A school shooting is an attack at an educational institution, such as a primary school, secondary school, or university, involving the use of firearms.Many school shootings are also categorized as mass shootings due to multiple casualties.
The killing spree is the deadliest high school shooting in United States history, surpassing the Columbine High School massacre that killed 15, including the perpetrators, in Colorado in April 1999. The shooting came at a period of heightened public support for gun control that followed mass shootings in Las Vegas , Nevada and Sutherland ...
A school shooting occurred at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, United States, in the Houston metropolitan area, on May 18, 2018. Ten people – eight students and two teachers – were fatally shot, and thirteen others were wounded. The shooter was taken into custody and later identified by police as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at the school. The shooting is the third-deadliest high school shooting in the United States, behind the Columbine High School massacre in...
Pagourtzis began firing a weapon into an art class at the school at around 7:40 a.m. CDT. The incident occurred in the school's art complex which consists of four rooms connected to one another with interior hallways, and other rooms. Witnesses said the two targeted classrooms are connected by a ceramics room the shooter accessed by damaging a door window. One wounded victim told reporters the shooter walked into the classroom and pointed at another person, singing "Another One Bites the Dust" i
Ten people were killed and thirteen people were injured. The eight students and two teachers killed were: 1. Cynthia Tisdale, 63 2. Glenda Ann Perkins, 64 3. Jared Conard Black, age 17 4. Shana Fisher, 16 5. Christian Riley Garcia, 15 6. Aaron Kyle McLeod, 15 7. Angelique Ramirez, 15 8. Sabika Sheikh, 17 9. Christopher Stone, 17 10. Kimberly Vaughan, 14
The suspected shooter was identified by police as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at the school. He is charged with capital murder of multiple persons and aggravated assault against a public servant; and held in custody without bail. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 40 years to life. According to at least one witness, Pagourtzis was the victim of bullying by multiple students and coaches. The school denied the allegations of bullying by faculty. One of his former teachers
U.S. President Donald Trump expressed his condolences in a press conference shortly following the shootings, and said his "administration is determined to do everything in power to protect our students". On May 31, Trump met with victims, families, and others affected, to discuss the event and trying to find prevention methods. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said, "Our schools must be safe and nurturing environments for learning. No student should have to experience the trauma suffered by so
The following Monday there were five arrests in the Greater Houston area for bringing weapons to school or making threats in the Friendswood, Huffman, Cleveland, Clear Creek, and Texas City Independent School Districts. In July 2019 it emerged that David Briscoe, who had told reporters that he was a substitute at the school the day of the shooting, had lied about his actions. After the shooting, many sources including Time, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal ran stories about how Briscoe protected
The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, United States, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children between six and seven years old, and six adult staff members.
The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting and attempted bombing that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States. [n 3] The perpetrators, twelfth grade ( senior ) students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold , murdered 12 students and one teacher.
The Heath High School shooting occurred at Heath High School in West Paducah, Kentucky, United States, on December 1, 1997.Fourteen-year-old Michael Carneal opened fire on a group of praying students, killing three and injuring five more.
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The Pearl High School shooting was the first mass shooting committed by a student in the United States, which occurred on October 1, 1997 at Pearl High School in Pearl, Mississippi. The gunman, 16-year-old Luke Woodham (born February 5, 1981), killed two students and injured seven others at the school after killing his mother at their home ...
The W. R. Myers High School shooting was a school shooting that occurred on April 28, 1999, at W. R. Myers High School in Taber, Alberta, Canada.The gunman, 14-year-old school dropout Todd Cameron Smith, walked into his school and began firing at students in a hallway, then went to the school cafeteria, killed one student and wounded another one.
Shooting. William Atchison walked into Aztec High School disguised as a student and armed with a handgun. He opened fire in the upper level hallway of the 800-900 building. The school custodian, Thomas "Emery" Hill, chased after the gunman shouting "active shooter," "lock dow