
Timeline taken directly from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/juvmurders/timeline.htm & reformatted for E2