School Shooting History

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School violence is an all too common event reported throughout history. Shootings and massacres are not a recent phenomenon, however, a historical recurrence . The first known case of a school massacre was reported July, 26th, 1764, an incident of the Pontiac War. Three Native American men raided a schoolhouse, in now present day Greencastle, Pennsylvania, and killed the Schoolmaster, Enoch Brown, and took the lives of 10 boys. Hundreds of years later, cases such as these happen all too frequently. In May 21st, 1998, Springfield, Oregon was struck with the news of a school shooting at Thurston High School. 15 year old, Kip Kinkel, first killed his parents at home before driving to school where he fatally shot two students, and wounded 22 others. Littleton, Colorado, on April 20th, 1999, was once the most fatal attack on a school. 18 year old, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold, 17, planned out their attack for a year, to kill at least 500 peers, and detonate the school. The shooting killed 12 students, one teacher, and wounded 21 others before committing suicide. Red Lake, Minnesota, March 21st, 2005, Jeffrey Weise first kills two at home, walked into school blazing gunfire. He first killed the unarmed security guard, as well as a teacher, five additional students, and ending the fatality with…show more content…
In 2016 alone, there have been 10 school gun violence related incidences. Middletown, Ohio, Madison High school on February 29th, 2016, there was a shooting where the 14 year old gunman, James Hancock, opened fire in a school cafeteria, luckily the bullets only injured four students, before fleeing the scene, later being apprehended by authorities. In Glendale, Arizona, February 12, 2016, Independence high school suffered a loss after a believed murder-suicide. Two 15-year-old female students were found together, suicide note and handgun

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