Washington: Over 100
people have been killed and dozens of others injured in several
school shootings in the US over the last 20 years with the
Virginia Tech massacre in 2007 being the deadliest claiming 32
lives, including two Indians.
In the April 16, 2007 shooting on the campus of Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg,
Virginia, Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17
others in two separate attacks, approximately two hours apart,
before committing suicide.
According to a list of some violent incidents at US schools
compiled by CNN on Feb 27, 2012 a student opened fire at Chardon
High School, Chardon, Ohio killing three and wounding four others.
On Oct 2, 2006 Charles Roberts IV, 32, went to the small Amish
West Nickel Mines School, Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania and takes at
least 11 girls hostage. Five girls were killed and six others
wounded. Roberts then killed himself.
On Nov 8, 2005, a 15-year-old student opened fire on a principal
and two assistant principals at Campbell County Comprehensive High
School, Jacksboro, Tennessee, killing one of them and critically
On March 21, 2005 Jeff Weise, 16, killed his grandfather and
another adult, four fellow students, a teacher and a security
officer at Red Lake High School, Red Lake, Minnesota. He then
On March 5, 2001, Charles "Andy" Williams, 15, killed two
classmates and injured 13 at Santana High School, Santee,
California. Williams was sentenced in 2002 to at least 50 years in
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed
12 fellow students and one teacher at Columbine High School,
Littleton, Colorado, before committing suicide in the school
On May 21, 1998, after killing his parents the previous day,
15-year old Kip Kinkel returned to Thurston High School,
Springfield, Oregon, armed with a rifle. He killed two students in
the school cafeteria, a 16- and a 17-year old. He was sentenced to
112 years in prison.