Violence in Our Schools

August 1, 2005 through July 31, 2006

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I would like to thank all of the Survivors and others who have contacted me with information about school violence.  I really do appreciate the help, for without their help, several of these occurrences would not be here.

One other thing I would like to ask of those who read over this list of tragedies is this: If you can provide me with any more details of any of these incidents, I would greatly appreciate the information. Or, if you know of another violent act at a school that is not on this list, please forward that information to me as well.  The link to my e-mail is above.

Coronation International College, Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Classes were about to resume after lunch today when a student went on a drug-induced stabbing spree.  He chased the security guard from the scene and stabbed two teachers with a pocket knife.  One of the teachers, from East New Britain, was stabbed on the head and the other teacher, from Morobean, was stabbed in the abdomen.  Both of them were male and died around 3:00 from their wounds.  A female auxiliary staff member was stabbed on her breast.  She was in critical condition at Tusa Private Hospital when this news report was published.  The instigator is from Manus and is a TAFE student.  He was apprehended by the police.  This act of school violence began around 1 p.m. 

Source: The National - Student Stabs, Kills Teachers

Springbrook High School, Silver Spring, Maryland

Friday, August 5, 2005

An argument this morning led to a stabbing this afternoon in Maryland.  A group of male and female students confronted David Gamero and Juan Quito Jr., one 17 and one 16, as they left their summer school classes.  The group missed the student they were looking for and decided to attack his friends when they saw them.  Around 1:10 a fight ensued at the school's parking lot with Alfredo Sanchez, 28, pulling out a knife.  David was "eviscerated" with wounds in the head, lower back and abdomen.  Juan was stabbed multiple times in the back.  They attempted to run back to the school, but collapsed on the ground.  Police and paramedics were called to the scene and the injured students were flown to the hospital for treatment.  Four hours later and seven miles away at a Target store, four more teens were stabbed in another fight.  On Saturday, police arrested five people in connection with the school stabbing.  Those arrested are: Jose Cornejo, 25, Luis Guzman ,19, Kevin Macklin Mendoza, 18, Harris Hauffen, 17 and Rolando Velasquez, 16.  All of them were charged as adults with attempted murder, first and second degree assault and conspiracy.  Henry Caballero, 20 was charged with four counts of attempted murder and first degree assault in the store stabbing.  The injured and the instigators are members of rival Salvadorian gangs.  However, there is no connection between the two stabbings. Since there is no connection between the two stabbings, I am not counting the store stabbing injured in my stats.  On Thursday, August 18, 2005, a grand jury indicted Kevin, Rolando, Harris and Alfredo with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, first-degree assault and conspiracy to commit firs-degree assault.  Jorge Arbaiza, 15, was indicted on four counts of attempted first-degree murder at the Target store.  The remaining suspects will have their preliminary hearings in September.  Kevin was sentenced by Judge John W. Debilius III on May 12, 2006 to 18 months in prison.  Luis was sentenced May 15, 2006 by Judge Katherine D. Savage to 88 days served in jail.  Harris was sentenced to 4 1/2 years by Circuit Court Judge Nelson W. Rupp Jr. on Wednesday, May 24, 2006.  Charges against Alfredo because he was indicted on federal racketeering charges.

Source: NBC 4 - Two Stabbed at Springbrook High;  Washington Post - Six Arrested in Maryland Stabbing Case; Business Gazette - Suspected MS13 Members Indicted in Stabbing Attacks; Washington Post - Teenager Gets 4 1/2-Year Term in School Stabbings

Mandarin Middle School, Jacksonville, Florida

Monday, August 8, 2005

As their bus started to leave Mandarin Middle School for home, two 15-year-old boys attacked one of their classmates in the back of the bus.  The boy being attacked tried to avoid the fight by fleeing the emergency rear exit, but the instigators followed and continued to pummel him.  The fight was eventually broken up by school security officers and a police officer.  One of the instigators caused more problems for himself by slightly injuring the officer that was trying to restrain him.  Both of the instigators were charged with battery and one was also charged with assault on a law enforcement officer.  The boy being attacked sustained bruises to his head, mouth and around his right eye.

Source: The Florida Times-Union - Student Attack on School Bus

Gateway (High) School, Orlando, Florida

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Last night 14-year-old Roshounda Cooper wrote herself a note on the front page of her black spiral notebook.  The note said, "Remember to bring knife."  You see, Roshounda and her boyfriend, 15-year-old Jamar Hinds, were breaking up.  As they talked on the phone Wednesday night, she said to him that she would kill him at school with a knife.  This morning, Roshounda put the notebook inside a three-ring binder, a knife into the waistband of her pants and went to school.  As she got off the bus at the school, and before security could check her for weapons, the estranged girlfriend pulled out the 8-inch knife and began to charge Jamar.  A school employee saw her wielding the knife, shouted for help and tried to block her path.  Cpl. Edd Gordon, who was nearby, grabbed her right arm, where the knife was, but she quickly switched it to her left hand.  Cpl. Gordon told her to drop the knife and Roshounda lunged at him.  He was able to push her away and then drew his service pistol, a .45-caliber Glock semiautomatic.  He aimed it at her as she advanced on him.  "Don't point that gun at me," she cried.  Cpl. Gordon pushed her away again.  Roshounda was about 4 feet away from Cpl. Gordon and poised for a strike when Deputy Mary McFarland fired her Taser on the young girl.  Deputy McFarland was also patrolling the school and arrived just in time.  Roshounda dropped the knife and fell onto her stomach.  Deputy McFarland hit her on her breast and side with the prongs of the Taser.  Roshounda began to kick as other deputies tried to subdue her... so, Deputy McFarland zapped her again.  Roshounda was taken into custody on the following charges: aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and possession of a weapon on school grounds.  During the whole ordeal, Jamar wasn't injured.  Roshounda was transported to Florida Hospital in Orlando to have the Taser prongs removed from her breast.  Cpl. Gordon had not gone through Taser training and therefore did not have a Taser on him.  His superiors backed up his actions to draw his service pistol on Roshounda.  Gateway School is for emotionally challenged students.

Source: Orlando Sentinel - Deputy Fires Taser at Girl Accused of Having Knife

Country Day (High) School, Estate Concordia, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

School officials called police at 7:40 this morning to report a shooting at their school.  One of the school's maintenance workers was in the maintenance shop when two masked gunmen ran in and shot him.  The maintenance supervisor rushed into the shop when he heard the gunfire and saw his employee lying on the ground.  The injured maintenance worker was rushed to Luis Hospital where he was listed in serious condition.  Police had very few leads by the end of the day.

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News - Maintenance Worker Injured in Shooting at St. Croix School

Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, California

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Preschool activities can be just as violent as a day at school.  Remember Huffman High School from last year (8-3-04)?  Well, this time the violence strikes the football team instead of the band.  A 17-year-old boy, who wanted to become his school's kicker, was at practice this afternoon.  Also at the practice, but not trying out for the team, was a 14-year-old boy.  The two boys have a known bad history with each other and it climaxed into a fight during one of the breaks.  During the fight, the younger boy, a freshman, stabbed the older boy, a senior, on his left side with a 3-inch knife.  The older boy suffered a collapsed lung and was air lifted to Stanford Medical Center.  The young instigator fled the scene, but was picked up by police a few blocks away.  He was taken to the juvenile hall and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possessing a weapon on school grounds.  Classes begin at Santa Cruz High on Wednesday, August 31, 2005.

Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel - S.C. High Football Player Stabbed; Santa Cruz Sentinel - Teen Recovering from Stabbing

Plantation Elementary School, Bakersfield, California

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Quinderras Howard and two of his friends were walking outside Plantation Elementary School around 6:00 this evening when a dark-colored Chevy Tahoe pulled up to them.  The two parties exchanged words and then guns were drawn the triggers pulled.  Quinderras, 15, was shot in the head and died.  The Tahoe drove off, but police found it a short time later.  Aaron Ruffin, the 26-year-old driver of the Tahoe, was arrested and charged with killing Quinderras.  Police believe this shooting to be gang related.

Source: The Bakersfield Californian - Shooting Leaves Boy, 15, Dead; KGET Channel 17 - Man Arrested Following Gang Shooting

A High School in Tampa, Florida

Friday, August 19, 2005

A 39-year-old mother tried all week to register her 16-year-old son at a high school in Tampa when things turned violent today.  The boy has been suspended from school since last year.  School officials advised the mother to register her son at the high school closer to their home.  When the boy heard this, he "body checked" a school police officer, nearly knocking him to the ground.  The officer regained his balance and was in the process of arresting the boy when he was attacked by the mother. This attack freed up the boy to join his mother in assaulting the school police officer.  The boy's 22-year-old older brother was about to join in on the family assault when a security officer stopped him.  The police officer then drew his Taser and the attack ended.  All three, the mother and her two sons, were arrested.  The mother and younger son were charged with assaulting a school police officer at a high school.

Source: National School Safety and Security Services website

Roosevelt High School, Dallas, Texas

Friday, August 19, 2005

Earlier this summer the state education agency closed the Wilmer-Hutchins Independent School District because the school buildings were so dilapidated, they posed a threat to the students and teachers.  Also, the school district was out of money and the community had lost its confidence in the school board.  The Dallas Independent School District agreed to bring the Wilmer-Hutchins students into the Dallas schools.  The students from Wilmer-Hutchins were split up between the Dallas schools and that was apparently a problem for some of them today.  Two girls, one from Wilmer-Hutchins and one from Dallas, started a brawl in Roosevelt's cafeteria today.  It escalated when other students joined in and started throwing food.  School officials were able to restore order in the cafeteria and charged five students with disruption, a Class C misdemeanor.  Minutes later, another fight broke out.  School officials once again restored ordered and issued four more citations.  In all 13 students were sent home for participating in the two fights.

Source: Dallas Morning News - Fights Erupt at Roosevelt High

Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Miami, Florida

Friday, August 19, 2005

After tonight's football game between Northwestern and Booker T. Washington high schools, gunfire rang out in the parking lot of Traz-Powell Stadium.  17-year-old James Lewis, a senior at Northwestern, was with a group of males when the shooting started.  They all scattered and he fell to the ground.  James died from his gunshot wounds.  Northwestern had won the football game.  By Wednesday, Jerod Antwon Rennie, 19, was in police custody and confessed to killing James.  Jerod told police he and James had been involved in an altercation earlier in the day.  Tonight, when the two met up, Jerod said James made a sudden move and he fired his gun in self-defense.

Source: NBC 6 -Students Mourn Teen Killed After Football Game; Local 10 - Parents Say Jealousy Led to Fatal Shooting at Game; Miami Herald - Man Charged with Murder of Dade Teen

Morrow High School, Morrow, Georgia

Friday, August 19, 2005

Same night, different football game, different school, different ending.  Forest Park beat Morrow 20-13 in the season opener at Twelve Oaks Stadium on the campus of MHS this evening.  With the game over, the fans and students started to disperse and head for home.  Around 11:00, a group of students were milling about in the parking lot when a man with dreadlocks came up to them and began shooting.  Two people were injured with non-life threatening wounds.  One of the injured was an 18-year-old student from Forest Park (shot in right forearm) and a 21-year-old (shot in the lower back).  

Source: Fox Carolina - Two Injured During Shooting After Football Game in Clayton County; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Clayton Boosts Security After Post-game Shooting

El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito, California

Tuesday, August, 23, 2005

School violence strikes on the first day of school at El Cerrito High.  About 1 this afternoon, a 15-year-old boy walked out of a classroom and felt something hard hit his head.  He, and school officials, didn't know what hit him, however he was visibly bleeding.  He went to Children's Hospital Oakland where doctors removed a plastic pellet round.  The doctors left another plastic pellet round in his skull.  The boy returned to school on Wednesday and told school officials that he had been shot.  An investigation began at that point.  On Thursday, police arrested a 17-year-old male student at the school in connection with this shooting.  He was charged with suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a weapon on school grounds.

Source: Contra Costa Times - Student Arrested in Pellet-Gun Shooting

A Middle School in Espanola, New Mexico

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

During a gang-related fight between two 14-year-old males at a middle school in Espanola, one of them stabbed the other in the hip.

Source: National School Safety and Security Services website

Maury Middle School, Dandridge, Tennessee

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Earlier this week, a teacher disciplined three of her male students.  Two of the boys are 12-years-old and the other is 14.  The boys got together and decided that they would kill the teacher.  One of the boys got two of his uncle's guns, one from his truck and the other from a junk drawer.  As classes changed this morning around 9:30 this morning, the three boys entered a restroom to distribute the guns and begin their plan.  Minutes later, a gunshot resonated through the halls of Maury Middle School.  One of the teachers heard the gunfire from the restroom and went to investigate.  Inside the restroom were the three boys and the two handguns, one of them was still loaded.  The bullet hit one of the seventh-graders in the lower leg.  His mother picked him up and transported him to Saint Mary's Hospital.  The other two boys were arraigned at the Jefferson County Juvenile Facility and charged with possessing a weapon on school grounds.  As police investigated, they upgraded the charges to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.  The three boys were arraigned as juveniles in court on Tuesday where their bond was set at $100,000 each.  The wounded boy was allowed to go home, but only until a doctor could remove the bullet from his leg.  All of this could have been avoided as the teacher was not at Maury Middle School today.

Source: WVLT Channel 8 - Charges Filed Against Two Students in Middle School Shooting; WVLT Channel 8 - Prosecutor: School Shooting Was Conspiracy to Kill Teacher

Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi

Friday, August 26, 2005

Omega Psi Phi fraternity members were sitting near two benches painted purple and gold, the fraternity's colors.  Ryan Mack, 32, approached them and did or said something that offended the members.  (The news story didn't say what provoked them.)  This was around 1:00 in the afternoon on the first day of classes at JSU.  Ryan then went to the Jacob L. Reddix union where some of the fraternity members followed him.  At the union a fight broke out and then climaxed when Ryan pulled out a 9mm handgun and shot Benjamin Hart in the upper abdomen.  Benjamin, 23, was treated at University of Mississippi Medical Center and released on September 3.  Police arrested Ryan and charged him with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon on school property.

Source: The Clarion-Ledger - Student Held on $150K Bond in Shooting

South Atlanta High School, Atlanta, Georgia

Friday, August 26, 2005

About 1:30 this afternoon ten young men scaled a chain-link fence surrounding the school and then scaled a wrought-iron fence around the campus courtyard.  Once there, they began fighting with the students who were eating lunch.  One student was punched and kicked repeatedly during the fight.  He was taken to Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital with unspecified injuries.  Three other students suffered minor injuries.

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution - Intruders Hurt Student at South Atlanta High

Battle Creek Central High School, Battle Creek, Michigan

Friday, August 26, 2005

During tonight's football game with Saint Joseph at C. W. Post Field, a fight between Aaron Jones, 14, and Mark Guy, 19, broke out in the stands.  During the 9:45 p.m. fight, Aaron stabbed Mark four times in the back.  Tom Rivera, an off-duty police officer, rushed to restore order was slashed in the arm.  Another spectator was stabbed as well.  Police arrested Aaron and another juvenile for interfering with officers.  Mark and Tom went to the Battle Creek Health System for treatment. Battle Creek won the game 49-14.  Aaron faces two felony assault charges and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.  During his psychic evaluation, Aaron did not accept his responsibility about his involvement and let his explosive temper get the better of him several times. In mid November, Aaron was charged as an adult with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and one count of felonious assault.

Source: WOOD TV Channel 8 - Two Stabbed, One Arrested in Football Game Bleacher Brawl; Battle Creek Enquirer - Pair Stabbed at Football Game; Battle Creek Enquirer - Teen's Hearing in Stabbing Postponed; Battle Creek Enquirer - Battle Creek Teen to be Tried as Adult in Stabbing of Two at Football Game

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

Sunday, August 28, 2005

The Sigma Chi fraternity held a party tonight in which several people were stabbed when an exchange of words escalated. Three party-goers were cut with a box cutter.  The instigators fled the party in a Jeep Wrangler and hit two more people as they left.  Two of those stabbed went to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, as did the female who got hit by the Jeep.  One of the hospital admittees was stabbed on the left side of his back and the other had a laceration on the left cheek bone.  Police were still searching for the instigators on Thursday, September 1, 2005.

Source: The Jambar - Frat Party Fracas Results in Stabbing

Hunter High School, West Valley City, Utah

Monday, August 29, 2005

About 2:30 this afternoon, 21-year-old Jeremy Ryan Reed was driving his black Infiniti G20 sedan at a high rate of speed through the student parking lot.  He left the school grounds, driving south in the 5600 block of West before making a quick U-turn.  (Now driving north on West.)  He jumped the median and almost got hit by a semi-truck as he made the U-turn.  Jeremy headed back to the school and saw a group of teens standing on the east side of West near the 4500 block of South.  As he approached them, he jerked the car to the right and struck a 15-year-old boy on his bicycle.  The boy was thrown nearly 100 feet to the northeast.  His bike landed over 30 feet to the east side of the road.  Jeremy then sped away, his windshield smashed.  About a mile away in a residential area, he failed to negotiate a turn and crashed through a fence.  With his car now damaged beyond functionality, he began to run east through the neighborhood.  Melissa Person heard the crash as she was pulling into her driveway.  She pulled back out onto the road, drove past three house and saw Jeremy's smashed Infiniti.  He was running up the street, but as he approached Melissa's house, he slowed to a brisk walk.  Melissa followed Jeremy for about a block and then asked him if the smashed black Infiniti was his.  He said, "Yeah, can you take me back to it?"  Melissa had her two kids in the back of her car and didn't want to pick up a stranger.  She returned to the wrecked Infiniti where she learned that Jeremy was wanted in the hit and run.  Police arrived and setup a perimeter around the neighborhood.  They found Jeremy intoxicated in a window well a short time later.  He was taken to the Salt Lake County Jail and put into a cell to sober up so that he could be booked on automobile homicide.  The 15-year-old boy died from his injury.

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune - Motorist Kills Teen on School Grounds

Dimond High School, Anchorage, Alaska

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Around 5 this evening two boys were fist fighting in the parking lot of Dimond High School over a 15-year-old girl.  One of the boys is her current boyfriend and the other is her former boyfriend.  The fight climaxed when a third boy pulled out a gun and opened fire on the fighters.  Bullets flew everywhere as the shooter wasn't that good of an aim.  Luckily, nobody was hit.  The shooter is 15-years-old and was arrested the next day.

Source: KTUU Channel 2 - Shots Fired at Dimond High School; Anchorage Daily News - Gunfire at Dimond High Halts After-School Sports; No Injuries Reported; KTUU Channel 2 - Arrest Made in Dimond High School Shooting

Sojourner Truth High School, Jacksonville, Florida

Friday, September 2, 2005

Classes dismissed early for the day, but that didn't prevent an act of school violence from taking place.  At 12:50 this afternoon, four black males where waiting outside the school for their target, 17-year-old Christopher Reed, to come into range.  As Christopher made his way across the lawn to the parking lot, Raynard Adarris Henderson, 21, began firing upon him.  The bullets struck Christopher in the abdomen.  The quartet then fled the scene in a car.  Christopher was taken to Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center for treatment.   Police began looking for Raynard and will charge him with attempted second-degree murder.

Source: WJXT Channel 4 - Police: Student Shot Outside Southside Charter School; WJXT Channel 4 - Police Searching for Man Accused of Shooting Outside Southside Charter School Student

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Saturday, September 3, 2005

The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity hosted a "Back to School Bash" party that began last night and ended in a shooting early this morning.  With the party breaking up around 1 a.m., gunfire erupted when two non-students fired upon the party goers in the south parking lot of the McDermott Physical Education building.  A female UNLV faculty member from the engineering school was struck in the right arm.  A male student was hit in the thigh by one of the bullets.  Police arrested Sedrick Hammond, 23, and Duane Thomas, 31, and charged them with being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a dangerous weapon in a vehicle at a school. 

Source: The Rebel Yell - Shooting Occurs at UNLV

St. Joseph Convent (Middle) School, Bangkok, Thailand

Friday, September 9, 2005

Last night Jitrada Tantiwanich-ayasuk, 31 found a very good hiding spot inside the prestigious all-girls St. Joseph Convent School.  She was wearing pink shorts, a black jacket and sandals and had hair cut short, appearing like a "tom boy."  Jitrada was armed with several fruit knives and stayed there all night.  Just after 7 this morning she left her hiding spot, entered a classroom and attacked four students, severely stabbing three of them.  Chayamon was stabbed twice on her left arm and twice in her chest.  Chinjutha was stabbed on the right side of her abdomen with the knife cutting her colons.  Chamanat was stabbed on her right shoulder and right hip.  The knife pierced her kidney and liver.  Apistha was stabbed in her left shoulder, back, right side of her chest and had one of her lungs pierced.  After the attack, Jitrada fled on a taxi motorcycle, hiring 35-year-old Prapai Mahkoomlek to take her to the Saphan Luang area beyond Hua Lampong.  During the ride, she asked him to stop at a roadside trashcan.  He did so and she threw away two knives wrapped in a cloth.  Three more knives were found at the school.  All four injured students were taken to the Bangkok Nursing Home Hospital where they were listed in safe condition by the end of the day.  Police began searching for Jitrada and planned to charge her with attempted murder.  The next day, Jitrada was back at work at restaurant she had just started working at when somebody noticed her resemblance to the police composite picture.  She suffers from mental health problems and was arrested by the police.  On Christmas Day 2006, Jitrada was officially charged with attempted murder and carrying weapons in a public place


Chamanat Arif, 12 Apistha Boonam, 14
Chinjutha Rerksirinukul, 13 Chayamon Trailertsamut, 14

Source: The Nation (Bangkok's Independent Newspaper) - St. Joseph Convent School Turmoil: Parents Shocked, Four Students Stabbed; The Nation (Bangkok's Independent Newspaper) - School Horror: Four Girls Hurt, One Critical, in Stabbing at Prestigious St. Joseph's.  Police Launch Frantic Hunt for 31-yr-old Woman; Japan Today - Woman Arrested for Stabbing Students at Bangkok School; The Nation - Woman Charged for Stabbing St. Joseph School Students

Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts

Saturday, September 10, 2005

An altercation between freshmen Brendan Chartier, 18, and Joseph Doherty brewed for hours before climaxing in violence early this morning.  Brendan stabbed Joseph at 3:30 a.m. in their dorm room.  Both of them were taken to a hospital where Doherty was treated for non fatal injuries.  On Monday, police arraigned Brendan in court and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Source: Metro West Daily News - Local Teen Accused of College Stabbing

Maverley All-Age and Junior High School, St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica

Monday, September 12, 2005

Former student Richard Bogle was perusing the cluster of vendors outside the school gates for lunch when two men attacked him.  They fired several shots into his body, killing him.  About three weeks ago Richard, 16, had a run-in with the law and was questioned by police about a different shooting. Police do not know if he was killed to prevent him from the police anything more about the aforementioned other shooting.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner - Teen Slain at School Gate

Queen Elizabeth High School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Monday, September 12, 2005

Shortly after classes ended today, at 3:10 p.m., a 17-year-old junior was walking across the lawn when he became involved in an altercation near Robie Street.  At least 50 other students were there to witness the altercation.  During the altercation, a 17-year-old freshman stabbed the junior in the abdomen.  The young stabber fled the scene via a waiting car.  The injured boy made his way to Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center for treatment.  By the end of the day, police had arrested the young instigator near Hunter and Charles streets.  They charged him with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.  He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to 135 days in custody, 90 days at the Waterville Youth Center and 45 days under community supervision.

Source: - Halifax Teen Charged in Stabbing; The Halifax Herald Limited - Student Stabbed at Halifax School; Halifax Chronicle-Herald - Halifax Teen Gets Jail for Stabbing Fellow Student at School

Whitehill Secondary School, Dennistoun, Scotland

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Following a school break around 11 a.m., 15-year-old William Kerr began heading back to his classroom.  An unnamed male classmate nudged William and blocked his path while another unnamed male classmate stabbed him with a pen.  David Graham, 16, witnessed the attack and tried to help William by putting him into a headlock.  (Although why one would put another in a headlock to stop them from being stabbed is beyond me.)  William then pulled out his pocketknife.  When David saw this, he released William and ran to the vending machines in the cafeteria.  William chased him, all the while wielding the pocketknife.  William cornered David and stabbed him in the chest, three times in the buttocks and sliced his hand.  Teachers and school officials were able to end the violence.  Police arrived and had David transported to Glasgow Royal Infirmary to be treated for his injuries.  William was arrested and was due in court on Wednesday.  He pleaded guilty in court on Friday, August 25, 2006.

Source: Evening Times - Boy, 15, Stabbed by Pupil in School Playground Fight; Evening Times - Boy, 15, for Court After Pupil Stabbed; BBC News - Pupil Admits Stabbing at School

Grimsley High School, Greensboro, North Carolina

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

About 8:00 this morning over 25 students were waiting to get onto their school bus at Montrose and Mercury Drives, just north of West Market Street when Robert Vasquez, Stephanie Amador, both 17, and an unidentified 15-year-old boy assaulted 16-year-old Nester Cardenaz.  The trio stole his backpack, punched him and stabbed him in the back as he tried to get onto the bus.  He fell to the ground and the trio punched him some more before fleeing the scene.  Nester was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where he was treated and released.  The trio was apprehended a short time later.  Each of them were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon.  None of them attend school.

Source: WFMY Channel 2 - Police Arrest Teens in Connection with Bus Stop Stabbing; The Dispatch - Student Stabbed, Robbed While Boarding School Bus

Jesse Jones High School, Houston, Texas

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Houston Astrodome became home to thousands of New Orleans evacuees when Hurricane Katrina flooded the Big Easy on August 29, 2005..  Houston opened up their schools to the Louisiana students and a riot broke out today.  For days animosity brewed between the two groups as to who controlled the school.  The fight began at 8 a.m. with about 25 students (some from Houston, some from Louisiana) when a Houston student tossed a soft drink can into a group of Louisiana students.  Fists soon followed and the brawl became a riot.  Police eventually regained control of the students and had three injured students transported to a hospital.  Five other students were arrested and charged with disruption of school activities.

Source: WTOV Channel 9 - Fight Between La., Houston Students Lead to School Riot

Central High School, Kansas City, Missouri

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

During lunch at another school on the heartland of America, another stabbing injured another student.  A 16-year-old hid a small-bladed knife (like those to cut cardboard) in the bottom of his shoe and passed through the school's metal detectors.  While at lunch, he was talking with a 17-year-old classmate when he swiped the blade across the other boy's neck.  The injured boy was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Source: Kansas City Star - KC Student Arrested in Stabbing

Harlan Community Academy High School, Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The school days ends at 2:50 in the afternoon for the students at Harlan Community Academy.  Half an hour prior to that a fight broke out in the gym between two 15-year-old boys.  Teachers began to break up the fight between the two boys when one of them, Christopher Huff, pulled out a .25-caliber pistol and shot his opponent.  A police officer on duty at the school arrested Christopher and recovered the pistol.  The wounded boy stumbled out of the school and into Abbott Park, which is right next to the school.  He stopped a police patrol car and told the officer he was shot.  The officer took him back to school and an ambulance transported him to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was treated for gunshot wound to his lower left leg.  The academy does use metal detectors and x-ray machines for students backpacks on a daily basis.  Christopher was charged as an adult with aggravated battery with a firearm on Wednesday.

Source: Chicago Tribune - Student Injured in Harlan Shooting; Chicago Tribune - Bond Set in High School Shooting; Chicago Sun-Times - Student Claims He Slipped Gun Through Security

Cypress Middle School, Memphis, Tennessee

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

This is the sixth act of school violence today.  Two 13-year-old female students began fighting when a knife was drawn at 2:32 p.m.  One of the girls was stabbed in her back shoulder blade and the other was cut in the hand.  The news story didn't say who stabbed whom.  Both girls were transported to LeBonheur Hospital where they were treated for their wounds.

Source: WREG Channel 3 - Cypress Middle School Stabbing

Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Monday, September 19, 2005

This morning a 16-year-old male student assaulted a school monitor with a mop in the administration building at Kean High.  The assault continued as both parties moved to the nurse's office during second period.  School officials called police around 10:15 a.m.  The monitor, with blood coming from his skull, was transported to Schneider Hospital for treatment.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged him with third degree assault.  Four days later police arrested a 17-year-old boy at 1:30 in the afternoon and charged him with simple assault and aiding and abetting.

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News - Kean High Student Charged with Beating School Monitor; The Virgin Islands Daily News - Second Student Arrested in Attack at Kean

Farragut Career Academy (High School), Chicago, Illinois

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Late this morning during fifth period, a fight broke out in the school's gym.  A group of students jumped on another individual and one of their 16-year-old classmates around 11 a.m.  One of the attackers stabbed the student in the neck with a pencil. A security guard entered the fray at that point and was stabbed in the arm.  Police arrested three black teens and believe the fight to be gang related.  The injured student, a Hispanic, was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment.  One of the instigators is 16-years-old and was charged with two counts of battery.  Another instigator is also 16-years-old and was charged with reckless conduct.  The third instigator is 15 and was also charged with reckless conduct.

Source: ABC 7 Chicago - Student, Security Guard Injured in School Stabbing; Chicago Sun-Times - Student Stabbed, School Guard Hurt

Rockmart High School, Rockmart, Georgia

Friday, September 23, 2005

Charvis Ramon Morris and an unnamed classmate argued today during class.  The argument climaxed when Charvis stabbed the other student in the back two times with a pencil.  The wounded student was treated by the school's medical staff and released.  Charvis, 18, was arrested at the school by police and charged with battery.

Source: The Cedartown Standard - Rockmart Student Stabs Classmate with Pencil

James Hubert Blake High School, Silver Spring, Maryland

Friday, September 23, 2005

A few weeks ago, Kelly Grimes, 21, and an unnamed girl, 15, became involved in a spitting incident when the younger girl spit on Kelly.   This was at a football game between Sherwood High School and another school.  Kelly's boyfriend plays for Sherwood.  Tonight, Kelly invited her half sister, 15-year-old Kanisha Neal, to go with her to the football game between Blake and Sherwood high schools.  Blake lost the game 44-0.  At the end of the game, around 8:30, Kelly, Kanisha and a third unnamed girl were walking in the parking lot when Kanisha asked them to point out the girl who had spit on Kelly two weeks ago.  Kelly and the unnamed friend declined Kanisha's request.  However, the unnamed 15-year-old girl and four of her friends came across them in the crowd near a green SUV.  A racial epithet was said, a punch was thrown and one of the girls from the quintet started swinging a baseball bat at Kelly and Kanisha.  She tried to flee, but the unnamed girl with Kelly and Kanisha cut her off.  She turned back and went right into the arms of Kanisha.  Kanisha grabbed the girl's hair and began pulling it and punching her.  The unnamed 15-year-old girl then pulled out a knife and stabbed Kanisha just below her left breast.  The cut was very clean with little outward bleeding, but massive internal bleeding.  Kanisha, who attends Rockville High School, collapsed into Kelly's arms.  Kelly and the unnamed third girl placed Kanisha on the ground where she shook uncontrollably.  Police officers and school officials came to her aid and to break up the fight.  They began CPR on her and then had her transported to Suburban Hospital where she died.  Police arrested the unnamed 15-year-old female student from Sherwood High School and charged her as a juvenile with second-degree murder. On Thursday, December 22, 2005, Judge Terrence McGann found the unnamed 15-year-old instigator guilty on murder charges, guilty of carrying a deadly weapon on school property and concealing a deadly weapon.

Source: NBC 4 - Police Make Arrest in Teen's Death After Football Game; Washington Post - 15-Year-Old Charged in Death of Another 15-Year-Old; Washington Post - Slain Teen May Have Started Fight; WTOP Radio - Girl, 16, Found Guilty in Stabbing Death of Md. Teen

Saginaw High School, Saginaw, Michigan

Saturday, September 24, 2005

About 600 students showed up for Saginaw's homecoming dance this evening at the school.  The dance was wrapping up at 11:45 p.m. when two men in a black Chevy Avalanche drove up to the students on the west end of the building and opened fire.  A 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old female student were injured.  The boy was hit in the leg and taken to Covenant Hospital.  The girl was shot in the shoulder and taken to St. Mary's Hospital.

Source: WJRT Channel 12 - 2 Shot After Homecoming Dance

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Early this morning, 26-year-old Carlos Branch and 23-year-old Edward Allen Jr., tried to make their way into a party that was being held by the football team in their dorm.  Members of the team confronted the duo and asked them to leave.  Security cameras recorded the insistence of the football team that the duo leave their dorm and the campus.  The confrontation climaxed when Carlos and Edward pulled out handguns and shot George Smith, a sophomore wide receiver, in the right arm.  George only missed one game because of the injury.  In mid July, 2006, Criminal Court Judge Randall Wyatt sentenced Carlos and Edward to six years in prison for aggravated assault and carrying a weapon on school property.

Source: Nashville City Paper - Judge Gives VU Dorm Gunmen Six Years (published 7-14-06)

Al-Jazeera Elementary School, Muelha, Iskandariya, Iraq

Monday, September 26, 2005

At 1:15 this afternoon, five male Shiite teachers got into a van with plans to head home after wrapping up the school day.  Two Opels (mid-size sedans), one white and one silver, pulled up to the van and nine Sunni gunmen disguised as policemen got out.  The Sunni gunmen ordered the Shiite teachers and the driver out of the van as students looked on.  The gunmen then dragged the men into an empty classroom, lined them up against a wall and shot them to death.  The nine gunmen then fled the scene.  Muelha is a Sunni-majority village 30 miles south of Baghdad.

Source: Winston-Salem Journal - Five Shiite Teachers Shot Dead in Iraqi Classroom; New York Times - Gunmen Kill 5 Shiite Teachers in Raid on School

Central High School, Muncie, Indiana

Monday, September 26, 2005

This is Homecoming Week at Central High School, and school violence starts it off on the wrong foot.  This morning during first period, Travis Marlett, an autistic 17-year-old, feigned a stomach ache to acquire a pass to go to the nurse's office.  However, he bypassed the nurse's office, went upstairs and entered a classroom to get a tissue.  Student aide Leigh Ann Vorhees was the only other person in the room.  It was 8:30 at the time.  Travis left the room, came right back in, walked up behind her, put his hand over her mouth and slit the 16-year-old's throat with a 5-inch carving knife.  Leigh Ann screamed as best she could with a slit throat and a teacher ran in to see what the commotion was.  Leigh Ann was trying to fight off Travis when the teacher arrived.  She was able to get the knife out of his hands.  The teacher was able to pull him away from her and subdue him until the police arrived.  Leigh Ann was transported to Ball Memorial Hospital where doctors stitched up a 3-inch gaping wound in her neck and treated the cuts on her hands.  She was released from the hospital in the afternoon.  Police took Travis into custody and charged him with attempted murder.  The police obtained permission from Travis's mother to search his room, there they found about 50 knives.  Both Travis and Leigh Ann, who plays volleyball and her mother is a county judge, are juniors at Muncie Central High School.  In early December 2006, Travis pleaded guilty but mentally ill to criminal confinement and was sentenced to 20 years in prison with mental health treatment by Special Judge Peter Haviza of Randolph County.  Prosecutors dropped the more serious charges of attempted murder and batter with a deadly weapon when Travis pleaded guilty.

Source: WRTV Channel 6 - Police: Bizarre Circumstances Surround School Stabbing; Gary Post-Tribune - Muncie Stabbing Feels Eerily Familiar; WISH Channel 8 - Muncie Central Student Charged with Attempted Murder Following School Stabbing; The Star Press - Knife Attack Injures Central Student; The Indy Star - Knives Discovered in Suspect's Room; WSJV Channel 28 - Autistic Teen Sentenced for School Stabbing

Wirt High School, Gary, Indiana

Monday, September 26, 2005

A 15-year-old freshman at Wirt High School initiated two fights today.  Both fights were for the affections of one girl.  In the first fight, the unnamed instigator stabbed his opponent, an unnamed 16-year-old freshman, in the back with a steak knife.  The wounded boy was treated at a local hospital.  The unnamed instigator then began a second fight with another male classmate.  In this fight, the instigator stabbed his opponent in the head with the knife.  The unnamed opponent was able to inflict cuts on the instigator's hand during the fight.  Both of the boys were taken to the hospital where it took nine stitches to repair the instigator's slashed hand.  Police arrested the unnamed instigator and held him at the Lake County Juvenile Justice Center in Crown Point.   Police say that the unnamed instigator is a member of a local gang and that his two opponents are members of rival local gangs.

Source: Gary Post Tribune - Wirt Student Arrested for Stabbing Incidents

Laurel High School, Laurel, Maryland

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Football practice ended at 3:30 this afternoon.  At that time, two 14-year-olds on the junior varsity team grabbed a 13-year-old co-ed, pulled her into the locker room and sexually assaulted her.  She was able to escape and one of the boys left the locker room.  However, the second boy opened the door, grabbed another 13-year-old girl and attempted to rape her.  The two students struggled and she was able to escape.  The whole episode was reported to police the next day.  When football practice wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon, the two boys were arrested by police and charged with attempted rape, sexual assault, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses and false imprisonment.

Source: Laurel Leader - Two Arrested at School, Charged with Sex Assault

Gateacre Comprehensive (High) School, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Two 14-year-old boys shot 15-year-old Victoria Byrne in the side of the face with a pellet gun.  Victoria almost lost an eye from this shooting and is waiting for doctors to remove the pellet from behind her eye socket.

Source: Liverpool Daily Post - Girl Shot in the Head in School Playground

Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Just ten days after a student attacked a school monitor with a mop on the island of St. Thomas, another student uses a more traditional weapon, a pocketknife, to wound his classmate and rattle the psyche of students, parents and school officials in the district.  Today, two boys were arguing over an undisclosed topic when one of them stabbed the other in the back.  Our young 14-year-old instigator was arrested later in the day and charged with third degree assault.

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News - Student, 14, Charged in Stabbing

School for the Physical City (High School 887), New York City, New York

Friday, September 30, 2005

The School for the Physical City teaches Manhattan students from the sixth to twelfth grades.  Yesterday, 15-year-old Shariff Lesane said something in jest to one of his classmates that was taken seriously.  When classes ended at 3:00 today, a brawl began with Shariff being mixed up in the melee.  A known Bloods gang member was in the melee and mistook another student in the melee for a rival gang member.  The mistaken ID'd student was wearing a blue do-rag.  Rahiem Bruno, 17, Alphonso Harris, 19, and two other unnamed teens were injured during the melee, but it didn't end until a knife was plunged into Shariff's stomach.  The injured boys were taken to Bellevue Hospital.  An unnamed 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach, another unnamed 16-year-old had only minor injuries, Rahiem was stabbed in the back, and Alphonso was stabbed in the chest and torso.  Shariff died a few hours after arriving at the hospital.  Over the weekend police arrested Robert Mack, 16; Jason Procope and Javon Chavis, both 17; and David McKay, 19, and charged them all with gang assault and manslaughter.  The four instigators were indicted in early November 2005.

Source: NY1 News - Teen Dies Following School Stabbing; New York Post - Gang Gear Set Off Fatal School Fight; New York Daily News - Student Killed in After-School Brawl; NY1 News - Police Arrest Four Alleged Gang Members for Fatal School Stabbing; 1010 Wins - Teens Indicted for Stabbing Students Near Manhattan School

Gaeseong Middle School, Busan, South Korea

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Today, eighth grade students Hong and Choi were reading a comic book.  They started fighting over a bookshelf and Choi struck Hong repeatedly with his fist.  Choi then picked up a chair and hit Hong with it. Hong collapsed and went into a coma before dying four days later.  Choi was originally sentenced to two years and six months in prison, but that sentence was over turned by the 5th detachment of the Busan District Court.  Choi was moved to a youth detention center.

Source: Wikipedia - Busan Gaeseong Middle School Murder; OhMyNews - The Junior High School Boy Friend Beating Death of Applied Part Remanded

Sandwich High School, Sandwich, Massachusetts

Monday, October 3, 2005

Two female seniors believed that a 16-year-old sophomore girl beeped her car horn as she drove past one of the girl's boyfriend's house on Saturday night.  The two seniors called the girl and "threatened to come to her house and rip her out of bed."  Today, the two seniors attacked the sophomore.  They struck her on the side of her face, blocked her path to the school and dragged her across the school's asphalt parking lot by her hair as other students looked on.  The two seniors are 17- and 18-years-old.

Source: Cape Cod Times - Sandwich Student Assaulted

Wodonga West Secondary College (High School), Wodonga, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

About 9:00 this morning, two boys got into a fight at their high school.  One boy is 14-years-old and the other is 16-years-old.  The fight climaxed when the younger boy stabbed the older boy twice in the back.  The older boy was treated by paramedics at the school before being transported to Albury Base Hospital.  He was released later in the day at a nearby shopping complex.  Police questioned the younger boy but have not officially arrested him yet.

Source: The Advertiser - Youth Queried Over School Stabbing; Melbourne Herald Sun - School Student Stabbed

Addelita Cancryn Junior High School, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

During a late morning fight on the campus of Addelita Cancryn Junior High, a 15-year-old boy stabbed his opponent.  Our young instigator was arrested by the school security officer at 11:37 a.m. and charged with third degree assault.

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News - Police Reports for October 7

David Douglas High School, Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Shortly before noon today two unnamed 14-year-old boys got into a fight.  The fight climaxed when one of the boys pulled out a pocketknife and stabbed his opponent in the forearm.  The injured boy was treated by the school nurse while the instigator could be suspended from school for a year and charged with assault

Source: KOIN Channel 6 - Fight Leads to Stabbing at Local High School

Francis Tuttle Technology Center (College), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Later in the day, a former female student killed herself in one of the school's hallways.  This occurred at about 3:30 when most of the students had already left for the day.

Source: The Oklahoman - Woman Takes Own Life at School

Yavne High School, Yavne, Israel

Sunday, October 9, 2005

This morning during recess a 16-year-old male student asked one his classmates to pay him back the five shekels (just over one dollar) that he owes.  The second unnamed boy had purchased hookah tobacco from the first boy, but hadn't paid him yet.  The second boy refused to pay the five shekels, and so the first boy stabbed him twice in the abdomen and once in the wrist.  The wounded boy was taken to Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot and treated for his wounds.  The instigator was arrested by police.

Source: - Youth Stabs Classmate Who Owed Him Five Shekels for Tobacco

Farmington High School, Farmington, Missouri

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Joshua S. Minks, 17, took apart a 12-guage shotgun, put the three pieces into a duffel bag (along with black clothes and a mask) and smuggled them into his school this morning.  He entered a restroom, donned the black clothes and mask, withdrew the shotgun pieces from the duffel bag and reassembled the gun.  He loaded it and another student walked into the restroom at this time.  The student said, "That gun's not real."  Joshua then fired a single shot into the ceiling to prove that it was a real gun.  A school administrator heard the gunfire, entered the restroom and saw Joshua with the gun.  The administrator talked to Joshua and calmed him down while other school officials evacuated the students to the nearby Centene Center.  The police arrived, took Joshua, a special needs student, into custody and charged him with four counts of assault on school property as well as unlawful use of a weapon.  No one was injured in this shooting that took place just after 8 a.m.  On Tuesday, July 25, 2006, Joshua pleaded guilty to one count of assault on school property and unlawful uses of a weapon.  Prosecutors dropped the three other assault accounts.

Source: Belleville News Democrat - No Injuries After Teen Fires Shotgun in School; St. Louis Today - Student is Charged in School Shooting; KFVS Channel 12 - Farmington School Shooting Follow; St. Louis Today - Teenager Pleads Guilty in School Shooting

Niutoushan Primary School, Liudong Township, Guangde, Anhui Province, China

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

At 8:13 this morning, students were doing their exercises when Liu Shibing, 33, opened fire on them with three of his six homemade guns.  He was using firecracker powder to fire the guns.  After firing each shot, he dropped the gun near the school gate.  Liu then proceeded into the school grounds to continued shooting with his remaining three guns.  He injured sixteen students and Principal Chen Yubin.  The injured were shot in the head and hands with one student being shot through one of the lungs.  Chen Yongfeng was installing cable TV transmission lines near the school when the shooting began.  He ran to the school and saw the three guns on the ground near the gate.  Liu returned at that moment and hit Chen in the head with the stock of one of the guns he was carrying.  Liu then fled the scene.  Nine of the injured students were discharged from the hospital with minor injuries while the remaining seven who were seriously injured were still at Jiuba Hospital of Huzhou City the next day.  Doctors were able to remove six bullets from one male student and two more from another student.  Chinese officials say that Liu has a mental health problem.  Villagers say the he envies his peers who have children, saying, "I have no children and I would kill other people's."  Beijing police picked up Liu Thursday afternoon outside China's Central Television building.

Source: - 18 Wounded in School Shooting; Channel News Asia - China School Shooting Leaves 18 Wounded; Xinhua News Agency - School Shooting Suspect Seized; - Shooting Suspect Detained, Returned to Anhui Police

Maiden Beech Middle School, Crewkerne, Somerset, England

Friday, October 14, 2005

This morning two male students struggled over a ball-bearing gun.  During the struggle, and with the gun pointed at the ceiling, it went off.  The ball-bearing ricocheted off the ceiling and struck one of the boys.  The wound was minor and he did not go to the hospital.  Police arrived at the school and arrested the other boy, a 13-year-old, on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent.  The struggle started about 10:20 a.m.

Source: The Sun Online - School Gunshot: Boy Held; Avon and Somerset Constabulary - Teenager Arrested After Incident at School

Raymore-Peculiar Middle School, Peculiar, Missouri

Friday, October 14, 2005

A black 13-year-old male student wanted to create a racial incident at his school today.  Earlier in the week, the boy had asked several classmates to bring a knife to school and stab him in the buttocks.  After several refusals, a tall blond-haired kid, also 13, agreed.  The two boys met up before first period in one of the school's restrooms.  The blond-haired boy stabbed the black boy in the buttocks as agreed upon.  The injured boy (he's also the instigator) then reported the stabbing.  He was treated by the school's nurse. The school was locked down at 7:45 a.m. and the police were called.  As police investigated the stabbing, they discovered the black boy had also employed two look outs for his stabbing. The lock down ended around 11:00. 

Source: Cass County Democrat Missourian - Stabbing Prompts School Lock Down

Logan High School, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Friday, October 14, 2005

Not even 15 minutes after the stabbing in Peculiar, Missouri, school violence strikes again.  An ongoing fight between 16-year-old Jeremy L. Rigelsky, a junior, and John Buarapha, a 14-year-old freshman, erupted in one of Logan's stairwells just before 8 this morning.  During the fight, Jeremy stabbed John at least three times.  John was taken to Gundersen Lutheran Hospital with multiple wounds.  Jeremy was also taken to the hospital with a minor cut to his arm.  He was treated, released and arrested.  He was charged with first-degree attempted homicide and burglary on Monday.

Source: Duluth News Tribune - La Crosse School Stabbing Puts Two Kids in Hospital; WAOW Channel 9 - La Crosse High School Stabbing Sends Two to Hospital; Winona Daily News - Boys Injured After Fight, Stabbing at Logan High School; La Crosse Tribune - Teen Claims Self-Defense in Logan High Stabbing

Samuel Tilden High School, New York City, New York

Friday, October 14, 2005

Around the same time (at 9 a.m. on the East Coast), a group of teens approached a 16-year-old boy as walked onto Samuel Tilden's campus.  One of the boys from the group shot the 16-year-old student in the leg.  He stumbled into the building where a nurse called for help.  The unnamed student was transported to King's County Hospital and listed in stable condition.  Police had not caught the male shooting suspect by the time this news story ran.

Source: WABC Channel 7 - Student Shot Outside Brooklyn School

 Khanjakak High School, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Two schools in Afghanistan were attacked today, an unusual move by the remaining Taliban faithful.  Two assailants rode up on a motorcycle and killed the school's headmaster as students looked on.  They fled the scene and police began a manhunt.

Source: Pravda News - Afghan Rebels Attack School After Election Results Announcement

A Primary School in the Panjwayi Distirct, Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Hours later, gunmen attacked a primary school in the district.  This time they killed a guard and then threw his body in a stream.  It is unknown if the instigators are the same ones who killed Khanjakak's headmaster earlier in the day.

Source: Pravda News - Afghan Rebels Attack School After Election Results Announcement

Marshall Middle School, Columbus, Ohio

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Back in the states, school violence rolls on.  A 13-year-old male student stabbed a 14-year-old classmate in the forehead with a pencil.  He also touched two other male students, one 13 and the other 14, "in a sexual manner."  The injured student was not taken to the hospital.  The young instigator was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.  Also today in Columbus, at Eddy Middle School, a 14-year-old boy was showing a handgun to his friends when he pointed it at a female classmate.  He did not pull the trigger.  The 14-year-old was arrested at his home and charged with possession of a weapon on school property, trespassing and pointing a pistol at another person.  He is being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center.  I am not counting the Eddy Middle School event as an act of school violence.  It's here to let you know how often things like this can happen.

Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Student Charged with Pointing Gun at Fellow Student

San Gorgonio High School, San Bernardino, California

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

After his mother dropped him off for school this morning, a green Ford minivan pulled up along side a 16-year-old boy.  It was about 7:40 in the morning. A 17-year-old male Sierra High School student got out of the van and fired five rounds at the 16-year-old.  He was struck in the leg and ran to the crowded school parking lot.  A vice principal was monitoring the morning arrival and called for help when he heard the gunfire. Witnesses gave police the name of the driver and the shooter.  All three boys live in the same neighborhood.  The wounded boy was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.  He was treated and released by 10 a.m.   The next day, police arrested Keith Deon Taylor, 19, the driver of the minivan.  However, the shooter remained at large for two more days.  On Sunday morning (October 23, 2005), the shooter turned himself into police.  He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, but more charges may be applied against him as police review the facts.  San Grogornio has 3,100 students.

Source: The Press-Enterprise - Student's Shooting Outside School Rattles Nerves; The Press-Enterprise - Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Near School; The Press-Enterprise - Second Arrest Made in School Shooting

Penwood High School, St. Andrew, Jamaica

Thursday, October 20, 2005

In the school yard this afternoon, two boys began fighting.  The fight climaxed when one of them, a grade 11 student, stabbed his opponent in the neck.  The wounded boy was taken to the hospital for treatment.  Police arrested the instigator and and charged him with wounding with intent.  The fight started around 1:50 p.m. and the student body is only 850.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner - A High School in Crisis

Saginaw High School, Saginaw, Michigan

Thursday, October 20, 2005

A couple of weeks ago, two 15-year-old boys were released from the same juvenile detention center.  They enrolled at Saginaw High School to continue their education.  Today, one of them ensured his return to the detention center when he took a noontime dare.  In a crowded hallway, a group of ten boys were 15 feet away from a 17-year-old girl.  She overheard one of them, Clarence W. Russell III, bragging that he had a gun.  The other boys dared him to shoot 15-year-old Daniel Foster, offering him $20 to $40 for the violent act.  I guess it doesn't take much to entice a 15-year-old boy to shoot somebody else as Clarence pulled a .380-caliber handgun from his Carhartt-style coat and fired three times at Daniel, striking him in the chest.  Daniel yelled, "All, I got shot!"  He ran a few paces, fell sideways to the floor and began kicking his legs.  He was rushed to Covenant Medical Center and listed in critical condition after a two hour surgery.   Clarence ran from the school, but was caught by a security officer in a yard nearby a few minutes later.  Police arrested him and recovered the gun.  Police believe the shooting to be gang related. Clarence was arraigned on Friday afternoon and charged with assault with intent to murder and five felony firearms charges.

Source: The Saginaw News - Student Shot in Saginaw High Hallway; Detroit Free Press - Student Shot at Saginaw High School; Detroit Free Press - School Shooting the Latest in String of Violence in Saginaw; Detroit Free Press - Student Shot at Saginaw High School, Other Student Arrested; Detroit Free Press - 15-Year-Old Charged in Saginaw School Shooting

Cedar Hill Middle School, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Friday, October 21, 2005

The Canadian press doesn't give out names as freely as the American press does, so please bear with me on this one.  Just before 11:00 this evening, a group of youths were hanging out at the school when two males approached them.  One of the unnamed males attacked one of the youths.  The targeted youth fought back and stabbed the instigator in the chest with a folding knife.  Saanich police arrested the 18-year-old targeted youth and charged him with assault with a weapon.  The male who started the fight was also taken into custody and charged with assault.  This was after he was treated and released from Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Source: Saanich News - Teens Stabbed

Birney Elementary School, Fresno, California

Thursday, October 27, 2005

The school day ends at 2:30 p.m. for the students at Birney Elementary.  About 200 of them were still at the school for after-school activities at 3:01 p.m. when 37-year-old Keith Breazell, a "validated gang member" entered the staff parking lot.  Keith was at the school to pickup his 5-year-old son. A black man between 18 and 30-years-old (gee, that really narrows the search now doesn't) approached Keith.  The two men spoke briefly before Keith was shot twice in his upper torso by the other man.  He was rushed to University Medical Center where he died.  The shooter left the scene in a white compact car.  Police say his murderer, also a gang member, had reason to believe he would be there at three o'clock this afternoon.

Source: Fresno Bee - Man Shot at Fresno School; Fresno Bee - Significance of Slaying at School Unclear

South Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday, October 28, 2005

English teacher Mark Seghers relocated to Philadelphia after Hurricane Katrina tore through his Long Beach, Mississippi home.  He started working at SPHS and found out how little brotherly love is in this city.  Last Wednesday, a female student yelled an obscenity into his classroom and threatened him.  When he asked for her name, she ran away.  Today, he heard the same girl making a ruckus in the hallway.  He again asked for the 17-year-old's name.  She refused and he tried to take her into his room.  She pulled away and started throwing punches at him.  Her twin sister and 20 other students joined in the pummeling of Mark.  When it was all over with, Mark had a black eye, facial bruises and a chipped tooth.  Police arrested the twins and charged them with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.  Mark said he would not return to South Philadelphia High and hoped to be transferred to a safer school.  By the beginning of the next school year, only two students had been charged and convicted for attack Mark.  So far, police are not in any hurry to bring charges against the other 20 students.

Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader - News in Brief From Philadelphia; Visitor to this web site

Porgera Top-Up Primary School, Paiam, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea

Monday, October 31, 2005

On Friday, October 28, the school's headmaster and deputy got drunk on alcohol.  They harassed the public during their drunken stupor.  Citizens complained and police went to the school, but the headmaster resisted arrest.  The police returned on Saturday but found their way blocked by students.  Today, the police returned to the school to arrest him and were confronted by more students, this time they were armed with rocks.  Somehow or another, the officers were locked in the school, surrounded by students throwing rocks at them.  Believing themselves to be in danger, the officers opened fire on the students.  One died there at the school, two more died at the hospital and up to 35 were injured.  That's the official story.  However, the school board says something different.  They say drunken police officers took 900 kina ($NZ440) from a teacher's group holding the the student-donated money for an end-of-the-year party.  The headmaster was demanding the money be returned.  Police officers went to the school, dragged him from his office and manhandled his deputy.  Some of the students threw rocks at the police, but not the large crowd of students police say were throwing rocks.  The police then opened fire on the students, who range in age from 7 to 16.  Provincial Police Commander Teddy Tei promised a full investigation into the matter.  Papua New Guinea police are known for their ill-discipline and brutality.  The next day, the police commander at Porgera was removed from duty as the investigation got under way.  On Wednesday, December 14, 2005, Inspector Felix Nebanet and First Constable Paul Pare were charged with willful murder and attempted murder for their roles in this school shooting.  Felix was the Mobile Squad 12 commander in Laiagam.  Paul worked out of the Porgera Police Station.

Source: - PNG Promises School Shooting Probe; BBC News - PNG Police Open Fire on Children; Radio New Zealand - PNG Policeman Suspended After Officers Shoot Dead Two Children; The National - 3 Students Killed; The National - 2 More Cops Charged Over Porgera School Shooting

Cougar Creek Elementary School, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Monday, October 31, 2005

Dozens of teens gathered at Cougar Creek Elementary School today to watch a fight between Sukhpreet Singh Bains and Harjeet Singh Saini, both 19.  The gathered teens became witnesses to murder as Sukhpreet stabbed Harjeet to death.

Source: Victoria Times Colonist - Teen Charged in Stabbing Death

Chadwell Heath Foundation (High) School, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex, England

October 2005

For an undisclosed reason, a 16-year-old boy stabbed 15-year-old Abdullah Khalid in the neck.  The wound left a serious injury.  The boy was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday, March 3, 2006.

Source: Ilford Record - Keeping Death Off the Streets

Monrad Intermediate School, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

School violence hopped back across the world to New Zealand when a fight between two students led to a stabbing.  An unnamed 11-year-old boy was being chased by an unnamed 13-year-old boy.  The older boy got his opponent to the ground and started punching him.  Lunchtime was almost over with and the two boys, along with several of their classmates, were on the playground at this time.  The older boy stabbed the younger boy in the leg and head, as well as several minor cuts.  After the stabbing, the instigator ran off as the teachers came running.  The wounded boy was taken to Palmerston North Hospital for treatment.  The young instigator was suspended from school indefinitely and detained by the police.

Source: Manawatu Standard - Monrad Kids Get Help; - Child Wounded in Playground Stabbing

Independence High School, Independence, Kansas

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Two friends who often sit next together at lunch may be friends no more after one of them, the girl, pulled out a knife and stabbed the other, a boy.  Both of the students are 14-years-old.  The stab wounds were minor and paramedics were able to treat him.  The girl was taken into juvenile custody.  This stabbing occurred just before 1 in the afternoon.

Source: KSN Channel 16 - Independence Stabbing

Hanna High School, Brownsville, Texas

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

This morning a fight broke out in the hallowed halls of Hanna High.  Fernando Muñoz, 17, pulled out a switchblade, charged down the hall to his opponent, an unnamed student, and stab him in the side.  Fernando then attempted to stab his opponent in the neck, but security guards were on the scene and restrained him.  The wounded boy was taken to Valley Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.  Police arrested Fernando and charged him with aggravated assault.

Source: The Brownsville Herald - Teenager Arrested for Switchblade Injury

Glenbrook Middle School, Concord, California

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Today, a 14-year-old boy spent the entire morning taunting a 13-year-old boy.  The younger boy retaliated at 11:53 by stabbing the bully in the chest with a pair of scissors from the teacher's desk.  The bully was taken to Children's Hospital Oakland to have surgery on his heart.  He was listed in stable condition at the time of this news story.  The 13-year-old stabber was detained by police at Juvenile Hall in Martinez and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Source: San Jose Mercury News - Concord School Stabbing Investigated

Campbell County High School, Jacksboro, Tennessee

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Freshman Ken Bartley Jr., 15, brought a gun to school today and showed it to his friends.  One of them informed school administrators that a gun was on campus.  Ken was removed from class and taken to the office at 2:11 p.m.  He was confronted by Assistant Principal Ken Bruce, Assistant Principal Jim Pierce and Principal Gary Seale.  During the talk, Ken Bartley panic and began shooting the .22-caliber handgun at the school administrators.  Ken Bruce and Jim were shot in the chest while Gary was shot in the lower abdomen.  After he was wounded Gary wrestled with the young shooter in the office.  During their struggle, the gun went off and grazed Ken Bartley's right hand.  Another teacher was then able to take the gun away from the young shooter.  Once Ken Bartley was detained, Gary ordered a lockdown of the school over the intercom.  Jim and Gary were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center and listed in serious condition.  Assistant Principal Ken Bruce was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in LaFollette where he died.  Ken Bartley was also taken to St. Mary's Hospital to have his hand stitched up.  Police arrested Ken Bartley Jr. and held him in the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Service Center in Knoxville until they can decide what charges to bring against him.  In April 2007, a jury was starting to form to judge Ken's actions.  During that process, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder.  Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood sentenced Ken to 45 years in prison on Tuesday, April 10, 2007.  Jacksboro is 35 miles northwest of Knoxville.


Assistant Principal Ken Bruce, 48


Assistant Principal Jim Pierce, 56

Principal Gary Seale, 55

Source: Knoxville News - 1 Killed, 2 Injured in Campbell School Shooting; Yahoo! News - Wounded Principal Praised as Hero in Tenn.; Knoxville News - Sheriff: Student Shoots 3; 1 Dead; The Tennessean - Wounded Assistant Principal Describes School Shooting; Yahoo! News - Boy Agrees to 45 Years in School Killing

Ekwazini Secondary School, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

An unnamed classmate stabs 16-year-old Mabandla Zuma to death today for an undisclosed reason.

Source: South African Broadcasting Corporation - Robbers Stab KwaZulu-Natal Pupil to Death

Chinguacousy Secondary School, Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Just before 8 this morning Shandie Kerpal was sitting in his car in the parking lot of Chinguacousy Secondary School when a masked gunman came up to the car.  The gunman tapped on the window and before Shandie, 18, could do anything, the gunman fired six times at him.  The gunman then fled the scene.  Shandie was taken to Peel Memorial hospital and then transferred to Sunnybrook hospital for recovery.  Police began searching for  a black male, 5-foot-8, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Source: Toronto Sun - Teen Shot at School

Brindhaven Secondary School, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Shabir Moses and two of his friends were near the school's changing rooms at lunch today when two men approached them.  To gain access to the schoolyard, the men had cut a hole in the school's fence. One of the men pulled out a knife and forced Shabir down a grass bank.  Once there, both of the men demanded his money and his cell phone.  After handing them his money and his cell phone, the knife wielder plunged the knife into Shabir's neck.  As Shabir collapsed to the ground, the two men fled the scene.  Shabir died a few minutes later.  

Source: South African Broadcasting Corporation - Robbers Stab KwaZulu-Natal Pupil to Death

Collingwood College (High School), Camberley, Surrey, England

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Also today during lunch another student was stabbed.  Three female students approached Natashia Jackman as she queued in the school's canteen.  Two of the girls are 14-years-old and one of them is 15.  The trio taunted her about her long hair.  They said, "We are going to give you a haircut or we are going to set your hair on fire."  The trio then went off in search of scissors.  A boy pulled out a pair of scissors from his pencil case and gave it to the trio.  They then went outside to the playing fields opposite the school's science block.  Natashia, 15, walked past them and the trio taunted her again.  Natashia stood up to them by calling the trio "pathetic whores."  One of the unnamed 14-year-old girls attacked Natashia with the scissors.  The unnamed instigator grabbed Natashia's chest and stabbed her through the eyelid.  She then jammed the scissors twice into Natashia's head.  She fell to the ground and the unnamed instigator stabbed her in the back and dropped the scissors.  Her two unnamed friends picked up the scissors and threw them over the school's fence. Natashia was transported to Frimley Park Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.  Police arrested two of the instigators.  One of the 14-year-olds was charged with suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.  The other 14-year-old was charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent and attempting to pervert the course of justice.  The 15-year-old was arrested Friday morning and charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent.  The second 14-year-old and the 15-year-old were released on bail on Friday.  Natashia was released from the hospital on Friday.  The unnamed instigator remains in custody.

Source: 4 National News - Teenage Girl Injured in School Stabbing; News - Three Arrested Over School Stabbing; BBC News - Two Released Over School Stabbing; Guardian Unlimited - Schoolgirl Stabbed Pupil in Eye, Court Hears

Milwaukee Education Center (Middle School), Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thursday, November 10, 2005

This is the third stabbing today.  When classes let out at 3:50 p.m. students began flowing out of the building toward the awaiting buses.  During this short trek across the lawn, two 13-year-old boys started fighting.  The war of words continued as they got on one of the buses and climaxed when one of them stabbed the other in the back.  The injured boy went back inside the school to get help.  School officials called police and an ambulance.  The injured boy was taken to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin where he was treated.  Police were able to detain the instigator and charged him with substantial battery, a felony.

Source: WDJT Channel 58 - Student Stabbed on School Bus; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Boy is Shot, Teen Stabbed in Separate Attacks

Maize High School, Maize, Kansas

Monday, November 14, 2005

During an undisclosed incident, a student stabbed a sophomore in the back.  The wounded student was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

Source: Wichita Eagle - Maize Student Suffers Minor Injury in Stabbing at School

Parkway Academy Charter (High) School, Miramar, Florida

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

This morning at 7:20 Kaliesha Cheatham and Camille Burke, both 17, were continuing an argument from yesterday while they rode the school bus.  The bus was on Southwest 38 Street between Rose and Woodscape Drives and had about 30 students on it.  The argument climaxed when Camille pulled out a chrome .32-caliber automatic handgun and shot Kaliesha once in the chest.  Paramedics rushed to the scene and Kaliesha was alert and conscious while she was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood for treatment.  After firing her gun, Camille jumped off the bus.  This caused police to lock down Perry Middle School and Perry Elementary School for a couple of hours while they searched for her.  Camille turned herself in at 1:20 in the afternoon.  She turned over her pistol to the police and was charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm on a school bus.  The Broward State Attorney's Office charged Camille as an adult and set her trial date for December 4, 2006.

Source: Orlando Sentinel - Student Wounded in Shooting on School Bus in Miramar; - Teen Accused of Shooting Turns Herself In; Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel - Suspect in Miramar Bus Shooting Turns Self In; Classmate Victim Identified; Miami Herald - Teen in Miramar School Bus Shooting Will Be Charged as an Adult; Miami Herald - Trial Date Set for Teen Accused of Shooting Classmate

P.S. 86 (Elementary School), New York City, New York

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Jill Brogan arrived at work this morning in her 1998 red Dodge Durango.  It was just after 10 a.m. in the Briarwood section of Queens when she went out to her SUV for some papers.  Frank Cabrera, 22, approached the 40-year-old reading teacher, asked her a question and when she responded in the negative, he stabbed her in the abdomen twice and once in the leg before taking her Durango.  Paramedics were called to the scene and Jill was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.  Her attacker didn't go to far in his newly acquired wheels.  He hit a couple of parked cars and crashed the SUV near 148th Street and 87th Avenue.  Police caught him nearby as he was trying to steal another car from the parking lot of the State Supreme Court building.  Frank is charged with first-degree assault, grand larceny, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.

Source: WABC Channel 7 - Teacher Stabbed During Carjacking; Newsday - Man Nabbed After Allegedly Attacking Teacher, Nurse

Irving Middle School, San Antonio, Texas

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

San Antonio Independent School District security officer Johnny Reyes noticed Eric Zapata-Colin and Jamie Flores, both 18-years-old, trying to break into vehicles in the faculty parking just after 1:00 today.  As Johnny began to enter the parking lot Eric and Jamie began getting into their car, a Chevy Malibu.  They attempted to drive off and Johnny told them out of the car as he drew his weapon.  Eric accelerated the car toward Johnny, who fired one shot at the approaching vehicle.  Eric then stopped the car only to floor it again, heading straight for Johnny, who fired two more shots, killing Eric.  Jamie fled the school on foot but didn't get to far as police arrested him two blocks from the school.  This wasn't Eric's first run in with the law.  He was out on bond for two counts of burglary of a vehicle and one count of graffiti.  Jamie was charged with possession of criminal instruments (porcelain tipped screwdrivers used for breaking car windows).

Source: San Antonio Express - SASD Officer Fatally Shoots Burglary Suspect at Middle School; WOAI Channel 4 - Mother Demands Answers in School Shooting; San Antonio Express - Fear Goes to School

Yavuz Selim Primary School, Nusaybin, Mardin Province, Turkey

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

As classes ended today, a student opened fire on his classmates and teachers.  His weapon of choice was a Kalashnikov assault rifle.  He killed Adnan Celik, a 48-year-old male teacher, wounded a female teacher and injured three of his classmates.  The boy left the school on a motorbike and police were still looking for him as night approached.  Police are calling this shooting a blood feud, a perceived insult to family honor, which is common in the area.  Nusaybin is in the southeast region of Turkey, near the borders of Iraq, Iran and Syria.

Source: Channel 4 News - Gunman Kills One in School Shooting; ABC News - Deadly Shooting at Turkish School

C. R. Clemons Intermediate School, Copperas Cove, Texas

Monday, November 28, 2005

School violence returned after the Thanksgiving holiday with stabbings all week long.  In Copperas Cove, a 10-year-old boy stabbed a classmate in the arm with a pencil.  The young instigator is charged with aggravated assault with bodily injury.  He was released to his parents and faces anywhere from probation to time in juvenile jail.

Source: KXXV Channel 25 - Student Faces Aggravated Assault Charge w/ Pencil

Clarke County High School, Grove Hill, Alabama

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Tonight, Wilcox Central High School traveled to Clarke County High School for a basketball game.  During the game, Kimberly R. Campbell and Shekita Myles, both 17 and attending Wilcox Central, left the building to hang out in the parking lot.  Shortly there after, Dominique Malone, who attends Clarke County, also went outside to the parking lot.  Once there, the three co-eds continued their ongoing feud with a heated exchange of words.  The argument turned physical when Dominique was stabbed twice in the back by one of the Wilcox girls and cut over her eye by the other Wilcox co-ed.  A box cutter was used in the later attack.  Police arrested Kimberly and Shekita, charged them second degree assault and set their bond at $7,500.  Clarke County announced that because of this attack they would no longer participate in athletic events with Wilcox Central.

Source: The Clarke County Democrat - Stabbing of Student After CCHS Game Nixes All Others with Wilcox School

Richard Ishmael Secondary School, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

On Tuesday two girls got into a squabble at Richard Ishmael Secondary School.  One of the girls is 15-years-old and the other is Tomieka Smith, age unknown.  The exchange of words was over the 15-year-old girl and a male student.  The squabble escalated to a fight, with the unnamed girl slamming Tomieka's head into a desk.  The two girls were eventually separated and sent to the head teacher's office.  Once there, neither of the girls were able to present their case to the head teacher about what caused the fight.  The head teacher gave them letters to give to their parents and suspended the unnamed 15-year-old girl.  Tomieka was sent to the hospital for treatment.  While there, her mother Joy arrived to see how her oldest twin was doing.  After seeing the bruises on her daughter's face, Joy took Tomieka back to the school to talk to the head teacher.  However, they were referred to the Deputy Head. The Deputy Head Teacher and Tomieka's class teacher spoke with them, with her teacher asking that the letter be destroyed.  She also wanted Tomieka to be in class tomorrow for an examination.  Joy and Tomieka then left the school.  Today, Tomieka's eyes and face were swollen so badly that Joy called the head teacher to tell her she was going to call the police.  The head teacher asked her not to do that and said that she would look into the matter and that there wasn't a need to get the police involved just yet.  Joy didn't contact the police and scheduled to meet with the unnamed 15-year-old's parents on Friday.  Later in the day, Joy's other daughter, and Tomieka's twin, Tunicia, called and said she was being bullied at school by a female friend of the unnamed 15-year-old.  Another family member went to the school to speak with the teachers about what was happening.  When the teacher's had called for the friend of the unnamed 15-year-old girl, she refused to go to the office.  Tunicia called once more to tell her mother of the bullying.  This time Joy and six of her relatives went to the school. The family members who went to the school include 34-year-old Jacklyn Levius and 15-year-old Wanda Small.  Joy asked to speak to the head teacher and the friend of the unnamed 15-year-old girl, but once again, the girl refused to come to the office and explain herself.  Joy's relatives took matters into their own hands when  Jacklyn and Wanda left the head teacher's office in search of the bully.  Wanda, who knows the bully, had the idea to go find the girl who had beaten up her relative.  As they searched the school, they came across the the female friend of 15-year-old instigator and heated words were exchanged.  Suddenly, the young female instigator grabbed Jacklyn, pulled out a knife and began stabbing her.  Jacklyn was stabbed four times, all in her chest near her heart.  Wanda joined in the fight in an effort to save Jacklyn.  Wanda was stabbed just above the right eye and slashed on her left hand.  After wounding her opponents, the instigator fled the school.  Jacklyn was taken to Georgetown Public Hospital and died just after 8 p.m.  Wanda was also taken to the hospital and treated for her wounds.  The young instigator turned herself in on Saturday.

Source: Stabroek News - Woman Dies After School Stabbing - Student Had Knife; Stabroek News - Police Seeking School Stabbing Accused; Stabroek News - Teen in School Stabbing Turns Herself In; Stabroek News - School Stabbing - How Petty Disputes Can Sometimes Escalate

Buckhannon-Uphsur High School, Buckhannon, West Virginia

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Meanwhile... back in the states, on the way to school this morning a boy stabbed a classmate in the leg with a pocketknife.  Both of the boys are 15-years-old and the injury was minor. The boys were riding on a school bus at the time of this incident.

Source: WVNS Channel 59 - Boy Stabbed on School Bus

Fort White High School, Fort White, Florida

Thursday, December 1, 2005

24 hours later, another stabbing on a school bus by a 15-year-old boy.  Two brothers were arguing before getting on their bus this morning.  When the got on the bus, the exchange of words turned physical when the older brother, 18, pushed his younger brother away.  The younger brother retaliated by pulling out his pocket knife and stabbing his older sibling in the arm.  The older brother received up to three minor cuts.  The young instigator was arrested and charged with aggravated battery.

Source: Gainesville Sun - Student Accused of Stabbing Brother on Bus

Central (High) School, Bucharest, Romania

Friday, December 2, 2005

Antoanela I., 17, left her home months ago to live with her boyfriend, 32-year-old Constantin Groza.  He lives on the same street as she does.  During a night of intimacy, nude pictures of her were taken.  Earlier this week an e-mail with those pictures was sent to the school.  Antoanela became angry and decided to dump her much older boyfriend.  Constantin was upset about this and went to her school to find out why she wanted out of the relationship.  Even though the school has body guards at the door and he looks nothing like a teenager who is supposed to be there, Constantin gained entry to the campus.  The couple started arguing over the break up when the deputy director of the school invited them to use her office to resolve the argument.  Minutes later, she heard Antoanela screaming.  When the deputy director opened the door, she saw that Antoanela had been stabbed with a knife.  She was transported to the emergency hospital in Bucharest and underwent surgery.  Constantin was captured while he was talking to a journalist.  He was telling them Antoanela had asked him to cut her with his pocketknife more than once. He also said he to the school to give her money.  Police charged him with attempted murder.  Antoanela is continuing to recover from her injuries.

Source: Bucharest Daily News - 17-Year-Old Girl Stabbed at School by Former Boyfriend; Bucharest Daily News - Main Suspect in Student's Stabbing in Bucharest School Detained

St. Croix Educational Complex, Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Friday, December 2, 2005

Just before 9:30 this morning a fight broke out at the St. Croix Educational Complex high school.  During the fight, two male students, one 18 and the other 17, were stabbed with a pocketknife.  School officials called police and then rushed the younger boy to Luis Hospital themselves as his injuries were very severe.  An ambulance took the older boy to Luis Hospital where he was treated for a cut to his forehead.  It was unclear whether the two boys fought each other or if more students were involved in this act of school violence.

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News - Two Students Rushed to Hospital After Stabbing at Educational Complex

Hauppauge High School, Hauppauge, New York

Friday, December 2, 2005

At 11:15 this morning, two male freshmen, both 14, began fighting at Hauppauge High School.  One of the boys told his opponent that he had heard rumors for a week that he (the opponent) wanted to fight and stab him.  The unnamed opponent said he didn't want to fight, but that didn't stop the challenger from punching him anyway.  During the fight, the opponent pulled out an Xacto knife and cut the challenger.  Another freshman, also 14, who was nearby tried to help the wounded boy.  However, the opponent (now instigator), showed him no mercy as he cut him as well.  The two injured teens were first treated at the nurse's office and then at Stony Brook University Hospital.  Police arrested the instigator and charged him with two counts of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.  However, since he is a minor, they would not reveal his name.

Source: New York Newsday - Student Arrested After Stabbing at Hauppauge High School; Newsday - 2 Knifed at Hauppauge High School

Queen Anne Elementary School, Lebanon, Oregon

Saturday, December 3, 2005

Jason Lee Anderson, 22; Adam Lyle Davis, 24; Lawrence Dean Seavy, 22, and several others were drinking late this night on the grounds of Queen Anne Elementary School.  Lawrence's property is behind the school.  A man approached the group and began to insult them.  The group told him to move on.  Instead, the unnamed man attacked them with a knife.  With four minutes left in the day, police received a call notifying them of multiple stabbings at the school.  When police arrived, they found Adam with numerous stab wounds in his arms and legs; Jason with stab wounds in his neck and face; and Lawrence with back and leg stab wounds.  Adam and Jason were taken to Lebanon Community Hospital where they were treated for their wounds.  Lawrence was taken to Samaritan Albany General Hospital where he was treated and released.  Police are hopeful to make an arrest by the end of the following week

Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times - Three Stabbed at Lebanon School; Corvallis Gazette-Times - Lebanon Stabbings Not Life-Threatening

Boston Day and Evening Academy (High School), Roxbury, Massachusetts

Monday, December 5, 2005

At 2:20 this afternoon an argument in a second-floor men's room erupted between two male students.  The argument climaxed when one of boys fired one shot at his opponent.  The shot missed the target and both boys fled the school.  Five hours later, Rodney Christopher Hoskins's mother and uncle took the 17-year-old to a local police station so that he could surrender to the authorities.  He was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and illegal possession of a firearm.

Source: The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Police Arrest Teen for School Shooting

Southeastern High School, Detroit, Michigan

Monday, December 5, 2005

Two 14-year-old students were wounded by an 18-year-old man when he shot into a crowd of students at Southeastern High School today.  A girl was shot in her shin and a boy was shot in his leg.  Police arrested the shooter and charged him with nine counts of attempted murder.

Source: WWMT Channel 3 - Detroit Schools Get More Police After Two Shootings in Two Days

Horizon Continuation (High) School, Anaheim, California

Monday, December 5, 2005

At 11:30 this morning, a 17-year-old male student was standing outside the school when a black Ford Taurus rolled up along side of him.  The passengers in the Taurus shouted gang slang at him and then opened fire on him.  He was struck in the back by one of the flying bullets.  The vehicle fled the scene, but was recovered just one and a half miles away.  The injured student was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange.  Police believe this shooting to be gang related.  Orange County Department of Education runs the school, which is a white building at the end of a strip mall.

Webmaster's note: The first news story didn't name the school, just the address (1895 W. Katella Avenue).  However, the Anaheim school district website has no such school listed at this address.  The second news story named the school as South West Anaheim, but once again a Google search for that school came up empty.  The third news story, and the most detailed of the three, named the school as Horizon Continuation School, so that is the one I am going with.  I even used Google Earth to look at the address and sure enough, the white school building is at the end of a strip mall, not really a traditional school campus as I know it.  Hopefully this is the correct name for this school.

Source: NBC4.TV - Police Investigate Shooting at Continuation High School in Anaheim; L. A. Times - Teen Shot Outside O. C. School; MSNBC - Student Shot Outside School in Anaheim

Kingsdale (High) School, Alleyn Park, Dulwich, England

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Yesterday police launched a massive campaign to rid schools of knives.  Unfortunately the campaign got off on the wrong foot.  A schoolyard bully was demanding cash from one of his classmates when the confrontation was spotted by an unnamed 15-year-old boy.  The unnamed boy confronted the bully and was stabbed in the side with a penknife.  He was also punched in the jaw by the bully.  His classmates could only look on in horror.  The bully was expelled from the school by Steve Morrison, the head teacher.

Source: South London Press - Pupil Stabbed at School

Central High School, Detroit, Michigan

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

While the students were leaving the building for first dismissal, two non-students entered the building via a side door that students opened up for them.  In the vestibule of the school, gunfire rang out and one of the non-students was shot.  Pepper spray then filled the air and antagonized several students nearby.  The wounded individual was taken to the hospital for treatment.  The shooter fled the scene.

Source: WXYZ Channel 7 - One Injured in School Shooting; KLFY Channel 10 - One Shot at Detroit School

Milton Peters College (High School), Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Conflicting stories surround this act of school violence from the Caribbean. One story is that an 18-year-old male identified only as P.S. slapped a 16-year-old male identified only as C.W. for bumping into him.  C.W. retaliated by stabbing P.S. twice in the chest and then fleeing the school.  The second story said the two boys had a disagreement earlier (whether it be in the day or in the week, I don't know.)  P.S. was in a classroom at the school when his teacher left the room.  After she left, C.W. rushed in and stabbed P.S. twice in the chest.  C.W. then fled the school by jumping over the school gate and running away.  P.S. was rushed to St. Maarten Medical Center and listed in critical condition.  Police began searching for C.W.  Two weeks later, P.S. was identified as Steve Thervil in a news story from The Daily Herald of St. Maarten.  According to that story, the stabbing took place around 9:30 a.m. and Steve didn't know he was stabbed until he looked down and saw blood on his shirt.  He was stabbed six times by his classmate.  After spending ten days in the hospital Steve is determined to encourage his fellow classmates to resolve their differences peacefully.

Source: The Daily Herald of St. Maarten - Student Stabbed in Class at MPC; The Daily Herald of St. Maarten - Stabbed Student Recovering, Says, 'Don't Resort to Violence'

Addelita Cancryn Junior High School, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Friday, December 9, 2005

This afternoon a fight between students broke out at this school in the U. S. Virgin Islands.  The fight climaxed when a male student was stabbed.  School security officer Linda Raymond reported the stabbing at 3:12 and the wounded boy was taken to Schneider Hospital for treatment.  Police did not name a suspect as they began their investigation.

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News - Student Stabbed at Cancryn School

A Cram (Elementary) School, Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Sayano Horimoto, a 12-year-old sixth-grade girl, started taking classes at the Uji Shinmei branch of the Kyoshin chain of cram schools on March 25, 2005.  Cram schools, called juku, are used by students to prepare for entrance exams at the next level of education.  Each classroom in the cram school has a security camera in it.  One of her teachers was Yu Hagino, a 23-year-old senior law student majoring in criminology at Doshisha University.  He works part-time as a teacher at the juku.   By the beginning of April, Yu had expressed concerns over Sayano in a school journal, stating, "I cannot get along well with Sayano as far as educational guidance is concerned."  In August, Sayano's mother called the school to complain about her daughter having the longest counseling sessions with Yu of all his students.  She also said he scolded her often.  At the end of November, Yu berated Sayano during a conference with her main teacher.  This caused Sayano to cry on her way home.  At the beginning of the this month, Sayano stopped taking Yu's classes.  A few days later, Yu went shopping and he picked up two knives and a hammer from a local store.  Today, the school was scheduled to trial test sixth-graders from 9 a.m. to noon and at Sayano's mother's request, Yu was removed from supervising the test by school officials.  Yu went to the school anyway, with the two knives and hammer.  He entered a classroom with 13 students and told them he will be conducting survey on the Japanese courses he had taught them.  He told the students who had been in his class to move to another room.  A dozen of them got up and left the room.  Only Sayano remained in the room.  Once the two were alone in the room, Yu unplugged the security camera, locked the door, pulled out a 29-centimeter (11-inch) knife and stabbed Sayano in the face and neck.  After he stabbed Sayano, Yu called the police from his cell phone, the call coming into them just after 9 in the morning.  Another teacher persuaded Yu to unlock the door and come out of the room.  When he opened the door, he was still holding the cell phone and there was blood on his hands.  Sayano was rushed to the hospital where she died.  Police arrested Yu and confiscated the knives and hammer from him.  Yu confessed to killing Sayano, saying, "I had been troubled over how to teach her.  I thought it would be better if she would disappear."  Police charged Yu with her murder and violating the Law to Control the Possessions of Firearms and Swords.  A mental evaluation of Yu ruled that he suffers from Asperger syndrome.  However, he was still found competent to stand trial.  On Tuesday, March 6, 2007, Judge Makoto Himuro sentenced Yu to 18 years in prison for the premeditated murder of Sayano Horimoto.

Source: Japan Times - Girl Killed at Cram School; The Asahi Shimbun - A 12-Year-Old Girl Was Stabbed to Death By a Part-Time Cram School Teacher; Mainichi Daily News - Cram School Teacher Gets 18 Years in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Student

Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Monday, December 12, 2005

This afternoon, two boys began fighting over an unknown topic.  The fight began just before 3 p.m. and climaxed when one of them stabbed his opponent in the arm.  The wounded boy, 16, was not seriously injured.  The fight was broken up by vice-principal.  Police arrested the instigator.

Source: Durham Region News - Stabbing at John Pereyma Catholic School

A Primary School in Roermond, Limburg Province, The Netherlands

Thursday, December 15, 2005

In an eerie similar fashion to Brenda Spencer from January 29, 1979, a 14-year-old boy in his Roermond house opened fire on students at a primary school across the street.  Fortunately, the boy was using an air gun and not a sniper rifle like Brenda.  He fired upon the innocent children from the attic window.  Panic ensued on the playground as teachers and parents scrambled to move the children to safety.  One child was slightly injured in this shooting.  The boy stopped shooting when the police arrived at the home.  He was captured and detained.

Source: Expatica - Dutch Teen Arrested for School Shooting

Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School, Nedrow, New York

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Students began arriving at 8:00 this morning as they normally do.  Unfortunately, their normal day was shattered when an unnamed 12-year-old seventh-grade girl and an unnamed 15-year-old ninth-grade girl got into a fight.  The fight climaxed when the younger girl pulled out a 12-inch butcher's knife and stabbed the freshman co-ed in the right leg.  Math teacher Johnsteven Melfi was leaving a classroom when he heard the older girl scream, "I've been stabbed."  The injured girl was on the floor with blood flowing from the wound.  He asked her who stabbed her and she pointed to the seventh-grader girl standing behind him.  Johnsteven turned and the young girl started coming toward him.  He told her to drop the knife and she did.  Johnsteven then held on to the young instigator and picked up the knife.  He then called over Steven Louis, another teacher. Steven put the young girl alone into his classroom and took possession of the knife.  Johnsteven ran downstairs to tell the principal, vice-principal and nurse.  The nurse went to tend to the injured girl while Johnsteven called the police.  The injured girl was taken to University Hospital for treatment.  The instigator was arrested and charged with second degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree.  She is being held at the Hillbrook Detention Center. Onondaga has a student body population of 450, no metal detectors and no school resource officer.  Since the two girls are from the junior high grades, I am cataloging this as a junior / middle school.

Source: News 10 Now - Student Stabbed; Syracuse Post-Standard - Teacher Faces Down Stabbing Suspect, 12

Mount Pleasant High School, Bellevue, Delaware

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

After the boys junior varsity basketball game, a fight between several students broke out in the school's parking lot.  Apparently, one or more of the students brought more than school spirit to the game that night as gunfire resonated through the cold night air and all those involved in the melee.  One of the bullets struck a male student in his right thigh.  His friends took him to Wilmington Hospital for treatment.  The fight didn't affect the varsity game inside and play continued with Mount Pleasant loosing to Howard High School 46 - 38.  Police are searching for the shooter.

Source: Delaware Online - Boy, 16, Shot in Mount Pleasant High Lot

Mary McLeod Bethune Academy (Elementary School), Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Teenagers fighting over a cell phone on 35th and Cherry streets result in a nine-year-old girl being wounded at recess this afternoon.  The fight climaxed with gunfire and one of the bullets struck Shauntae Evans while she was playing around 1:00.  She was taken to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and treated for the bullet wound in her neck.  Police began searching for the shooter, an unnamed 18-year-old male, and interviewing the student witnesses.  Initially, police do not believe Shauntae was the target of the shooter.

Source: Gazette Extra - Bullet Strikes Child at School Playground in Milwaukee; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 9-Year-Old Girl Struck by Bullet on MPS Playground; The Milwaukee Channel - Girl Hit by Stray Bullet Leaves Hospital

St. Croix Central High School, Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Thursday, January 12, 2006

This afternoon at 3:30 p.m., two 16-year-old boys were standing near the school's east entrance when a 15-year-old male former student approached them.  The three boys exchanged words when suddenly, the younger boy pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the older boys in the abdomen.  The other boy was cut on his left hand.  Our young instigator then fled from the school.  The injured students were taken to Luis Hospital for treatment.  The injured boys were able to identify their attacker and police began looking for him in the Ralph de Chabert housing community where he lives.

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News - Two 16-Year-Old Students Stabbed at Central High

Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Detroit, Michigan

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Earlier today, a fight broke out between three high school girls.  The fight didn't injure anybody, but the feelings of angst continued to boil.  At the end of the school day, the trio continued the fight in the parking lot.  Naomi Pulliam-McCalister, the 32-year-old mother of one of the girls, arrived at 3:40 to pick up her 15-year-old daughter and noticed she was involved in the fight.  Naomi took matters into her own hand and waded into the fight with a knife.  She stabbed the two girls attacking her daughter in the chest to end the fight.  The injured girls are 15-years-old and 16-years-old.  Another 16-year-old girl was nicked by Naomi as well.  The two girls who were stabbed were taken to Children's Hospital.  The knife wielding mother and her daughter then left the school as the news story reports that police began looking for the attacker.  By the end of the day, Naomi surrendered to police.  Martin Luther King Jr. High School is one of Detroit's most prestigious schools.

Source: The Detroit News - Police Seek Mom in Stabbing of Two Teens at Martin Luther King High; WLNS Channel 6 - Parent Sought in Stabbings of Two Detroit Students Surrenders; WXYZ Channel 7 - Mother Arrested for Stabbing Students

Percy L. Julian High School, Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Classes ended at 3:40 this afternoon and most of the students went home.  However, several of them had to wait for the city bus to come at 4:00 before they could leave the campus.  As they waited, a car pulled up to the city bus stop at 103rd Street and Racine Avenue.  A passenger in the car fired into the crowd of students and adults.  A 17-year-old male was grazed in his shoulder by the shotgun blast while a 16-year-old male was shot in the eye.  Neither of the males were students at Julian High.  A 17-year-old female student, with abrasions near the bridge of her nose, was taken into the school and then transported by ambulance to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.  The older male was also taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center while the younger male was taken to Stroger Hospital.  In a couple of hours police had a description of the car and names of several people they believed participated in this shooting.

Source: Chicago Sun-Times - Student Among 3 Hurt in Shooting Near S. Side School; Chicago Tribune - 3 Shot Near Julian High

Dunraven Secondary School, Streatham, Greater London, England

Friday, January 13, 2006

Today a 15-year-old male student brought a knife to school to rob his fellow classmates.  The unnamed thug went after another 15-year-old male in the school's art department.  During the fight, the boy being attacked picked up a hammer to defend himself.  The fight injured both boys with one of them being rushed to the hospital while the other was treated at the school.

Source: IC South London - We Must Check Kids for Weapons

Milwee Middle School, Longwood, Florida

Friday, January 13, 2006

This morning Christopher Penley, a 15-year-old eighth-grader, brought a pellet gun to school in his backpack.  Christopher had painted it to look like a real gun.  Maurice Cotey, 13, and one of his friends saw the gun and Maurice persuaded the other to report the gun to school officials.  This caused a scuffle between Christopher and Maurice.  Christopher was able to move Maurice near a closet door and turned him around.  Christopher pointed the gun at Maurice who tried to grab it.  Christopher pulled it back and Maurice was able to grab hold of the gun.  He twisted the gun back toward Christopher and put the gun to his legs.  Christopher then kicked him into the closet where the scuffle continued for a brief time.  Our young instigator then ran from the classroom.  The police were called while he traversed the campus with the gun saying he was going to kill himself.  Sheriff deputies cornered Christopher in a restroom and tried to talk to him.  To the deputies, the pellet gun looked like a 9mm Beretta handgun.  Christopher continued to exhibit suicidal tendencies by saying he was going to kill himself.  At one point he put the gun to his neck as deputies tried to talk to him.  During the conversation, the boy also pointed the gun at the deputies three times.  After the third time, Seminole County Sheriff, Lt. Mike Weippert, fired at the suicidal teen.  The look on our young instigator's face led Lt. Weippert to believe the boy was about to take some sort of action against the deputies.  The bullet struck Christopher in the forehead, above his left eye. This was about 9:30 in the morning.  Christopher was rushed to Orlando Medical Regional Center where he was declared brain dead the next day.  On Sunday, Christopher was officially declared dead. It wasn't until then that the sheriff deputies were able to determine that Christopher was carrying a pellet gun.

Source: Yahoo! News - SWAT Team Shoots Armed Fla. 8th-Grader; CNN - Deputy Shoots Teen Wielding Pellet Gun; Dallas Morning News - Attorney: Police Were Told Boy's Gun Probably Fake; Bradenton Herald - State Attorney Says Deputy Acted Lawfully in School Shooting

Osborn High School, Detroit, Michigan

Friday, January 13, 2006

This is the second act of violence in as many days at a high school in Detroit.  Just after noon today, an assistant principal confronted two male students in one of the hallways at Osborn High School.  One of the students was armed with a gun and fired a shot down the hall.  The bullet hit a wall and injured no one.  The students then fled the school, but were captured by school district police officers a short time later.

Source: WLNS Channel 6 - Shot Fired Inside Detroit High School; No One Hurt; The Detroit News - Shot Fired Inside Detroit's Osborn High School

JJ de Jong Lower Primary School, Atteridge, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Patrick Chabadi and Bella Mokalapa are caterers in Atteridge and planned to caterer a party this weekend.  Unfortunately, Bella, 34, made a mistake with a food order.  Patrick was enraged over this mistake.  The two exchanged heated words earlier this week about the whole ordeal.  Bella also works at JJ de Jong Lower Primary School as a secretary.  Today, Patrick stormed into the school and dragged her out of her office.  When they stopped they were in full view of over 70 students, mainly from Grade 0, 4 and 5.  The students ranged in age from five to nine.  Patrick then shot her in the head at point-blank range with a 9mm pistol.  Grade 4 math teacher Debora Mabaso saw Patrick shoot Bella through a classroom window.  He started to approach her room and she cried for her students to get under their desks.  While she was doing this, she heard the gun fire one more time.  Patrick had turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.  As he collapsed to the ground, the children went hysterical.  Debora rushed to Bella's side and picked up pieces of Bella's skull.  She held them to Bella's head as another teacher went to get the  school's bakkie.  Debora held Bella's skull together as she was rushed to Kalafong Hospital where trauma doctors spent over two hours trying to stabilize her.  Bella is fighting for her life.  Frantic parents arrived and anxiously milled about outside the school as teachers tried to calm the traumatized students.

Source: The Pretoria News - 'There Was Blood Everywhere'

Indian River High School, Chesapeake, Virginia

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

19-year-old Jeremy Renard Land has an on-going argument with a student at Indian River High School.  Around 11:00 this morning, students were standing outside the cafeteria when Jeremy spotted his opponent as he was driving by.  He pulled into the parking lot, got out of the car and fired a gun several times at the his opponent and the crowd.  No one was injured.  Police began looking for Jeremy that afternoon and brought charges of attempted malicious wounding, using a gun in the commission of a felony and discharging a gun on school grounds.  Thursday morning, Jeremy turned himself into the police.

Source: The Virginian-Pilot - Gunfire Near One School Leads to Lockdown at Four; The Virginian-Pilot - Teen Sought in Chesapeake School Shooting Turns Himself In

A Middle School in Anaconda, Montana

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Today a carload of students pulled up to a unnamed male student outside his middle school.  He recognized at least one of his fellow classmates.  For an undisclosed reason, a 15-year-old girl in the car shot the unnamed boy with an air gun.  The plastic pellet hit him in the nose.  Her court appearance is schedule for Youth Court.  The school board expelled several students for this shooting.  

Source: KXLF Channel 4 - Anaconda HS Students Expelled After Air Gun Incident

Kittridge Street Elementary School, Van Nuys, California

Thursday, January 19, 2006

At 10:20 this morning, a class of fourth-graders was outside the school for nutrition period when a 10-year-old boy was grazed in the shoulder by a BB pellet.  The boy told an adult at the school and the police were called. They arrested a 16-year-old boy who was standing across the street from the school when he fired his BB gun at the students.  The teen could be charged with suspicion of firing a BB gun within city limits.

Source: LA Daily News - Teenager Arrested in BB Gun Shooting Incident

I. C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth, Virginia

Thursday, January 19, 2006

A few hours later, around 3:00, more students were injured by pellets from a BB gun.  Sharrod T. Sutton and Robert T. Howard, both 18 and seniors at the school, approached a group of students outside the gymnasium.  A few words were exchanged before Sharrod and Robert pulled out fake BB guns and shot two female students with plastic BB gun pellets.  One of the girls is 15-year-old and was struck in the upper and lower torso.  The other girl is 17-years-old and was struck in the lower torso.  Sharrod and Robert left the school in a car.  Police arrested Sharrod and Robert in the evening and charged them with minor assault. 

Source: WTKR Channel 3 - Two Suspects Arrested in School Shooting; The Virginian-Pilot - Norcom High School Seniors Arrested for Shooting Students with Pellets

Withrow High School, Cincinnati, Ohio

Thursday, January 19, 2006

This evening around 8 p.m., two cars were in the parking lot behind the school when Eric Nelson, 17, got out of his blue Ford Taurus and climbed into a cream-colored Lexus occupied by 20-year-old Raymond Montgomery and 19-year-old Antonio Page.  A few minutes later, Raymond and Antonio began shooting each other as they sat in the Lexus.  One of Raymond's bullets struck Eric in the upper chest as he sat in the Lexus.  Raymond was shot in the leg by Antonio.  At this point, both cars began to flee the parking lot.  The Lexus raced off down Dana Avenue and then south on Interstate 71.  At some point in time after the shooting, Eric got out of the Lexus and stumbled down Dana Avenue and collapsed at the intersection with Madison Road.  Police responded to the shooting and found Eric in the street and had him transported to University Hospital for treatment.  At the same time as police arrived on the scene, Raymond was being dropped off at University Hospital for his gunshot wound to the leg.  (There is no mention whatsoever of anybody getting out of Lexus in any of the source news stories, but apparently they did.)  Police speculated that a good Samaritan brought Raymond to the hospital.  Police arrested Antonio later that evening.

Source: Cincinnati Post - Police Investigating Shootings at Withrow; Channel Cincinnati - Police: Exchange of Gunfire Wounds Two Behind High School; Cincinnati Enquirer - Two Shot in Hyde Park Shootout; Channel Cincinnati - Drug Deal Blamed for Shooting Behind School

Cedric Titus High School, Trelawny, Jamaica

Monday, January 23, 2006

Zanute Simpson, a 16-year-old male eleventh-grader who lives in Clark's Town, was sitting in a bus this evening.  Kenton Mowatt,17 and one of his classmates, came up to the bus to talk to him.  The talk quickly turned into an argument.  The argument turned physical when Zanute stabbed Kenton in the forehead with  pen.  Kenton then ran onto the bus and retaliated by stabbing Zanute with a knife in the chest.  The young instigator then fled the scene.  Zanute was taken to the hospital where he died.  Kenton lives in Zion, near Falmouth.  During the remainder of the week, several students from Falmouth, including girls, were beaten up by Clark's Town students in retaliation.  Kenton's mother turned him in and he was charged on Wednesday with a court date scheduled for Friday.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner - Schools in Fear - Violence Spurs Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Security Concerns; Radio Jamaica - Police Try to Maintain Peace After Student's Death; Real Jamaica Radio 94 FM - Cedric Titus High to Re-open Monday

Will C. Wood High School, Vacaville, California

Monday, January 23, 2006

This morning a 14-year-old boy stole his grandfather's gun from the gun safe it was in.  He put the gun in his backpack and took it to school.  At 9:50 there was an assembly in the gym.  As the other students streamed into the gym, the unnamed boy began fingering the gun in his backpack.  It went off and the bullet hit a wall.  The bullet fragmented and then grazed a 15-year-old girl in the face as she was sitting along the gym wall.  School officials apprehended the boy and held him until the police arrived.  The  girl's wound was minor, however, she was still taken to the VacaValley Hospital for treatment.  Police took the boy into custody and secured the gun.

Source: NBC 11 - Vacaville Teen Grazed in Accidental School Shooting; CBS 13 - Shooting at Vacaville High School Injures Teen; The Reporter - Shooting at Wood High; CBS 5 - Gun in Vacaville School Shooting Incident Belonged to Boy's Grandfather

Geoffrey Chaucer Technology College (High School), London, England

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

During lunch today, two boys confronted a third boy at school.  The two instigators, ages 13 and 16, attacked the third boy, 15, by thrusting a sharp object into his face.  The stabbing could result in the 15-year-old loosing one of his eyes.  The instigators were arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm.  They appeared in Camberwell Green Youth Court the next day.

Source: ic South London - Stabbed in the Eye at School

Horace Middle School, Denver, Colorado

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

A boy in the sixth-grade brought a replica plastic gun to school today, along with ammo.  He pulled the gun out (presumably from a backpack, but the story doesn't specify that) and it fired a plastic pellet into a girl standing nearby.  The pellet struck the girl in her torso, but did not penetrate the skin.  Typically, sixth-graders are 11-years-old, so that is how I will classify this boy.

Source: 9 News - Sixth Grader Arrested After Accidentally Shooting Girl with Pellet Gun

St. Catherine High School, Spanish Town, Jamaica

Thursday, January 26, 2006

After being bullied for so long, a Grade 9 male student retaliated today in a classroom at St. Catherine High.  The two boys got into an argument while in class.  The argument led to a tussle.  The teacher left the room to get help as the tussle continued.  The bullied boy stabbed the bully several times by the time the teacher returned.  The wounded bully was taken to Spanish Town Hospital where he was listed in serious condition.

Source: Jamaica Observer - Another Student Stabbed

Lakeview Centennial High School, Garland, Texas

Friday, January 27, 2006

A 16-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to school with him today.  While he was handling it in one of the school's hallway, one round was fired.  The bullet struck the floor and fragments ricocheted up into the legs of two female students.  The unnamed shooter then hid the gun in a boys restroom.  The two girls were treated for minor abrasions by the school nurse.  Police arrested our young shooter and he may face charges of carrying a weapon unlawfully in a school and disrupting a school activity.

Source: Dallas Morning News - Guns Goes Off at School; 2 Have Minor Injuries

C. M. Russell High School, Great Falls, Montana

Monday, January 30, 2006

Ryan Clancy, a junior, got off his school bus and walked into a restroom just inside the school doors.  He pulled out a gun and shot himself to death.  The principal of the school was right outside the restroom when Ryan committed suicide.  He ran into the bathroom and found Ryan alone in the restroom.  Ryan's age wasn't available in this news report, but I am counting him as a 16-year-old for statistical purposes.

Source: Billings Gazette - Great Falls Student Takes Own Life Inside School

Frank Garside Junior High School, Las Vegas, Nevada

Monday, January 30, 2006

Also this morning, students began arriving for classes in Las Vegas.  As an unnamed 13-year-old boy was walking across the parking lot toward the school, he was attacked by three other students, ranging in age from 13 to 14.  Our unnamed boy was stabbed in the back by one of the trio.  He ran away from the group toward Adcock Elementary School, a hundred yards away.  The trio pursued him there, but once he got inside they dispersed.  School officials at Adcock treated the wounded boy and notified police.  The police arrested two of the instigators and recovered the knife from a nearby cul-de-sac, but the third instigator was still at large when this news story went to press.

Source: KVBC Channel 3 - Student Stabbed at Junior High School

University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The very violent month of January wraps up tonight in a dorm room at the University of Bridgeport.  Andre Campbell, 18, and 19-year-old Kyle Boucher were in Kyle's room on the sixth floor of Bodine Hall looking at a men's magazine.  Andre pointed out a photo of a naked woman in the magazine and said he would have sex with her if he could.  Kyle replied, "She's too dirty."  The two freshman started arguing over the photo and Kyle told Andre to leave his room.  Andre refused so Kyle got up and began pushing him out the door.  By the time the two boys got in the hallway, Andre pulled out a spring-loaded knife and began stabbing Kyle.  He stabbed Kyle multiple times in the chest, abdomen and right leg.  When the police arrived, Andre approached them with his hands stretched out saying, "I did it."  Police arrested Andre and charged him with attempted murder.  Kyle was transported to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment.  

Source: Hartford Courant - Student Stabbed in Dorm Room; Connecticut Post - UB Student Stabbed in Dorm Fight

Pleasantville Senior Comprehensive School, Mon Repos, Trinidad and Tobago

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Just before 3 p.m. today, 18-year-old Fayed Khan and 16-year-old Daniel Ramoutar got into fight on the grounds of their school.  During the fight, Fayed kicked Daniel in the chest, throwing him to the ground.  Once Daniel was down, Fayed pulled out an ice pick and stabbed Daniel six times in the shoulders before school MTS guards were able to break up the fight.  Fayed was turned over to the police while Daniel was taken to a hospital for treatment.  However, once he was discharged, Constable Krishna Jaglal arrested him for having a "Rambo-style flick knife" in his boot bag.  Fayed was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm and sentenced to eight months in the Golden Grove prison.  Daniel will be charged with possession of an offensive weapon and will be sentenced on February 9.

Source: Trinidad and Tobago Express - Schoolboy Jailed for Stabbing 16-Year-Old

Eulalie Rivera Elementary School, Estate Grove Place, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Today Jammala Horsford's two sons got into a fight at school.  The two Horsford boys, aged 9 and 11 years, fought three other boys, ranging in age from 10- to 13-years-old.  School officials called Jammala, who went to the school.  She entered a classroom without permission and began to assault the three young boys who had fought her two boys.  A school monitor tried to intervene, but was unable to prevent Jammala from holding down one of the boys and striking him repeatedly.  Order was eventually restored and Jammala was charged with three counts of assault.

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News - Mother Charged with Assault is Advised of Rights

Longfellow Elementary School, Compton, California

Friday, February 3, 2006

At 8:20 this morning an unnamed 8-year-old boy was showing off a .38-caliber handgun to his classmates on the school bus.  While they were looking at it, the gun went off and grazed the left elbow of an unnamed 10-year-old boy.  This happened at the corner of Caldwell Street and Oleander Avenue.  The injured boy was taken to the hospital for treatment while the young shooter was taken into custody.  Both of the boys are special education students at Longfellow.

Source: NBC 4 - Boy Shot, Wounded Aboard School Bus in Compton; CBS 13 - 10-Year-Old Shot on Southern California School Bus

Socorro High School, Socorro, Texas

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

At 11:45 a.m. this morning three male students began fighting in a breezeway under the clock tower at the rear of the school.  During the fight two of the boys were stabbed by Johny Lucero Barrosa, 18.  The younger boy, an unnamed 16-year-old, was stabbed in the upper torso under his armpit causing one of his lungs to collapse.  The older boy, 17-year-old David Perez, was stabbed in the torso area.  Both boys were taken to Thomason Hospital for treatment.   Police believe this fight to be gang related, even though Socorro doesn't have a history of gang violence.  Police began looking for Johny to charge him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  On Monday, March 13, 2006, Johny turned himself into police.

Source: El Paso Times - Officials Continue Investigation After Socorro High Stabbing; El Paso Times - Stabbing Suspect Named; Dallas Morning News - Teenager Arrested in High School Campus Stabbing

Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco High School, Ben Bolt, Texas

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

This morning at 7:45 a.m., 16-year-old Jose Alaniz stabbed 17-year-old Theodore Garcia Jr. twice in the left torso with a pocketknife in one of the school's restrooms.  The injured student was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Alice and police arrested Jose.  He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and carrying of a prohibited weapon on school grounds.  Ben Bolt is a rural community with 186 students in this high school.

Source: Corpus Christi Caller Times - Ben Bolt Student, 17, Stabbed; KRIS Channel 6 - Ben Bolt Stabbing Suspect to Remain in Custody

Logan Middle School, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Monday, February 13, 2006

While on his way to school this morning, an unnamed 13-year-old boy picked up a scratch awl he found on the street.  A scratch awl is a wood working  layout tool used to etch a line.  He entered his school and another unnamed 13-year-old boy passed him in the hallway.  After he passed, the first boy stabbed the second boy with the scratch awl on his upper torso between his right shoulder and chest.  The scratch awl ripped through the boy's backpack strap, coat and shirt, but didn't puncture the skin.  The school nurse checked him out and he returned to class.  Our young instigator was handed over to juvenile authorities.

Source: La Crosse Tribune - Logan Middle School Student Suspended After Stabbing

West York Area High School, York, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Thursday morning, about 10 students and a substitute teacher were heading into a classroom at West York Area High School and discovered a gruesome scene.  Mark Stickel, an art teacher who students loved and had been at the school for 30 years, committed suicide yesterday evening after everybody else had left the building.  Mark had shot himself in the head.  Police recovered a note and a .38-caliber handgun from the classroom.  Mark was a painter and his specialty was abstract and landscape acrylic.  He and his wife ran a photography business together.

Source: Philly Burbs - Students Find Teacher's Body in Classroom After Suicide; York Daily Record - 'He was a Really Nice Guy'

Polyvalente Monsignor-Marcel-François-Richard High School, Saint-Louis de Kent, New Brunswick, Canada

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

After being bullied all his life and most recently on the Internet the past few days, a 16-year-old male student lashed out at his tormenter, a 15-year-old male student, with a knife.  During lunch today, the older boy suddenly approached the younger boy at his table.  He pulled out a knife (10 centimeter blade) and said, "This is the last time you're gonna do this." The bully suffered a defensive wound on his hand during a short scuffle that was broken up by other students.  Both students were suspended by the school as the police continued their investigation.

Source: CBC News - Bully Victim Accused in School Stabbing; CBC News - Cyber-Bullying Likely Linked to Stabbing: RCMP

Charlotte Amalie High School, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

At 12:45 p.m. today, teacher Clifton Williams reported that an unnamed 17-year-old male student continued to play basketball after several requests were voiced for him to stop.  Clifton grabbed the student by the shirt.  The student retaliated by punching Clifton in the face.  The two then began a more serious fist fight that was eventually broken up by other students.  Clifton was treated by the school's nurse for a lip contusion.  The boy was booked and released into his grandparents custody.

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News - Student, 17, Arrested After Fight with Teacher

Houston Middle School, Houston, Mississippi

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

This afternoon on the school bus ride home, a 12-year-old girl stabbed a 14-year-old boy in the chest with a screwdriver.  The boy's lung was punctured and he was transported to Trace Regional Hospital in Houston before being airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.  The girl was released to her parents and a hearing was set for Friday morning.  As to why the girl stabbed the boy, the news story doesn't say.

Source: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Teen Expected to Recover After Stabbing

Sitki Kulak School of Primary Education (High School), Adana, Turkey

Friday, February 17, 2006

This morning during break time, two 16-year-old seventh-grade girls were in a bathroom at their school.  One of them, O. K., asked the other Y. A., if she was smoking.  Y. A. claimed she was not smoking and an argument began.  The heated exchanged of words turned physical when O. K. pulled out a pen knife and stabbed Y. A. in the shoulder and leg.  Teachers heard Y. A. scream and rushed in.  They took her to Adana Specimen Hospital where she was treated.  Police came to the school and took O. K. to a Young Offenders department.  There they released a statement saying O.K. suffered psychological problems and that she had previously argued with Y. A. over another topic.

Source: Hürriyet - Break-time Bloodshed in Girls Toilets

Addelita Cancryn Junior High School, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Friday, February 17, 2006

This afternoon Narcotics Strike Force Agent Carl "Monkey" Charleswell was at Cancryn Junior High in plainclothes for an unknown reason.  While he was there, two 15-year-old male students began to assault him.  One boy hit Carl in the head and then got into a fist fight with him.  The other boy also assaulted Carl as well.  School officials called police and order was restored.  The injured agent was taken to Schneider Hospital for his head injuries.  The two boys were released to their parents custody.  The fight began at 1:50 p.m.

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News - 2 Cancryn Youths Charged with Attacking Drug Agent; The Virgin Islands Daily News - LEPC Investigating Assault on Agent at Cancryn Junior High

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Just after 1:00 this morning, Nathan H. Poffenbarger, a 20-year-old white sophomore at Cornell, was thrown out of a fraternity party.  He was intoxicated and yelling racial remarks at an unnamed person.  Charles Holiday, a 22-year-old  black senior from Union College in Schenectady, and two of his classmates overheard the yelling as they were walking across the campus.  Charles stepped in to stop Nathan.  The two males scuffled briefly before Nathan pulled out a knife and stabbed Charles.  He was taken to Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira for treatment.  Nathan fled the scene.  Charles is well known at Union College and active in various student groups, including Future Professors Program, a group of promising students with an interest in becoming educators themselves.  Nathan turned himself into police this evening and is charged with second-degree assault.  The stabbing took place in front of Baker Tower on West Avenue.  Charles was released from the hospital two days later.  On Wednesday, May 3, 2006, Nathan was indicted on one count of first-degree assault as a hate crime, three counts of second-degree assault as a hate crime and tampering with physical evidence by a Tompkins County grand jury.  On Monday, January 22, 2007, Nathan was sentenced for up to four years in state prison for the assault on Charles.

Source: News 10 Now - Student Charged with Stabbing on Cornell Campus; Times Union - Union Student Stabbed After Slur; Ithaca Journal - Cornell Stabbing Raises Concern; Newsday - Cornell Student Charged with Hate Crime Stabbing; WSTM Channel 3 - Cornell Student Sentenced for Hate Crime Stabbing

A High School in Til Village, West Bank, Israel

Monday, February 20, 2006

Soldiers from the Israeli Occupation Forces broke into a West Bank high school today with guns a blazing.  They fired gas grenades at the school.  The students and teachers began to suffocate in the commotion.  The attack was condemned by Omar Eshtaya, head of the Village Council.  The village of Til is south of Nablus.

Source: Palestine News Agency - Israeli Soldiers Open Fire, Gas Grenades on High School in Nablus

Hanoi Open University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

An English class at Hanoi Open University has an Internet forum which students use to study together.  On this forum, Nguyen Van Xuan, a 20-year-old male, insulted  Huong Tra, a female classmate, by calling her "crazy."  Huong posted angry replies and demanded that Xuan apologize.  Xuan refused so she called her boyfriend, Nguyen Minh Ngoc, 24, to confront Xuan.  Ngoc, a student at Hanoi Construction University, came to his girlfriend's campus after classes had wrapped up for the day.  The trio met up outside the school gates and began arguing around 5:30 p.m.  During the argument, Xuan pulled a knife from his bag and stabbed Ngoc four times.  The stab wounds proved fatal as Ngoc died at the scene as Xuan fled.  Police began searching for Xuan as the English department shut down the forum.

Source: (Cyprus) Financial Mirror - Vietnam Student Murdered Over Internet Insult

Westinghouse High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Around 7:45 this morning, 16-year-old Aaron Henderson was dropped off at the Monticello Street entrance to his high school.  As he walked to the school building itself, a car with the rear passenger window rolled down, pulled up to him and he exchanged words with the car's occupants.  Aaron then turned and headed toward the school.  Seconds later, the passenger in the rear of the car pulled out an assault rifle and fired off five rounds.  Aaron was struck in the buttocks and leg.  School security guard Ty Harrell was able to pull the sophomore into the school and out of harm's way.  Aaron was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for treatment.  Police began looking for a silver Dodge Intrepid with heavily tinted windows.  They found the car late Tuesday.  On Wednesday, March 8, 2006, police announced they are looking for Brandon Murray, 22, and Thomas Beck, 23, in connection with this school shooting.  Police received a tip on Thomas's location on Monday, March 13, 2006.  He was arrested at the home of a female friend a short time later.  Police said that Thomas was the driver of the Intrepid while Brandon was the gunman.  At the end of the week, on St. Patrick's Day, Brandon turned himself into police.  Brandon faces charges of criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy.

Source: Centre Daily - Teenager Shot Outside Pittsburgh High School; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Drive-by Shooting Outside Westinghouse H. S.; The Pittsburgh Channel - Westinghouse High Student Shot; Lockdown Continues; The Pittsburgh Channel - Police Circle Westinghouse; School Shooting Probe Continues; KDKA Channel 2 - Arrest Warrants Issued in Student's Shooting; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Homewood: Arrest in Westinghouse High School Shooting; WPXI News - Second Arrest Made in High School Shooting

James Madison Memorial High School, Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Rumors were spreading around town about 17-year-old Cassandra Graffee.  As to what those rumors were, the news story doesn't say, but I would wager a good bet it wasn't about Cassandra becoming the next prom queen.  This afternoon at 4:10, Cassandra sent a classmate into the school to get a 14-year-old female classmate who was spreading the rumors while she waited on the school's front walk.  When the younger girl came outside, she and Cassandra began to struggle with each other.  The struggle consisted of pulling hair and shoving each other.  The younger girl was able to get away from Cassandra and went back inside the school.  Cassandra didn't follow as she had been told to stay off school property for an undisclosed reason.  The younger girl came back out of the school building and Cassandra confronted her again.  This time she was carrying a pellet gun.  Cassandra shot the younger girl 20 times, in the head, neck and chest.  When she was out of ammunition, a 12-year-boy who was with her, shot the wounded girl four more times with his pellet gun.  The police arrived and found a container of Soft Air 6-mm plastic pellets, which match the spent pellets found at the shooting.  The younger girl told police she knew the guns were fake and that the pellets didn't hurt that much.  She was not treated for the injuries she sustained.  Cassandra was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct while armed and battery, all misdemeanors.  The 12-year-old boy was turned over to his mother.

Source: Wisconsin State Journal - Girl Charged in School Attack

University City High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Yesterday, Robert Wilkens' 15-year-old son slapped a 14-year-old male classmate.  Today, the 14-year-old his brother and their friend, 19-year-old brother Maurice Jackson, went to the school to retaliate against the unnamed 15-year-old boy.   Robert, 42, was at the school today for an unrelated matter.  After that issue was resolved, Robert and his son came across the 14-year-old, his brother and Maurice.  The two groups began to quarrel inside the school and were told to leave.  Once outside, the quarreling continued and became physical on the front steps at 11:30.  During the melee, Robert stabbed Maurice.  Police came and restored order.  Maurice's friend took him to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with stab wounds to his side and a punctured lung.   Because of the wound, the hospital called the authorities.  Police arrested Robert and charged him with aggravated and simple assault.  They also arrested his 15-year-old son and charged him with assault.  As the police were interviewing Maurice they found 33 bags of crack cocaine on him.  He faces a charge of possession of narcotics with intent to deliver.

Source: Philadelphia Daily News - Man Stabbed Outside High School; Philadelphia Inquirer - Man Stabbed on Steps of University City High

Castle Park High School, Chula Vista, California

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

A 16-year-old male student was walking from the school's learning center to the gym at 3:20 this afternoon when he was stabbed in the back by an unknown assailant.   The boy was transported by paramedics to a hospital for treatment.  A witness told police that he saw three suspects running off the campus after the stabbing.  Police interviewed the three people of interest, but so far have not made an arrest.

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune - Teenager Stabbed in Back on Campus; NBC San Diego - Stabbing Attack Seriously Wounds Student

W. E. B. Du Bois High School, Baltimore, Maryland

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Across the country we go for another stabbing.  A 16-year-old male sophomore was about to get onto an MTA bus near the school when a 15-year-old male freshman approached him.  For an undisclosed reason, the younger boy stabbed the older boy in the chest.  An ambulance took the wounded boy to Johns Hopkins Hospital for surgery.  The instigator fled the scene but was arrested a short time later by one of the school's police officers.  The boy is charged with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon.

Source: Baltimore Sun - Teenager Stabbed Outside Du Bois High

Roseburg High School, Roseburg, Oregon

Thursday, February 23, 2006

This morning at 7:45, Vincent Wayne Leodoro, a 14-year-old freshman, opened fire on one of his fellow classmates while they were in the school's courtyard.  Our young instigator fired four shots from a 10mm semiautomatic pistol and all of them struck 16-year-old Joseph Monti, a sophomore, twice in the lower abdomen, once in the chest and once in the elbow.  After the shooting, Vincent fled the scene by walking down the street.  Two other male students followed him briefly, that is until Vincent turned around and pointed his gun at them.  The two boys ducked out of site and flagged down a police officer who was heading to the school.  Our young instigator was then cornered by police at Charlie's BBQ, a nearby diner just 800 yards from the school.  During the brief standoff, he put his handgun to his head, but didn't pull the trigger.  Police arrested Vincent and began looking for a motive for this shooting.  Joseph was taken to Mercy Medical Center where he underwent surgery to have the bullets removed.  As the police investigation continued, it was discovered the two boys knew each other and had a beef against each other, but whether or not that led to the shooting is still unclear.  Because of his age, Vincent was turned over to the Douglas County Juvenile Department.  He is charged with attempted murder, first degree assault, illegal use of a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm.  However, because of his age, he cannot be tried as an adult in the state of Oregon.  Roseburg's population is just over 20,000.

Source: Forbes - Update 3: Teen Critical After Ore. School Shooting; KOIN Channel 6 - School Shooting: Suspect Caught on Tape; The Seattle Times - Teen Injured in Oregon High School Shooting Today; The Oregonian - Clues Sought in Roseburg School Shooting; The Seattle Times - Teenager Faces Charges in Oregon High School Shooting; Oregon Live - Bail Denied for Suspect in Roseburg High School Shooting

Highland Park Junior High School, St. Paul, Minnesota

Thursday, February 23, 2006

A pair of students brought a BB handgun to school with them today.  A 13-year-old boy was holding onto the gun throughout most of the morning when it went off during class.  The pellet struck another 13-year-old boy near one of his eyes.  It was around 10:00 at the time.  The injured boy told the school nurse his eye stung and it was little red and watery, but he didn't go to the hospital.  The shooter was released to his parents.

Source: St. Paul Pioneer Express - Student Shot with BB Gun in School

Tsitsa Primary School, Mfuleni, Western Cape, South Africa

Thursday, February 23, 2006

This is a rare entry to my list, domestic violence plays out at a school.  Nandipha Bobotyani is a very competent, active and talkative student in her night school classes.  She works as a janitor at the Bonteheuwel police station.  Her husband works there also, as a policeman.  The couple was married six years ago and have a 3-year-old daughter.  This evening around 7:00, he shows up at the school with their daughter.  He went straight to Nandipha's classroom and asked the teacher if he could see his wife.  She came out of class and the family retreated to the school gate, where an argument began.  He then pulled out a gun and shot Nandipha in the arm.  She began moving back inside the school and he followed her.  He fired four more rounds into her body, two into her forehead and one into her chest with the fourth hitting elsewhere.  He then picked up their daughter and drove away.  He drove to the home of Nandipha's parents and said to them point blank, "I have killed your daughter."  He then drove to the Mfuleni police station and committed suicide.

Source: News 24 - Cop Shoots Wife at Night School

St. Croix Educational Complex (High School), Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Friday, February 24, 2006

A fight among several students broke out today.  During the fight, a 15-year-old boy was stabbed twice in the upper back and twice in the arm.  School officials called emergency dispatchers and the boy was transported to Luis Hospital where he was treated for his wounds.  Police and school officials began working together to find the unknown instigator. By the middle of next week (when the next act of school violence struck the US Virgin Islands), police had apprehended and charged the 15-year-old instigator.

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News - Student stabbed in Fight at Complex; The Virgin Islands Daily News - Student Stabbed During Fight at Kean High

Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas

Friday, February 24, 2006

During this mornings announcements at 8:35, a teacher spotted two boys fighting in a stairwell.  She summoned a nearby school police officer to separate the two.  Before the officer intervened, one of the boys stabbed his opponent several times with a pocket knife.  The injured boy was taken to Ben Taub Hospital for treatment.  The instigator was arrested.  Both of the boys are 15-years-old.

Source: Houston Chronicle - Bellaire Freshman Stabbed at School; KHOU Channel 11 - Student Stabbed at Bellaire High School

Kesling Middle School, La Porte, Indiana

Friday, February 24, 2006

Scott Newman and an unnamed male classmate, both 13, were playing around in class today.  During this time, Scott threw a book at his opponent.  It hit him the back.  The boy retaliated rather violently by stabbing Scott in the leg with a pencil.  The wound was so deep that Scott's mother took him to a medical clinic in Michigan City where a doctor had to cut open his leg to remove all of the lead and pencil pieces.  The instigator was suspended from school for two days.

Source: Gary Post-Tribune - Student Stabs Another with Pencil

Stephen Primary School, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Monday, February 27, 2006

This morning 11-year-old Dane Darries was dropped off at school by his mother, Hannah.  Just after the 11 a.m. bell, the students lined up to return to their classrooms after lunch.  As a teacher began to walk them to up the stairs, Dane left the line and went into one of the school's restrooms.  While in the restroom, another student stabbed Dane several times in his chest.  Dane's body was found a few minutes later by another student.  That student informed a teacher, who called the principal.  The police were called in and they began to interview the students and piece together the last moments of Dane's life.  Dane was Hannah's only child and she said it will be very hard to go on without him.  Stephen Primary School is located in the Lotus River, Grassy Park area of Cape Town.

Source: The Mercury - Boy Stabbed to Death at School

Ivanna Eduora Kean High School, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Just after 11 a.m., most of the students at Kean High were watching a basketball game in the gym.  Three 17-year-old boys weren't in the stands and that has made all the difference.  The trio was fighting over an unknown topic in the foyer outside the gym.  One of the boys produced a knife and stabbed his opponent.  School monitors quickly reacted and used pepper spray to restore order in the hall.  The wounded boy was taken to Schneider Hospital where he was treated for his wounds.  The instigator fled the scene and police arrested the third boy and charged him with trespassing as he did not have permission to be on school grounds.  Later in the day, the instigator was turned into the authorities by his mother and grandmother.  He is charged with third-degree assault.

Source: The Virgin Islands Daily News - Student Stabbed During Fight at Kean High

Fort Edward High School, Fort Edward, New York

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

A 15-year-old girl attacked one of her classmates today in a hallway at their school.  The unnamed instigator grabbed a female classmate and slammed her into a wall.  The girl fell to the floor and hit her head on the concrete floor.  Our young instigator then began punching her repeatedly until school authorities were able to separate the two females.  The injured girl was taken to the hospital with injuries. 

Source: WCAX Channel 3 - High School Student Charged with Assault After Sucker Punch

Mt. Eden High School, Hayward, California

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Classes change around 1:00 each day at Mt. Eden High.  Today, on a sidewalk near C Hall, three students began to argue over an undisclosed topic.  The argument, between two 16-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy, turned physical and then took a turn for the worst when one of the 16-year-olds pulled out a knife and stabbed the other 16-year-old in the chest.  The younger boy received superficial cuts.  A campus supervisor tackled our young instigator and held him until police arrived and took him into custody on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.  The two injured boys were taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley for treatment.

Source: Inside Bay Area - Teen Arrested in Student Stabbing at Mt. Eden

North Greene High School, Greeneville, Tennessee

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

This afternoon a school bus full of students was traveling along Horton Highway between 3 and 3:30 p.m.  During the ride, a 14-year-old special education boy punched a 15-year-old boy.  The older boy returned the punch.  The  younger boy escalated the assault by pulling out a pocketknife and stabbed the older boy in the left thigh.  The two boys got off at their respective stops and none of the students told the bus driver what happened.  When the driver was cleaning the bus after all the students were off, he noticed blood on one of the seats.  The injured boy was taken by his parents to the hospital, who called the sheriff's office.

Source: The Greeneville Sun - Eighth-Grader Stabbed on County School Bus; NCHS Student Accused

McNeil High School, Austin, Texas

Friday, March 3, 2006

Ten minutes before classes even began today, school violence strikes again.  Around 8:45 a.m., two 14-year-old boys were in the school's locker dressing room near the gym.  They began to argue over an unknown topic and the argument escalated to physical violence when one of the boys stabbed his opponent three times.  Two of the stab wounds struck the boy's upper chest and the third one entered his leg.  The wounded boy was able to escape his attacker and made his way to the nurse's office.  He was taken to Brackenridge Hospital for treatment while our young instigator was turned over to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.  On Wednesday, June 21, 2006, the 14-year-old instigator pleaded true (the juvenile equivalent of guilty) to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to 10 years at a Texas juvenile justice facility.

Source: News 8 Austin - Stabbing at McNeil High School; Austin American-Statesman - Teen Stabbed at a Round Rock High School; Austin American-Statesman - 14-Year-Old Gets 10 Years for McNeil High School Stabbing

Lake George High School, Lake George, New York

Friday, March 3 ,2006

Another fight in school sends another student to the hospital, but this time no weapons were used, just fists like in the days of yore.  In the cafeteria this afternoon Logan Doetsch and Jason Foss, both 18-years-old, were discussing an unknown topic.  The discussion climaxed when Logan surprisingly punched Jason.  He then grabbed him, put him into a headlock and repeatedly punched Jason in the head.  The fight was broken up by a school administrator.  Jason was taken to Glens Falls Hospital for treatment while Logan was taken to jail and charged with assault.

Source: WCAX Channel 3 - High School Student Charged with Assault After Sucker Punch

Hagen Park Secondary School, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Friday, March 3, 2006

Tribal warfare may have been the root cause for a student who was stabbed tonight.  An unknown assailant donned a school uniform, scaled a high security fence and entered the toilet block at the school at 7:45 this evening.  Once in the toilet block, our young male instigator stabbed Myron Mosby, a Grade 11 student, with a large blade resembling a bayonet.  Myron was taken to the hospital and received 16 stitches for the deep cut on his arm.  The instigator was not caught

Source: The National - Student's Attack Related to Tribal Fights

Hasseris Gymnasium (High School), Aalborg, Denmark

Friday, March 3, 2006

Earlier this week, 18-year-old Cecilie Kajus Næblerød broke up with her 23-year-old boyfriend, David F.  He apparently took the break up very hard.  This evening between 8:30 and 9:00, David F entered the high school's dance and stabbed her to death.   Two other students, one 17 and one 19, were injured as they tried to help Cecilie.  David fled the school and hung himself.  Police found a six page suicide note.

Source: Visitor to this web site

Al Shaarawi (High) School, Al Manara, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

On Sunday, March 5, physics teacher Saeed Ratib sent an unruly 18-year-old, Ahmed Hassan Ismael, to the school's administration office for punishment.  The administrators scolded the boy and sent him back to class.  On Monday, Ahmed was once again rebelling against his teacher.  Saeed called Ahmad Qassim, the school's principal, and they asked the boy to leave.  He was told not to come back to the school unless his parents were with him. Ahmed totally ignored his punishment and returned to the school today to get his revenge.  He arrived at the end of the school day and waited near where the buses were parked for Saeed to come by.  Saeed came by and thought Ahmed was going to apologize to him.  The two started walking away from Saeed's colleagues and eventually moved out of their sight.  It was then that Ahmed stabbed Saeed, 41,  in the back and then fled the school.  Saeed laid unconscious in a pool of blood in the schoolyard before being taken to Rashid Hospital for treatment.  Ahmed is a citizen of the U.A.E. while Saeed is from Jordan.  Ahmed was arrested and his trial is set for Monday, May 1, 2006.

Source: Khaleej Times - Student Stabs Teacher, Runs Away From School; Khaleej Times - Teen to be Tried for Attempted Murder for Knifing Teacher

Colbert de Torcy High School, Sable-sur-Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Two years ago a male supply teacher was laid off from Colbert de Torcy.  He searched and searched for work but found nothing.  Today, the 33-year-old man took out his frustration on the students at his former place of employment.  This afternoon at 2:30 he armed himself with a fake handgun and went to the school.  School officials allowed him to enter because they knew him.  Once in the school, he made his way to an upper floor study hall and took 21 students and two teaching assistants hostage.  He promised a teacher's assistant that he would do no harm to the students.  His demand to the police was that he wanted to talk to the country's former education minister Francois Fillon about his job problem.  Francois is also the former mayor of Sable-sur-Sarthe.  The students were able to send text messages on their phones and even call their families during the siege.  He held the group for several hours before giving up to police.  As police inspected his handgun, it was then that they realized it was a fake gun.  Sable-sur-Sarthe is 30 miles from Le Mans, famed for its annual 24-hour car race.

Source: Yahoo! News - Pupils Taken Hostage in French School; CNN - Ex-teacher Takes 18 Pupils Hostage; Yahoo! News - Gunman Surrenders at French School; CNN - Ex-teacher Surrenders After Taking Students Hostage

Chan Kagha Otina Dakota Wayawa Tipi (Middle) School, Birdtail Sioux Fist Nation, Beulah, Manitoba, Canada

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Earlier today, students of Tracy Skywater, a 19-year-old teacher's assistant, called her vicious names.  They even started a rumor saying they wanted to fight her.  Around 3:15 this afternoon, five girls forced their way into Tracy's computer classroom and cornered her.  The five girls, between 11- and 17-years-old, swarmed her and began their attack.  Two of the girls pulled her hair and kicked and punched Tracy.  The school's principal, Mike Gamblin, and another staff member tried to intervene, and Tracy was able to get away from the duo.  She exited the building and took cover in a van, but wasn't fast enough in closing the doors and locking them.  Three of the girls had followed her and entered the van to continue the assault.  Mike and other teachers once again tried to intervene, but one of the girls was able to stab Tracy ten times with a inch-long homemade weapon.  The weapon resembled a dart wrapped in tape.  Tracy was stabbed in the back, arm, leg and shoulder.  She eventually escaped the van and jumped into her cousin's car and fled the school.  She was taken to Birtle Health Centre, but was not seriously wounded.   By the end of the weekend, police arrested a 14-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl and charged them as the primary attackers.  The remaining teachers refused to go to work until an armed security officer could be present at the school.  With the police budget being as limited as it is, the school closed down for at least two days.  On Monday evening (March 13, 2006), police arrested the other three girls, ages 11, 14 and 16.  With all five girls now in custody and expelled from school, a sense of calm came over the Birdtail Sioux.  Teachers returned to the school on Tuesday after being assured of safety improvements.  However, the school will not hold classes until Monday, April 3, 2006.  Tracy has been working at the school, which has only 70 students in all grades, since December and she has said she will not return to the school.  Birdtail Sioux First Nation has a population of about 450, is 48 kilometers north of Virden, Manitoba and 90 kilometers northwest of Brandon, Manitoba.  For statistical purposes, I am counting this as a middle school.  On Wednesday, December 20, 2006, the two primary attackers, who are sisters, pleaded guilty to assaulting Tracy.

Webmaster's note: Although this entry will be part of my April 2006 monthly update (along with all the other acts that happened in March), I didn't actually add this act of school violence to the list until Monday, March 27, 2006, over two weeks after the event.  That's not because of that is when I found out about this attack... No, I found out about this act of school violence on Monday, March 13, 2006 from The Brandon Sun's news story.  It took me two weeks to add this act of school violence to the list because the author of the story, Ian Hitchen, the news editor of The Brandon Sun, Jim Lewthwaite, and the managing editor of The Brandon Sun, James O'Connor, never answered any of my six emails to them asking for more information.  Luckily, I found the CBC News stories and obtained the information I was looking for.  I point this out here just in case any of my visitors would like more information on this act of school violence and were thinking of contacting the newspaper.  Don't waste your time, nobody at the paper will respond to your inquiries.

Source: The Brandon Sun - Girls Stab Teacher's Assistant at Birdtail Sioux; CBC News - Manitoba School Closed, Girls Charged After Teaching Aide Attacked; CBC News - Three More Girls Arrested After Assault on Teacher's Aide; Winnipeg Free Press - Teens Plead Guilty to Assaulting Teachers' Aide

I. S. 89 Middle School, New York City, New York

Friday, March 10, 2006

This morning students began arriving for classes at 8:20 a.m.  Two of their classmates where already there at the school and armed with a pellet gun.  As the students walked up the stairs, the duo opened fire on their classmates.  Two students were struck and received welts as the pellets did not break through the skin.  Authorities were able to apprehend the shooters, a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old and charged them with intentional felony assault in family court.  The two boys were also kicked out of the school.

Source: Downtown Express - BB Gun Shooting at I.S. 89 Pelts Students, Stuns Parents

Independence High School, Mint Hill, North Carolina

Friday, March 10, 2006

Around 8:45 this morning, students at Independence High were in between classes when two 15-year-old girls began fighting.  The fight escalated when one of the girls pulled out a knife and stabbed her opponent in the forehead.  During the fight, the instigator was also cut on her finger.  Both of the girls were taken to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment.  Police are contemplating what charges to bring against the two girls.

Source: The Charlotte Observer - 2 Girls Stabbed in School Fight

Knollwood (Middle) School, Fair Haven, New Jersey

Monday, March 13, 2006

Around noon today, an unnamed 14-year-old boy pulled out a pellet-gun and shot one of his classmates in the chest.  The classmate was not seriously wounded.  Police were called at 12:08 p.m.  When they arrived, they took custody of boy and charged him with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Source: Asbury Park Press - Teenager Accused of Pellet-Gun Shooting

Pine Middle School, Reno, Nevada

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

James Scott Newman, a 14-year-old eighth-grader, was tired of his classmates making fun of him.  He spent a week researching the Columbine massacre on the Internet and was inspired to seek a similar revenge.  Yesterday, his father gave him a bullet collection.  This morning, James sneaked into his parents bedroom and took his father's .38-caliber pistol and three bullets from the collection with him to school.  Snow had fallen over the city last night and delayed the school day by an hour.  Some students had arrived early and were gathered inside a hallway near the cafeteria waiting for classes to start when James went into a restroom and put the three bullets into the pistol.  Just before 9 a.m. he stepped out of the restroom and spotted one of his friends.  His friend told him to put the gun away.  James told his friend to run and then pointed the pistol down the hall.  He found a target, a male student that was opening his locker.  James pulled the trigger twice but no rounds were fired as the hammer fell on two empty chambers.  James and his friend were walking down the hall while he tried to shoot the gun.  Finally, the hammer struck a bullet in the chamber and propelled it, and the remaining two bullets, forward and into the hallway.  The boy was struck in the upper arm and chest and taken to Washoe Medical Center for treatment.  Kenzie McKeon, 14, was kneeling at her locker and was grazed in the leg by shrapnel.  She was treated on site.  Jencie Fagan, a female gym teacher in a nearby room, entered the hallway when she heard the shots.  Jencie verbally confronted our young instigator and convinced him to give up the gun.  When he did, she bear hugged him until additional staff arrived.  Police arrested James and recovered the gun.  James is charged as an adult with one count of attempted murder.

Source: Las Vegas Sun - 2 Students Injured in Reno School Shooting; Suspect Arrested; L.A. Times - Teacher Steps in to End School Shooting; Reno Gazette Journal - Hallway Shooting Rocks Middle School; KRNV Channel 4 - Court Documents Reveal Chilling Details About Reno Middle School Shooting

Taunton High School, Taunton, Massachusetts

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Two boys were using razor knives as they worked on a graphics project in art class this morning at 11:30.  One of the boys had a can of Mug root beer and he teased the other boy by sitting next to him and saying, "Wow, a nice cold can of root beer."  The first boy then took a sip of the root beer.  The second boy lost control of his common sense knowledge and sliced the first boy's pinky finger with the razor knife.  The razor knife was fully extended and blood began flowing from the fresh wound.  The first boy exclaimed, "Jeez, you stabbed me!"  Our young instigator just put his head down.  Patrolman Helvio Silveira arrived at the school and found a trail of blood from the classroom all the way to the nurse's office.  The wounded boy was picked up by his parents and treated by the family doctor.  Helvio interviewed the instigator and this was his answer to the all-important question of why: "I just lost it."  The boy was very remorseful and so Helvio had him taken to Morton Hospital and Medical Center for crisis evaluation.  Afterwards, our young 14-year-old instigator was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disturbing a school assembly.

Source: Taunton Gazette - Taunton High Student Stabbed

American International School, Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, Israel

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Today, twenty Palestinian gunmen shot their way into the American International School and abducted two teachers.  The Palestinians used their guns to blast through the locks on the gates.  The gunmen believed the teachers were Americans, but were in fact from Australia.  The two teachers are Kaye Bennett, a grade one teacher, and Oles Shcharytsya, who teaches science and math. When the firing began, Principal Hendrik Taatgen called for help.  Once the gunmen realized they had kidnapped Australian's and not American's they let the teachers go.  They were held for roughly two hours.  For statistical purposes, I'm going to classify this school as an elementary school since Kaye teaches grade one students.

Source: The Age - Aussies Freed After Gaza Kidnap Ordeal; Sydney Morning Herald - Australian Hostages Freed Unharmed

Holmen High School, Holmen, Wisconsin

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A fight between two boys working on art project injures one and sends the other to the police.  Very similar to what happened in Taunton just yesterday.  At 12:45 this afternoon, two 15-year-old boys were making collages in their creative foods class when they began to exchange words.  One is a sophomore and the other is a freshman.  The sophomore struck his opponent on the head.  The freshman then raised his hands around the back of his head to shield himself from another blow.  He reacted very quickly and did not drop the scissors he was holding as he put his hands around his head.  The sophomore struck him again.  The scissors left a 1 1/2-inch long gash in the freshman's head.  Blood was everywhere after that.  The injured boy was taken by his parents to Franciscan Skemp Healthcare where he received stitches.  Police arrested the sophomore and charged him with substantial battery.

Source: La Crosse Tribune - Holmen Student Gashed: Scissors Injury Leads to Charges

Waitakere College (High School), Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand

Thursday, March 16, 2006

All day long a boy called a 13-year-old girl a "fat bitch."  At the end of the school day, the young girl had had enough and struck back when they were in the gym.  Instead of words, she used a craft knife with a snap off blade. She stabbed her bully in the arm.  The boy was taken to Starship Hospital with serious tendon damage.  Police took custody of the girl but so far have not found the knife.  They believe one of her classmates or friends may have picked it up.  Under New Zealand law, the young girl cannot be charged because she is under 14.

Source: - Classmate Argument Ends in Stabbing

Mount Salem Primary and Junior High School, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

A teacher's ex-boyfriend invaded the school's compound today.  He found the former love of his live and chopped her several times.  The news story doesn't say with what or what type of injuries were sustained.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner - Stabbed Over School Flags

Eltham Park Primary School, Portmore, St. Catherine, Jamaica

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A teacher accused a female student of stealing money.  The teacher scolded the co-ed.  The young girl went home and told her mother.  Her mother and another family friend went to the school, jumped over the fence and assaulted the teacher.  The duo stabbed the teacher and smashed her head with a stone.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner - Stabbed Over School Flags

Crystal City High School, Crystal City, Texas

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The star of Crystal City High's football and track team stabbed his girlfriend several times this morning for an undisclosed reason.  The wounded girl, 17, was taken to University Hospital and listed in stable condition.  Police arrested the boy, who was able to post bail and was released on bond.

Source: WOAI Channel 4 - Girlfriend Stabbed at School

Jackson Middle School, San Antonio, Texas

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A female student brought some sewing needles to school with her today.  During a physical education class today, two male eight-graders were able to take possession of two of the needles.  The duo then attacked 48 of their classmates and stabbed them with the needles.  Authorities arrested the two instigators and considered assault and bodily injury charges against them.  The North East Independent School District consulted medical experts who said the exposure risk to blood-born pathogens is minimal.  The district is currently refusing to pay for blood tests for the students.

Source: San Antonio Express - Pair Suspended from School for Stabbing 32 Classmates with Needle; WOAI Channel 4 - NEISD Will Not Pay for Student Blood Tests; KSAT Channel 12 - Pair Suspended for Pricking Students with Needle

Silverado High School, Victorville, California

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

At 9:00 this morning, three black male students confronted a single male Hispanic student on the campus of Silverado High.  The confrontation led to a physical fight.  The physical fight led to a stabbing of one the black males by the 16-year-old Hispanic male.  The wounded boy, 19, went to the Athletic Department office where the paramedics and police were called.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged him with felony assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a weapon on school campus.  He said he was carrying the knife for protection because he was jumped before.  It is also reported that the instigator was not cooperating with the police to determine exactly what happened.

Source: Victorville Daily Press - Stabbing at Silverado H.S.; San Jose Mercury News - News Briefs from Southern California

A School in the Village of Kuseifa, Negev, Israel

Monday, March 27, 2006

During a football game, several youths exchanged heated words.  The vocal threats turned physical when several of the students pulled out knives and started stabbing their classmates.  Eight students were lightly injured with one receiving moderate wounds.  Police were able to break up the fight and restore order.  The injured students were taken to Seroka Hospital in Beersheba for treatment.

Source: The Jerusalem Post - Nine Injured in Mass Brawl at Negev School

Camperdown High School, East Kingston, Jamaica

Monday, March 27, 2006

During a break in class, two 17-year-old male students at CHS played cards for money.  One of the gamblers was Romaine Nicholson, the other student's name wasn't released.  A dispute began over an unknown topic and the two boys began to fight.  However, once class resumed, they ended the fight.  When the school day ended, the two boys continued the fight.  This time, the unnamed student pulled out a knife and stabbed Romaine.  The injured boy was taken to Kingston Public Hospital where he died.  Police arrested the instigator and charged him with murder.

Source: Jamaica Observer - Camperdown Principal Had Premonition About Student Stabbing

Taylor High School, Kokomo, Indiana

Monday, March 27, 2006

Two girls were arguing today in their yearbook class when school violence broke out again.  During the heated exchange of words, one of the girls lost her temper and began to assault her opponent.  One of the editors was able to break up the fight.  But revenge is a powerful emotion.  The girl who lost her temper went to her purse and pulled out a paring knife.  She swung the knife at her opponent, who received two puncture wounds in the shoulder.  A sheriff's deputy who was working security arrested the instigator, a sophomore.  The injured co-ed was treated by the nurse and then taken to the hospital by her mother for stitches.

Source: WRTV Channel 6 - Student Injured in Kokomo School Stabbing; WRTV Channel 6 - Girl Charged After Knife Attack at School

Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

At the end of physical education class today, two male freshmen began fighting over an undisclosed topic.  During the fight, one of the boys pulled out a knife and stabbed his opponent at 12:30 p.m. in the arm.  A teacher and several other students were able to pull the two boys apart.  The instigator fled the scene.  The wounded student walked himself to the nurses office and was taken by ambulance to Carmel St. Vincent Hospital for treatment.  Carmel police arrested the 15-year-old instigator on school grounds, just north of the building itself.  The school has 3,900 students and does not uses metal detectors.

Source: WRTV Channel 6 - Carmel Student Arrested After Knife Altercation; One Injured; Indianapolis Star - Carmel Student Arrested After Stabbing; WISH Channel 8 - Carmel Student Stabbed in Fight

Victoria Park Collegiate (High School), North York, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, March 30, 2006

During a lunchtime game of football, a group of boys from another school approached a group of Victoria Park students.  It was about 12:30.   The two groups had fought yesterday and the group from the other school was now looking for a wallet.  The two groups swore at each other before a physical fight broke out.  Two male students from Victoria Park were stabbed during the melee.  One of the injured boys stumbled back into the school and collapses in a hallway.  He was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital with a life-threatening injury to his torso.  The other boy was taken to North York General Hospital and treated for injuries to his hand.  Police recovered the knife at the scene.  By the end of the day, a 17-year-old unnamed male turned himself into the authorities.  He is charged with weapons dangerous, aggravated assault and two counts of failing to comply with recognizance.  On Friday, the injured student at Sunnybrook Hospital was listed in stable condition.  Also on Friday, police picked up another unnamed 17-year-old male in connection with this shooting.  The second suspect is charged with two counts of pointing a firearm and aggravated assault. 

Source: Toronto Star - 2 Teens Stabbed at North York High School; Toronto Sun - 2 Students Hurt in Knife Fight, Another Terrified After Gun Pulled; AM 640 Toronto Radio - Second Arrest in High School Stabbing

Richmond Hill High School, New York City, New York

Thursday, March 30, 2006

RHHS does not have metal detectors, so teachers and aides "scan" students as they enter the building.  This form of security allowed Surenera Seegopaul, 19, to bring a 4-inch hunting knife into the building today.  During lunch, he met up with his friend, 18-year-old Derick Sewgobind.  The two boys encountered Larry Chitaman, 16, in the cafeteria.  A dispute over a girl between one of the boys and Larry had been festering for some time and at 1:30 p.m. the dispute became physical.  Derick punched Larry in the face and body.  Surenera pulled out the knife and plunged it into Larry's back.  Their classmates watched the fight in shock.  School safety agents rushed in and ended the fight.  They held Derick and Surenera until police arrived.  Larry was taken to Jamaica Hospital Center and listed in stable condition.  Police from the 102nd Precinct arrested the two boys and charged them with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

Source: Queens Tribune - Student Recovering From Stabbing

Robert E. Lee High School, Tyler, Texas

Thursday, March 30, 2006

An hour later, two female students began arguing at a high school in east Texas.  One of the girls is 17 and the other is 16.  During the fight the older girl pulled a sharp object from her purse, however, the younger girl commandeered the object and stabbed her with her own knife.  The wounded girl was taken to the nurse's office and then transported to East Texas Medical Center as a precaution.  School police arrested the instigator and contemplated the charges they could file against the young girl.

Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph - TISD Police Arrest Student After Stabbing at Lee H.S.

Theodore Roosevelt High School, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

This morning gun shots rang out in our nation's capital as another school shooting plagued our educational system.  At 9:15 a.m., Deonte Woodson, a 19-year-old senior, was in the parking lot of RHS when he was shot in the back.  An unnamed 18-year-old male junior was also wounded, a bullet grazed his left elbow.  Deonte was taken to Washington Hospital Center and treated for serious injuries.  The younger boy was treated by the school's nurse.  Police began looking for a gray or silver Cadillac with three or four suspects inside.  The school is about three miles north of downtown.

Source: Washington Post - Two Students Shot Outside D.C. School; Washington Post - Shooting at Roosevelt High Injures 19-Year-Old Student; Washington Post - Grazed NW Teen Describes Moment of Fright

Ian Bazalgette Junior High School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Friday, April 7, 2006

At 9:30 this morning, Jay Hilford, 36, an educational assistant, was talking with a student when a 14-year-old boy came up behind the assistant and stabbed him twice in the back with a pair of blunt-ended scissors.  Jay scuffled with our young instigator and sustained three more stab wounds, one to his forearm.  The boy bit Jay's hand before he managed to disarm him.  The Calgary Police Service arrested the instigator, a Grade 9 student, and charged him with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and breaching a probation order.  The last charge was put in place because the boy was already prohibited from carrying weapons for another incident.

Source: Calgary Sun - Junior High Staffer Stabbed in Back; Calgary Sun - Victim Returning to Class; Guestbook entry from Gary

Briarwood Elementary School, Charlotte, North Carolina

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

This morning at 11:15, a 5-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy began fighting in their kindergartner classroom.  During the fight, the younger boy kicked the older boy.  He retaliated by stabbing his young opponent in the chest with a pencil.  The force the older boy used plunged the pencil almost two inches into the younger boy. The young boy was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center where doctors removed the pencil.  Police charged our young instigator with assault with a deadly weapon and released him to his mother.  The boy was also suspended from school for six days.

Source: The Charlotte Observer - Boy, 6, Accused of Using Pencil to Stab Classmate; WCNC Channel 6 - Kindergartner Stabbed with Pencil

Shoemaker High School, Killeen, Texas

Friday, April 21, 2006

A fight between two students broke out at 1:30 this afternoon.  The fight climaxed when one of the combatants was stabbed in her leg by the other student.  The injured co-ed was taken to Metroplex Hospital for treatment.  The news story focused on the parental reaction and school administrator's responses than the actual stabbing itself.  Of the 14 paragraphs in the story, only three of them reference the stabbing.

Source: KCEN Channel 6 - Student Stabbed at Killeen High School

East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Monday, April 24, 2006

Civics teacher Lisa Kukla and sophomore Chelsea Slagel were taken hostage this afternoon at 5 p.m. by William Barrett Foster, 17.  This took place in Classroom 190.  William fired two rounds from his shotgun, but nobody was injured.  Lisa was able to talk William into leaving the school instead of shooting them.  He fled the scene around 7:15 p.m. by running into the woods behind the school.  William returned to his home and was taken to UNC Hopsitals emergency room by his mother for psychiatric observation where the police met up with him.  Even though he wasn't hurt, police waited until William was released from the hospital before charging him with two counts of assault, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm on educational property and discharging a firearm on educational property.  On Wednesday, December 13, 2006, William was found competent to stand trial and will be arraigned January 29, 2007.

Source: The Charlotte Observer - Student Arrested in School Hostage, Shooting Incident; The (Durham) Herald-Sun - East Chapel Hill High Student Takes Hostages; WIS Channel 10 - NC Studnet Faces Charges in School Hostage, Shooting Incident; WRAL Channel 5 - Teen Competent to Stand Trial in High-School Hostage Case

Montville High School, Montville, Connecticut

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

While on the bus to school, a verbal altercation between 17-year-old Patrick Davis Jr. and 16-year-old Isaac Rocket began brewing.  Patrick is a junior at MHS while Isaac attends Montville Alternative High School.  In this school district, students of both schools ride the same bus to MHS and are dropped off.  Another bus then comes and takes the MAHS students to their school.  Patrick and Isaac lashed out at each other with their words, but the argument never got physical.  That is, until just after 7:00 this morning, when they were dropped off.  Students were milling about where buses and their parents drop them off before going into the school building when the two boys began a physical fight.  A third male student joined the melee. During the fight,  Patrick was stabbed four times by Isaac.  He suffered a punctured kidney and colon.  He was taken to The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich and was listed in stable condition after several hours of surgery.  Police arrested Isaac, charged him with felony assault and took him into custody after he was treated for injuries sustained during the fight.  The third boy was charged with breach of peace in connection with a stabbing.  Police said they also plan to charge Patrick for his role in the fight.  On Tuesday, February 20, 2007, Isaiah Brown Rocket pleaded guilty to first-degree assault.  As to why the newspaper used Isaiah instead of Isaac like they originally reported is not stated. 

Source: Norwich Bulletin - Montville Stabbing Victim in Fair Condition; Norwich Bulletin - Stabbing Shakes Montville School; WFSB Channel 3 - Teen Stabbed at School; Norwich Bulletin - Man Charged in Stabbing at Montville High School Faces Two Years of Prison

Kirby High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Last week Paula Washington and an unnamed 15-year-old girl fought over a boy.  The two girls were suspended from school for three days.  Today was their first day back.  A couple of hours after the school day began, Paula came across her opponent in one of the girl's restroom.  When the two met, the other girl pulled out a pocketknife from her bra and stabbed Paula twice in the back.  Paula was treated at a local hospital for her wounds.  The instigator also cut herself during the fight.  Police arrested the unnamed co-ed and charged her with aggravated assault, carrying a weapon on school property and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Source: WREG Channel 3 - Fight at Kirby High School Ends in Stabbing; WMC Channel 5 - Stabbing at Kirby High School Sends Student to the Hospital

Ballymoney High School, Ballymoney, Antrim, Northern Ireland

Thursday, April 27, 2006

This afternoon a 13-year-old year nine male student was walking from a mobile classroom to the main building when he was assaulted by another 13-year-old male student.  The assault climaxed when the instigator stabbed his opponent twice in the chest by a penknife.  A parent at the school administered first aid until the paramedics arrived and transported the injured boy to Causeway Hospital in Coleraine.  The fight happened at 2 p.m.

Source: Ireland Online - School: Stabbing was Unprecedented; City Beat 96.7 FM - Boy Stabbed at School; Belfast Today - Teenage Boy is Stabbed in Playground

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Today students at the university were supposed to write their first semester exams.  However, since most of them hadn't paid their school fees, the school refused to admit them.  The students gathered and began talking amongst themselves.  Vice-Chancellor Professor Dan Agbonmian sensed the students would turn violent and called for the anti-riot policemen.  Some of the students went to the bank and paid their fees, but were still not allowed in to take the exam.  This infuriated the students and they began to riot.  They burned four cars belonging to their lectors and vandalized the administrative building.  The anti-riot police fired tear gas at the students, but that made them more violent.  The students burned seven more cars and the police fired their guns sporadically at the students.  When order was finally restored, two students were dead and over 75 had been injured, 27 seriously.

Source: The Tide (of Nigeria) - Varsity Shut as Unrest Claims Two Students

Barataria Junior Secondary School, San Juan Promenade, Croisee, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

The second act of school violence today also hit the small islands of Trinidad and Tobago. A fight between two boys climaxed when one of them stabbed the other.  The instigator fled the scene as police were called.  The police station is within walking distance of the school and when they arrived, the found the wounded boy, 14, on the ground.  Paramedics transported him to Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt. Hope where he was listed in critical condition.  Police began looking for the instigator.

Source: Trinidad & Tobago's Newsday - Stabbed Schoolboy Critical

Capital High School, Charleston, West Virginia

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

The third act of school violence for today came at 3:35 this afternoon as students were getting off the bus.  Two boys began feuding as they got off Kanawha county Bus #22 at Michigan Avenue and Washington Street East.  Several other students also got off the bus to witness a potential upcoming fight.  The potential fight didn't last too long as one of the boys quickly stabbed his opponent in the chest and left arm.  The wounded boy clutched his chest and fell to the ground.  The instigator fled the scene.  A female classmate used the bus's first aid kit and started treated the wounded boy.  During all this, another female on the bus was assaulted in a physical fight.  She received a black eye from her opponent and didn't want to talk about the ordeal after the stabbing.  It is unknown if the two attacks are related.  Police suspect they are not.  Paramedics arrived and transported the injured boy to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital.

Source: Charleston Gazette - Student Stabbed After Getting Off Bus

Hazlehurst High School, Hazlehurst, Mississippi

Thursday, May 4, 2006

This morning in the school's auditorium, two 17-year-old females began fighting over an unknown topic.  The whole student body had gathered in the auditorium for a fun program to be put on by the Beta Club.  During the fight, one of the girls pulled out a knife and cut her opponent's scalp.  The wounded girl was taken to Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.  The instigator was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon on school property.

Source: WLBT Channel 3 - Student Arrested for Stabbing Another

Murray-Wright High School, Detroit, Michigan

Friday, May 5, 2006

Students opened one of their secured doors at lunch time today and let four strangers into their school.  The strangers then assaulted and stabbed a male student as the students were eating their midday meal around 1 p.m.  During the ensuing chaos, the strangers fled the school.  The student was taken to Children's Hospital of Michigan for treatment.

Source: - Student Stabbed at Detroit High School; WOOD Channel 8 - Police Looking for Suspects in High School Stabbing

Sikhanyisele Primary School, Mamelodi, Gauteng, South Africa

Monday, May 8, 2006

Thulani Shisana, 15, and five of his friends were eating lunch by the fence in the schoolyard today.  It was about 11:30 in the morning.  As they ate, another student from a nearby school came along the other side of the fence.  The unnamed student said he was going to "shoot at their lunch."  Thulani and his friends laughed at the student and didn't believe he had a gun.  The unnamed student then pulled out his gun and shot Thulani in the head.  The bullet tore through Thulani's forehead and exited under his right ear.  It  continued on its trajectory and landed in Mandla Masombuka's, 13,  stomach.  Thulani was rushed to Pretoria Academic Hopsital where he died around 6:00 this evening.  Mandla was treated at the hospital and sent home to recover from his wounds.  Police arrested the unnamed student, a 15-year-old boy, and charged him with murder and attempted murder.

Source: - Schoolboy Dies in Shooting Tragedy; - Boy in School Shooting Drama Says Sorry

Bannerman High School, Ballieston, Glasgow, Scotland

Monday, May 8, 2006

This morning at 11:35, a fight between two 15-year-old boys climaxed when one of them stabbed his opponent in the leg.  The injured boy was treated at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.  Police arrested the instigator.  The school does have it's own police officer, who's job it is to monitor the 1400 students.

Source: BBC News - Arrest made After School Stabbing; The Scotsman - Boy, 15, Held Over School Stabbing

Sullivan Middle School, Lowell, Massachusetts

Monday, May 8, 2006

Saying he wanted to know what it would feel like, a 14-year-old eighth-grade boy shot his one of his fellow classmates in the back of the head with a BB gun.  It was about 10 in the morning.  When the police arrived at the school, the injured boy was in the nurse's office with an ice pack on the back of his head.  Paramedics transported him to Lowell General Hospital to be checked out by doctors.  The police arrested our young instigator and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  Although this act of school violence happened at 10:00 in the morning, I am placing it here (third of the day instead of first of the day) due to the rotation of the earth.  It is 11:30 in South Africa before it is 11:30 in Scotland, and there is a five hour time difference between Scotland and Massachusetts.  So even though this act of school violence happened at the earliest hour of the three, it happened later in the day as time moved around the world.

Source: Lowell Sun - Police: Boy, 14, Shoots Classmate with BB Gun

Peak View High School, Athlone, South Africa

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

School violence rolls on with another stabbing in South Africa.  A 16-year-old Grade 8 student was smoking dagga at school today when a 14-year-old Grade 9 student asked him for a match to light his own smoke.  The older boy refused and hit the younger boy in the face.  The younger boy pulled out a rusty knife, but the older boy was able to wrestle it away from him.  The older boy then stabbed the younger boy three times in the arm and once in the side.  The after effects of the stabbing were not disclosed in the news story.

Source: Cape Times - Athlone Pupil Stabbed at School

Solvay High School, Syracuse, New York

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Today Nathanial Ben-Simon, 18, and four other students were in a car on school property when an unnamed 17-year-old male teen fired at the car using an air pellet gun.  Nathanial and two of the car's occupants were struck by the plastic bullets.  After the shooting, Nathanial swore in front of the school's baseball coach.  Police arrested the shooter and charged him with unlawful possession of a weapon.  As punishment for using curse words toward the coach, Nathanial was suspended for the rest of the school year.

Source: Syracuse Post-Standard - Victim in Shooting Barred from School

Gettysburg Area High School, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

At 10:15 this morning, a junior at GAHS stabbed a senior in the abdomen with a pencil.  The injured student was taken to Gettysburg Hospital for treatment and later released.  Police detained our young instigator.

Source: York Daily Record - Pencil Stabbing: Student has Minor Injury

South Side High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

This afternoon during the last class period, 16-year-old Shanita Redd was stabbed just above her waist with a steak knife by an unknown assailant.  The stabbing took place in a second floor restroom.  A student informed the school's resource officer that Shanita needed help.  The officer found her lying on the floor outside the restroom.  She was taken to Parkview Hospital for treatment.  Police recovered the steak knife from a trash can.  School normally gets out at 2:30 p.m., but police locked down the school for about 10 minutes while they processed the crime scene.

Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Girl Stabbed at South Side; Fort Wayne News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne South Locked Down After Stabbing; Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Police Poring Over Video in Search of High School Stabber

Hillgrove Secondary School, Newlands West, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

During an isiZulu class lesson today, a 15-year-old boy was playing with a handgun he had brought to school with him.  The gun went off and a bullet passed completely through Jane Hlongwa's left thigh.  Jane, 15, was taken to Addington Hospital and treated for her wounds.  Our young instigator was arrested by the police and charged with attempted murder and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.  Police also issued a warrant for the boy's uncle, who legally owns the gun, but have not captured him yet.  When they do find him, police will charge him with failing to safeguard his firearm.

Source: SABC News - Grade 10 Pupil Shot by Classmate in Durban;  Independent Online ( - Schoolgirl Hit as Gun Goes Off in Boy's Hands Independent Online ( - Teenager Suspended After School Shooting

Carolina Forest High School, Conway, South Carolina

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Last week 18-year-old senior Natalia Allison "Allie" Holmes was inducted into the National Beta Club, an organization of students who earn As and Bs.  This morning as students were gathering to start another day of school, Natalia climbed out of a dark red van in the horseshoe driveway that is shared between Carolina Forest Middle School and Carolina Forest High School.  She was wearing white sandals, blue jeans and a white blouse.  Minutes later, at 7:50, the driver of the van, 24-year-old Edwin Lee Cornelius, jumped out after her and shoved her to the ground.  He began hitting her and then pulled out a knife and stabbed her seven times.  Edwin then got back in the van and ran over Natalia as he left the school.  Darlene Euler, a parent who had just dropped off her granddaughter at the middle school, was right behind the dark red van and witnessed the horrific attack.  As he pulled away, she honked her horn to get the attention of school administrators and told them she was going to follow Edwin.  Several middle school students and school administrators also witnessed the brutal attack.  While school administrators began to treat Natalia and restore order at the school, Edwin led Darlene on a slow drive around town for about 20 minutes.  At times, she was able to yell out to other motorists, "That guy just killed someone.  I'm following him.  Call police."  The pursuit traversed US 501 and entered the Wild Wing community.  Edwin drove into a cul-de-sac and Darlene tried to get neighbors to help her block the road, but Edwin escaped before the road block was setup.  Darlene lost Edwin for a few minutes, however, by the time she caught up to him, along S.C. 90 near the Jessica Lakes subdivision, the police had found him and were arresting him.  Natalia, who attends CFHS and was within weeks of graduating, was rushed to Conway Medical Center where she died at 8:29.  Police charged Edwin with murder.  Edwin waived bail and remains in jail until a grand jury can be convened in the summer.  It was speculated that Natalia and Edwin were dating, but her best friend didn't know Edwin was a part of Natalia's life.  Conway is about 15 miles from Myrtle Beach.

Source: The Enid (Oklahoma) News and Eagle - Teen Stabbed to Death Outside S.C. School; WECT Channel 6 - Student Stabbed and Killed Outside South Carolina Schools; The Charlotte Observer - 18-Year-Old Student Killed in S.C. School Stabbing; The (South Carolina) State - Girl Slain at School; Man Arrested; Myrtle Beach Sun News - 'I Just Want to Hug My Kids'; Myrtle Beach Sun News - She Couldn't Let Him Just Drive Away

Louis D. Brandeis High School, New York City, New York

Thursday, May 18, 2006

In New York's Upper West Side, a student was stabbed by an unknown assailant.  The instigator fled the scene along West 85th Street.  Students at the school must pass through airport-style metal detectors and the news story doesn't state how the perpetrator got through the school's security.

Source: WABC Channel 7 - Stabbing at Louis D. Brandeis High School

London Academy (High School), Edgware, Greater London, England

Thursday, May 18, 2006

At 3:53 this afternoon, Kiyan Prince, a talented member of the Queens Park Rangers' football team, and 16-year-old Hannad Hasan, a Somalian refugee, were arguing.  The argument climaxed when Hannad grabbed the 15-year-old Kiyan in a headlock, pulled out a penknife and stabbed him outside the school's gate.  Hannad fled the scene at this point.  Kiyan staggered 500 meters to Stamford Court where he collapsed.  A police sergeant was at the school at the time of the stabbing and rushed to Kiyan's side.  Kiyan was taken to Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, 15 miles away, and died there two hours later.  On Monday, July 2, 2007, Hannad was found guilty of murder.  It was his third trial, the first one ended in a hung jury and the second ended when Kiyan's father approached one of the female jurors.

Source: Hendon & Finchley Times - 'Model Pupil', 15, Stabbed to Death; BBC News - Stabbing Fuels Security Calls; icWalkes - Excluded Pupil Murdered Kiyan at the School Gates

James Dixon Primary School, Crystal Palace, South London, Greater London, England

Monday, May 22, 2006

Helena Estridge was dropping off her 5-year-old daughter at school this morning.  She was also holding onto her daughter's 2-year-old sibling.  As the 41-year-old mother dropped off her daughter at 8:50, Grace Henry, a 23-year-old mother with a daughter at the school, lunged at her and stabbed her several times in the head.   A teacher came to her aid and later Helena was transported to Lewisham hospital.  Grace was arrested and charged with causing grievous bodily harm.

Source: The Sun - Mum Stabbed at School; Streatham Guardian - School Run Rage Ends in Stabbing; Bromley Times - Mum Carried Knife into School Grounds 'To Protect Herself'

Dutch Fork High School, Irmo, South Carolina

Monday, May 22, 2006

19-year-old William M. Foster called a sophomore girl last night and threatened to kill her.  Over the phone, she heard him cock a gun.  This morning, the young co-ed told the school's resource officer, Deputy Rony Maurice, of her situation.  Around 10:00 this morning, in the school's sophomore parking lot, Rony spotted William as he backed his car, a white Mitsubishi, into a spot.  Rony blocked him in with his SUV and jumped out.  Rony yelled out, "Let me see your hands! Get out of the car!"  William leaned over to the passenger side, pulled out a 9mm pistol and pointed it at the deputy.  Rony pulled out his .40-caliber Glock and fired one shot at the car, striking it in the hood.  William dropped the gun and surrendered to Deputy Rony.   He is charged with assault with intent to kill, pointing and presenting a gun, carrying a weapon on school grounds and disturbing schools.

Source: The (South Carolina) State - Tragedy Averted in School Shooting

Steuart Hill Elementary School, Baltimore, Maryland

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Classes hadn't yet begun when an altercation between two girls, one 12 and the other 10, started around 7:40 in the school's second floor hallway.  During the altercation, the younger girl stabbed the older girl in the left arm, shoulder and upper chest with a 6-inch steak knife.  Both of the girls are in the fourth grade.  Paramedics took the injured girl to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment.  Police apprehended our young instigator and charged her as a juvenile with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon.  The knife was recovered.

Source: Baltimore Sun - Girl, 12, Stabbed in City School by Classmate

Oxon Hill High School, Oxon Hill, Maryland

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Sean Tape and an unnamed 15-year-old male student were playing around.  The horseplay became physical and then turned violent when Sean cut his opponent's arm with a pair of scissors.  The boy quickly took off his t-shirt and wrapped it around his bleeding arm.  Soon the t-shirt was soaked in blood.  The school nurse treated the wound briefly until paramedics transported the boy to the hospital where he received eight stitches.  Police arrested Sean, a 34-year-old teacher at the school, and charged him with second-degree assault.  He posted a $1000 bond and will be separated from the student population until the investigation is wrapped up.  School officials said they will not fire Sean.

Source: NBC 4 - Teacher Allegedly Stabs Student with Scissors

Northampton Area Senior High School, Northampton, Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 25, 2006

After his girlfriend broke up with him, a distraught 18-year-old Max Brotzman with thoughts of suicide brought a loaded .22-caliber rifle, a hunting knife, a box cutter, smoke bombs and bottle rockets in a guitar case to school this morning.  Max retreated to an unused stairwell and pulled out his cache of weapons.  He lit a cigarette and began listening to the radio.  A teacher found him there in the stairwell around 7:50.  Police Detective Robert Lindenmoyer, the school's principal and others talked to Max for 40 minutes before he decided to surrender.  During this time, students were evacuated to the school's football stadium and classes resumed afterwards, although most students went home.  After he was arrested, Max was taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.  Police intended to charge Max with bringing a weapon to school.

Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer - Pa. School Evacuates After Teen Brings Gun; Philly Burbs - High School Student Brings Gun, Other Weapons to School

Heartlands High School, Nechells, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Friday, May 26, 2006

About 1:15 this afternoon a 14-year-old boy and three other teens exchanged heated words outside Heartlands High. The exchange of words climaxed when one of the trio stabbed the young boy in the stomach.  The trio then fled the scene.  School officials called the paramedics who rushed the boy to Dudley Road Hospital where he was treated for his wounds.  The next day, police arrested two 16-year-old boys.

Source: Guardian Unlimited - Boy Hurt in School Stabbing; - Boy Hurt in School Stabbing; ITV News - School Stabbing - Youths Arrested

Falmouth High School, Falmouth, Massachusetts

Friday, June 2, 2006

Just before 11 a.m., 17-year-old Erica Schouten, a junior, called an unnamed 15-year-old girl into an empty hallway near the guidance department.  As the young girl approached, Erica punched her in the jaw.  When she turned away, Erica hit her in the back.  The young girl made it to class and it was then the she realized she was bleeding.  Erica had stabbed her with a pocket knife.  The injured girl was taken to Falmouth Hospital and treated for her wounds.  While she was being taken into custody, Erica attacked her principal, Paul Cali.  She was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault to murder and two counts of assault and battery on a public employee.  Her family said Erica has been treated for psychiatric problems in the past. The district attorney failed to send proper paperwork with Erica to her stay in a psychiatric ward. Because of this, her stay was brief and after her release, she hurt people further.

Source: Cape Cod Times - Falmouth Student Stabbed at School; A Survivor of this act of school violence

Bowden Brompton Community College (High School), Brompton, South Australia, Australia

Monday, June 5, 2006

Early this afternoon, a 15-year-old boy assaulted another 15-year-old boy with a small, black-handled pocket knife.  Our instigator stabbed his opponent in the torso and then fled the school.  The injured boy was taken to the Women's and Children's Hospital where he was treated and released.  Police arrested the instigator at his home in Gillies Plains in the evening and charged him with aggravated assault.  This happened at 12:30 p.m.

Source: ABC News Online - Teen Wanted After School Stabbing; Sunday Mail - 15-Year-Old Charged After School Stabbing

Williams Lake Secondary School, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Monday, June 5, 2006

This morning a young boy took a handgun to school with him.  As he rode on the bus, he pulled it out and showed it to two male students, friends of his.  One of the boys accidentally fired the gun into the floor of the bus.  The boy and his friends were able to convince the other students on the bus (and the bus driver!) that the gunshot came from a harmless cap gun... and so they continued on to class.  Once they arrived at school, Vice-Principal Jerome Beauchamp had already heard about the shooting.  He confronted the trio.  Jerome began to search one of the boy's backpack, as he did, one of the other boys (but not sure if it is the boy who brought the gun on the bus or the boy who fired it), began running away.  The vice-principal chased him down and tackled him.  The vice-principal then searched his bag and found the loaded handgun.  Police arrived at the school and questioned the trio before releasing them to their parents.  The school suspended the trio from school.  One of the boys is 18 and the other two are under 18.

Source: CBC British Columbia - Handgun Fired on B.C. School Bus; Globe and Mail - B.C. Vice-Principal Nabs Student with Gun

Venice High School, Venice, California

Monday, June 5, 2006

When school let out for the day at 3:10 p.m., three black teenagers approached 16-year-old Alejo Contreras and asked him for his silver cross that was hanging from his neck.  Alejo refused and the trio then began to attack the Latino student.  The fight attracted a crowd of student watchers.  Alejo suffered several hits and was bleeding from his mouth when the three black teenagers began to scatter.  Andres, Alejo's younger brother, shouted obscenities at them.  Augustine Contreras, a junior and the 17-year-old brother of Alejo and Andres, saw the crowd, saw what the three black teenagers had done to Alejo and joined in with Andres in shouting obscenities.  One of the black teenagers retaliated by turning around and shooting Augustine in the chest.  School police officer Celia Lavender arrived at this point and held back Alejo as she called for backup.  The shooter took off his yellow flannel shirt, shoved it in his backpack and took off.  Augustine was transported to UCLA Medical Center where he died.  Police chased a young male on foot into the Oakwood area of the town, an area known for gang violence.  The setup a perimeter and began looking for the man who they believed killed Augustine.  Unfortunately, the shooter remains at large.  The student population at Venice High School is nearly 2,700.  On Friday, June 9, 2006, police arrested 21-year-old Cymone Donyeal Turner on an unrelated charge.  They spent the next two months building their case against him and on Thursday, August 10, 2006, Cymone was charged with attempted robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm and the murder of Augustine Contreras.

Source: MSNBC - Teen Killed in Shooting at Venice High School; San Jose Mercury News - Police Seek Suspect in Killing of LA Student After Campus Fight; Los Angeles Times - Student Fatally Shot at Venice High; The Oarsman Online - Student Fatally Shot at Venice; Venice Paper - 21-Year-Old Charged for Venice High Shooting

 William A. Wirt High School, Gary, Indiana

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Way back in 2003, Tywon Newsome and Evan Eskew, both now 21, dated the same girl.  During this time, Evan made some derisive remarks about Tywon behind his back.  Tywon eventually found out what Evan said about him.  In 2004 Tywon was arrested for stealing clothes from L. S. Ayres in Hobart and went to prison for a couple of years.  When he was released, he began to turn his life around.  Because of today's date (6-6-06), many thought something evil would happen.  They were right as Tywon and Evan's path crossed for the first time in three years.  Tywon went to the school to watch his sister graduate while Evan was there to watch a friend receive a high school diploma.   The two young men exchanged words when they saw each other and then left the building.  Evan, his younger brother Isaiah, 18, and their 19-year-old cousin went to Evan's car.  Tywon and his girlfriend got into his car and drove over to Evan's car and confronted the trio.  Tywon and Evan began to fighting, during which, Evan called out to his younger brother, "Isaiah, get my gun, get my gun."  Isaiah pulled Evan's gun from his car and the weapon discharged.  Tywon then ran toward Isaiah and they fought over the gun.  It discharged again and Tywon was struck in the chest.  He fell to the ground just after 9 p.m.  Tywon's girlfriend, DeAnna Edwards, pulled him into his car and drove them from the south parking lot to the school's entrance looking for help.  Evan, Isaiah and their cousin ran from the parking lot, but the trio was stopped by police who were providing security for the graduation.  They saw Evan's bloody clothes and apprehended the trio.  Tywon was transported to Methodist Hospital where he died at 10:45 p.m.  When the graduates and their families left the school, they discovered the parking lot full of police cars and that their school was now a crime scene.  The next day, police released the 19-year-old and charged the brothers with murder and possession of a handgun on school property.  On Thursday, May 31, 2007, murder charges against Evan were dropped by the prosecutors.  He is still facing the charge of possessing a handgun on school property.  On Friday, June 8, 2007, a Lake County jury found Isaiah guilty of reckless homicide and possession of a firearm on school property.  He faces a maximum term of 11 years in prison.

Source: Chicago Tribune - Man Killed Outside Gary High School Graduation; Chicago Tribune - 2 Charged in Gary Fatal Shooting; Gary Post-Tribune - Argument Ends in Killing Outside Wirt Graduation; Munster Times - Murder Charge in High School Shooting Dropped; - Eskew Guilty in Wirt High School Shooting

Professor Henrique Foreis (Middle) School, Fazendinha Slum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Police officers were running an operation to recover stolen vehicles today and they stopped a motorcyclist next to the Professor Henrique Foreis public school.  While the police were questioning the driver of the motorcycle, drug traffickers opened fire on them.  The bullets tore through the walls of the school and injured 17 students, most of them 13-years-old.  The students were in their classroom.  When the bullets started flying, they panicked as teachers tried to get them to lay on the floor.  Eight children had to be taken to the hospital for treatment.  The police officers said they did not return fire upon the drug dealers.  On Sunday, police said that Antonio Jose de Souza Ferreira and his brother Luiz ordered their gang members to open fire on the police and the search for the brothers was on.

Source: People's Daily Online (from China) - At Least 17 Children Wounded in Shooting Near Brazilian School; Seattle Post Intelligencer - Shootout in Brazil Injures 17 Children; Newark Star-Ledger - Schoolkids Hurt as Brazilian Drug Traffickers Fire on Police; Jamaica Observer - Brazilian Police Identify Two Suspects in Wednesday's Shooting

Boushall Middle School, Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, June 8, 2006

This afternoon on the ride home, two girls began arguing over an undisclosed topic.  The argument climaxed when one of the girls pulled out a small pocket knife and stabbed her opponent in the chest.  A third girl jumped in to help the injured girl and she was slashed on the arm.  The bus was on Royall Avenue at the time of the stabbing and stopped.  Paramedics were called and the two injured girls were taken to VCU Medical Center where they were treated and released.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged her with aggravated assault.

Source: WRIC Channel 8 - Student Stabbed on Bus

Harthill Junior and Infant School, Village of Harthill, South Yorkshire, England

Friday, June 9, 2006

Poppy Wynn was playing a game of tig with her friends in her school's playground maze today when an unknown gunman aimed an air-rifle at the playground and fired upon her.  She was struck in the face, narrowly missing her eye and a crucial facial nerve.  It was around 10:45 in the morning when this shooting occurred.  Poppy, 7, was transported to Bassetlaw District Hospital, but doctors feared removing the bullet at this time for fear it might cause more damage.

Source: 24Dash - Seven-Year-Old Girl Injured in School Air-Gun Shooting; Sheffield Today - Girl, 7, Shot in School Break

Lake Braddock High School, Burke, Virginia

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Shortly before 3 this afternoon, as school was letting out for the day, at the back of the school, a male student stabbed two male non-students.  One of the non-students was 17-years-old and stabbed in the upper body.  He was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment. The other injured non-student was 16-years-old and he found his own way to the hospital for treatment.    Police detained a 17-year-old suspect for questioning.

Source: WUSA Channel 9 - Stabbing at Lake Braddock High School; Washington Post - 2 Teens Stabbed at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Claremont (High) School, Harrow, Greater London, England

Thursday, June 15, 2006

This morning a trio of 16-year-old boys got into a fight at Claremont School over an unknown topic.  During the fight one of the boys was stabbed twice in the arm.  He was treated at a local hospital.  Police did not make any immediate arrests.

Source: BBC News - Boy, 15, Hurt in School Stabbing

Lynn Tech (High School), Lynn, Massachusetts

Thursday, June 15, 2006

This afternoon, two male students bumped into each other in the cafeteria.  That led to a confrontation which led to a stabbing outside the school.  The fight climaxed just after 1 p.m. in the school's driveway when a 15-year-old boy stabbed his opponent.  The injured student went back to class, but other students noticed his injuries and called the paramedics.  He was transported to Salem Hospital for treatment.  The instigator was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a city knife ordinance violation and carrying a dangerous weapon on school grounds. Police were able to recover the knife.

Source: The Daily Item of Lynn - One Student Stabbed, Another Arrested at Lynn Tech

Pershing High School, Detroit, Michigan

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Two teenage boys had nothing better to do this evening than throw bottles at cars as they drove past the BP gas station on Seven Mile Road and Ryan Road.  After having his car struck by the flying bottles, the driver of a purple Dodge or Chrysler sedan with three other males inside, stopped and confronted the two juvenile delinquents.  The boys took off running toward Pershing High School with the purple car in hot pursuit.   The male driver cut off the two teens, but one of them was still able to get inside the school.  Unfortunately, his companion was still outside when the driver pulled out a gun and opened fire.  The boy, a 16-year-old night student, was shot three times in the back.  The car and the four males inside then fled the scene.  The wounded boy was taken to Children's Hospital of Michigan for treatment.  Police began searching for the occupants of the purple sedan, but so far the shooter remains at large.

Source: Detroit Free Press - Pershing Student in Hospital After Shooting; WDIV Channel 4 - Teen Shot Outside High School

Muschett High School, Wakefield, Trelawny, Jamaica

Friday, June 16, 2006

A group of male classmates armed with knives and machetes attacked 15-year-old Kemar Barrett today.  During the fight, Kemar was able to disarm one of his opponents and use the weapon against its owner.  The group then got the upper hand and stabbed Kemar to death.  The wounded opponent, a 17-year-old male, was treated at the hospital under police guard.  He is charged with murder and given a $350,000 bail.  Another opponent of Kemar fled the country by flying to his relatives in Baltimore, Maryland.  Over a week later, on Sunday, June 25, 2006, the relatives sent the 17-year-old boy back to Jamaica to face his punishment.  Police arrested the boy at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay when he arrived. 

Source: Jamaica Gleaner - Stabbing Suspect Nabbed

North Carolina A & T University, Greensboro, North Carolina

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Richard Jerome Wade III, a student at the university, stabbed a classmate today in the campus quad.  The classmate was injured.  Police arrested Richard and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Source: WXII Channel 12 - Arrest Made in N.C. A&T Stabbing

Linden Park Elementary School, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Sunday, July 9, 2006

Three Hispanic male teens, two 18-years-old and one 15-years-old, began fighting at the Red Lion (a store of some sort I am assuming) over a girl.  As the fight grew more violent, the participants moved it behind Linden Park Elementary School   When the fight continued, several bystanders had gathered to watch the spectacle. The trio fought with large, sharp knives and inflected lots of damage on each other.  Jose Rodriguez, one of the 18-year-olds, received deep stab wounds to his legs.  Daniel Quiroz, the other 18-year-old, was stabbed on his arm and stomach, the most seriously injured of the three.  The 15-year-old was cut on his head.  Police arrived at the school just after 2 this morning and found Daniel covered in blood with difficulty breathing and the 15-year-old nearby.  Jose was not at the scene.  Paramedics transported Daniel and the 15-year-old to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.  When they arrived, Jose was already in the emergency room getting stitched up and it was there that he told the police he had been involved in the schoolyard fight.  The case got new life at the end of September when police arrested Gerardo Martinez, a 21-year-old man on charges of aggravated battery.  Police said Jose, Daniel and the unnamed 15-year-old were not fully cooperating with their investigation in its infancy.  Now police have enough evidence to prove that Gerardo stabbed all three of the boys.

Source: KPVI Channel 6 - School Yard Stabbing; KIFI Channel 8 - Teen Stabbed; KPVI Channel 6 - School Yard Stabbing Arrest

Maplewood High School, Nashville, Tennessee

Friday, July 14, 2006

Earlier this week, 17-year-old Michael Buford verbally disrespected the girlfriend of a 16-year-old male classmate.  This morning at 7:00, a fight broke out between the two summer school students outside of Maplewood High. The fight climaxed when the younger boy stabbed Michael in the chest and left side of his head.  Our young instigator then threw the three-inch knife in a trash can and left the school.  Michael was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and treated for his injuries.  The police picked up our young instigator as he walked along Broadmoor Drive near the school and charged him with aggravated assault.

Source: The Tennessean - Summer Student in Custody After Stabbing at Maplewood High School

Ban Muaraeng Elementary School, Rusoh District, Narathiwat Province, Thailand

Monday, July 24, 2006

At 11:00 this morning, four Muslim militants disguised themselves in student uniforms.  They stormed into Prasarn Makchu's fourth-grade Thai-language class and shot him at point blank range.  Prasarn, 46, was shot twice in the head and once in the chest with a pistol.  He was still holding the chalk as he fell to the floor and died.  Students fled the classroom as did the militants and police began looking for them.  Prasarn had worked at the school for over 20 years and he is the 44th teacher killed by suspected Muslim militants since 2004. Narathiwat is 780 kilometers south of Bangkok.

Source: The Nation - Muslim Militants Shot Thai-Language Teacher Dead in Front of Class; Pravda - Thailand: Suspected Muslim Insurgent Kills School Teacher; The Bangkok Post - Extremists Gun Down Teacher in Classroom

Sir Edmund Hillary (Primary) School, Kensington, Johannesburg, South Africa

Thursday, July 31, 2006

During break today, 10-year-old Carl Forbay refused to give two 13-year-old boys his soccer ball.  The bullies followed him into the bathroom, demanding the soccer ball all the way.  Once inside, one of the bullies pulled a knife from his bag and stabbed Carl three times in the buttocks.  Carl's friend had also gone into the restroom to help defend Carl.  He got into a fight with one of the bullies.  The bullies told Carl that if he said anything they would kill him.  Carl and his friend returned to class, but the teacher was not there.  Since he couldn't sit, he laid down on his stomach.  His fellow classmates asked him what was wrong and he told them.  They told Carl to go to the principal's office.  He did, but was too scared to report the bullies.  The principal finally got the full story from Carl and called the bully into the office.  He denied stabbing Carl.  Carl then took a taxi home, arriving around 4 p.m.  His mother rushed him to the doctor's after removing his blood-soaked pants and seeing the stab wounds.  Carl's mother also called the police and they promised to arrest the bullies.

Source: - 'My Son Was Stabbed for His Soccer Ball'

Young Middle Magnet School, Tampa, Florida

Monday, July 31, 2006

The 2005-2006 draws to a close today with a double homicide.  It's not a good way to end the year.  This morning, Alfredo Rodriguez drove his wife, Ada, to work at Young Middle Magnet School.  Before leaving around 5, they said good-bye to their oldest son, Luis, 19.  Although the new school year doesn't start until Thursday, August 3, 2006, Ada, the lunchroom manager, and 30 teachers would be there at the school for a planning day.  At 6:20 a.m., a deliveryman found Alfredo lying in front of the SUV and Ada lying by the front passenger side of the vehicle.  They had been shot to death by an unknown assailant.  Alfredo, 54, was born in Cuba and worked as a laborer.  Ada, 38, had worked at the school since 2003 and was born in Puerto Rico.

Source: The Tampa Tribune - Couple Found Shot Dead at School

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