Violence in Our Schools

August 1, 2006 through July 31, 2007


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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.


The Elite Goethe School in Khujand, Tajikistan

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

The director of the elite Goethe School in northern Tajikstan, Umar Karimov, opened up the 2006-2007 school year by killing two colleagues and then killing himself.  Umar shot and killed a Russian language teacher and a school administrator at the school before turning the gun on himself.  He was rushed to the hospital where he died.  No students were injured in this shooting.

Source: The Daily News of South Africa - School Principal Kills Himself After Fatally Shooting Staff


Bonteheuwel Secondary School, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Thursday, August 10, 2006

In a classroom this afternoon, a 15-year-old boy was showing off a handgun to14-year-old Tara Pontello.  He had taken out the magazine clip and cocked the gun, believing the gun to be empty.  However, there was still one bullet in the chamber.  Tara told the boy to put the gun away because accidents can happen.  The boy took her key ring and told her she had to cry before he would put the gun away.  She rested her head on her desk and pretended to cry when the gun accidentally went off.  The bullet ripped through her buttocks, damaged her uterus and vagina and then exited her left leg.  Our young instigator looked at Tara in surprise and ran out of the room.  Tara, a Grade 9 student, was taken to a hospital, underwent surgery and is listed in serious condition.  The boy was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Source: SABC News - Cape Learner Arrested for Shooting Classmate; News 24 - Pupil 'Shouldn't Have Been at School'


Parafield Gardens Primary School, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Sunday, August 13, 2006

A male teen identified only as Angelo and his friend were walking on the grounds of Parafield Gardens at 2:30 this afternoon when two other teenagers approached them.  The four teens argued and then began fighting.  During the fight, a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in his arm and lower back.  The instigator and his friend then fled the scene.  An off-duty nurse was able to treat Angelo until the paramedics could take him to Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment.  Police arrested the 16-year-old instigator later in the day and charged him with aggravated assault.

Source: Adelaide Now - Boy, 16, Stabbed Outside School; Adelaide Now - Youth Arrested after Stabbing


J. T. Alton Middle School, Vine Grove, Kentucky

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A 13-year-old male student brought a semi-automatic handgun to school with him today and showed it to his friends.  Just before classes ended for the day, he showed it off.  The gun discharged and the bullet lodged in the ceiling.  Luckily no one was injured.  Police took our young shooter into custody and charged him with possession of a weapon on school property, wanton endangerment and possession of a weapon by a minor.

Source: The (Louisville) Courier Journal - Student Accidentally Fires Gun at School; WAVE Channel 3 - Student Arrested After Accidentally Firing Gun


Mendez Middle School, Austin, Texas

Thursday, August 17, 2006

This evening 21-year-old Videl Dominguez Lopez stopped at Mendez Middle School to watch a quinceañera practice, which started at 8 p.m.  While Videl was watching the practice, Rudolfo Orive, 20, and Froylin Padilla Hernandez, 17, spotted him.  The three young men have an on-going dispute.  Rudolfo and Froylin started arguing with Videl and Froylin even threatened to shoot Videl.   Rudolfo told his friend to let him go.  But then things turned tragic as Rudolfo shot Videl in the head, killing him instantly.  By the time the police arrived, Vidal had died.  The next day, police arrested Rudolfo and charged him with murder.  Police also arrested Froylin and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  A quinceañera is a traditional Hispanic event marking a girl's 15th birthday. 

Source: KXAN TV - Fatal Shooting at Local Middle School; Austin American-Statesman - Man Shot to Death at Southeast Austin Middle School; KXAN TV - Fatal Shooting Near Local Middle School; Austin American-Statesman - Two Men Arrested in Fatal Shooting at School


Eagle Heights Academy (High School), Youngstown, Ohio

Saturday, August 19, 2006

This afternoon at the old South High School, a Volney Rogers Youth Football League game between the Titans and the Sons of Thunder was held, complete with cheerleaders.  The tournament attracted nearly 800 people.  While the game was in progress, 31-year-old Larry D. Jones and 25-year-old Anthony M. Coulton, also known as Anthony Pfeifer were fighting on Erie Street over an unknown topic.  Larry wasn't fairing to well in the fight so he walked over to the stadium where he believed he would be safe in the crowd.  Unfortunately, Anthony had followed Larry onto the stadium's walkway in front of the grandstands.  Larry punched Anthony who retaliated by drawing a 9mm handgun and shooting Larry several times.  It was around 3:45 when the shooting began.  Larry jumped over the fence and on to the field to get away from Anthony, but he followed him and chased him down to an area near the sidelines.  There Anthony shot Larry several more times before fleeing the stadium.  Cheerleaders as young as four witnessed the shooting.  Larry was rushed to St. Elizabeth Health Center where he died later in the day.  When the police arrived, witnesses said they didn't want to get involved and it was tough to build a case.  Eventually, the police were able to piece together a case from the reports they did receive and issue another warrant for Anthony, who already has a criminal record.  In January he was charged with possession of cocaine.  After a rap concert at the Eastwood Mall Expo Center in Niles in April 2004, Anthony and four other men were arrested for nearly starting a riot.  After he was handcuffed, he wasn't secured in the police car and walked away.  He was re-apprehended and charged with escape.  In October of 2004 he was found guilty of the escape.  Six weeks later, on October 2, 2006, Anthony was captured in a house in Bremerton, Washington, on Puget Sound near Seattle.

Source: Vindy.com - Police Name a Suspect in Slaying at Stadium; Vindy.com - Slaying Suspect is Seized


Lyman Hall Elementary School, Hinesville, Georgia

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Three teens (two brothers and their friend) were playing basketball on the courts at Lyman Hall Elementary School this evening around 7:30.  Two girls, sitting in their car, were watching the game.  Another car pulled up, talked with the girls and then left the parking lot.  Minutes later, the car returned along with a second vehicle filled with male teenagers.  The male teens got out of their car and confronted the trio on the court.  The exchange of words quickly escalated when the male teens drew their weapons and opened fire.  At least six shots were fired.  The two injured boys were shot in the legs and taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center for treatment.  

Source: WTOC Channel 11 - Shooting at Hinesville Playground Injures Two Teens


Castle High School, Newburgh, Indiana

Monday, August 21, 2006

On the fourth day of the new school year, Blake Sales drove his dark blue SUV to school.  He arrived just before 7:30, but unfortunately, he never stepped foot into the school.  The junior met up with a friend and gave him a note.  The friend showed the note to a couple of other boys and they realized that Blake was suicidal.  They followed him back to his SUV.  He was already inside and had pulled out a small-caliber handgun.  Blake then shot himself in the head.  The boys heard the shot, raced to the SUV, opened the door, saw what Blake had done to himself and ran for help.  The school nurse attempted CPR on Blake before emergency personnel rushed him  to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.  Blake died at 12:30 p.m.

Source: Princeton Daily Clarion - Castle Student Commits Suicide Outside School; Evansville Courier & Press - Castle Faces Tragedy


North Miami Beach Senior High School, North Miami Beach, Florida

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

This afternoon, an unnamed male senior stabbed an unnamed male sophomore in the shoulder blade.  Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported the injured boy to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was treated.  Police arrested the senior and charged him with aggravated battery and possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Source: CBS 4 - Student Stabbed at NMB High School


Essex Elementary School, Essex, Vermont

Thursday, August 24, 2006

A domestic dispute turned horribly tragic for the community of Essex today.  First-grade teacher Andrea Lambesis broke up with Christopher Williams last night.  Shortly after midnight this morning she called police telling them she and her boyfriend fought, then broke up and that he had taken her car to go to work.  Police began looking for Christopher.  In the morning, Andrea called police again telling them her car had been returned, but she had not seen her estranged boyfriend.  Christopher was distraught over the breakup with Andrea.  Later in the day he goes back to the home they shared with her mother, Linda Lambesis, and kills the innocent woman with a .45-caliber pistol.  Linda was a second-grade teacher at St. Albans Town Educational Center.  He then went looking for Andrea at her work: Essex Elementary School.  Christopher is unable to find Andrea at the school and takes his anger out on second-grade teacher Mary Alicia Shanks by shooting her in the back.  By now it was 2:10 in the afternoon and Alicia is dead.  School was not in session, but teachers and administrators were there preparing for the start of classes next week.  He also wounded first-grader teacher Mary Snedeker.  He then moved on to a condominium complex on Jericho Road, to the home of Chad Johansen, a friend of Andrea's, and the owner of the .45-caliber pistol.  Christopher had asked to borrow it earlier, telling Chad that he wanted it because someone owed him money.  Christopher tracks down Chad and the two men argue.  Christopher wanted more ammo and Chad was going to turn him in.  When Chad's cell phone rang, he answered it, however, Christopher thought it was the police. The argument climaxes when Christopher shoots Chad in the hand and forehead.  Christopher then shoots himself twice in the head, miraculously, the wounds are not fatal.  Police received a call from classroom B-8 saying a teacher in the neighboring classroom had been shot in the back.  They rushed to the school and, according to very early reports, cornered the shooter at the school.  Very early reports also said that his/her accomplice had fled the scene, going north on Vermont state highway 128.  Both of these reports turned out to be false.  The police were able to reach Mary and transport her in a police car to a waiting ambulance.  Chad, Mary and Christopher were all transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care Hospital in Burlington for treatment.  Two hours later, police had apprehended Christopher on a lawn between the condos and a nearby greenhouse business.  He is charged with murder and attempted murder.  These charges were added to his already long Massachusetts rap sheet.  On Thursday, July 17, 2008, Christopher was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder and one count of attempted second-degree murder.

THOSE WHO DIED:

Linda Lambesis, 57 Mary Alicia Shanks ,56

THE INJURED:

Chad Johansen, 26

Mary Snedeker, 52

shooter Christopher Williams, 26

Source: Burlington Free Press - Teacher Shot at Essex Elementary; Burlington Free Press - Essex School Shooting Rocks Community, State; Boston Globe - Two Killed in Vermont Shooting Rampage, But Suspect Survives; WCAX Channel 3 - Shootings Took Two Dedicated Teachers; Boston Globe - School Year Delayed as Essex, Vt., Deals with Shooting; WCAX Channel 3 - Suspect Charged in Shooting Rampage, Sent for Evaluation; Associated Press - Man Convicted in 2006 Vermont School Shooting


Umqhele Secondary School, Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Monday, August 28, 2006

During lunch today, grade 11 student Sihle Msomi and a grade 9 student argued over a cigarette.  The fight reached its zenith when the younger boy stabbed Sihle while his classmates looked on in horror.  He was rushed to the hospital but died a few hours later.  Police arrested our young stabber and charged him with murder.

Source: iol.co.za - Pupil Stabbed to Death


Glenn Hills High School, Augusta, Georgia

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

On the bus ride home from Glenn Hills High this afternoon, two female students began arguing over an undisclosed topic.  One of the co-eds is 16-years-old and the other is 15.  The argument took place at 2:40 p.m. on Bus No. 245 while the bus was located near Deans Bridge Road at Chadborne Street and West Kensington Drive in the Georgetown subdivision. The fight climaxed when the older girl pulled out a knife and stabbed her opponent seven times.  The knife wounds were to the girl's arm, hand and elbow.  Doctors at Medical College of Georgia Hospital put in four stitches. Her wounds were consistent with other self-defense against a knife attack injuries.  Our young instigator was transported to the Regional Youth Detention Center and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon on school property.

Source: First Coast News - Girl Stabbed During School Bus Fight in Augusta; Augusta Chronicle - Girl Stabbed in School Bus Fight


Anacostia Senior High School, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

As the second day of classes wrapped up this afternoon, a 16-year-old male student fired a single shot at his classmates as they gathered in the school's parking lot.  The bullet lodged in a parked black car and injured no one.  Police officers assigned to the school chased the boy down in Anacostia Park had arrested him.  During the chase, the boy tossed the handgun away, however the police recovered the weapon.  The shooting occurred at 3:15 p.m.

Source: Washington Post - Teen Held After Shot is Fired Outside SE School


Orange High School, Hillsborough, North Carolina

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

At 1:00 this afternoon, former student Alvaro Rafael Castillo drove to Orange High and didn't stop for security.  He parked his gray minivan in the student parking lot, jumped out and fired eight shots at the students. A bullet grazed senior Tiffany Utsman's right shoulder.  An unidentified male student was wounded by flying glass.  Alvaro was wielding a shotgun and a rifle when sheriff's deputies approached him and ordered him to drop his weapons.  He did so and the deputies took Alvaro, 19, into custody.   Police kept the school locked down for the next two and half hours before releasing students to their parents.  When detectives questioned Alvaro, he confessed them he had also murdered his father earlier today.  Police verified that Rafael Huezo Castillo had been killed when they found his body in the Castillo home.  Police added the charge of murder to growing list of infractions against Alvaro. When he was asked why he did this, he replied, "Columbine. Remember Columbine." Orange High has just over 1000 students enrolled.

Source: CNN - 2 Injured in North Carolina School Shooting; News 24 - School Shooting Teen Killed Dad; The News & Observer - Suspect Tells Cops He Killed Father


Crystal High School, Athlone, South Africa

Thursday, August 31, 2006

A bully went too far with 18-year-old Taubiq Abdullah.  The bully threatened to hit Taubiq with a chair.  Taubiq went to the school's principal who told him that if he was threatened again, to seek out the principal a second time.  Later in the day, the unnamed bully, also 18, came up to Taubiq with a wooden plank, intending to hit him with it.  Taubiq was able to hit the plank out of the bully's hand.  The bully responded by hitting Taubiq in the head.  A fight ensued until the bully's friends pulled Taubiq down and held him while he was stabbed in both shoulders, arm and left side.  The bully used a pair of scissors for this attack.

Source: The People's Post - Third Learner Stabbed in Less Than Three Weeks


Osceola Middle School, Seminole, Florida

Thursday, August 31 ,2006

11-year-old Namreh Lyles believed that a 12-year-old male classmate was going to hit her.  So... she jabbed a pencil into his lip and then dragged the broken lead tip across his face.  Police arrested Namreh and charged her with felony aggravated battery.  Her mother said it was an accident.

Source: WFTV Channel 9 - Eleven-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Stabs Classmate in Face with Pencil


Horizon Senior High School, Brighton, Colorado

Thursday, August 31, 2006

A fight in the school's courtyard led to a student being stabbed.  The fight started around 2 p.m. and was between two boys, one 15 and the other 16.  During the fight the younger boy stabbed his opponent in the abdomen with a knife.  By the time school officials arrived in the courtyard, the fight had ended and the watchers had dispersed.  By evening, the 15-year-old boy had been arrested off campus on suspicion of second-degree assault.  The wounded boy was found at East 136th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard and taken to St. Anthony Central Hospital for treatment.

Source: Teen Suspect Arrested in High School Stabbing


Oxford High School, Oxford, Alabama

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The day and first month of the 2006-2007 school year wraps up at a high school football game in Alabama.  Oxford High hosted Anniston High at Oxford's Lamar Field for tonight's game.  Around 8:40 p.m., in the third quarter, an Oxford player caught a pass for a touchdown.  Above the roar of the crowd, the sound of gunfire could be heard.   Toavera Hawkins, 21, was shot at this time.  He was just outside the gate at the northwest corner of the field.  The game was suspended for seven minutes while police arrested Elzon Rudolph, also 21.  Oxford went on to win the game 39-14.  After the Labor Day weekend, police also arrested 19-year-old Angel Rudolph for having a firearm on school grounds. The news story doesn't say this, but the webmaster believes Elzon obtained the gun from Angel and then shot Toavera.

Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Anniston Man Shot Outside Stadium During High School Game; NBC 13 - Second Person Charged in Oxford High School Shooting


Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Saturday, September 2, 2006

Douglas W. Pennington drove to Shepherd University to see his two sons today.  He met up with Logan P. and Benjamin M. in the parking lot between Thatcher Hall and the Butcher Center just after 2 p.m..  During their conversation, Douglas pulled out a black .38-caliber revolver.  One of his son's turned to flee, but Douglas fired two shots at his back and the son dropped to the ground.  Douglas turned back to his other son, who was near a car and shot him in the head.  Douglas then shot the last bullet into his chest.  All three Pennington men were transported to hospitals where they were pronounced dead. Logan and Benjamin were seniors at Shepherd.  Students attending the football game with Marshall University heard about the shooting and then jammed cell phone signals to find out what had happened and if their friends were okay.

THOSE WHO DIED:

Benjamin M. Pennington, 24 Douglas W. Pennington, 49 Logan P. Pennington, 26

Source: Hagerstown Morning Herald - 'This Stuff Isn't Supposed to Happen Here'; The Herald-Mail Online - 3 Killed in Shepherd Shooting; Martinsburg Journal - Slain Students Mourned


A Roman Catholic High School in Wielun, Lodzkie, Poland

Monday, September 4, 2006

American students got today off for Labor Day and students at this high school in Wielun wished they had the day off as well.  The 2006-2007 school year began today in Wielun and school violence christened the day like it has so many times before.  An unnamed 22-year-old man went to his 18-year-old girlfriend's school today with a bouquet of flowers.  After a brief conversation, the couple began to argue.  The argument turned violent when the man pulled out a knife and stabbed his girlfriend multiple times.  He then fled the school.  School officials were able to provide immediate medical attention to the stricken girl, unfortunately the wounds were too severe and she died.  Later in the day, the unnamed boyfriend turned himself into police to face charges of murder.

Source: The Raw Story - Murder Mars Return to School in Poland


York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Friends who were interviewed by news reporters said that a 21-year-old male student and his 19-year-old girlfriend were a "happy" couple.  Apparently this "happy" couple wasn't all that "happy" as they recently broke up.  This afternoon, the day before classes start, the girlfriend went to her boyfriend's dorm room on the ninth-floor of Vanier College with a knife in her hand.  She stabbed her former beau in the back and shoulder.  She then slashed her own throat.  The unnamed boyfriend fled the room and was able to notify campus security about this stabbing.  Campus security in turn called the Toronto police at 2:40 p.m.  When they arrived, the police found the boyfriend near the main gates.  He led them to his room where they found her bleeding profusely.  The couple was taken to Humber River Regional Hospital on Finch Avenue for treatment.  Later, the co-ed was transferred to Sunnybrook because her injuries were so severe.  Police did not release the names of the couple and said that no other students were in danger as this was a domestic dispute. 

Source: Toronto Sun - Double Stabbing Shakes York U.; Toronto Star - Stabbing at York U Residence; Excalibur Online - Stabbing Begins School Year


Kingsbury Middle School, Memphis, Tennessee

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

At this evening's football game, a group of parents began fighting on the sidelines.  The fist-fight climaxed when a gun was drawn and three shots were fired.  The gun was aimed at the ground, however, one of the bullets ricocheted off the ground and into the hand of a teenage boy.  He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Source: WPTY Channel 24 - Teen Shot During Football Game


Jean-Mermoz (High) School, Savigny-sur-Orge, France

Friday, September 8, 2006

The week comes to a close in the southern outskirts of Paris when an unnamed 16-year-old male student fired a shotgun inside the Jean-Mermoz school.  He wounded a teacher and another student.  Police were able to apprehend our young instigator.  Neither of the wounded went to the hospital for their minor injuries.

Source: News 24 - Teen Held After School Shooting


South Hills High School, Fort Worth, Texas

Friday, September 8, 2006

Around 1:20 this afternoon, the school monitor and school security initiative officer Gabe Medrano were informed that gang members were on the campus of South Hills High.  The two school officials spotted the gang members, a group of ten teens, near the baseball fields.  They approached the gang members and Gabe began to question 17-year-old Edward Campbell.  The gang member got irritated with the questioning and Gabe attempted to detain him.  While Gabe was putting the handcuffs on the gang member, his brother rallied the rest of the group to jump Gabe and the school monitor.  A physical fight ensued, during which, Gabe was able to draw his service weapon and fire one shot.  The bullet struck a 15-year-old Edgar Ramirez in the chest.  He was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment.  Other police officers arrived and were able to detain several of the gang members.  Gabe also went to the hospital for treatment of the injuries he received during the fight.  After this situation was diffused, another fight between students broke out in another area of the school.  The participants in the second fight sustained minor injuries and it was not clear if it is in relationship to the first fight.  The next day, Edgar was released from the hospital.  Police then arrested him and three of the gang members, charging them with engaging in organized crime and assault.

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Teenager Shot at Fort Worth High School; Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Officer Shoots Student at Fort Worth School; Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Charges Filed Against 4 Involved in Melee


Lakeview Elementary School, Miami, Florida

Monday, September 11, 2005

While most of America took time out of their busy day to reflect on the five-year anniversary of the attack on America, school violence marched on.  In a classroom at Lakeview Elementary School, two fourth-graders, a girl and a boy, were fighting.  The argument climaxed when the little girl lunged at the boy and stabbed him in the cheek with a pencil.  The wounded boy, 10, had to be transported to the hospital to have all the lead removed from the wound.  School officials could suspend the 9-year-old girl for ten days.

Source: CBS 4 - Dade Fourth Grader is Stabbed in School Fight; Miami Herald - Student Taken to Hospital After Fight


Pares Secondary School, Antigua and Barbuda

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

School violence makes its first stop to the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda today.  Actually this is a misnomer as the news story reports that acts of violence have happened before on the two islands; this is just the first time I've been able to see the story in the newspaper.  Last night a fight broke out between a second form male student, 15, and a 17-year-old fourth former student, also a male, in computer class.  The fighters were separated and school officials hoped the matter was settled.  This morning, they found themselves in the wrong as the two teens renewed the fight.  During this morning's fight, around 8:30, the younger boy used a pair of scissors and stabbed the older boy in the right hand.  The older boy retaliated by stabbing the younger boy in the shoulder and back with his own pair of scissors.  The ruckus was overheard by the school's janitor who tried to intervene and separate the two young combatants, but he was stabbed in the left hand and had have to five stitches put in to close the wound.  Police plan to charge the boys with wounding.  The whole situation could have been averted if the Ministry of Education had acted on information from three former heads about the problem of gangs in school.  Unfortunately, the schools received no response to their letters.

Source: Antigua Sun - Stabbing at Pares School


Queen Elizabeth Senior Public School, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

At 9:20 this morning, a 12-year-old boy pointed his air pistol at another student.  The other unidentified student tired to push the barrel of the air gun away from himself when the boy shot him.  The bullet bruised the back of the unidentified student's hand.  School officials called police who came and arrested the boy.  They charged him with assault with a weapon.  The wounded boy did not need medical attention.  Even though this is a minor act of school violence, the day will be remembered for the following act of school violence, just a few hours later and 350 miles away to the east.

Source: The Mississauga News - Boy Charged in School Shooting


Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

In the heart of downtown Montreal lies Dawson College.  This afternoon at 12:41 p.m., it joined my list of school violence at colleges in this great Canadian city.  (University of Montreal École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989 and Concordia University on August 24, 1992 are the other two.)  Kimveer Gill, 25, posted many pictures of himself aiming a rifle at the camera and wielding a knife on vampirefreaks.com.  Earlier this morning, he added a blog saying that he liked to play an Internet role-playing game about the Columbine massacre and that he was drinking whiskey.  The last post was at 10:41 a.m.  This afternoon students at Dawson College described him as a black trench coat-wearing, rifle-totting, Mohawk haircut man with jewelry-pierced skin when he opened fire on the students as they milled about outside the school.  He was totting a Beretta Cx4 Storm semi-automatic rifle (which he used the most), a Glock 9mm handgun and a Norinco HP9-1 shotgun.  All of his guns were purchased legally.  Kimveer then walked in the front door of the college and made his way up to the second floor cafeteria.  There he continued to fire upon the helpless students with his rapid-fire rifle and two other weapons.  Teachers ran down the hall telling the students to stay in their classrooms.  The students who could flee the school flooded the streets seeking a safe haven.  Police arrived on the scene and cornered Kimveer behind a vending machine.  Police cautiously tried to advance on Kimveer's position, but he kept yelling at them to: "Get back! Get back!"  Other students were still in the cafeteria at this time waiting the out come of the standoff.  Police then took the bold step of firing everything they had at Kimveer.  The barrage of bullets ended with Kimveer dead on the cafeteria floor.  The whole thing lasted 30 minutes.  However, in that time, Kimveer had already wounded 20 students, one of which is Jessica Albert.  Eleven of the wounded students were taken to Montreal General Hospital.  Five of them were male and six of them were female.  The other nine were taken to two other hospitals where 18-year-old Anastasia De Sousa died.  The college closed for the rest of the week and welcomed the students and faculty back on Monday, September 18, 2006.  Classes resumed the following day.  For eye-witness accounts from the Survivors, check out the CTV.ca website and search for "Witness Accounts: 'He Almost Hit Me By an Inch' from September 13, 2006.

Source: CCTV - 4 Dead, 16 Wounded in Montreal Attack; San Francisco Chronicle - Montreal Rampage; San Jose Mercury News - One Killed, 19 Hurt in Montreal College Rampage; San Jose Mercury News - Canadian Gunman was Feeling 'Postal'; CTV.ca - Student Killed in Montreal Shooting Rampage; MSNBC - Montreal College Shooter Made Hints on Blog; CBC News - Nervous Montreal Students Prepare for Return to Shooting Scene; Toronto Star - School Shooting Victim Pleads for Aid; Wikipedia - Dawson College Shooting


Westminster Christian Academy (High School), Creve Coeur, Missouri

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

As news of the Montreal shooting spread across the world, the authorities in Creve Coeur, Missouri, received word to look out for a suicidal 17-year-old male student.  The senior sent a text message to a friend of his telling the friend that he was going to kill himself.  The senior male student did not go to school today, but he ended up there later this afternoon.  The friend told his teacher, who notified school administrators.  The administrators called the police.  The officers were about to begin searching for the troubled teen when they received word he was now at the school, well after the classes had dismissed and most of the students had gone home.   When the police arrived, the senior was sitting on the curb with a rifle to his head.  One of the officers began talking with him.  During the conversation, he pointed the rifle at the police officers.  They told him to drop the rifle.  When he refused, one of the officers shot him in the leg and ended the standoff around 3:45 p.m.  The wounded senior was taken to St. John's Mercy Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

Source: St. Louis Today - Police Investigate Shooting at West County School; Reference.com - List of School-Related Attacks


Maldon High School, St. James, Jamaica

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Demar Mitto, an adult male, usually buys his lunch from Maldon High School.  Today, he walked in and joined the students in line at the cafeteria around 11:30 this morning.  He had planned to cut in front of a 15-year-old male tenth-grader at the back of the line.  The boy pushed Demar and an altercation developed.  During the physical fight, the boy was shoved to the ground.  The boy then ran into the cafeteria and grabbed a knife.  He chased down Demar and stabbed him in his upper back, near the spine.  Demar fled from the school and was taken to a hospital (although the news story doesn't say how, just that it happened).  Police detained the school boy and charged him with wounding with intent.

Source: Radio Jamaica - Maldon High School Student Arrest for Stabbing Incident; Jamaica Gleaner - Teen in Custody for Stabbing Man


Highland High School, Salt Lake City, Utah

Thursday, September 14, 2006

An ongoing feud between two students climaxed this morning at 10:40 when one of them made a remark to the other.  The two male students were going to fight in the school's parking lot, but they only got as far as the art classroom doorway when a scuffle ensued.  During the scuffle, one of the students, a 14-year-old freshman, grabbed a pair of scissors and stabbed his opponent, a 17-year-old junior.  The wounded boy was taken to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged him with aggravated assault.

Source: - Salt Lake Tribune - Highland High Student Stabbed During Argument; KUTV Channel 2 - Student Stabbed with Scissors During Fight


Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Last night the Black Student Union sponsored a dance at Duquesne University.  Kenneth "KJ" Eason called 19-year-old sophomore Brittany Jones and asked her if he and his brother, Jeremiah "J" Jones could attend the dance.  She is active in the Black Student Union and said they could.  Kenneth and Jeremiah arrived, along with four friends, just after midnight.  As they walked to the dance Brittany found out that some of young men were packing heat.  They asked her if they would be patted down at the entry to the door.  She asked the doorman, Richan Gaskins, if he was searching people.  He told her no.  She went back to Kenneth and his friends and told them they wouldn't be searched, so all seven walked right in.  During the dance, Brittany received quite a bit of attention from several Duquesne basketball players.  Kenneth became jealous when Brittany talked to one of the players. The dance broken up in the early morning hours of today.  As the players were returning to their dorms, Kenneth and his entourage followed them.  Brandon Baynes and William Holmes, both 18 and members of the entourage, pulled out their guns, a .9mm and a .38-caliber hand gun, and opened fire on three of the players.  Kojo Mensah was shot in the shoulder, Stuard Baldonado was shot in the back and Sam Ashaolu was the most critically wounded of the players with a gunshot wound to his head.  Two more basketball players rushed to their teammates aide, but they were also shot.  Shawn James was shot in the left foot, but no bones were broken.  Aaron Jackson was shot in the hand.   In all nearly a dozen shots were fired and five players were wounded, one critically.   Kenneth, his entourage and Brittany, quickly fled the campus.  Aaron was able to pickup Stuard and drive him to Mercy Hospital for treatment.  The next day, police arrested Brittany on charges of reckless endangerment, carrying a firearm without a license and criminal conspiracy.  Even though she knew that members in the entourage were armed, she still help them get into the dance.  On Tuesday police arrested Brandon Baynes and William Holmes for shooting the basketball players.  They are charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, carrying an unlicensed firearm and criminal conspiracy. Two days later, police dropped all charges against Brandon after a witness recanted her story.  However, on the positive side of things, police arrested Derrick Lee and Erica R. Sager.  Police say Derrick is 18 or 19 years old (I'm classifying him as 18 for my records) and charged him with five counts of attempted homicide and aggravated assault.  Erica was charged with five counts of aggravated assault and criminal solicitation.  Duquesne is a private Catholic institution with nearly 10,000 undergraduates in the heart of Pittsburgh.

THE INJURED:

Sam Ashaolu, 23 Stuard Baldonado, 21 Aaron Jackson, 20
Shawn James, 23 Kojo Mensah, 21

Source: Northwest Arkansas News - Duquesne Basketball Players Shot; WGRZ Channel 2 - Arrest Made in Connection with Duquesne Shooting; Houston Chronicle - Woman Arrested in Duquesne Shooting; Michigan Live - Duquesne Players Say Gunman was Jealous; ABC News - 3 Charged in Connection with Duquesne Players' Shootings; Duquesne Duke - DU Student Charged; Shooter Apprehended; St. Paul Pioneer Press - Charges Filed in Duquesne Shooting; Yahoo! News - Charges Dropped for 1 in Duquesne Case


Streator High School, Streator, Illinois

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

This morning at 9:50 a.m., 17-year-old Thaddeus J. McDonald plunged a syringe into a 15-year-old classmate as the two stood in one of the school's hallways.  The injured student did not report the stabbing to school authorities.  However, he did tell his mother when he saw her later in the day.  She called the police just after 7 p.m. and they arrested Thaddeus Thursday evening at 8:55, charging him with battery and reckless conduct.  Thaddeus, a senior, told police he had stabbed five to ten other classmates with the syringe before it broke.  Out of all those who were stuck with the syringe, only one student reported the attack by Friday.  A week later, Thaddeus's mother, Jamie Bennett, told My Web Times that her son used a clean insulin injection needle and not a syringe.  Apparently, one of Thaddeus's friends is diabetic and gave him and another boy each one of his clean insulin injection needles.

Source: My Web Times - Student Charged with Sticking Teen with Syringe; My Web Times - Mother Claims No Syringe Involved in Student Stabbing


John F. Kennedy High School, Fremont, California

Wednesday, September 20 ,2006

Around 9:45 this morning, two unidentified 16-year-old males approached two Hispanic male students, one 14 and the other 16, in an outdoor hallway between classes.  The two unidentified males, and non-students of the school, made gang-related comments.  They are affiliated with the Sureo gang while the students are associated with the rival Norteo street gang.  The confrontation climaxed when one of the Sureo gang members pulled out a knife and stabbed the two JFK students.  The instigators then fled the campus.  The injured boys stumbled into the school's main office where school administrators called the police and paramedics.  The older boy was transported to Regional Medical Center of San Jose where he was treated for a stomach wound.  The younger boy had a superficial stab wound in his arm.  Police believe the stabbing to be gang-related and detained four people for questioning.

Source: Oroville Mercury-Register - Fremont Police Detain Suspects in Double Stabbing at School; San Francisco Chronicle - 3 Students Questioned in Fremont High School Stabbing; CBS 5 - Two Students Stabbed at High School in Fremont; Inside Bay Area - Two Teens Stabbed at Kennedy High


Cardozo High School, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

School violence rolls on this week with a shooting in our nation's capitol.  Eugene Huff, 17, and an unnamed 16-year-old male sophomore were arguing today at one of Cardozo's entrances.  The fight climaxed when Eugene pulled out a handgun and shot his classmate in the leg.  The shooting was captured on the school's surveillance system and witnesses said they heard as many as seven shots.

Source: Visitor to this web site; NBC4 web site


Secondary School #563, Moscow, Russia

Friday, September 22, 2006

After their physical education class, two school boys began arguing today at their school in Moscow.  The fight climaxed when 16-year-old Besik Kochalidze, from Georgia, stabbed his classmate Emen Odgakhguluyev, from Azerbaijan, repeatedly in the stomach and chest.  Besik then fled the school.  Militiamen arrived at the school and restored order.  Emen, also 16, was taken to the hospital for treatment.  The militiamen then began searching for our young instigator.

Source: Azeri-Press Information Agency - Georgian Schoolboy Stabs his Azerbaijani Mate in Moscow; The Moscow Times - Azeri Boy Stabbed by Georgian


G. A. Wheable Center for Adult Education (College), London, Ontario, Canada

Friday, September 22, 2006

Two groups of people were arguing today near the entrance to the G. A. Wheable Center.  Scores of students were outside during the 12:30 war of words.  They witnessed the climax of the fight as one man was stabbed and beaten with a hammer and a baseball bat.  Several witnesses scattered before the police arrived and restored order.  The wounded man, a student of the school, was taken to the hospital in serious condition.  Police are still trying to get witnesses to come forward and identify the instigator.

Source: The London Free Press - Wheable Student Stabbed in Beating


Albany High School, Albany, New York

Friday, September 22, 2006

Three physical fights at Albany High School today results in seven students arrested and one stabbed in the back.  This morning Ra'asia Nobles and Areaelis Arroyo, both 17, and two unnamed 15-year-old girls attacked another 15-year-old girl.  The five girls have had an ongoing dispute.  School officials were able to breakup the fight and called police.  The four instigators were charged with third-degree assault.  Ra'asia and Areaelis were released on bail while the two unnamed 15-year-old girls were sent to the Albany County Family Court.  Shortly after order was restored, another fight broke out.  This time 16-year-old Elia Jackson smacked an unnamed 15-year-old girl in the face with a padlock.  Our two combatants have had problems with each other before.  Once again, order was restored and Elia was charged with second-degree assault.  While the police were at the school sorting out the first two fights, the third fight broke out in a hallway.  By now it was around 1 p.m.  This time it was  Jenay Lipscomb taking on Amien Koonce, both 17.  The climax to this fight came when Jenay stabbed Amien in the back and then pepper-sprayed him.  Police arrested our young female instigator and charged her with second-degree assault, third-degree assault and possessing a noxious material.  During her arrest, a 16-year-old male student acted up and police arrested him for disorderly conduct and then released him.  Amien was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.  On Wednesday, February 7, 2007, all charges against Jenay were dropped due to insufficient evidence.  Amien's attacker is currently unknown.

Source: Albany Times Union - Girl Charged in Stabbing at School; Albany Times Union - Albany Teen Cleared in High School Melee


Ellison High School, Killeen, Texas

Friday, September 22, 2006

More student fighting leads to more school violence.  This afternoon around 4 p.m. in the school's bus loop, a two students began fighting.  One of the school's assistant principal's responded to the fight and called the school's resource officer for help.  The officer arrived and attempted to break up the fight, unfortunately, he  was stabbed in the leg by a student wielding a pair of scissors.  The officer, who police did not identify was transported to Darnall Army Medical Center for treatment.  Our young, unnamed instigator was arrested and remains in the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center.

Source: KWTX Channel 10 - KISD Releases More Information About Stabbing of Campus Officer


Hueneme High School, Oxnard, California

Friday, September 22, 2006

This afternoon two girls and a boy, all 14-years-old, were walking home when they were assaulted by a 19-year-old man wielding a pair of scissors.  It was just after 3 p.m. when these events occurred.  The man stabbed the students and then chased two of them back to their school, just blocks away.  The third student ran home.  A campus supervisor wrestled our instigator to the ground and held him until the police arrived.  The student's injuries were not life threatening, but they were taken to St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard as a precaution.  The unnamed 19-year-old man is not a student at the school.

Source: Ventura County Star - Suspect in Custody After Stabbing Students; Ventura County Star - Police Arrest Man After 3 Hueneme Students Stabbed


Platte Canyon High School, Bailey, Colorado

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Around 11:30 this morning 53-year-old Duane R. Morrison walked into Platte Canyon High School armed with a Glock Model 22 .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol and a Smith & Wesson .357-caliber Magnum revolver.  Duane is "something of a loner" and has been living out of his Jeep for the past several days.  He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and carrying a backpack.  Jessica Montgomery, 15, saw him in the hall just after the bell rang for class.  He motioned her to come over to him and then she noticed how old he was, with acne and stubble on his face.  She told him the bell had rung and she needed to get to class.  After all the students were in their respected classrooms, he fired several shots and at 11:40, entered classroom 206 on the second floor, an English college prep class taught by Sandra Smith.  Duane fired a warning shot into the ceiling and then ordered the students and Sandra to line up facing the chalkboard.  He told the students and Sandra that he was carrying explosives in his backpack.  Once they were in a line, he tapped all of the boys and Sandra on the shoulder with one of his guns and told them to leave.  One of the boys was 16-year-old Cassidy Grigg.  He said he wanted to stay with the girls in the classroom.  Duane put the gun right in Cassidy's face and said, "You. Out of here."  Cassidy then left the room.  Duane tapped six girls on the shoulder and told them to stay.  School officials issued a code white, the lockdown code, and called the police.  Several agencies responded, including the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the same law enforcement agency that responded to the Columbine massacre.  Park County deputies began to negotiate with Duane, although he had the female hostages actually talk to the deputies and relay the conversation to him.  During the negotiations, Duane sexually assaulted some of the girls, doing way more than just touching them inappropriately.  The negotiator convinced Duane to release four of the girls, one at a time, but he held on to the last two.  The four girls told the police of the sexual assaults against them.  Duane told the negotiator that "something will happen" at 4 p.m.  He then abruptly cut off communication with the negotiator.  The Park County Sheriff, Fred Wegener, wanted to protect the last two girls from anymore sexual assaults and was forced into action. The Park County officials secured the inner perimeter of the school and the Jefferson County SWAT team used explosives to enter classroom 206 just after 3:30 p.m.  Duane shielded himself with one of the girls and fired upon the SWAT team.  The SWAT team was able to pull the other girl out of the room.  Duane fired one shot into 16-year-old Emily Keyes's head, his remaining hostage, and then killed himself.  Emily, a junior, was flown to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver where she died at 4:32 p.m.  The other girl spent the night at a friend's home where she drew on her friend's strength to begin the healing process.  Duane's body was still in the classroom when the 6 o'clock hour approached.  The school is in a narrow, winding canyon that was carved out by the South Platte River.  Bailey is 35 miles southwest of Denver.

Webmaster's note: One of the female hostages was interviewed by the Rocky Mountain News.  She told the newspaper of her harrowing experience inside Classroom 206 and allowed the paper to use her name.  For her story, check out the Rocky Mountain News archives from September 29, 2006 for the "World Changed in an Instant" story by Fernando Quintero.

Source: Rocky Mountain News - Two Hostages Remain in Bailey School; Yahoo! News - Student Details Colo. School Shooting; Denver Post - Teen Dies After School Hostage Standoff; Denver Post - Denver Post - Gunman ID'd, Still No Motive; Denver Post - School Gunman Left Suicide Note; Rocky Mountain News - Terrified Girl Survives, Calls Mom in Tears; Denver Post - Sheriff Defends Raid Call; Rocky Mountain News - Gunman Possibly Seen Earlier; Colorado Bureau of Investigation - Case Summary Report 2006-002834


Weston (High) School, Cazenovia, Wisconsin

Friday, September 29, 2006

As school began today at 8 a.m., Eric Hainstock, 15, walked into the school (it houses all grades) with a shotgun and a .22-caliber handgun.  Yesterday the ninth-grader had been expelled for having tobacco in the school.  Dave Thompson, a janitor at the school, spotted Eric wielding the shotgun as he came across the parking lot.  He ran to the front of the school and intended to intercept him.  Unfortunately, Eric was able to make it inside the school before Dave and Chuck Keller, a teacher, were able to confront him.  Eric put the shotgun in Chuck's face and told him he was going to kill someone.  Dave grabbed the gun's barrel, swung Eric around and disarmed him.  At least that is what Dave believed initially.  Eric began searching his pockets for the handgun.  Dave yelled to Chuck to run.  Chuck left the scene, entered an office and called 911.  Eric broke free of Dave's grasp and moved down the hallway from the entrance where he was confronted by Principal John Klang.  He pulled the handgun from his pants and shot his principal three times.  Even after being wounded in the head, chest and leg, John ran toward Eric and with the help of other students, tackled our young instigator and held him until the police arrived.  School officials began CPR on John, 49.  He was rushed to Reedsburg Area Medical Center and then flown to UW Hospital in Madison.  John died Friday afternoon.  Eric was charged with murder on Saturday.  Cazenovia has a population of about 300 and is 60 miles northwest of Madison.  With the school teaching all grades under one roof and that our shooter is 15-years-old, I am classifying this as a high school for statistical purposes. 

Source: WCBS Channel 2 - Principal Shot, Suspect in Custody in Wisconsin; Yahoo! News - Wisconsin School Principal Shot by Former Student; WBAY Channel 2 - Principal Shot in Southwestern Wisconsin School; MSNBC - Principal Shot at Wisconsin School; Channel 3000 -Principal is in Critical Condition After School Shooting; Northwest Arkansas Morning News - Teen Charged in Shooting of Principal; Portage Daily Register - Bail Hearing in School Shooting Today


West Nickel Mines Amish (Elementary) School, Village of Nickel Mines, Bart Township, Pennsylvania

Monday, October 2, 2006

The Amish work hard on their farms, doing everything by hand and not relying on modern tools and electricity.  One of their one-room schools in the heavily Amish populated Lancaster County of Pennsylvania came under brutal attack by a man they knew.  This morning around 3 a.m., 32-year-old Charles Carl Roberts IV finished up his milk delivery route.  He came home and slept for a couple of hours before he woke up to help his wife, Marie, get their two sons and only daughter ready for school.  At 8:45, he drop them off at their bus stop and hugged them tightly before letting the bus go on its route.  He then drove his pickup truck to a local hardware store to buy a few supplies.  He had already loaded his truck with a 12-gauge shotgun, a 9mm semiautomatic pistol, a rifle, a stun gun, two knives, two cans of smokeless powder, a pile of wood and a 600 rounds of ammunition.  He took all of that, a change of clothes, toilet paper, sexual lubricant, bolts and hardware and rolls of clear tape with him to the Nickel Mines Auction House which is across the street from the one-room West Nickel Mines Amish School.  From his truck he watched the Amish children play in the schoolyard.  When they were ushered inside by their teacher, he got in his pickup and drove across the street.  Charles backed his truck up to the double-doors and walked inside.  He was wearing jeans, a T-shirt with a buttoned-down shirt over that.  He walked up to the teacher, Emma Mae Zook, carrying a metal tool in his hand.  He asked the class if anyone had seen something like this tool along the road.  Emma Mae said, "No, but we'll look for it."  Charles then walked out of the school, however, the doors were still wide open.  He then turned back around, loaded the 9mm and walked back into the school.  Beside Emma Mae, her mother and two sisters-in-law were in the classroom.  When Emma and her mother saw the gun, they ran out the door to a nearby farm with a phone to call 911.  Charles quickly took the rest of schoolroom occupants hostage.  He told the 11 girls and 15 boys to lie down at the back of the room.  Charles then told the two sisters-in-law they could leave along with their young children.  He then released the boys (one nine-year-old girl escaped with her brother), leaving only the female students in the school with him.  By now Emma Mae and her mom had made contact with the police, it was around 10:30 a.m., and informed them of the situation.  Charles then began unloading the contents of his truck into the classroom.  He barricaded the doors with the desks and 2x4s, effectively locking him and ten female students inside.  He lined up the girls along the blackboard and bound their feet together with flex ties. The first two police officers arrived at 10:39 and within moments, eight more were on the scene.  At 10:50 a.m., Charles called his wife on his cell phone and told her he had molested two young relatives decades ago and was tormented by "dreams of molesting again."  He told her where to find the suicide note he had left and hung up.  He then called 911 and told the operator that if the police didn't leave in two seconds, he would open fire on the girls. After the call, Marian Fisher, the oldest girl in the room, said to Charles, "Shoot me first."  Her younger sister, Barbie, 12, spoke up next saying to shoot her second, thus giving the police more time to save the younger girls. The police traced the call and called Charles back on the cell phone.  Charles didn't answer, instead he started shooting the girls, execution style.  He fired the shotgun four times and the 9mm 13 times. Two of the young girls died instantly, eight of them were injured.  Some of the police officers tried getting through the barricade front door while others broke the front windows and went over the sills.  Charles was reloading as the police entered the schoolhouse.  He put the 9mm to his forehead and pulled the trigger, killing himself and ending the rampage.  The police officers then raced to get the flex ties off of the girl's legs so that first aid could be given.  Marian was already dead. An officer cut little Naomi Rose Ebersol free from the other girls and dashed outside to the ambulance.  By the time he got there, Naomi had died in his arms.  Helicopters took the remaining eight wound girls to Lancaster General Hospital, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Christiana Hospital in Delaware.  A few hours later, one of the girls taken to Lancaster died from her wounds. Earlier the next day, one of the injured girls died at 1 a.m. in Delaware.  Another girl, just 7, died three and a half hours later in Hershey.  Still injured are a 6-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl in Hershey, and three girls, ages 8 (with neck and arm injuries), 10 (with a head injury) and Barbie with arm an leg injuries, in Children's Hospital in Philadelphia.  Marie, Charles's wife, found the suicide notes from Charles, who is not Amish, and gave them to the police.  The notes made an attempt to explain his molestation motive.  Four of the girls were buried Thursday, October 5, 2006 with Anna Mae Stoltzfus being buried on Friday.  The private school teaches Old Order Amish students from the first grade to the eighth grade.  The school has almost 30 students, ranging in age from 6 to 13.  On Thursday, October 12, 2006 the one-room school building was razed in the early morning hours by a large backhoe.  The demolition began at 4:45 a.m. with the porch being removed, then the bell tower was knocked off and finally the walls were toppled.  In just 15 minutes, the building was a pile of rubble.  By 7:30 the pile of rubble was gone and the site is now an empty field, which the Amish plan to turn into a pasture.  Classes resumed in a garage on an Amish farm in the area.  Nearly a month and a half later, on Wednesday, November 15, 2006, Dr. D. Holmes Morton, the director of the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, held a news conference with an update on the five wounded girls.  He did not mention their names during the news conference.  One the young girls is fully disabled from a severe head wound and is unlikely to recover.  Her family is treating her at their home.  Another young girl, Sarah Ann Stoltzfus, also suffered a severe head wound and was released from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on  Friday, December 22, 2006.  Sarah Ann's sister is Anna Mae. The remaining three young girls have "face and limb wounds that will be disabling for along time, if not permanently."  On Monday, April 2, 2007, six months to the day of the shootings, the students entered their new school, New Hope Amish School.  The new building is yards away from the previous one.

THOSE WHO DIED:

Naomi Rose Ebersole, 7 Marian Fisher, 13 Mary Liz Miller, 8 (sister)
Lina Miller, 7 (sister) killer Charles Carl Roberts IV, 32 Anna Mae Stoltzfus, 12

Source: WGAL Channel 8 - Police Surround One-Room Amish Schoolhouse; MSNBC - At Least Six Killed in Amish School Shooting; Yahoo! News - Milk Man Kills Girls at Pa. Amish School; The New York Times - Students Killed by Gunman at Amish Schoolhouse; MSNBC - Fifth Girl Dies After Amish Schoolhouse Shooting; Times-Leader - Gunman in Amish School Shooting Described as 'Ordinary' Man; Pittsburg Post-Gazette - Gunman at Amish School Kills 5 Girls, Wounds 5; Yahoo! News - Police: Killer of Amish Longed to Molest; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 'Shoot Me First,' Victim Said; Yahoo! News - Site of Amish Schoolhouse Shooting Razed; Los Angeles Times - Amish Shooting Victims Face Tough Rehab; The York Dispatch - Amish School Shooting Victim May Be Discharged Before Christmas; Yahoo! News - Months After Rampage, New Amish School


Jerome D. Mack Middle School, Las Vegas, Nevada

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

School violence gets back to normal (and that is a sad statement there) with a stabbing in Sin City.  Two 12-year-old boys were fighting in the cafeteria during lunch today.  The fight climaxed when one of the boys stabbed his opponent in the shoulder with a pair of scissors.  The injury was minor as the school nurse was able to treat the boy's wounds.  The instigator was charged with battery.

Source: KVBC Channel 3 - Student Stabbed at Middle School


Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute (High School), Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

This afternoon at 1:50 a student and a 22-year-old man were wounded at Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute on The East Mall.  The student, an 18-year-old male, and the adult male were in the east parking of the school having a smoke when they were shot.  The student was shot in his left leg and ran into the school where he was treated by school officials.  The adult male was shot in the upper leg and transported by ambulance to Trillium Health Center in Missisauga.  Police recovered slugs that were larger than .22-caliber and say the adult male is known to them.  By the time evening came along, both Survivors had been released from the hospital, but were not cooperating with police to find the person who shot them.

Source: Toronto Sun - 2 Injured in School Shooting; Toronto Sun - Shooting Victims Mum on Gunman


Forest Hill High School, Rosettenville, Johannesburg, South Africa

Monday, October 9, 2006

19-year-old Nkosana "Simon" Mbhele, a Grade 10 student was running a loan scheme.  Earlier in the month (or even before), he had loaned some money to a 14-year-old Grade 8 male student.  Today Simon wanted his money back and went searching for his younger classmate.  Their paths crossed on the sports field at seven this morning.  Simon told the young boy he was here for his money.  The younger boy responded by stabbing him four times in the neck.  Our young instigator fled from the school.  Simon was found on the sports field by other students.  The paramedics were called but by the time they arrived, Simon had died.  Police began looking for our young instigator and found him late in the evening at his parents home in Soweto.

Source: SABC News - Boy Allegedly Kills Fellow Pupil, Search On; SABC News - Boy Arrested for Murder Following School Stabbing; iol.co.za - Schoolboy Arrested After Pupil Stabbed Dead; SABC News - Schoolboy Stable After Eastern Cape Stabbing


Memorial Middle School, Joplin, Missouri

Monday, October 9, 2006

Thomas White, 13, donned a mask and a black trench coat around 7:45 this morning.  He then walked into the school carrying a Mac-90 rifle, which is a replica of an AK-47 assault rifle.  The mask was actually a white t-shirt with two holes cut out for his eyes.  Thomas pointed the rifle at Principal Steve Gilbreth, Assistant Superintendent Steve Doerr and two students.  The assistant superintendent was visiting the school this morning.  He said, "Don't make me do this."  Thomas shifted his aim, pointing it at the ceiling, and fired a round.  The bullet ripped through a water pipe, but he was determined.  He said, "Please, don't make me do this." The Steve's persuaded our troubled young instigator to leave the building.  He did so, and police were already outside with their weapons drawn.  Thomas dropped the rifle and was arrested.  The officers searched his backpack and found a note saying he had left a bomb in the school, along with military manuals, instructions on assembling an improvised explosive device and detailed drawings of the school.  The students, about 750 of them, were evacuated to Joplin Memorial Hall and the school was searched.  However, no bomb was found.  Near the end of January 2007, Thomas was certified to stand trial as an adult on charges of assault, armed criminal action and attempted escape.  Thomas's day in court finally came on Friday, February 27, 2009 when he was 16-years-old.  If the state of Missouri does not convict him by the time he turns 17, in December, then his jail time will be served at an adult prison and not a juvenile center.  On Friday, June 26, 2009, Thomas pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle.

Source: 49 ABC News - School Shooting at Missouri Middle School; Adelaide Now - Shooting at Another US School; Toronto Star - School Shooting Ends When Gun Jams; Missouri Net - Joplin Teenager to Stand Trial as Adult in School Shooting; KY3 - Joplin Teen Goes to Court Friday for Shooting in 2006; Jefferson City News Tribune - Teen Pleads Guilty in School Shooting


Dunclug College (Middle School), Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

At the junior lunch today (1:10 British Standard Time), someone fired an air rifle at the playground of Dunclug College while almost 40 children played.  Although none of the 12-year-old students were injured by the barrage of 30 shots, one of the pellets struck a gym door.  Police detained and questioned a 13-year-old boy, a 17-year-old male teen and a man in his 40's about this playground shooting.  Ruth Wilson, the school's principal, told police that she believes the air rifle was fired from outside the school fence from the direction of the Doury Road estate.  By the next morning, all three suspects had been released from custody.  Because of the age of the students on the playground, I am classifying this act of school violence as a middle school.

Source: Ireland On-Line - Three Freed After School Shooting; Northern Ireland News - Three Released After School Shooting; BBC News - 'Up to 30 Shots' Fired at School


Pomona Middle School, Pomona, New York

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

This afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a student with a BB gun opened fire on his classmates. A 12-year-old boy was struck just under his right eye and another 12-year-old boy was shot in the back of the head.  It was about 4 p.m. when the shooting began.  By Thursday police had identified the shooter, but had not arrested him just yet.

Source: The Journal News - 2 Boys Shot with BB Gun on School Bus in Pomona


A Middle School in Shaotong City, Yunnan Province, China

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Peng Qirong, a 16-year-old male junior at the school, has been desiring revenge for some time now.  Recently, he had asked fellow classmate Cai Fachun to exchange seats with him.  She refused and this embarrassed him.  He told several of his friends that he extract his revenge on Cai.  Unfortunately, the friends didn't believe him and told no one of Peng's delusional state of mind.  This morning when the teacher had left for class change, Peng walked into his classroom for the last time.  A female student poked at his stomach in a teasing fashion and asked him, "What's under your shirt?"  Peng didn't respond.  He walked over to Cai and began stabbing her.  Another female student was sitting behind Cai and was very scared.  She wanted to run away, but Peng grabbed her.  She begged Peng to let her go and he finally did.  He then turned back to Cai, who could barely breathe at this point.  He began stabbing her again, for a total of 24 wounds before his friend (surnamed Xu) yelled at him and stopped him.  Cai collapsed to the floor under the barrage of stab wounds to her head, the upper part of her body and one to the back of her neck.  Peng dropped his knife and then immediately detonated the bomb he had under his shirt.  The blast killed Peng and Cai, but did not injure any other student.  Police found Peng's diary and believe the boy to be an introvert who was in love with Cai.

Source: Shanghai Daily - Young Boy Stabs Classmate, Ignites Bomb


Hollywood Hills High School, Hollywood, Florida

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Two 16-year-old boys got into an argument around 7:30 this morning at the back of the school. The exchange of words escalated to shoving and thrown punches.  The fight climaxed when one of the boys, tenth-grader David Ollivierre, pulled out a 4- to 6-inch long knife and stabbed his opponent in the left shoulder.  Other students, who were watching the fight, ran to get help after the stabbing.  The wounds were non-life threatening, but the injured boy was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital.  David was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.  Both of the boys were suspended from school for ten days.

Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Student Injured After Being Stabbed at Hollywood High School; Miami Herald - 1 Hurt, 2 Suspended in Hollywood Hills High Stabbing; CBS 4 - Hollywood Hills Stabbing Suspect Admonished


A High School in Olton, Texas

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Also this morning around 7:30, (although an hour later due to the different time zones), another act of school violence.  Hale County deputies received a call that a school bus driver had been stabbed at the intersection of Farm-to-Market 1424 and Farm-to-Market 1071.  The intersection is west of Plainview.  When the deputies arrived, they found the injured driver of the school van and arrested 17-year-old Nicolas Joe Don Medina.  He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  The news story said that Nicolas attends school in Olton, so that is why I placed this act of school violence in Olton.

Source: KTRK Channel 13 - Student Accused of Stabbing School Bus Driver


Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (High School), Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A 17-year-old boy stabbed a 16-year-old boy to conclude a fight the two teens were having.

Source: 570 News - Another School Attack


Pimlico Middle School, Baltimore, Maryland

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Two girls at Pimlico are involved in an "ongoing neighborhood dispute."  Their dispute climaxed at 1:15 this afternoon when the younger of the two, 13, stabbed her opponent with a 10-inch kitchen knife.  The injured girl, 14, was taken to Sinai Hospital where she was treated for two stab wounds in her arm.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged her with first-degree and second-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure.

Source: WBAL Channel 11 - Girl Stabbed at School by Classmate


Grove Park Elementary School, Baltimore, Maryland

Thursday, October 12, 2006

School violence spent the night at Edgar Allen Poe's grave and then slinked into Grove Park Elementary School, just a mile and a half from Pimlico Middle School, and attacked again.  An 8-year-old third-grader brought a loaded .22-caliber revolver with him to school today and he put it in his desk.  Around 10 a.m. another 8-year-old boy came over to look at the gun.  The second boy accidentally pulled the trigger to the gun.  Surprisingly, the bullet did not penetrate the desk so no students were injured.  School officials took possession of the gun and turned the boys over to the police.   The young boy who shot the handgun was released to his parent.  The young boy who brought the gun to school was charged with possessing a handgun.  The school day was not shortened at all and continued as normal as possible.

Source: Baltimore Sun - Pistol Goes Off in City School


Westminster (Secondary) School, Mirdif, United Arab Emirates

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Zakir Hussain has been driving a school bus for the past 18 months.  This morning, as usual, he picked up his last student, a 14-year-old male South African student.  Zakir was about to take a U-turn at the subway and he checked his rearview mirror.  He was shocked to see the South African student and a male Emirati student fighting.  Some of the other students began screaming and before Zakir could reach the two boys, the unnamed South African student had stabbed the Emirati student with a Swiss army knife.  The boy was bleeding profusely and Zakir used two shirts to stem the blood flow.  This was the first violent act he had seen between the two boys and he had previously thought the two were friends.  The school's principal, David Morrison, permanently expelled our young instigator from Westminster.

Source: 7 Days - My Bus Ride Hell


Woonsocket High School, Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Friday, October 13, 2006

Friday the 13th is played up as a day that bad things happen.  This time, the bad things happened in Rhode Island.  Two unidentified boys were fighting over their families today.  One of the boys ended the fight by stabbing his opponent in the back with a pen.  The boy suffered a puncture wound with some bleeding.  Our young unidentified instigator was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony.

Source: WJAR Channel 10 - Woonsocket Student Charged with Stabbing Classmate


Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction, Colorado

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Last week the school suspended an unnamed 14-year-old boy for fighting with a 17-year-old's younger brother.  Today, during a football game at Grand Junction, our unnamed instigator saw the unnamed 17-year-old student in the stands.  The younger boy approached the older boy and tried to stab him with a knife.  The knife had a 3.5-inch blade on it.  An observant off-duty school resource officer for the school saw the two boys struggling in the stands and separated the two combatants.  He took the knife away from our instigator and arrested the boy.  The boy was then turned over to police and charged with attempted first-degree assault and menacing.

Source: The Denver Channel - Grand Junction Boy Had Been Suspended from School for Fighting


Australind Senior High School, Australind, Western Australia, Australia

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Earlier in the month, during the school holiday's, a male student's home was ransacked.  Today the boy sought his revenge on the two boys he believed ransacked his home.  The three boys began fighting this morning at 11:20 outside the science rooms.  The fight climaxed when our young instigator stabbed his two Year Nine opponents.  One of the injured boys is 13 and the other is 14.  The younger boy was stabbed in the abdomen while the older boy had wounds on his arm and hand.  The wounded boys were treated at Bunbury Regional Hospital.  Police arrested our young, unnamed 14-year-old instigator and charged him with two counts of unlawful wounding.  On Friday, October 20, 2006, police upgraded the charges to causing grievous bodily harm. Australind is northeast of Bunbury.

Source: The West Australian - Stabbing at Australind High School; ABC Regional Online - Students Stable After School Stabbing; Melbourne Herald Sun - Boy Charged Over Schoolyard Stabbing; ABC News - Charges Upgraded in School Stabbing


Lungiso High School, KwaNomzamo, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

At 12:55 this afternoon, two Grade 11 male students were playing on the grounds of their school.  The good times turned into an argument.  The argument turned into an attack as one of the boys, aged 17 years, pulled out a knife and stabbed Baxolisi Sijako, 19, in the chest.  Baxolisi was transported to Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth where he was listed in stable condition.  Police went to the instigator's home right after the attack, but he wasn't there.  His parents turned him in an hour and a half later at the Humansdorp Police Station where he was charged with attempted murder.

Source: SABC News - Schoolboy Stable After Eastern Cape Stabbing; The Herald of Port Elizabeth - Teen Fights for His Life After School Stabbing


Seven Lakes High School, Katy, Texas

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

At 11:55 this morning, 16-year-old Michael Priest walked into the school's courtyard and shot himself.  He was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston by Life Flight where he died.  Michael was a junior at the school. No other students were in danger of being shot by the suicidal Michael.  The school went into lockdown and students were released to their parents at 1:45 in the afternoon.

Source: Houston Chronicle - Katy Student Shoots Himself at High School; Lone Star Times - Katy Student Shoots Himself at School; Reference.com - List of School-Related Attacks


University High School, Orlando, Florida

Thursday, October 19, 2006

At lunch today, an argument over a girl arose between 17-year-old Kelvin De La Cruz and 15-year-old Michael Nieves.  The fight was broken up, but continued this afternoon around 2 p.m. at the bus stop after classes let out.  Kelvin began punching Michael and then pulled out a 3-inch serrated pocket knife.  He stabbed Michael in the abdomen, head and cheek.  Kelvin then fled to a second-floor classroom and tried to change his clothes, but a school employee caught him and held him until police could take him into custody.  Michael was taken to Florida Hospital East where he died.  Kelvin was charged with first-degree murder.  The student body population reaches almost 3,600.

Source: MSNBC - Student Dies After Being Stabbed at Fla. Bus Stop; Orlando Sentinel - Student Dies After Stabbing at University High; The Ledger - Orlando Student, 15, Killed in Stabbing


Maldon High School, Maldon, St. James, Jamaica

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Four male students were arguing today on the grounds of Maldon High.  The argument started around 11:45 a.m. when 16-year-old Grade 11 student Cleon Levine and three other students attacked an unidentified student.  The attack became physical and climaxed when one of the boys stabbed his opponent just below his left breast.  The injured boy was rushed to the hospital and listed in serious condition.  Later in the day, after the afternoon shift started, a retaliatory attack occurred just outside the school's gates.  Around 1 p.m., as Cleon was walking home, a man jumped out of his car and stabbed the boy in the neck.  Several students were nearby and they attacked the unidentified man.  The students were able to injure the man with a knife.  The injured man was able to get away from the students and fled the scene. Cleon died in route to the hospital. 

Source: The Jamaica Observer - Bloody Maldon........Two Students Stabbed, One Dead; Jamaica Gleaner - Teen Killed in St. James; Radio Jamaica - One Student Killed Another in Hospital After Two Stabbing Incidents


Glendene School and Community Arts College, Easington Colliery, County Durham, England

Friday, October 20, 2006

Mother of three Clare Sellwood from Chester-le-Street was visiting the special education needs school for a meeting today when 40-year-old Graham Burton attacked her.  Graham stabbed Clare, 36, in the back.  Clare was transported to University Hospital of Hartlepool for surgery and then transferred to James Cook Memorial Hospital in Middlesbrough.  Graham was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder by Peterlee magistrates.  No reason was given for this unprovoked attack.  Clare is a social worker for the Durham County Council. For statistical purposes, I am counting this school as an elementary school.

Source: Sunderland Echo - School Stabbing: Man on Attempted Murder Charge


Avondale College (High School), West Auckland, New Zealand

Sunday, October 22, 2006

School violence continues to romp outside the United States with this act of school violence in the land of the Kiwi's.  This evening, an Auckland area church sponsored a hip-hop competition in Avondale's auditorium.  A security guard spotted 14-year-old Manaola Kaumeafaiva on the grounds and asked him to go outside the school's gates to have a cigarette and sober up.  Just after arriving at the gate, Manaola was fatally stabbed by an unnamed 16-year-old male.  Another 16-year-old was stabbed as well, however his wounds were not life-threatening.  The security guard ran up to Manaola and asked if he was alright, but he just looked at him and collapsed.  The security guard tried to apply first aid, but the wound was too deep and Manaola died in his arms. At about this same time, the participants and those who attended began to file out of the school.  Some of them witnessed the stabbing and began chasing our young instigator, but he got away from them.  Paramedics did arrive and took Manaola's body and the wounded 16-year-old boy to Auckland City Hospital.  Police did apprehend our young instigator on a nearby street and describe this event as "a random act of fatal violence."  Our young instigator was first charged with assault with a weapon, however, those charges were upgraded to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on Tuesday, October 24, 2006.

Source: One News - Auckland Teenager Fatally Stabbed; New Zealand City Limited - More Charges Being Laid in Fatal Stabbing; Radio New Zealand - Avondale College Closed on Tuesday After Weekend Stabbing of Student


Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Sometime late Saturday night, Qwynton Armstead arrived at his sister's four bedroom apartment on the campus of Penn State University.  Qwynton, 24 and from Philadelphia, did not attend classes at Penn State.  Her neighbors noticed Qwynton holding a handgun and called police just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning.  The university police were the first to respond and they were able to pull his sister out of the apartment before Qwynton barricaded himself in one of the bedrooms.  The police evacuated five nearby buildings and called in the state police.  The state police began to negotiate with Qwynton and talked with him for over 8 hours.  They even made their way into the apartment's kitchen and talked to him from there.  Just before 9 a.m., the negotiations broke down and the police believed that Qwynton would harm himself.  The decision was made to try and enter the bedroom and get the gun away from him.  The officers tossed in tear gas and percussion grenades, but Qwynton did not emerge from the room.  Another volley of tear gas was fired and then the officers entered the room.  They found Qwynton, still holding the handgun with a bullet hole in his head and blood flowing freely from it.  Qwynton's death was ruled a suicide.

Source: Delaware News Journal - Standoff on Penn State Campus Ends with Gunman Suicide


Edleen Primary School, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa

Monday, October 23, 2006

While waiting for his ride home, a 13-year-old boy was stabbed by a 14-year-old classmate for an undisclosed reason.  Our young instigator fled the school after the causing the injury.  The injured boy was bleeding quite badly when his parents arrived and took him to the hospital.  Kempton Park is just outside Johannesburg, where Nkosana "Simon" Mbhele was stabbed to death on Monday, October 9, 2006.  Police apprehended our young instigator and turned him over to the public prosecutor.  However, the boy was not arrested.

Source: Mail & Guardian - Gauteng Rocked by Another School Stabbing; SABC News - Pupil Faces No Arrest Over Stabbing Incident


Sibukosethu High School, Sandriver Trust, Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Monday, October 23, 2006

Another act of school violence in South Africa has the education ministers at a loss of what to do.  This morning around 8:30, Principal Fana Nkabinde was in his office when he noticed a student running past his window carrying an axe.  He quickly left his office to see what was happening.  When he got outside, he saw the student with the axe, and another student with a sickle, hacking away at defenseless student.  Fana and another teacher grabbed the instigators and disarmed them.  They then transported the injured student to a nearby clinic in a bakkie.  Several teachers began to question the instigators, but their interrogation was interrupted when another student came in and told them a second student was lying injured on the school grounds.  The teachers rushed to the second injured student and found that his hands had been chopped and that he was bleeding profusely.  The injured student was taken to Rob Ferreira Hospital where he underwent surgery.  The instigators were arrested.  All of the students range in age from 17 to 19 and are in grades eight and nine.  For statistical purposes, I am going to say the instigators are 18-years-old. 

Source: The South African Star - More School Attacks Continue Bloody Trend


Lyttelton Manor High School, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Monday, October 23, 2006

School violence rolls on in South Africa.  Last Thursday, about 14 students started arguing over money and drugs.  Apparently one boy wanted the drugs, but didn't want to part with his money.  On Friday, two boys from the group threatened to hurt and kill a Grade 8 male student if he didn't pay for the drugs.  The young boy asked his older brother, 29-year-old Motheti Madityana, to meet him after school today.  As the boy was walking toward his brother, five other students shoved him to the ground and began hitting and kicking him.  Motheti rushed in to help his brother, however, he was stabbed in the chest and back by a Grade 9 male student.  He was taken to Pretoria Academic Hospital where he was treated.  Police began interviewing witnesses so that they could search down the Grade 9 student.

Source: The South African Star - More School Attacks Continue Bloody Trend; SABC News - Pretoria Man Stabbed at School


Silcoates School, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England

Monday, October 23, 2006

Silcoates is a top private school that teaches students all the way to age 18.  Today, Christopher Keith Willby, 25 took a kitchen knife from his ex-wife's home (her name is Tracey) and told her, "I need to sort myself out because I can't carry on like this or I'm going to kill someone."  He went over to his best friend's house, Gavin Corden, who is 22.  The pair walked to a Londis store and bought 16 cans of Carlsberg larger.  The two men then went on a "drinking spree."  They drank nine bottles in a churchyard before moving their revelry to the grounds of  the Silcoates School.  The duo left the school and returned to Gavin's home where they drank five more bottles of the larger.  The night of enjoyment turned violent as Christopher stabbed Gavin in the neck with the knife he had taken from Tracey's home.  The two men returned to the school where Christopher tied Gavin's hands behind his back, pulled out the knife and stabbed him seven more times in the neck.  He then tore off part of Gavin's t-shirt and strangled Gavin to death.  When Gavin was dead, Christopher kicked his body in the head until the skull fractured.  He then went to Donna Young's home on Silcoates Street and told her he and Gavin had been attacked by a group of masked men.  Donna is Christopher's ex-girlfriend.  Christopher pleaded guilty to murder charges.  On Friday, March 30, 2007, Leeds Crown Court Judge James Stewart QC sentenced Christopher to life in prison with a minimum 20 year term.  For statistical purposes, I am labeling this school as unknown since neither of the two men attended classes there.

Source: Leeds Today - Bully Turned Killer in School Grounds; Yorkshire Post - 'Best Friend' Killer Starts Life Sentence


Loyd Star High School, Loyd Star, Mississippi

Monday, October 23, 2006

Also today, the fifth act of school violence, two female students were arguing over an undisclosed topic.  The fight climaxed when one of the females stabbed her opponent in the throat.  The wound was not life threatening as the young co-ed was taken by her parents to the hospital for treatment of the lacerations on her neck.  Police arrested our young instigator, an unnamed 17-year-old girl and charged her with aggravated assault.

Source: Biloxi Sun Herald - Student Charged in Stabbing


Greenwood High School, Greenwood, Mississippi

Monday, October 23, 2006

Also in Mississippi today, four male students attacked another male student.  The attack, which took place at 10:10 in the morning, was so violent that the injured boy was taken to Greenwood Leflore Hospital where it took 14 surgical staples to close his head wound.  Police arrested Willie Reed and Arsenio Wragg, both 17, an unnamed 16-year-old and an unnamed 15-year-old and charged them all with aggravated assault.  Willie and Arsenio were also charged with conspiracy to commit a crime.

Source: Biloxi Sun Herald - 4 Students Arrested in Attack at School


Kei Road Combined (High) School, King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

School violence continues to pop up in South Africa with two boys fighting.  Luthando Wanceya and his unnamed opponent fought earlier today.  The fight was witnessed by the school's caretaker, Enton Jeremiah.  The fight ended peacefully, however, later in the day, Luthando's opponent sprinkled water on his clothes.  The fight began anew and Luthando tried to fight back.  His opponent kicked him to the ground and then fled the school.  For an undisclosed reason, Luthando took his opponent's school books home with him.  His opponent went to Luthando's home to get his books back.  The two boys argued again, but Luthando's aunt was able to keep the fight from restarting.  His opponent went home and later Luthando's aunt sent him to a nearby veld to fetch goats.  His opponent was waiting in the veld and stabbed Luthando in the chest.  He ran back to his home, screaming for help.  His parents and aunt rushed him to Grey Hospital where he died upon arrival.  Even though the final attack didn't happen on school grounds, I'm still counting the death of Luthando Wanceya as an act of school violence.

Source: Dispatch Online - Kei Road Learner Stabbed to Death After Fight at School


Mandlakayise Primary School, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

This afternoon, four gunmen entered Mandlakayise Primary School with guns drawn.  They demanded the cell phones from admin offices.  Whether in defiance of their orders or if the gunmen made an example of him, is unclear, but they did shoot Bheki Mthiyane in the chest.  Bheki is a clerk at the school.  Even with his wound, Bheki chased the four gunmen from school.  He then collapsed to the ground.  Teachers transported Bheki to a nearby clinic where he was pronounced dead on arrival.  Later in the day, police apprehended two of the gun, however, they are still searching for the other two men.

Source: iol.co.za - Clerk Killed for Cellphones at Durban School


Bellows Free Academy (High School), St. Albans, Vermont

Thursday and Friday, October 26 and 27, 2006

Sophomore Justin Darrah, 16, found a used hypodermic needle on his way to school today.  Once he arrived at school, Justin jabbed the needle into half a dozen of his fellow classmates.  On Friday, he jabbed the needle into seven more classmates before throwing the needle away.  Officials urged the students to get vaccinated against hepatitis B while police said they will charge Justin with thirteen counts of assault.

Source: KTRK Channel 13 - High School Student Allegedly Jabs Classmates with Used Needle; New Orleans Times Picayune - Vt. Student Charged with Needle Stabbing


John Page Middle School, Madison Heights, Michigan

Friday, October 27, 2006

School violence finishes the month strong with seven more acts of violence at our schools. Around lunchtime today two boys began fighting.  One of the boys is 13 and the other is 14. The physical fight climaxed when the younger boy stabbed the older boy in the back.  The wounded boy was taken to the hospital while our young instigator was placed in custody at the Children's Village.

Source: WXYZ Channel 7 - Middle School Student Stabbed


Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Last night a charity benefit party began at the Psi Upsilon (Psi U) house on High Street.  Like most college parties, it wrapped up early the next day.  The party was hosted by a student group who rented the house from Psi U. Two hours into the new day, someone who did not attend the college, but was at the party, stabbed the guest of a student in the arm.  The school's public safety officers arrived and chased the fleeing instigator, and a group of a dozen other people, down William Street where the group collided with a passing student.  The group knocked the student down and kicked him several times.  When the officers stopped to give aid to the fallen student, the group escaped into the night.  Both of the injured individuals were transported to Middlesex Hospital where they were treated for their wounds.

Source: The Wesleyan Argus - Stabbing on Campus


Inyathi Primary School, Duncan Village, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Monday, October 30, 2006

Today a special task team on South African school violence visited the province of Eastern Cape.  The visit was marred when two Grade 7 boys began fighting over a desk.  Some of the desks in the classroom are broken and students have to jockey for the good desks.  This morning a 13-year-old boy was sitting at one of the good desks when an unidentified male student came up to him and asked him why he was sitting in his desk.  The young boy ignored him and this agitated the second boy, who began to swear at him.  The young boy responded by standing up and slapping the second boy.  The second boy retaliated very quickly by stabbing the young boy in the arm with a flick knife.  Our young, unknown instigator fled the school.  The wounded boy was rushed to Frere Hospital where he doctors sealed his wound with four stitches.  

Source: Dispatch Online - Row Over Desks Causes Another EL School Stabbing


Pleasantville Junior Secondary School, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Monday, October 30, 2006

A pushing and shoving match between two boys last Friday led to another confrontation today.  At 3 p.m. the two boys resumed their fighting outside the school's front gate.  The physical fight climaxed when one of the boys stabbed his opponent, 14-year-old Shaquille Harewood, four times in the leg as he fell to the ground.  Our young instigator then fled the school in a taxi.  The attack was witnessed by a school security guard.

Source: Trinidad and Tobago Express - Pupil Stabs Pupil


Garfield High School, Akron, Ohio

Monday, October 30, 2006

Last week a trio of three boys approached an unnamed 14-year-old boy as he walked home.  The trio of boys pushed the boy to the ground, held him down and robbed him of $95 and his MP3 player.  Around 11 a.m. this morning one of the trio of boys, an unnamed 15-year-old, confronted the younger boy in the school's cafeteria.  The older boy threw a punch at the younger boy.  He retaliated by withdrawing a butter knife he had brought from home with him and stabbing the older boy in the side.  The unnamed wounded boy was taken to Akron Children's Hospital while police apprehended our young instigator and charged him with assault.  On Tuesday, the wounded boy was released from the hospital.

Source: Akron Beacon Journal - Boy Held in Stabbing at Garfield; WKYC Channel 13 - Bullying Leads to Stabbing at Akron High School


New Britain High School, New Britain, Connecticut

Monday, October 30, 2006

Almost two hours later, at 12:40 p.m., another student was stabbed in the back by a fellow classmate.  The two boys, both 16-years-old, were in the middle of a dispute when the younger boy stabbed the older boy in the back as he came out of the school's cafeteria.  The wounded boy went to the nurse's office where she found an inch-wide wound on his back.  She called the paramedics and the boy was taken to Hartford Hospital.  The school was put into lockdown while police search for the other boy. Our young instigator was arrested in the evening and charged with first-degree assault and carrying a dangerous weapon.  New Britain High School is the largest school in Connecticut with 3,200 students and 67 doors around the building.

Source: Hartford Courant - Stabbing at High School; New Britain Herald - Student Stabbed at NBHS; WTNH Channel 8 - New Britain High Student Charged in Stabbing of Fellow Student


Applewood Heights Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Monday, October 30, 2006

Ten minutes earlier and hundreds of miles away, two male students were stabbed and beaten outside of their school.  One of the students is 15-years-old and the other is 17.  The fight began at 12:30 p.m.  They were involved in a fight with a group of males at the corner of Homark Drive and Anneliesse Avenue.  The fight then moved across the street right outside the school, to Bloor Street and Tomken Road.  The two teens were attacked with a knife, a hammer and a baton-type weapon by the group of males.  One of the teens sustained a stab wound to his back while the other was beaten with the hammer.  They were rushed to Trillium Health Center where they were treated for their wounds.  Police scoured the area with police dogs but were unable to apprehend any suspects.  Early  Thursday morning (November 2, 2006) police arrested an unnamed 17-year-old male and charged him with assault.  Police say he was wielding the hammer in this attack.  Police also arrested Sang Vo, an 18-year-old student from Thomas L. Kennedy Secondary School, and charged him with assault.  Police are still looking for assailant who attacked the students with the knife.

Source: The Mississauga News - Two Students Rushed to Hospital After Stabbing; Mississauga News - Teens Arrested in School Beatings


Halls High School, Knoxville, Tennessee

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

With this being Halloween, school officials decided to post security officers at their schools to prevent vandalism.  Russell B. Kocur, 39, is a second-year school security officer and he took up his post at Halls High School with pride.  Just before 10:30 p.m., Russell was making his rounds and came to the school gym.  There he noticed a 1975 Buick with Virginia license plates.  He called dispatch and told them he was going to investigate the driver, who appeared to be intoxicated at the time.  The intoxicated man is Carroll O'Neill Lineberry, a 39-year-old male from Galax, Virginia.  For an undisclosed reason, Carroll pulled out a gun and shot Russell and took off in his police cruiser, a 2003 Chevy Impala with a police benevolent tag.  Russell called back to dispatch saying he had been shot.  Paramedics where dispatched to the school and found Russell on the ground with a gunshot wound to his back.  Sadly, Russell died on his way to UT Medical Center.  A Knoxville police officer noticed the tagged Impala and stopped the vehicle on I-275 near the Oldham Road exit.  Officers fought with Carroll and had to Taser him before they could apprehend him.  The next day Carroll was charged with first degree murder and police released more of the details in the case.  Sometime between Sunday and Tuesday Carroll broke into Neal Hutton's home in Galax, Virginia.  He then stabbed the 75-year-old man to death and used a blunt device to bash in his head.  Carroll then stole Neal's car and drove 175 miles west toward Knoxville.  As he reached the town, the car had a flat so he stopped at the school to change the tire.  Police suspect that Carroll believed he was caught when Russell approached him and that is why he shot him.  Galax police plan to charge Carroll with capital murder, robbery and grand larceny.

Source: WATE Channel 6 - School Security Officer Shot to Death at Halls High School; Fox News - School Security Guard Shot on Halloween; Knoxville News Sentinel - Police Still Checking Virginia Man's Slaying


Hamilton Primary School, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

After a very active month, school violence takes a few days off before rearing it's ugly head again.  Since last week, Bonga Mlambo, 13, and his friends have been teasing a 14-year-old boy from Pretoria Technical High School.  The older boy retaliated today by stabbing Bonga three times in the chest and back with a serrated kitchen knife.  Bonga was rushed to the hospital by his parents where doctors discovered his spleen, intestines and a kidney were punctured by the knife.  A school security guard apprehended our young instigator as he tried to flee.  The instigator, whose father is a police inspector, will be charged with assault with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

Source: Pretoria News - Boy (13) Fights for Life After School Stabbing


Biddeford High School, Biddeford, Maine

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Around 9:20 this morning, two male 16-years-old students began fighting over a girl.  The fight climaxed when one of the boys stabbed his fellow classmate in the stomach near one of the school's bathrooms on the top floor.  The injured teen was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland for treatment.  Police detained our young instigator for questioning.  By the end of the week, police declared that the injured boy had stabbed himself in the stomach.

Source: Maine Today - Biddeford Student Hospitalized Following School Stabbing; Keep ME Current - Student Stabbed at Biddeford High School; Portsmouth Herald News - Police: Stabbing at High School was Self-Inflicted


Lionel Wilson College Prep (High) School, Oakland, California

Saturday, November 11, 2006

This evening the school allowed an administrator to use the auditorium to host his granddaughter's 18th birthday party.  The administrator invited 100 people to the party.  Our birthday girl did not attend classes at Lionel Wilson.  Word of the party spread and 50 more people entered the building, one of whom was 23-year-old Hilmon R. Haydon.  Around 11 p.m., someone with a grudge against Hilmon spotted him near the stage.  Our unknown instigator drew a handgun and opened fire on Hilmon and the people around him.  An unnamed 20-year-old man was shot in the arm and fled the school.  Hilmon collapsed to the ground and was dragged into a hallway where he was given CPR.  The paramedics were called and pronounced Hilmon dead at the school at 11:27 p.m.  Our unnamed wounded man ran to a friend's house a few blocks away.  It was there that he realized he had been shot and was taken to the hospital by a relative.  Police had a difficult time establishing a case because the rest of the party-goers were not cooperating.

Source: KCBS 740 AM - Fatal Shooting at Oakland Charter School Prompts Review; NBC 11 - Man Dead in Shooting at Party in Oakland Prep School; Oroville Mercury-Register - 1 Killed, 1 Wounded in Shooting at Oakland Charter School


Chesterfield Primary School, Enfield, Greater London, England

Monday, November 13, 2006

Just after dropping her child off at school this morning, a 29-year-old woman was approached by a man and stabbed.  The unnamed assailant dropped the knife and fled the scene.  Paramedics rushed to the school and stabilized her before taking her to the hospital.  She was treated for superficial injuries.  Police believe the attack to be domestic related.  The stabbing took place shortly after 9 a.m.

Source: The Sun - Young Mum Stabbed at School; This is London - Mother Knifed on School Run


Reseng Thabo High School, Tweeling, Free State, South Africa

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

For the third Tuesday in a row, school violence has struck South Africa.  This morning while the teacher was not in the room, two Grade Eight boys were playing "maraba-raba" (a game of some sort).  During the game, 16-year-old Jack Fischer Mokoena began laughing.  One of the other boys in the classroom, aged 18 years, asked him why he was laughing.  Before Jack could respond, the 18-year-old stabbed Jack under his left arm.  Jack rushed to his teacher and also told the school principal before he was taken to the hospital for treatment.  Police arrested our unnamed instigator.

Source: iol.co.za - Pupil Nabbed for Allegedly Stabbing Classmate


Oscar Mpetha High School, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Two boys, one 16 and the other 17, jumped over Oscar Mpetha's back fence and snuck into the school, despite five Bambanani security officials on patrol.  The two boys stormed into a classroom and attacked 17-year-old Grade Nine student Hlanathi August.  Hlanathi was stabbed in the head and neck six times by the duo. The two boys fled the room and the paramedics were called in to transport Hlanathi to G. F. Jooste Hospital.  Our young instigators didn't get far as police apprehended them a short time later.

Source: iol.co.za - Two Arrested After Nyanga School Stabbing; iol.co.za - Schoolboy Stabbed Repeatedly in Horror Attack


Randleman High School, Randleman, North Carolina

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

For an undisclosed reason, Jeremy Lamar Hayes, 17, fired several shots from a pellet gun at fellow student Ciara Katelyn Stone this evening as she waited to be picked from in front of the school.  It was around 5 p.m. when he began shooting.  Ciara wasn't injured seriously and did not seek medical treatment.  Jeremy was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds and assault and battery.  He pleaded guilty to the assault and battery charge and Randolph County District Court Judge Lee W. Gavin dismissed the possession charge.  He sentenced Jeremy to 12 months of supervised probation and 30 hours of community service.  Jeremy was also banned from contacting Ciara.

Source: Greensboro News-Record - Randleman Student Gets Probation in Pellet-Gun Shooting (published 5-9-07)


Newington High School, Newington, Connecticut

Thursday, November 16, 2006

This morning two male sophomores were playing hacky sack during their physical education class.  One of the boys was kicking the hacky sack too high.  The other boy told him, "If that gets caught in the rafters, you're going to owe me $7."  The game turned into a fight and the fight climaxed when one of them, aged 15, stabbed his 16-year-old opponent in the arm with a pocket knife.  The younger boy then walked the older boy to the nurse's office.  At 9:21 a.m., the police were called and the school was put into lockdown for about 40 minutes. The unnamed injured boy was taken to Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford where he was stitched up.   Police arrested our unnamed instigator and charged him with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, threatening and breach of peace.

Source: Hartford Courant - Student Arrested After School Stabbing


A Primary School in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Friday, November 17, 2006

After attacking a teacher with a pair of scissors earlier this school year, a 10-year-old boy becomes a repeat offender today by attacking a fellow student with another pair of scissors.  What's even more bizarre is that after a 20 day suspension, our young instigator was allowed to return to school.  Concerned parents with children at the school believe the boy will become vicious again.

Source: Maitland Mercury - Ten Year Old Child Stabs Student


Geschwister Scholl High School, Emsdetten, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Monday, November 20, 2006

This morning at 9:30, 18-year-old Sebastian Bosse, a former student of Geschwister Scholl High School, parked nearby his former school and donned a masked.  As soon as he entered the grounds, he drew out a pistol.  Sebastian opened fire and wounded several students and teachers with his opening barrage.  Students scattered for safety as he approached the school.  A female teacher, the head caretaker and three students, ranging in age from 12 to 15, sustained the most injuries.  Several students and most of the responding police officers suffered from smoke inhalation.  This increased the number of wounded to a total of 27.  The police were called and arrived within six minutes.  The arrival of the police prompted our young shooter to set off smoke bombs and move up to the second floor. Officers began searching the school room by room, evacuating terrified students as they found them.  In a smoke filled room on the second floor, they found Sebastian had committed suicide.  Around his body was a large caliber muzzle-loading flintlock pistol, a muzzle-loading flintlock rifle with a sawed-off stock and barrel, a single shot bolt-action .22-caliber rifle that also had its stock and barrel sawed-off and several homemade pipe bombs.  Strapped to one of his legs was a knife.  An investigation began and police discovered Sebastian had left behind several messages on a website that told of his plans.  Emsdetten is in northwest Germany near the Dutch border.

Source: CTV.ca - Gunman Dead After Storming German School; Salon Magazine - Armed Man Attacks School in Germany; Chicago Sun-Times - Shooting Spree at German School Wounds 25; International Herald-Tribune - Prosecutors Say Teen Found Dead After Attacking School Committed Suicide; Visitor to this web site


Lincoln Middle School, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Monday, November 20, 2006

Last night a 12-year-old girl called another 12-year-old girl at her home.  They talked for an undisclosed time over an undisclosed topic.  This morning, the two seventh-grade girls were walking to school around 8 a.m. when one of the girls admitting calling the other. When they arrived at LMS, they began to argue.  The argument escalated into a fight.  The fight climaxed when one of the girls (the one who had received the call) pulled out a pick-like metal comb and stabbed her opponent in the heart.  A teacher broke up the fight and the wounded girl showed no signs of injury, nor did she complain of pain.  Witnesses to the fight told police that our young instigator admitted that she intended to stab her opponent.  That evening, our young wounded girl told her mom that she had a pain in her chest.  Her mother took her to a Milwaukee hospital where doctors discovered a metal spike from the comb had impaled her heart by two inches.  Surprisingly, no valves were damaged.  Doctors removed the 4- to 5-inch metal spike from the girl's heart.  On Wednesday, police arrested our young instigator and charged her as an adult with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.  In Wisconsin, a juvenile over 10 who is charged with homicide-related offenses automatically is waived into adult court.  Our young instigator could be sentenced to 45 years in prison.  In early January 2007, our young instigator pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless injury with a weapon.  The case also moved to juvenile court, which will give the girl a better chance for treatment.  On Thursday, January 11, 2007, Judge Anthony Milisauskas sentenced our 12-year-old instigator to at least two years in a juvenile corrections facility.

Source: The Janesville Gazette - 12-Year-Old Held for Allegedly Stabbing Classmate; St. Paul Pioneer Press - Girl Gets Lesser Charge in Classmate's Stabbing; St.  Paul Pioneer Press - 12-Year-Old Gets 2 Years for Stabbing Another Girl


Sammye E. Coan Middle School, Atlanta, Georgia

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

As 14-year-old Ricardo Alexander was walking with a friend across the campus of Sammye E. Coan Middle School, a silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo drove past them and then stopped.  A person got out of the car, walked up to Ricardo and his friend, pulled out a handgun and shot the student in the chest.  Our unknown instigator then fled the scene.  Ricardo died from his wounds.

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Teen Killed Near Middle School; Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Police ID Teen Shot Outside School


Healdsburg High School, Healdsburg, California

Saturday, November 25, 2006

A 17-year-old boy and his girlfriend were confronted at 10:52 this evening by an unnamed 22-year-old man.  The young couple was loitering at the back entrance of the high school when the man approached.  The confrontation turned physical when the teen stabbed the man in the back and hand.  The injured man was treated at Healdsburg Hospital.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged him with suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Source: CBS 5 - 17-Year-Old Arrested in Healdsburg Stabbing


Falaq High School, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran

Monday, November 27, 2006

After serving his country in the Iran-Iraq war from 1980 to 1988, a former solider in his 40s was having a bad run of luck.  Reportedly, he had no income and no means of quickly getting a good income.  He believed his government owed him something, mainly money.  Today he entered Falaq High School wearing a grenade belt and carrying a gun and fired it into the air.  He took over a hundred students and teachers hostage in a classroom and demanded government support for his military service.  If the government didn't provide him the support, he would detonate the grenades.  The police arrived and a psychologist began talking with our unnamed hostage taker.  After promising to follow up with his case and communicate his demands to the government of Iran, the former solider surrendered.  No students or teachers were physically harmed during this siege.  For statistical purposes, I am putting the man's age at 45.

Source: India eNews - Hostage Crisis Ends Peacefully in Tehran


Lt. George Gutierrez, Jr. Middle School, Harlingen, Texas

Monday, November 27, 2006

Today around 10 a.m., students were changing classes and filled the school's main hall. During this time, for an unknown reason, a male student attacked another male student.  Both boys are in the eighth grade.  When the boy tried to fight back, our young instigator pulled out a 3-inch pocket knife and stabbed him repeatedly. The school's security guard was nowhere to be seen so teachers had to pull the two boys apart.  Both of the boys were taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center for treatment. Police arrested our unknown instigator and filed charges of attempted murder against him.

Source: KRGV Channel 5 - Harlingen Student Stabbed; KGBT Channel 4 - Student Stabbed on Campus; KRGV Channel 5 - Stabbing Victim Recovering in Hospital; KRGV Channel 5 - Students Witnessed Stabbing


Vere Technical High School, Clarendon, Jamaica

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Basil Brown is employed by Blade's Security Company.  He works at Vere Technical High School as a security guard.  Today he noticed two men on the compound acting suspiciously.  He was going to accost them and drew his sidearm.  Basil fired several rounds at toward the men, unfortunately, all of the bullets struck students and not the perpetrators.  The students that were hit by the flying bullets were all boys, ranging in age from 15 to 17.  All of the boys were taken to May Pen Hospital for treatment.  The most seriously injured student is Ryan Edwards.  Word of the shooting spread through the school.  Several highly agitated students burned the security guard post at the school to the ground.  The police began their investigation and discovered that Basil did not have a permit or license to carry the firearm.  The next day police charged Basil with illegal possession of a firearm and five counts of shooting with intent as well as Samuel Tulloch, the head of Blade's Security Company, for breaching the Private Security Regulations Act.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner - Security Firm Boss Arrested - Vere Tech Guard Had No Gun Permit; Radio Jamaica - Ministry of Education Launches Probe into Shooting at Vere Technical


Southwestern Senior High School, Baltimore, Maryland

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Yesterday Paul Jones, a 20-year-old student, was on his lunch break at school and played dice with five other male students.  The quintet are Lawrence Spriggs, 18; Robert L. Jones, 18; Robert McCormick, 17; Larry W. Stewart Jr., 16, and Antoine Martin, 16.  As a result of the dice game, "bad blood" arose between Paul and the quintet.  Today, when Paul went to lunch again at 11:30, Lawrence, both of the Roberts, Larry and Antoine surrounded him.  They argued briefly and struck Paul in the chest.  The fight climaxed when Antoine pulled out a knife and stabbed Paul in the left side of his chest.  Antoine then fled the school.  Paul was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was treated for a three-inch long cut that was just centimeters away from his heart.  Police issued a warrant for our young instigator.  On Thursday, police arrested Lawrence, both of the Roberts and Larry.  Police were still looking for Antoine and the knife he used.  Antoine will be charged as an adult with first-degree assault and attempted murder. Southwestern is an alternative school for average students who have not been successful in traditional academic environments.

Source: Baltimore Sun - Student, 20, Stabbed in Chest at School; The Examiner - Student, 20, Stabbed Outside Southwestern High School; Baltimore Sun - 3 Teens Charged in Assault at School; Baltimore Sun - Fourth Teen Arrested in Southwestern High Stabbing


Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, Kentucky

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

This morning at 8:22, two students were arguing in the school's lobby.  One of them is a 16-year-old male sophomore and the other is a 14-year-old male freshman.  The fight climaxed when the younger boy pulled out a folding hunting knife and stabbed his older opponent twice in the back.  Teachers and other school personnel re-established order in the lobby when our young instigator surrendered the knife without hesitation. The injured teen was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.  Our young instigator was arrested by the school resource officer and charged with first-degree assault and possession of an unlawful weapon on campus.

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader - One Student Arrested, Another Hurt in Stabbing at High School; Louisville Courier-Journal - Student Stabbed at Shelby School


Klim-Op Catholic Primary School, Hoogerheide, Netherlands

Friday, December 1, 2006

Jesse Dingeman, an 8-year-old student, was allowed to return to his classroom today to retrieve something he left behind.  Sadly, he never made it to the classroom as a 22-year-old masked man approached Jesse in the hall and slashed his throat with a knife.  Jesse's body was found in the hallway a short time later and police did arrested our unknown suspect.  However, the murder weapon hadn't turned up at the time of this posting.  Police say our instigator entered the school through an unlocked side door.  Hoogerheide is 90 miles south of Amsterdam.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Shock After Stabbing at Dutch School; BBC News - Dutch Child Dies in School Attack


Jones Senior High School, Trenton, North Carolina

Friday, December 1, 2006

This evening a standing-room only crowd gathered in the gymnasium at Jones Senior High School to watch the basketball game with West Craven High School.  Jones High lost the game 57-55, and then tragedy struck.  As the crowd was passing through the parking lot to their cars, an unknown assailant opened fire.  It was around 10:20 in the evening when the attack occurred.  The bullets, shot from a 9mm, struck down 23-year-old Shamel Rashad Baker, from Maysville.  He was rushed to the hospital where he died.  On Monday, police charged 20-year-old James Ricardo Cuthbertson, from New Bern, with an open count of murder.  Just over two years later, on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, James was sentenced to 17 to 22 years in prison for Shamel's murder.

Source: WXII Channel 12 - Gunman Sought in Shooting at Jones County High School; New Bern Sun Journal - Man Charged in School Shooting; ENC Today - New Bern Man Sentenced for Fatal Shooting at Jones High School


Jennings County High School, North Vernon, Indiana

Monday, December 4, 2006

This morning at 8:30 in the school's cafeteria, a sophomore attacked a freshman for an undisclosed reason.  Both of the students are 16-year-old males.  The sophomore sliced the freshman across the neck with a knife before fleeing the school.  The gash was 3-4 inches long.  The injured freshman was taken to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital and later transferred to Columbus Regional Hospital where he was treated for his wounds.  Police were able to arrest our young instigator at an apartment complex before the day ended.

Source: WAVE Channel 3 - Jennings County Student Assaulted; Another Student in Custody; Louisville Courier-Journal - Student Stabbed in Jennings, Ind., School


Nofei Golan High School, Katzrin, Golan Heights, Israel

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Yisrael Naftali, a male in his 40's, works as a gardener at Nofei Golan High School.  He convinced Tair Rada, a 13-year-old female eighth-grader, to walk with him.  He then accosted her, dragged her into a bathroom and stabbed the young girl to death.  Police originally arrested Rafael Cohen, a 56-year-old man.  However, he was released Sunday morning (December 10, 2006) when police couldn't connect him to Tair's death.  By then police had already brought in Yisrael and arrested him.  Two weeks later, on Wednesday, December 20, 2006, the story completely changed.  (Hopefully they finally got it right.)  Roman Zadarov, a 29-year-old male who was employed by the school to make structural repairs, ran into Tair in or near the bathroom.  She had just left her drama class and asked him for a cigarette.  Roman refused and she began to curse him.  Her reaction caused Roman to snap and he chased her down and then stabbed her to death with a knife.  Police had originally questioned Roman and let him go, however he gave them a false statement.  As the detectives continued to investigate and discovered that Roman's story didn't add up, they brought him in again and questioned him intensely.  Roman told them a different story, but not the truth.  So the police resorted to another tactic.  They put a "talker" in Roman's cell who led him into a discussion about Tair's murder.  During the talk Roman admitted to the murder.  Police secured a second, and official, confession from Roman on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 and released the updated story the next day.  Roman's wife claims her husband is innocent.  When Roman's preliminary hearings began on Monday, April 16, 2007, he still professed his innocence to the charge of murder.  The district attorney presented strong evidence to prove Roman's guilt.  A panel of three judges will hear Roman's case later in the year.

Source: The Jerusalem Post - Katzrin Murder Suspect Released; The Jerusalem Post - Second Suspect Arrested in Schoolgirl's Murder; Jerusalem Post - Murder Suspect's Wife Defends Spouse; Jerusalem Post - Police Insist They Have Right Man in Golan Schoolgirl's Slaying


Portage High School, Portage, Indiana

Thursday, December 7, 2006

This afternoon a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were playfully arguing in their fourth-block class when the boy threatened to stab the co-ed.  She didn't believe him until he pulled out a pocketknife with a 2-inch blade.  She told him to put the knife away, however, he pressed it to her jeans and then plunged it into her right thigh.  The two separated then with the girl telling school officials of her injuries.  She was taken to Porter Portage Hospital by a relative and received three stitches to seal the wound.  The boy was questioned by school officials and he denied any wrong doing.  He was sent home.  The school's resource officer, Cpl. Troy Williams spoke with the girl and then found the boy at Fast Eddie's hair salon where he was arrested.  The police charged him with battery with injury, intimidation, criminal recklessness and possession of a knife on school property.

Source: Gary Post-Tribune - 'Playful' Dispute Ends in Stabbing; Northwest Indiana News - Classroom Horseplay Ends in Charges


Northwest High School, Omaha, Nebraska

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Today a 17-year-old male sophomore student was playing with a gun in his pocket when it went off.  The bullet tore through his thigh and finger and startled his classmates and teacher.  The boy left the classroom, hid the gun and was able to drive himself to the hospital for treatment. By the end of the day, police had not arrested the boy and were still contemplating what charges they could bring against him.

Source: KTIV Channel 4 - Officials Release Students After Accidental Shooting in School; Houston Chronicle - Teen Accidentally Shoots Self in Class


King Edward VI (Primary) School, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Friday, December 8, 2006

Andrew Arnold, a 25-year-old from Red Lion Lane in Exeter, came to King Edward VI School in Shakespeare's home town to commit a robbery.  He gained entrance to the school and began going through the student's lockers, taking wallets and purses.  Andrew was caught in the act and held in a classroom by several staff members.  A struggle ensued and Andrew was able to stab the school's caretaker, Jason Backes, 34, in the cheek and cut another staff member's hand. Andrew broke free from the staff members and fled the classroom.  The staff members and several sixth-form pupils chased him, but lost him when he jumped a gate on nearby Chapel Street.  It was just after 2 p.m. when Andrew escaped.  Jason was taken to Warwick Hospital where he was treated for his facial injury.  Calls came in that two men were on a Birmingham-bound train and acting suspiciously.  Police stopped the train at Earlswood Station and arrested the two men.  One of them was Andrew and the other was an unnamed 17-year-old boy.  After questioning, police released the boy and charged Andrew with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and two counts of theft.

Source: BBC News - Man Charged Over School Stabbing; Guardian Unlimited - Thief Stabs School Caretaker's Face


MacArthur Middle School, Lawton, Oklahoma

Monday, December 11, 2006

When classes wrapped up today, two 13-year-old eighth-grade girls got into a fight.  The fight climaxed when one of the girls stabbed her opponent in the side with a knife.  Paramedics took the girl to the hospital for treatment while police arrested our young instigator.

Source: KSWO Channel 7 - Student Stabbed at MacArthur Middle School; KSWO Channel 7 - MacArthur Middle School Stabbing


Springfield Township High School, Erdenheim, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

This morning 16-year-old Shane Joseph Halligan, a junior, brought an AK-47 rifle to school with him in his camouflage-style duffle bag.  While he and his classmates were in the science wing hallway just after first period, at 9:18, he pulled out the AK-47, fired twice into the ceiling.  Within 50 seconds Springfield police officers were on site.  They were at the main entrance to the school and heard what sounded like a one-sided conversation coming from a hallway.  When Whitemarsh officers arrived to secure the school, the Springfield officers positioned themselves at the entrance to the hallway leading from the main office to the school library.  Shane appeared at the other end of the hallway, in front of library, and holding his AK-47 in a non-threatening way.  His fingers weren't even near the trigger.  The officers told Shane to drop the rifle, but he moved to his right, going down another hallway out of their sight.  Shane then committed suicide. By the time the officers turned the corner, Shane was already lying on his back with a gunshot wound to his head.  The officers called for a medical unit, but Shane died before it arrived.

Source: WFMZ Channel 69 - Deadly School Shooting in Montgomery County; Caymanian Compass - Teen Dead in School Shooting; Philadelphia Inquirer - Montco Student Fatally Shoots Self at His School; Springfield Sun - Chief Presents Detailed Timeline of School Shooting


Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

This evening, 22-year-old nutrition major Laura Dickinson was raped and murdered in her dorm room on the campus of Eastern Michigan University.  Her father called her on Wednesday and received no answer, or call back, from his daughter.  A few days later, other students in the dormitory complained of a smell coming from Laura's room.  A janitor went into the room and found her laying on the floor, naked, with a pillow covering her head and semen on her leg.  On Saturday, December 16, 2006, the university sent out a release to students and faculty telling them Laura had died of natural causes and that there was "no reason to suspect foul play."  On Friday, February 23, 2007, police arrested 20-year-old Orange Taylor III, a student at the university.  With his arrest, Laura's family and her friends found out that she had actually been murdered on campus.  Orange's trial date is Monday, October 15, 2007.   He has pleaded not guilty to murder and criminal sexual conduct charges.

Webmaster's note: The Detroit News indicates that Laura was murdered on Saturday, December 15, 2006.  The Manchester & Associates letter indicates that Laura's body was found on Saturday, December 15, 2006.  ABC News says the university sent out the release on Saturday, December 15, 2006.  None of these three sources say exactly when Laura was killed.  However, ABC News has two bits of information which lead me to believe the actual date of her death is Tuesday, December 12, 2006.  That is why I am putting the entry here.

Source: ABC News - School Accused of Covering Up Student's Murder; The Detroit News - Report: EMU Broke Law by Hiding Student's Slaying; Manchester & Associates - Letter to the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents, dated June 13, 2007


Great Mills High School, Great Mills, Maryland

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Today a fight erupted between a 14-year-old student and a 16-year-old student, both males.  The fight climaxed when the younger boy stabbed the older boy in the wrist and abdomen.  An ambulance was dispatched and the wounded boy was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment.  Police arrested our young instigator.

Source: Southern Maryland Online - Out-of-Control Teen Stabs Classmate at GMHS Today


Northern High School, Detroit, Michigan

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

An unidentified male student and a 16-year-old female student had an argument in class today over an undisclosed topic.  After class, the two students left the school building and then the boy stabbed the girl.  The girl was taken to Henry Ford Hospital for treatment while school security arrested our young instigator.

Source: Click on Detroit - Student Hospitalized After Being Stabbed


Bangor Area High School, Bangor, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

When school let out at 2:30 this afternoon, a male senior went to his car and pulled out a pellet gun.  The boy fired the gun, apparently not out of anger, at his classmates as they left the building.  One of the pellets struck a female student.  She was stung by the hit, but was not seriously injured.  The boy was suspended for 10 days and could face expulsion and/or criminal charges.

Source: Allentown Morning Call - Student Shot with Pellet Gun at Bangor Area High


William Penn Senior High School, York, Pennsylvania

Thursday, December 14, 2006

During a 1:00 fight in the cafeteria, Joshua Soto-Colon, a 15-year-old ninth grader, was stabbed in the stomach with a pencil and a female student was beaten up and stomped around by other students.  When order was finally restored, Joshua went to his next class.  He didn't stay long as a school administrator removed and had him taken to York Hospital for treatment.  The girl was not seriously injured and did not seek treatment.  Police do not know what started the fights or how many students were involved.

Source: The York Daily Record - Police: Student Stabbed with Pencil During Fight; The York Dispatch - William Penn Freshman Stabbed in Brawl


Stamford High School, Stamford, Connecticut

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Two 16-year-old male students, one a freshman and the other a sophomore, began arguing at 1:45 this afternoon outside a sixth-floor boy's bathroom.  The argument moved inside the restroom and turned into a fist-fight.  The fight climaxed when the unnamed freshman pulled out a box cutter and slashed the sophomore in the chin and chest.  Our young instigator then fled from the school completely, throwing the box cutter over a fence.  The injured student walked to a nearby break room and alerted the school security guard.  An ambulance transported the injured boy to Stamford Hospital where he was stitched up.   Police were able to retrieve the box cutter. The freshman turned himself in four hours later.  Police arrested him and charged him with first-degree assault and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Source: Hartford Courant - Student, 16, Charged in Slashing at Stamford High School


McGuffey High School, Claysville, Pennsylvania

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Fours hours later and 250 miles away from William Penn Senior High School (two entries up) school violence strikes Pennsylvania again.  Chad Huggins, a17-year-old member of the the school's rifle team, was alone in the locker room at 5:00 this evening when he shot himself in the head.  He used one of the school's .22-caliber rifles.  He was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital where he died early Friday.

Source: Centre Daily Times - Police Investigate Shooting Death of Student; WPIX Channel 11 - Student Dies After Rifle Practice Shooting


State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, New York

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Fights in the early morning hours are not uncommon on the grounds of SUNY at New Paltz.  However, stabbings are.  Tonight there was some type of gathering of students at Parker Theater.  Michael Duffy was at the gathering as a guest of an enrolled student. During the gathering a fight broke out between Michael, 21, and an unnamed 19-year-old male student.  The fight climaxed when Michael pulled out a knife and stabbed the student in the back.  The injured student was taken to Saint Francis Hospital where he was treated.  Police responded to the scene after a 911 call and arrested Michael on the spot.  He still had the knife in his hand.  Michael is charged with first-degree assault.

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal - New Paltz Student Should be Released from Hospital Soon


Middletown High School, Middletown, New York

Monday, December 18, 2006

At 8:50 this morning, two 14-year-old boys began arguing over a seat in their art class.  The fight ended when one of the boys took the metal clay needle in his hand, raised it over his head and plunged it into the other boy's chest.  Surprisingly, the wound was superficial as the boy's shirt was made of thick, sturdy material and deflect the blow.  The school's nurse treated the boy and he went home with his parents.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged him with second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Source: Times Herald-Record - Middletown Student Stabbed During Art Class


Beloit Memorial High School, Beloit, Wisconsin

Monday, December 18, 2006

Four days ago, on Thursday, December 14, 2006, a custodian asked 16-year-old Robert E. Harris to leave the school to prevent a fight.  The rebellious teen head butted the custodian and then left the school.  Today, he returned.  He was sent to Brad Witt's, the Dean of Students, office.  Brad is 6-foot-1 and weighs 230 pounds.  Robert, 5-foot 7 and 140 pounds, began cussing like a sailor and turned violent when school liaison officer Jim Kumlien grabbed his wrist and tried to handcuff him.  Robert had been sitting in a chair during his tirade.  He stood up, pulled his arm free and tried to strike Jim as he headed to the door.  Jim pushed Robert against the door and grabbed his left wrist.  Brad held on to Robert's right upper body.  Robert continued to struggle and Jim pepper sprayed him before calling for backup.  Robert was on the floor when Assistant Principal of Academic Affairs, J. B. Elzy, entered the office.  Robert was able to grab J. B.'s tie and pulled the principal to the floor, briefly choking him.  Finally the three men restrained Robert and had him taken to the Rock County Juvenile Detention Center.  Brad suffered a bruised femur and tibia and torn knee cartilage.

Source: Beloit Daily News - School Officer Hurt in Tussle with Student (published 1-13-07)


Cherrybrook Technology High School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Two 14-year-old male Year 8 students began arguing around 2:10 this afternoon.  The argument climaxed when one of the boys pulled out a pair of scissors and stabbed his opponent in the arm.  The injured boy was treated at the school and then taken to Westmead Hospital for further treatment and observation.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged him with malicious wounding.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Schoolboy Charged After Class Stabbing; The Age - Student Charged Over Classmate Stabbing


Albert Camus Middle School, Meaux, Ile-de-France, France

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Today a fight broke out in PE class.  During the fight, a 12-year-old boy, identified only as Karl, was struck in the chest.  He collapsed to the ground and was taken to the hospital where he died.  As the doctors tried to save him, they discovered he had a serious heart defect, with a coronary artery that was hair-thin.  They said Karl died from the emotional shock that resulted from the fight and not the blow itself.  They also had no record of Karl's condition until it was too late.  Police arrested a boy and a girl, both 11-years-old, and placed them under criminal investigation for violence unintentionally leading to death.

Source: The (Qatar) Peninsula - Boy Dies of Heart Failure After Brawl; Visitor to this web site


Munkevængets (High) School, Kolding, Denmark

Thursday, December 21, 2006

A 15-year-old student was stabbed in the stomach today after a fight with two of his classmates, one 15 and the other is 16.  The fight happened in front of an entire class.  The police were called in; they arrested the two classmates and recovered the knife.

Source: Visitor to this web site


Westover High School, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

School violence wasted no time in christening the new calendar year with four acts of violence in the first week of school.  Just after 3 p.m., when classes were letting out, a unidentified 14-year-old boy with a gun stepped out into the street and opened fire on a 17-year-old male student's black car as he was leaving school.  Two other students were also in the car, but nobody was hurt. Our young instigator, who was not a student, then fled the scene.  Police say a fight involving a black car had broken out earlier at a nearby recreation center and spilled over to the school.  The next day, police arrested the shooter and charged him with three counts of attempted murder, one count of discharging a weapon into an occupied property, one count of possessing a firearm on a school campus and trespassing.

Source: ABC 11 - Tighter Security Follows School Shooting; News 14 Carolina - Students Fired Upon While Leaving School; The Fayetteville Observer - Teen Charged with Shooting at Westover


Henry Foss High School, Tacoma, Washington

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

This morning students returned from Christmas break full of anticipation of the new semester.  By 7:30, they would be full of shock and disbelief when 18-year-old Douglas Chanthabouly shot and killed 17-year-old Samnang Kok.  Douglas, a junior, pulled out a 9mm handgun, pointed it at Samnang's face and said, "What's up?"  Before Samnang could answer, Douglas pulled the trigger and a bullet ripped through Samnang's face.  He fell back against a locker, hit the side of his head against it and then fell over.  Douglas then fired two more shots into Samnang, one in the lower left side and the other in the left buttocks.  The shooting took place in a hallway outside the cafeteria.  Douglas fled the scene by a door in a perpendicular hallway. An armed school resource officer was at Samnang's side within seconds.  He radioed for the police as teachers moved the students into classrooms and the gym. Foss High was locked down for an hour while police secured the building.  Classes were then cancelled for the day and the students sent home.  Two hours after murdering Samnang, police picked up Douglas in a neighborhood a few miles away.  It wasn't immediately clear how he got that far in that short amount of time.  He was charged with first-degree murder.  The gun Douglas used was originally stolen from a home in Tacoma in 1999.  After six years on the street, God only knows who else has used the handgun to commit murder.  Samnang and his 16-year-old girlfriend, Tiari Johnson, have a 18-month-old son together, which she now must raise without him.  On Friday, May 18, 2007, Superior Court Judge Ronald E. Culpepper sent Douglas to Western State Hospital for 15 days to be mentally evaluated.  On Friday, June 5, 2009, Douglas was sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for the murder of Samnang.

Source: MSNBC - Student Held in Shooting Death of Classmate; MSNBC - Student Arrested in Shooting Death of Classmate; Tacoma News Tribune - Student Dies in Shooting at Foss High School; Suspect Captured; Yahoo! News - Teen Arrested in Wash. School Shooting; Seattle Post Intelligencer - Student Held in Fatal Washington State High School Shooting; The Seattle Times - Answers Elusive in Tacoma School Shooting; Seattle Post Intelligencer - Mental Exam Ordered for Teen Held in Tacoma High School Shooting; Tacoma News Tribune - Family Sues District Over Foss Shooting; Seattle Times - 23-Year Sentence for Tacoma School Shooting


West Baltimore Middle School, Baltimore, Maryland

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Around 3 p.m. this afternoon a seventh-grader was stabbed in the forearm by an unknown assailant.  The injured student was taken to St. Agnes Hospital for treatment.  The school day still had half an hour left when this stabbing occurred.

Source: WMDT Channel 47 - Student Stabbed Outside Balto. School; Baltimore Sun - City Seventh-Grader Stabbed


Northwestern High School, Detroit, Michigan

Thursday, January 4, 2007

A group of students were standing outside their school today when a four-door burgundy Chevy Corsica pulled up to the curb.  Someone inside the Corsica pulled out a gun and fired shots at the students.  A 14-year-old girl was struck in the leg.  The Corsica then drove away.  The injured girl was taken to Children's Hospital for treatment.  Nearly a week later, police had a person of interest in custody for this school shooting. 

Source: WDIV Channel 4 - Police: Girl Shot Outside of Northwestern High School; WDIV Channel 4 - Police: Person of Interest in Custody in School Shooting


College Park High School, Pleasant Hill, California

Thursday, January 4, 2007

This afternoon at 2:12 police received a call that an assault had just occurred at College Park High School.  They rushed to the school and found an unidentified boy with a stab wound to his back.  The paramedics took the boy to John Muir Hospital for treatment.  Police searched for, and found, who they believed to be our young instigator at his home and promptly arrested him.  Anthony Fretias, 18, is now in the Contra Costa County jail.  Anthony and his opponent had fought in one of the school's bathrooms.  On Monday, January 8, 2007, all charges against Anthony were dropped after police were able to verify his alibi.  He was working on a school project with two other students at the home of one of his friends.  On Sunday, January 14, 2007, Christopher Escover, 17, the son of former Pleasant Hill Mayor and Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy Chuck Escover, turned himself into the police.  He confessed to waiting in one of the school's bathroom for the boy, who he held a grudge against, to come in.  When he did, Christopher stabbed him in the back.  Christopher then led the police to the canal where he dropped the steak knife.  Police intend to try Christopher in adult court on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with an enhancement for great bodily injury.  On Wednesday, May 30, 2007, Christopher pleaded no contest to attempted robbery, false imprisonment and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and enhancements.  He was sentenced to five years in state prison.

Source: CBS 5 - One Arrested After High School Stabbing in Pleasant Hill; KTVU Channel 2 - Pleasant Hill Teen Stabbed During Altercation at School; San Jose Mercury News - Alibi Clears College Park Teen in School Stabbing; San Jose Mercury News - New Suspect Arrested in College Park High Stabbing; San Francisco Chronicle - Teen Gets 5 Years for Stabbing at Pleasant Hill High School


Robert A. Taft High School, Cincinnati, Ohio

Monday, January 8, 2007

During an early lunch today (10:45 a.m.), 16-year-old Markeith Ford threatened and taunted his fellow classmates.  He pulled out two handguns and started waving them around.  Assistant Principal Dixon Edwards approached Markeith and grabbed one of his arms.  However, he slipped out of his jacket, left the cafeteria and went down one of the school's hallways.  Markeith turned around and fired a shot at Dixon, but the 67-year-old assistant principal wasn't hit.  Our young instigator then left the school, which is only a block from Cincinnati police headquarters, and was arrested by 11:00.  Markeith, a ninth-grader, now faces charges of felonious assault, aggravated menacing and two counts of illegally having a weapon.  On Friday, March 16, 2007, a Hamilton County grand jury indicted Markeith as an adult for assault, illegally bringing a gun to school and improperly discharging a firearm.  On Wednesday, May 23, 2007, Markeith pleaded guilty to assault and illegally bringing a gun to school.  He was sentenced to five years in prison by Judge Ralph "Ted" Winkler.

Source: Coshocton Tribune - No One Hurt in Cincinnati School Shooting; Cincinnati Enquirer - Student Pulls Guns, Shoots; Cincinnati Enquirer - Boy Indicted in School Shooting; Cincinnati Enquirer - Teen Gets 5 Years in School Shooting


Western High School, Las Vegas, Nevada

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

This morning three male students were on their way to school in a green Pontiac Grand Am.  At a corner convenience store a few blocks from the campus, the boys nearly collided with a blue Mustang LX with five star rims.  Words were exchanged between the students and the driver of the Mustang, a black man with dreadlocks in his late 20s or early 30s.  The Mustang followed the boys to school and when they pulled into the parking lot, the driver pulled out a gun and fired five shots at the Grand Am.  One of the boys in the car was wounded, as well as a female student who was walking across the parking lot.  The blue Mustang then left the scene.  It was just before 6:30 in the morning when the shooting occurred.  The two injured students were taken to University Medical Center and treated for their wounds.  Police began looking for the Mustang and it's driver.  On Sunday, January 28, 2007, Kenneth Ray Thompson, the driver of the blue Mustang LX, turned himself in at the Clark County Detention Center.  He is charged with three counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and several other gun related charges.

Source: San Francisco Gate - 2 Wounded in Shooting in Las Vegas High School Parking Lot; Las Vegas Review-Journal - Shots Ring Out at Western; KLAS Channel 8 - Shooter in Western High School Case in Custody


Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Missouri

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

This morning just before 9 a.m., two girls began fighting near the school's gym.  The fight was over a boy.  One of the girls is 15-years-old while the other is 16-years-old. The fight climaxed when the younger girl pulled out a knife and stabbed her opponent in the chest and ankles.  Our young instigator then passed out.  Paramedics transported both girls to St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles for treatment.  Police arrested our young instigator.

Source: Fox 2 News - Girl Stabbed at St. Charles County School; KSDK Channel 5 - Student Stabbed at Francis Howell North High School


Malcolm X College, Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

During a GED class this morning, Barbara Dunbar, a 40-year-old adult student, couldn't grasp a math problem.  She asked for help several times but still wasn't understanding the problem.  Barbara became upset and got out of her seat.  The 51-year-old instructor repeatedly asked Barbara to sit down and said she would help her with the problem.  Barbara shot back, "You ain't gonna teach me, bitch!"  She then pulled out a serrated steak knife and stabbed her teacher in the left shoulder.  Another student began helping the teacher while Barbara fled the room.  She didn't get far as a school security officer caught her in a stairwell a few minutes later.  The stabbing took place around 11:00.  The wounded teacher was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital where she was treated for her injuries.  Police arrested Barbara and charged her with aggravated battery.

Source: WMAQ Channel 5 - Woman Charged in Malcolm X College Stabbing; Chicago Sun-Times - Student Faces More Charges


Ulysses S. Grant High School, Van Nuys, California

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

This very active day comes to close in California as the school day comes to a close.  Around 3 p.m., a white Ford F-150 pickup truck drives by the school and an occupant fires upon the students gathered outside the building.  Two boys, one 16 and the other 17, were struck by the gunfire.  Fortunately, their wounds are non-life threatening.  Police were not able to apprehend any suspects.

Source: Los Angeles Times - Teens Wounded in Grant High School Shooting


Yinchuan Vocational (High) School, Yichun, Jiangxi Province, China

Thursday, January 11, 2007

While on his way to school today, a boy identified only as Zhou found a starting pistol in the street.  He picked it up and brought it to school to show off to his friends.  Zhou gathered his friends around him and pulled out the starting pistol, passing it around for all to have a good look.  Another boy, with the surname of Huang, handling the pistol when it fired.  The ball bearing slammed into 18-year-old Cheng Liang's neck.  Paramedics rushed the boy to the hospital where he died due to the damage of his brainstem.  Police detained Zhou and Huang and are, so far, calling this shooting an accident.

Source: China Daily - Boy Dies in Accidental School Shooting


Norman Manley High School, Kingston, Jamaica

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Today a 15-year-old boy brought a gun to school with him.  He began showing it off to his friends around 4 p.m.  While it was being passed around, it went off and the bullet struck a 15-year-old co-ed in the arm.  The boy then fled from the school.  The injured girl was taken to Kingston Public Hospital where she was treated and released.  Police picked up the boy at his home in Spanish Town and are awaiting forensic test results before charging him.  On Wednesday, January 24, 2007, our young instigator pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and unlawful wounding.  He will be sentenced on February 13, 2007.

Source: Radio Jamaica - Teen Implicated in Norman Manley High Shooting Not Yet Charged; Jamaica Observer - Schoolboy Pleads Guilty to Shooting Schoolmate


Herbert Hoover High School, San Diego, California

Saturday, January 13, 2007

This evening during a basketball game at Herbert Hoover High School, two groups of men began fighting.  The fight climaxed when a man was stabbed.  He was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries.  Police have yet to arrest the instigator.

Source: 10 News - Basketball Game Leads to Stabbing


Mustansiriya University, Baghdad, Iraq

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

As students were boarding minivans to leave the Shiite university this afternoon, one of the vans exploded.  The blast was quickly followed by a suicide bomber who detonated himself.  The two blasts happened around 3:45 p.m. and killed 70 students and wound 133 students.  Mustansiriya University is in northeast Baghdad and is known for its colleges of science, literature and education.

Source: Yahoo! News - Bombing at Baghdad University Kills 65; New York Times - Scores Killed in Baghdad; U.N. Sets '06 Toll Above 34,000; Yahoo! News - Iraqis Bury Victims of University Attack


Campbell High School, Smyrna, Georgia

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Two 17-year-old girls began fighting outside their cafeteria today.  The fight climaxed when one of the girls, Cynthia Airess Johnson, took a steak knife and stabbed her opponent in the shoulders and head.  Other students, a school administrator and the campus police officer quickly broke up the fight and called the police.  The unnamed injured girl was taken to the hospital for treatment while Cynthia was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possessing a weapon on a school campus and disrupting school.

Source: Macon Telegraph - Student Faces Charges for Stabbing Classmate in Smyrna


William L. Sayre High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thursday, January 18, 2007

This morning at 8:25 three students confronted Tyreq Hannibal, a 17-year-old sophomore, in the school's parking lot.  The confrontation quickly turned violent when both sides drew guns.  Tyreq pulled a handgun from his waistband and handed it to a teenager girl, who fled with it.  The trio then fired upon the unarmed sophomore.  After firing off 11 rounds, Tyreq was bleeding profusely and the instigators were fleeing on foot.  The paramedics took Tyreq to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he was treated for gunshot wounds to his leg and buttocks.  Police found a cocked and presumably loaded silver 9mm semi-automatic Ruger near a utility pole where the girl had discarded it .  Police began looking for the trio and their .40-caliber weapon.

Source: Philadelphia Daily News - Teen Hurt in Shooting at Sayre High; Reading Eagle - Armed Teen Shot Outside Philly School


Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, Massachusetts

Friday, January 19, 2007

This morning around 7:45, John Odgren, a 16-year-old special education student, began arguing with his fellow classmate, 15-year-old James Alenson, in a hallway outside one of the school's restrooms.  The fight became violent when John pulled out a long knife and stabbed James in the abdomen and in the heart.  James was rushed to Emerson Hospital in Concord where doctors pronounced him dead at 8:12.  School officials held John until the police arrive.  During this time John told them, "I did it, I did it."  Police arrested John and charged him with murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and carrying a knife on school property.  John has Asperger's Syndrome, which is a form of autism.  At the end of April 2010, James was convicted of first-degree murder in a Woburn, Massachusetts, courtroom.

Source: Metro West Daily News - 'I did it... I did it': Student Suspect in Deadly stabbing is Held Without Bail; WEWS Channel 5 - Student Dies After High School Stabbing; Boston Globe - Student Charged with Murder in Fatal Stabbing at Suburban School; Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - In the News (April 30, 2010)


Huntington North High School, Huntington, Indiana

Friday, January 19, 2007

This afternoon just after 1, two boys began fighting in the main north-south hallway of Huntington North High. Students were changing classes at the time. The fight was over a girl.  One of the boys is 14-year-old Thad Berry, a freshman, and the other is Terry Saulman, a 16-year-old sophomore. The fight climaxed when Thad pulled out a knife and stabbed Terry in the abdomen.  Just then, two teachers came into the hallway and saw the student bleeding.  Our young instigator dropped the knife and the expression on his face told the teachers he had done something wrong.  The teachers apprehended Thad and called for the school nurse to treat Terry.  Shortly thereafter, he was taken to Parkview Huntington Hospital for further treatment.  Police arrested our young instigator and scheduled a hearing for next week.  Thad was charged as a juvenile with attempted murder, aggravated battery and possession of a knife on school property causing injury or serious bodily injury.  He admitted to aggravated battery and possession of a knife on school property.  The court accepted Thad's admission and ordered a psychological evaluation.

Source: Indianapolis Star - Boy, 14, Held in Stabbing of Student at School; Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Student Stabbed at High School in Huntington; Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Student Admits to Stabbing


Florence Elementary School, Florence, Arizona

Friday, January 19, 2007

Students were playing a game of football today when school violence struck again.  During the game a fight broke out between a sixth-grade male student and another unidentified male student.  Our unnamed instigator pulled out a knife and tried to stab his opponent in the face.  Fortunately, he missed.  Unfortunately, he took another swipe at the boy and stabbed him near his right kidney.  The injured boy was taken to Maricopa Medical Center where he was treated for his wounds.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged him with aggravated assault.

Source: azfamily.com - Sixth Grader Allegedly Stabs Classmate


Georges Cousot Institute (High School), Dinant, Namur, Belgium

Monday, January 22, 2007

Last week, an unnamed 16-year-old male student was expelled for dealing hashish in the school.  He believed his expulsion would affect his parent's decision to have him put into an asylum.  This morning, he went back to his school and told the secretary he had a meeting with the headmaster.  During the meeting, he realized he would not be let back into school.  Our young unnamed student then turned violent.  He pulled out a knife and began stabbing the headmaster repeatedly in the stomach and back.  His screams alerted other staff members who barged into the office.  One member of the staff warded off the boy with a chair, who then scratched several windows as he left the school.  The headmaster was quickly taken to the hospital for treatment.  The police picked up our young unnamed instigator at a train station and arrested him.

Source: Expatica - Headmaster Hospitalized After School Stabbing


Ruseas High School,  Hanover, Jamaica

Monday, January 22, 2007

Also today, two eleventh-grade girls, both 16, began arguing in a classroom over an unknown topic that goes all the way back to the ninth-grade.  It was just after 9 in the morning when the violence began.  The war of words turned violent when one of the girls, Candice Kerr, pulled out a knife and stabbed her opponent five times.  The injured girl was rushed to Noel Holmes Hospital while police detained our young instigator. By the end of the month, Candice was charged with unlawful wounding.

Source: Radio Jamaica - Stabbing Incident Disrupts Classes at Ruseas High School; Jamaica Gleaner - Female Students Quarrel, One Stabbed; Radio Jamaica - Ruseas High School Student to be Sentenced for Stabbing Classmate


Yough Middle School, Ruffsdale, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Around 2 this afternoon, two boys began arguing.  The fight turned violent when one of the boys, stabbed his opponent in the left leg with a pocketknife.  The state police are investigating this act of school violence.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - South Huntingdon Police Investigate Stabbing at Middle School


Hardin County High School, Savannah, Tennessee

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Just before 8 this morning, a 17-year-old male student went into a restroom on the north end of the school and shot himself in the head with a .25-caliber pistol for an undisclosed reason.  The boy, a junior, was taken to Hardin County General Hospital, then airlifted to The Regional Medical Center at Memphis in critical condition.

Source: Jackson Sun - Student Hospitalized After Shooting Himself at Hardin Co. High; Jackson Sun - Student Shot at Hardin High in Stable Condition; Jackson Sun - Teen Shoots Self at School


Isipingo Primary School, Isipingo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thursday, January 25, 2007

An argument over a ruler between a 12-year-old girl and Sandile Sosibo, a male Umlazi grade seven student, ended in violence when the girl stabbed Sandile in the forehead with a pair of scissors.  He was taken to St. Augustine's Hospital in Durban for treatment.  The young girl is being charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.  The charge could be upgraded to attempted murder after a senior public prosecutor exams the docket.

Source: Pretoria News - Girl Faces Arrest for Stabbing Pupil; The Mercury - Parent Blames School After Son's Stabbing


Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Today an argument began in the cafeteria between pro-government Sunni Muslims and supporters of the Shiite Hezbollah opposition movement.  The argument turned into a melee and the Hezbollah supporters called in help.  As more Hezbollah supporters showed up, Sunni's living in the neighborhood also arrived.  The two groups clashed and fought each other with chair legs, pipes, garden tools, sticks, chains, stones and furniture.  The violent fighting killed two of the Sunni's and injured 20 others.  The army was called and they fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse the crowd.  When the two factions finally cleared the streets, the military declared a nighttime curfew.

Source: Yahoo! News - Lebanon Students Clash; 2 Reported Dead; BBC News - Beirut Under Curfew After Clashes


Burleigh Heads State Primary School, Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

Friday, January 26, 2007

A young girl and her friends were sitting on the oval at Burleigh Heads State Primary School this evening when a group of unidentified individuals tore through the bushes and surprised them.  It was about 9:30 when the group burst onto the scene.  The group was chanting "South Side Soldiers" and carrying garden stakes, knives and baseball bats.  The group chased the girl and her friends across the school grounds.  She and her friends were able to jump over a fence and hide in the home-owner's yard.  The gang threatened them and called them to come out.  During this time, another friend of the girl, a 15-year-old boy, and another unidentified boy came riding by on their bicycles.  The gang turned on the unsuspecting duo, pushed the friend to the ground, stabbed him in the back and beat him with the baseball bats.  The unidentified boy was able to help the girl's friend get away from the violent group and dragged him to a nearby hotel.  The police and paramedics arrived and took the injured boy, who now had a collapsed lung, to Gold Coast Hospital for treatment.  Police arrested a 15-year-old boy over the weekend for this attack.  He is charged with one count of grievous bodily harm and one count of wounding.

Source: The Gold Coast Bulletin - Boy Stabbed, Friend Feared for Her Life; The Age - Committal Hearing Set for Qld Youth


Kholoud Secondary School, Adil Neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq

Sunday, January 28, 2007

After taking an exam, the girls at Kholoud Secondary School went out to the school's inner courtyard to relax and take in some air.  It was about 11 a.m. when their world violently changed.  Mortar shells rained down on the young girls in the school yard  in the Sunni neighborhood of Adil, Baghdad.  Five young girls, ranging in age from 12 to 16, were killed and 20 others were maimed.  Some of the injured girls had their limbs blown off, others were pelted with shattering glass.  Their blue and white uniforms were shredded and blood stained when the dust settled. Kholoud Secondary School is an all girls school.

Source: The Scotsman - 7 Pupils Killed as Schools in Iraq are Targeted; Free Internet Press - At Least 5 Killed, 20 Wounded in Mortar Strike on Girls' School in Iraq


A Primary School in Ramadi, Iraq

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Just minutes after the attack at Kholoud, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military base  in Ramadi, a city northwest of Baghdad.  The blast not only affect the base, but also a primary school nearby.  The bomber killed himself, three guards at the base, two children at the school and wounded ten other students. 

Source: The Scotsman - 7 Pupils Killed as Schools in Iraq are Targeted


Reagan High School, San Antonio, Texas

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Just after 2 p.m., an unnamed 14-year-old boy was leaving the courtyard area near the cafeteria when he was stabbed in the chest by an unidentified male student for an unknown reason.  School officials were able to stop the fight and apprehend our young unidentified instigator.  The wounded boy was airlifted to University Hospital for treatment.  Police arrested our young instigator and recovered the weapon, a lockblade knife.

Source: KSAT Channel 12 - Police: School Fight Ends in Stabbing; San Antonio Express-News - Update: Student Stabbed at Reagan H. S.


Hillcrest High School, Country Club Hills, Illinois

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

After this evening's basketball game between rivals Hillcrest and Rich Central, students filed out of the gym in several groups.  The time of night was 9:30.  As they milled about in the parking lot, someone opened fire upon them.  The town's mayor, Dwight Welch and Lt. Will Garrison, had heard radio reports of shots fired in the parking lot.  Both of them responded. (Dwight is also a certified police officer.)  They found a 15-year-old boy shot in the arm and had him transported to Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest.  They then began looking for the shooter's vehicle, a white Jeep that had fled the scene.  A few minutes later, Dwight and Will spotted the Jeep heading back toward the school.  They were able to force the Jeep off the road and arrested the two unidentified adult male occupants in the vehicle.  Inside the Jeep was a revolver and an empty liquor bottle.  This brings the very violent month of January to a close.

Source: Chicago Tribune - 1 Shot After High School Basketball Game; CBS 2 Chicago - Suburban Mayor Helps Nab Shooting Suspects


Atlantic Technical Center (College), Coconut Creek, Florida

Friday, February 2, 2007

Kevin Mair, 25, walked into his business class this morning just before 8 a.m., wearing sound-blocking headphones (like those at a gun range), carrying a towel and using a cane.  He became upset at the lack of black history being taught at ATC and expressed his displeasure aloud.  The teacher asked him to leave and called for assistance.  Richard Smith and Ron Wilson, two security specialists and Tom Moncilovich, the school's assistant principal arrived.  Kevin attacked them with a screw driver.  He stabbed Tom in the back and Richard and Ron in the arms.  He then fled the school in his black Infinity SUV, but didn't get far as he crashed into another vehicle just two blocks away.  Kevin tried to run from the officers, but they were quicker and apprehended him.  The police are planning to charge Kevin with multiple counts of aggravated battery.

Source: Sun-Sentinel - Student Upset Over Lack of Black History Month Studies Stabs 3, Police Say; Miami Herald - Police: Student Stabbed 3 at Broward School


Colo High School, North Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Monday, February 5, 2007

The day after the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI, school struck again, this time in the land down under.  At 8:15 this morning, an unnamed 16-year-old boy walked into the school carrying a small knife.  He threatened an unnamed 15-year-old boy and then stabbed him in the abdomen.  Our young instigator fled the scene, but was picked up by police about one kilometer from the school.  The injured boy was taken to Nepean Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.  Police charged our unnamed instigator with malicious wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Boy Charged After School Stabbing; Batemans Bay - Students Counseled After Schoolboy Stabbing


West Hempstead High School, West Hempstead, New York

Monday, February 5, 2007

Meanwhile back in the states... an unnamed 17-year-old boy and three of his friends were sitting in a car in the parking lot of West Hempstead High, on Long Island, when 17-year-old John Aniano pulled up along side them and began arguing with the aforementioned unnamed boy.  It was about noontime.  The argument climaxed when John got out of his vehicle, pulled the unnamed boy out through the passenger side door and stabbed him in the arm and leg with a four-inch knife.  John then left the parking lot but was arrested a short time later.  The injured boy was taken to Mercy Hospital Medical Center for treatment.  Police charged John with second degree assault, fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Source: Newsday - W. Hempstead Student Arrested in Stabbing


Fairview Elementary School, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Even though only a toy gun was used in this act of school violence, I'm still including it in my list.  A 12-year-old Grade 6 boy brought a spring-loaded plastic gun to school today.  He told his fellow classmates that he was going to shoot them.  The classmates were too afraid to report the gun to school staff members.  The boy shot four of his classmates, hitting one in the face, another in the face and two in the legs.  All of the wounds were minor.  The school indefinitely suspended the boy and the RCMP say the boy is too young to be charged.  It wasn't until Thursday when the school sent a letter home to the parents explaining what had happened on Tuesday.  Many parents were not happy in the delay.

Source: Maple Ridge News - Grade 6 Student Suspended for Shooting Pellets at School


Lauderhill Middle School, Lauderhill, Florida

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Before school began at 8:30 this morning, a fight broke out between three boys in the auditorium.  One of the boys is a 13-year-old sixth-grader, the other two are eighth-graders.  The younger unnamed boy confronted the two eighth-graders.  He then pulled out a 2-inch paring knife from his book bag and cut one of the boys, who is 15-years-old, on his left arm and torso.  The wounded boy was taken to Plantation General Hospital for treatment.  The school's principal was able to disarm the sixth-grader. Our young instigator is facing expulsion from the school.  Police are still assessing the situation before they say what charges, if any, can be brought against the boy.

Source: Sun-Sentinel - 6th Grader in Cutting at Lauderhill Middle School Could be Expelled; CBS 4 - Knife Fight at Lauderhill School Injures 1 Student


Paxon Middle School, Jacksonville, Florida

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

This evening a group of teens began fighting after their school played a basketball game in the gym.  A school resource officer approached the group to break up the fight and the boys scattered.  One of the boys had handgun and the SRO began chasing him.  The teen dropped the gun during the pursuit, however, 16-year-old Courtney Handley picked up the gun and fired three or four times at the SRO.  Luckily the unnamed SRO was not hit.  Police arrested Courtney and charged him with attempted second-degree murder and discharging a firearm on school grounds.  In March it was decided to try Courtney as an adult.

Source: Florida Times-Union - Teen Charged as Adult in Shooting Outside Paxon Middle School Game Last Month


Stephen F. Austin Middle School, Port Arthur, Texas

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Today an unidentified male student brought a BB gun to school with him.  In gym class, the boy showed it off to another male student.  While the two boys were looking at the gun, it went off and a BB struck the second boy in his neck.  The pellet broke the boy's skin, but did not seriously injure him.  The boy went to the nurse's office, who called his parents and an ambulance.  His parents took him from the school.  School officials are reviewing their code of conduct to see what punishment the young unidentified instigator should receive.

Source: The Port Arthur News - Student Injured at SFA Shooting


Pardeeville High School, Pardeeville, Wisconsin

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Travis Plath, 18, and an unidentified 17-year-old male student had an argument over an unknown topic sometime in the past.  (The news story said "earlier fight" but didn't say if it was earlier in the day, week, month or year so I we have no idea when this "earlier fight" took place.  So much for the news reporter telling us when an event happened.)  During this "earlier fight," the unidentified opponent kicked Travis in the groin area.  Today Travis retaliated by confronting his unidentified opponent in one of the classrooms at PHS.  Travis stabbed the boy in the groin with a pencil.  The injured boy didn't report the assault until later when he had to use the restroom and found a piece of graphite from the pencil embedded in his skin.  He was taken to Divine Savior Healthcare for treatment.  Travis was charged with physical abuse of a child (a felony), however, he struck a deal with the prosecutors and was convicted of battery (a misdemeanor) and the felony charge was dropped.  He was expelled from school and spent two days in jail. 

Source: Portage Daily Register - Pardeeville Teen Agrees to Deal in Pencil Stabbing Case (published 6-8-07)


Crook County High School, Prineville, Oregon

Thursday, February 8, 2007

This afternoon around 2:30 an unidentified student found 18-year-old Marc Adam Hollingsworth in the school's parking lot with a self-inflected gunshot wound to the head.  It s unclear as to why Marc took his own life.

Source: The Bulletin - CCHS Locked Down After Teen's Apparent Suicide; Reference.com - List of School-Related Attacks


Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

Monday, February 12, 2007

At 6:30 this evening in the Perry Cafeteria, two male students began arguing.  The heated exchange of words became violent when Lonnie Charles Ball, 20, stabbed his unidentified opponent.  The injured student was taken to Oktibbeha County Hospital for treatment.  Lonnie was arrested on an aggravated assault charge and suspended from classes.  Lonnie was a junior working on his education degree.

Source: The Commercial Dispatch - MSU Student Suspended, Arrested After Stabbing


St. Aloysius Catholic High School, Islington, Greater London, England

Tuesday, February, 13, 2007

While waiting for the school day to begin, a 15-year-old boy was playing basketball in the playground.  It was just before 9 in the morning. He saw a group of Year 11 students standing close by the school fence, one of whom was holding a high-powered silver BB air pistol.  One of the students in the group pointed the gun at him and fired.  The plastic pellet hit him a centimeter away from his right eye, on the bone of the eye socket.  He then ran inside the school.  The school's staff gave the boy a cold compress and sent him back to class.  An hour later, Deputy Head Teacher Danny Coyle found the shooter, who had taken the gun to his class.  Both he and the boy who had brought the gun to school were sent home.  The school then called the injured boy's mother and told her he had been shot.  At 10:40, the mother called the police and quickly rushed to the school.  Officers arrived and then went to the home of the two instigators and arrested them on suspicion of actual bodily harm.

Source: Islington Tribune - School Under Fire Over Gun


Heart Lake Secondary School, Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

At 2:30 this afternoon a group of people carrying knives and swords began gathering outside this school in Brampton.  The group quickly attacked two students before the police could arrive and restore order.  The injured students were taken to Peel Memorial Hospital for treatment.  Police arrested six people from the group and plan to press charges.

Source: 680 News - Stabbing at Brampton High School: Two Injured Being Treated in Hospital


University City High School, San Diego, California

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Two boys began arguing around 1:30 this afternoon over the same girl they were dating.  The fight took place outside in front of several portable classrooms.  One of the boy's is in the ninth grade while the other is in the tenth grade.  The fight climaxed when the sophomore pulled out a knife and stabbed the freshman two times in the side.  During the fight, the sophomore also cut his own hand.  When the fight was over, several classmates helped the freshman to the nurse's office.  Both of the boys were taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital for treatment.  The freshman's wounds were not serious and the sophomore was arrested.

Source: NBC 7/39 - Student Stabbing Prompts School Lockdown; Fox 6 San Diego - High School Stabbing; NBC San Diego - Love Triangle May be Cause of School Stabbing


Pearce Middle School, Austin, Texas

Thursday, February 22, 2007

35 minutes later in the heart of Texas, two more boys began another fight.  Both of the boys involved in this fight are 14-years-old.  The fight took place in one of the school's restrooms.  It began with shoving, followed by one of the boys punching the other in the face.  The second boy retaliated by pulling a knife from behind his right leg and stabbing his opponent on the left side of his torso.  Our young instigator then fled into a classroom.  The injured boy was taken to Brackenridge Hospital by the paramedics.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged him with aggravated assault. 

Source: Austin American Statesman - Middle School Student Stabbed in a Bathroom Fight; KXAN Channel 36 - Teen in Good Condition After Stabbing at Pearce Middle School


Mishawaka High School, Mishawaka, Indiana

Thursday, February 22, 2007

At an undisclosed time today, an unnamed female student told her unnamed male teacher that she was unable to turn in her assignment.  He asked her if she had a computer or access to a library computer where she could have done the work.  However, the girl misunderstood the question and called him "weird."  He ordered her to leave his classroom.  She refused so he picked up her belongings and escorted her from class.  While they were walking, she grabbed the back of his shirt so hard that a button popped off and a red mark was left on his neck.  She continued screaming at the teacher as he moved her to the door.  The girl's mother was called and took her unruly daughter home.

Source: South Bend Tribune - Student-Teacher Altercation Reported at Mishawaka School


Springfield Middle School, Oakbank, Manitoba, Canada

Friday, February 23, 2007

Before classes even started today, school violence struck in Canada.  A male student brought a soft air pellet gun to school with him.  In the multi-purpose room at the school, he shot two of his fellow classmates.  One of the boys was shot in the arm and the other was hit in the face after the pellet ricocheted off the wall.  Our young instigator was suspended from school for this air gun shooting.

Source: Winnipeg Sun - Pellets Shot in School


Germantown High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday, February 23, 2007

GHS students cannot have electronic devices, such as iPods, in class.  Just after 11 this morning, Frank Burd, a 60-year-old math teacher, was confronted in the hallway by one of his students, an unnamed 17-year-old boy.  The boy had brought an iPod to class and Frank had taken it from him.  While the two were talking, an unnamed 15-year-old boy joined in.  The young boy either punched Frank or help trip him to the floor.  When Frank fell, he hit his head on a locker.  Our two young instigators fled the school.  The paramedics took Frank to the Albert Einstein Medical Center with two broken bones in his neck.  This is not the first time the younger boy has shown his violent side.  He is already in the process of being transferred to an alternative disciplinary school for another offense.  He had also been transferred to a similar school last year.  Police arrested the boys a short time later.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Teacher Assaulted in School Hallway


Sierra Vista Junior High School, Saugus, California

Friday, February 23, 2007

A few hours later, two boys started pushing each other between classrooms near the school's 900 building.  Students often gather in this area for lunch. The pushing escalated when one of the unidentified boys, both 13, pulled out a pair of scissors and stabbed his opponent in the forehead above his eye.  The wounded boy was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for four stitches.  The instigator was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

Source: The Signal (of Santa Clarita Valley) - Schoolyard Stabbing Sends Teen to Hospital


Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts

Friday, February 23, 2007

Our day wraps up back on the east coast with a stabbing at BC.  Brianna Jones, 19, and an unidentified co-ed began fighting this evening in Vanderslice Hall.  The fight climaxed when Brianna stabbed her opponent in the abdomen.  The wounded co-ed was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for treatment.  Brianna was suspended indefinitely from the university, arrested by the police, charged with aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  Her court date is March 23, 2007.

Source: Boston Herald - Boston College Student Charged in Stabbing


Slauson Middle School, Azusa, California

Monday, February 26, 2007

This morning a 12-year-old brought an "air-soft" -type replica submachine pistol to school with him.  He removed the orange tip and fired at his fellow classmates in the sixth grade.  One student was shot in the head while another student was struck in the back.  The unnamed instigator was taken to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey.

Source: Los Angeles Times - Boy Held in Shooting of Classmates with BB Gun


Camden High School, Camden, New Jersey

Monday, February 26, 2007

Over the weekend, several female students argued over an undisclosed topic.  At this morning's lunch period in the school's cafeteria, the argument between the co-eds escalated to fighting.  The school's security officers tried to separate the females, but several other students joined in the fight.  The melee grew and moved to the second floor.  Shortly after 11 a.m., several police officers came to the school to restore order and arrested 17 students.  It took 20 minutes for the officers to obtain control of the students.  Only two injuries were reported, one student complained of back pain and the other from a security guard with a cut on his forehead.  However, six students were taken to the emergency rooms at Cooper University Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center for pepper spray exposure.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - 17 Arrested in Camden High Brawl; AM New York - 17 Students Arrested in Camden High School Fight


Clifton Elementary School, Atlanta, Georgia

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Another day, another air gun attack.  This morning in the boys bathroom, an unnamed male fifth-grader pulled out a plastic pellet gun and shot fellow 10-year-old Jaylon Hernandez in the arm.  At the end of the school day, Jaylon told his mother what happened.  Surprisingly, the school did not contact her.  Our young instigator was suspended from school.

Source: WXIA Channel 11 - Student Suspended for Pellet Gun


Northampton High School-East, Conway, North Carolina

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

An ongoing dispute between 17-year-old Anthony Gilchrist and an unnamed 15-year-old boy boiled over today when the two began fighting.  The fight climaxed when Anthony pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed his opponent in the thigh.  The wounded boy was taken to Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie for treatment.  The sheriff's office arrested Anthony and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a weapon to school.  Northampton High does have metal detectors, however they are used at random and not daily.

Source: Roanoke Daily Herald - One Charged in School Stabbing


Francisco Baza Leon Guerrero Middle School, Yigo, Guam

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

This afternoon two boys began fighting over an undisclosed topic.  The fight climaxed when one of the boys, age 11, picked up a pen and stabbed his opponent in the forehead.  The injured boy had a puncture wound on his forehead when police arrived and arrested the instigator.

Source: KUAM News - Yigo Student Stabbed in Head by Classmate


Gerland International High School, Lyon, France

Monday, March 5, 2007

For an undisclosed reason, a 16-year-old male student from Cuba stabbed his teacher during class today.  The teacher is a male in his 50s and was taken to the hospital for treatment.  The boy fled the school, but later called the police who came by and picked him up.

Source: EiTB 24 - Sixteen-Year-Old Student Stabs His Teacher During Class in France


New London-Spicer Middle School, New London, Minnesota

Monday, March 5, 2007

This afternoon around 2:50, a 12-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy were wrestling each other.  According to the news stories, it wasn't an attack, just two young boys wrestling.  During the scuffle, the older boy complained that he couldn't move his leg.  He was taken to the nurse's office where his pant leg had to be cut off for an inspection of his lower thigh.  The nurse discovered a pencil had driven through the boy's leg, but no blood was coming from the wound.  The boy was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital where doctors performed surgery on his thigh and removed the pencil.  Both of the boys apologized for the rough play and it is undetermined if the stabbing was an accident or not.

Source: West Central Tribune - Pencil Driven Through Student's Leg


Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School, Newark, Delaware

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

During health class this morning, a 15-year-old male student began teasing one of his classmates.  When class was over (around 9), the two boys argued in the hallway for a brief time.  The argument climaxed when the 15-year-old boy pulled out a 2-inch long razor knife and swiped at his opponent.  The knife cut the other boy's clothes and scraped his abdomen.  A state police school resource officer and administrators in the immediate area were able to break up the fight.  Our knife wielding teen was disarmed and taken into custody.  The injured boy was treated by the school's nurse while the instigator was charged with second-degree assault, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a weapon in a Safe School zone. 

Source: News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware - Middletown Teen Charged in Assault


Wilson Foundation Academy (High School), Rochester, New York

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Sometime today (or maybe even yesterday, the news story doesn't say when this happened), a paraprofessional who works one-on-one with a male handicapped student got into an argument with the boy.  After the exchange of words ended, the boy called home and told his mother what had happened.  She came to the school with two other family members and an unnamed student let them into the school.  She blew past sentries and an administrator, heading straight for the teacher's classroom.  Once in the room, the trio, along with the male handicapped student, accosted the teacher in his classroom.  The unnamed teacher had minor bumps and bruises to his head before police were able to separate the two parties.  Police charged the mother with riot and assault.

Source: WHEC Channel 10 - Parent Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting a Teacher at School


East High School, Rochester, New York

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

The next day school violence struck again in Rochester.  Two students with an ongoing dispute started fighting before classes began.  The fight took place outside the school.  During the fight, 19-year-old Shondiqua Maye, joined the fray and used a sharp object to cut one of the students.  Her motive for doing so is unknown.  The wounded student was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and was treated for multiple cuts.  Police arrested Shondiqua and charged her with second-degree assault.

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Woman Charged in Cutting of East High Student


Greenville High School, Greenville, Texas

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

That same morning in Texas, a student commits suicide at school.  16-year-old Joey Horn went into the band hall's instrument closet around 7:15, pulled out a gun and shot himself.  Several other students heard the gun go off and thought he had fallen down and hit his head.  The students opened the door and saw that Joey had committed suicide.  The students called for help and an assistant principal and the school nurse stayed with Joey until the paramedics could take him to Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.  Doctors pronounced him dead just after 8:00 in the morning.

Source: WFAA Channel 8 - Greenville Student Kills Himself at School; Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Student Fatally Shoots Himself at School; Dallas Morning News - Student Fatally Shoots Himself in High School Storage Room; Reference.com - List of School-Related Attacks


Herbert Henry Dow High School, Midland, Michigan

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Over a week ago, David Benjamin Turner and his girlfriend Jessica Forsyth, both 17, broke up.  Jessica then transferred to Dow to get away from him.  This morning David, who suffered from ADHD and bipolar illness, sneaked into his mother's bedroom, found the key to a safe containing a .44-caliber handgun, opened the safe and lifted the gun.  He went to H. H. Dow High School to try and talk to Jessica.  He was turned away by school officials. David called Jessica on her cell phone and asked her to meet him outside the school.  She had her mother drive her to the school and they began talking in the parking lot.  The conversation quickly ended when David pulled out the .44 and shot Jessica four times before turning the gun on himself.  Jessica's mother saw what David was doing and pulled her car in between them to try and protect her daughter.  The school called 911 around 11 in the morning, just after the shooting.  Jessica was taken to Hurley Medical Center in Flint and listed in serious but stable condition.  She was shot in the arm, in the chest and twice in the back.  David died in the parking lot of the school, which is named for the founder of the Dow Chemical Company.  Jessica made a remarkable recovery and was discharged by the end of the weekend.

Source: Yahoo! News - Teen Shoots Girl, Self at Mich. School; WXYZ Channel 7 - Midland School Shooting: Girl Wounded, Ex-Boyfriend Kills Self; Midland Daily News - Double Shooting: Mom Says Son Struggled with Depression


Centennial High School, Compton, California

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Even though classes were let out early, school violence strikes again today.  At 2:35, and an hour after classes had ended for the day, a group of non-students came onto the campus and began arguing with a group of students at the outdoor eating area of the school.  The war of words climaxed when one of the non-students pulled out a gun and shot one of the students, an unnamed male junior, in the left elbow.  Paramedics took the injured boy to King-Drew Medical Center and police began looking for the instigators of this school shooting.

Source: Los Angeles Times - Compton Student Wounded in School Shooting; KCAL Channel 2 - Student Grazed in Elbow During Compton Shooting


East Ridge High School, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Robert A. Lee, a 62-year-old former custodian at East Ridge, went back to the school today to talk to a female custodian.  He had been harassing the unnamed female by trying to create a relationship, which she rebuffed.  He entered the school through an unwatched side door over an hour after classes had ended (and most students had left the building).  The two custodians got into an argument.  The argument ended when Robert attempted suicide by shooting himself in the chest with a 9mm handgun.  He was taken to Erlanger Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.  Police charged him with stalking, carrying a weapon on school property, aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Source: WDEF Channel 12 - Former Custodian Remains in Critical Condition After Shooting Himself at School; WRCB Channel 3 - Attempted Suicide at East Ridge High School


Liceo Javier (High) School, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Liceo Javier School is a Jesuit-ran school with student from kindergarten to high school.  The president of Guatemala, Oscar Berger, attended this school.  Today, when President Berger and President George W. Bush met at the national palace, the school received a major setback.  Victor Batres Castaneda and Edgar Batres, both 17 and cousins, were gunned down while they sat in their car that was parked in front of the school.  Police had no suspects when the story went to press.  Even though the school services all grades, I am classifying this as a high school because of the age of the two cousins. 

Source: International Herald Tribune - 2 Guatemalan Students Gunned Down in Front of Exclusive School


Sister Joans (High) School, Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sometime today, two boys began fighting over an unknown topic.  The fight climaxed when one of the boys grabbed a pair of scissors and stabbed his 15-year-old opponent in the chest and face.  The injured boy was taken to the hospital for treatment while the other boy was arrested by the police.

Source: SABC News - Two School Stabbings Incidents Reported in KZN


Balfour Collegiate (High School), Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

This afternoon at 3:18, two boys began fighting just outside Balfour Collegiate.  Teachers were called out of their classrooms by the intercom to come to the front of the school and help breakup the fight.  Before they could arrive, one of the boys pulled out a knife and stabbed his opponent in the lower torso and under his arm.  The wounded boy was taken to the hospital while the other boy was arrested by the police.  He is charged with aggravated assault.

Source: CBC News - Youth Arrested Following Stabbing at Regina School; Regina Leader-Post - Balfour Student Stabbed


Etching Hill Primary School, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England

Thursday, March 15, 2007

At lunch today, two 12-year-old boys from a different school hid in the bushes around Etching Hill's playground and fired upon 17 students with a BB gun.  The injured children range in age from 7 to 11, two of which are girls.  The students sustained bruises by the plastic pellets to their hands, heads and arms.  None were seriously hurt.  Police detained our two unnamed instigators and charged them with suspicion of assault.  The next day, police arrested a third unnamed 12-year-old boy in connection with this school shooting.

Source: BBC News - Boys Held After School Shooting; BBC News - Boys Bailed After School Shooting; In the News - Third Arrest After School Shooting


Bamrungsart Pondok Boarding (Middle) School, Sabayoi, Songkhla Province, Thailand

Saturday, March 17, 2007

This evening 75 Islamic boys who were sleeping at the boarding school were awakened by a group of Islamist militants when they began hurling explosives at the compound.  The militants then opened fire on the groggy students, killing three of them and wounding seven.  An unnamed 12-year-old boy and two unnamed 14-year-old boys were killed.  Police say the militants attacked the school to generate support amongst Muslims for their support against government authorities.

Source: Chosun Ilbo English Edition - Insurgents Attack Islamic School, Kill Three Students in S. Thailand; Kuwait Times - Muslim Boys Killed in School Attack in Southern Thailand


South Plains College, Levelland, Texas

Monday, March 19, 2007

The previous week was spring break for the students of South Plains College.  Maybe it didn't go very well for Ariel Walden, 20, and Christopher Mills, 22, but I don't know for sure.  Around 9:30 this morning, the two students began fighting in a parking lot on campus.  During the fight, Christopher reached for a gun and then dropped it.  However, he had another weapon in his arsenal, a knife.  He picked up the knife and stabbed Ariel several times before stabbing himself in the neck.  Police found the two students and transported them to different hospitals in Lubbock.  The news story does not state if Ariel is female or not, so more speculation remains as to why Christopher stabbed his fellow classmate.

Source: KLBK Channel 13 - Double Stabbing at South Plains College


Walter Murray Collegiate (High School), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

During the noon hour today, an 18-year-old male student stabbed a19-year-old male student several times in the lower leg.  The two fought over events involving a girl that happened during the past weekend.  The injured student was taken to the hospital and treated for serious injuries.  Our young instigator was arrested by police at the school and charged with aggravated assault.

Source: Saskatoon Homepage - Student Hospitalized After Stabbing Incident; CBC News - Teenager Stabbed at Saskatoon High School


Zadkine (Primary) School, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

For an undisclosed reason several students and non-students began fighting on the playground of the Zadkine school complex.  The fight climaxed when one, or several (the news report isn't clear), of the participants pulled out a knife and stabbed a 21-year-old non student who lives in Rotterdam.  The injured adult was taken to the hospital for treatment.  When the fight started, school security called the police and they arrived within minutes.  The police arrested 11 teens, ranging in age from 15 to 20, however they released two 17-year-olds the following day.  Initially I was going to classify this as a high school because of the age of the students involved, but no high school that I know of has a playground.  Therefore, I am classifying this act of school violence under elementary schools.

Source: Expatica News - Nine People in Custody for Stabbing


Oxley High School, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

23 hours after the attack in Canada, school violence strikes again on the other side of the world.  Around 11 this morning in math class, several students were harassing an unnamed 15-year-old boy.  The boy took all he could and then reacted by grabbing a pair of scissors and stabbing another unnamed 15-year-old boy in the chest and arm.  School staff quickly intervened and pulled the two boys apart.  The injured boy was taken to Tamworth Base Hospital for treatment while our young instigator was arrested by a police regional school liaison officer who just happened to be visiting the school at the time of the attack.  The boy was charged with malicious wounding.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Boy, 15, Arrested Over Stabbing in Class; news.com.au - Schoolboy in Hospital After Classroom Stabbing; ABC News Online - Students Offered Counseling After Stabbing


Abuthnot Gallimore High School, St. Ann, Jamaica

Friday, March 23, 2007

Just before three this afternoon, 17-year-old Maurice Abdul and an unidentified student began arguing.  The argument climaxed when Maurice's opponent pulled out a knife and stabbed Maurice in the chest.  Our young instigator then fled from the school.  Maurice died from the stab wounds.  The next day, our young instigator turned himself in at a police station.  He is charged in the death of Maurice.

Source: Radio Jamaica - Trauma Team Sent to Abuthnot Gallimore High


Union Park Elementary School, Orlando, Florida

Friday, March 23, 2007

Also this afternoon at three, two male fifth-graders went into one of their school's restrooms and pulled out a pellet gun they had hidden in a back pack.  One of the fifth-graders is 10 and the other is 12. Unfortunately, an unidentified third-grader entered the bathroom to use the facilities.  The older boys grabbed the younger boy, held him down and fired the pellet gun at his arm and chest.  The young boy suffered major bruising to his skin, however the pellets did not penetrate his skin.  The two fifth-graders were arrested by the police and charged with bringing a weapon to school and battery.  Police haven't been able to determine who actually owns the pellet gun as both boys are blaming each other for this act of school violence.

Source: WESH Channel 2 - Police Investigate Elementary School Pellet Gun Shooting


Washington Preparatory High School, Athens, California

Friday, March 23, 2007

For the first time that I can recall, three acts of school violence happen on the same day at the same time.  This should be proof that school violence is happening way to often to our students.  A fight between an unnamed 17-year-old Latino male student and two unidentified black male students broke out at 3:00 this afternoon in front of the school's gymnasium.  The fight climaxed when the two black students stabbed the Latino student to death.  They then threw the knife onto the roof of the school and fled the scene.  The injured boy was rushed to a hospital where he died.  Police picked up one of the instigators, who is 16-years-old, twelve hours later and are still looking for his accomplice. Police believe the fight to have been racially motivated and gang-related.

Source: CBS 2 - Student Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Classmate; Los Angeles Times - Student Stabbed to Death at LA-Area High School


University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Late this afternoon 19-year-old Brian Patrick Martin and 21-year-old Sidney Rochell Lowe II, the son of N.C. State University basketball coach Sidney Lowe, tried to steal cash and $500 worth of marijuana from freshman Stephen Douglas Cobb, 19,  inside a first-floor dorm room in Weil Hall.  The 5:00 fight climaxed when Brian shot Stephen in the back.  Other students in Weil Hall subdued Brian and called the police.  Stephen was taken to Moses Cone Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Police arrested Brian and charged him with attempted murder, attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm on campus. Police arrested Sidney and charged him with aiding and abetting an attempted armed robbery.  Neither Brian is nor Sidney are students at UNCG.  On Tuesday, April 3, 2007, police charged Stephen with possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for use or sale of controlled substances, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer.

 drugs inside his dorm room and trying to hide evidence of possible drug dealing.

Source: News 14 Carolina - Man Charged in UNCG Shooting; Greensboro News-Record - Security Increases at UNCG; WRAL Channel 5 - Raleigh Man Shot Inside UNCG Dorm Room; Greensboro News-Record - Police: Lowe was Trying to Steal Drugs; Greensboro News-Record - Student Wounded at UNCG Charged


Oxford Public High School, Tank, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan

Monday, March 26, 2007

Several suspected militants commandeered Oxford Public High School today.  The militants wanted to "motivate" the students for a holy war.  Police officers were dispatched to the school and a gun battle ensued.  When the smoke cleared, five of the militants had been killed along with one police officer.  The news story doesn't state if any of the students or teachers were injured.  Tank is about 60 miles from Afghanistan.

Source: Charleston Daily Mail - Gun Battle at School Kills 5 Militants, Police Officer; Sky News - Pakistan School Shootout


McArthur High School, Hollywood, Florida

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

This morning around 7, two teenager girls began arguing while they road the school bus to McArthur High School.  The argument climaxed when one of the girls, a 15-year-old, pulled out a razor blade and slashed her opponent, a 17-year-old, in the chest and bicep.  The driver stopped the bus at 76th Avenue and Garfield.  There the bus waited until the police and paramedics arrived.  The injured girl was treated at the intersection and then a relative took her to Memorial Regional Hospital.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged her with aggravated battery.

Source: CBS 4 - Teen Slashed Following Argument on School Bus; South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Police: Girl, 15, Slashes Another Teen During School Bus Clash


Sarah J. Rawson Elementary School, Hartford, Connecticut

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

This evening teenagers in a basketball program were using the gym at Sarah J. Rawson Elementary school.  Around 6:30, a 16-year-old male teen in the program was shot in the leg while playing basketball on the playground at the school.  He was taken by private vehicle (a green Oldsmobile Alero) to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center where he was treated.  No suspects have been identified.

Source: Hartford Courant - Teenager Shot Outside School; WTNH Channel 8 - Teen Shot in School Parking Lot in Hartford


Musmos Day Care Center, Tondo District of Manila, Philippines

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

This morning 32 young students (between the ages of three and five) and two teachers were taking a field trip to Tagaytay, south of Manila, when the school headmaster, Jun Ducat, 56, and two unidentified individuals took the bus hostage.  The trio was armed with two grenades, an Uzi (sub-machinegun) and .45-caliber pistols.  Jun drove the bus to the Manila council buildings and pleaded with government officials for free education and housing for 145 preschoolers at the Musmos Day Care Center.  At one point, he pulled the pin from one of the grenades but never did not release pressure on the clip. Ten hours after commandeering the bus, Jun released all of his hostages. None of them were harmed physically.  Police charged Jun with 32 counts of illegal detention and abduction and illegal possession of explosives and firearms.

Source: AsiaNews - School Head Takes 32 Pupils Hostage, Pleas Government for Schools and Housing; Press TV - Gunmen Seize School Bus in Philippines; Adelaide Now - Children Freed: Captors Surrender; Yahoo! News - Children Unfazed During Manila Bus Siege


Thornwood Secondary School, Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Earlier today, 18-year-old Mazwi Mkwanazi, a Grade 10 student, and his teacher, 28-year-old  Nokulunga Ndala, got into an argument.  She sent him the principal's office where he received a pass to go home.  Mazwi returned to the school and returned  to Nokulunga's class.  She  had been working at Thornwood for only two months when school violence struck her classroom.  She asked him what he was doing back in her classroom.  Mazwi answered by pulling out a knife that had a 20 centimeter blade and stabbing her twice in the neck.  He then fled the school and jumped over a fence with his classmates chasing him.  However, they were not able to catch him.  Nokulunga bled to death in her classroom.  Police asked Mazwi's mother for help and she called him on his cell phone.  Police officers persuaded Mazwi to give himself up, which he did around 4:30 in the afternoon.  He still had the knife with him and the officers took possession of it.  Almost a month later, on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, Mazwi pleaded guilty to murder.

Source: News24 - Teacher Bleeds to Death; SABC News - High School Learner Pleads Guilty to Murder


Mathonsi Primary School, Mandini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thulane Ntshangase, a 41-year-old teacher at Mathonsi Primary School was parking his car this morning when an unidentified man approached the vehicle.  The unknown assailant pulled out a gun shot Thulane twice before fleeing the parking lot.  Thulane died in this act of school violence.  Eye witnesses told police that the murderer pulled out his cell phone, made a call and said he had killed the teacher and was wanting his money.

Source: iafrica.com - Teacher Killed on Arriving at School; Cape Argus - News Flashes: Another Teacher Slain; Independent Online - Another KZN Teacher Murdered


Myrtle Beach High School, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Thursday, March 29, 2007

18-year-old Damien Julius Singleton, a basketball and football athlete at MBHS, was in Jamie Kashary's marine science classroom this morning.  For an unknown reason, he was carrying a loaded gun in his bag.  Just after 10:30 the gun went off, slamming a bullet into Damien's upper thigh.  Several students rushed to his aide to try and stem the flow of blood.  The school's resource officer rushed into the room minutes after hearing the gun shot. Paramedics took Damien to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery in the evening.  The following week Damien was charged with carrying a weapon on school property, unlawfully carrying of a pistol and disturbing schools.  He posted  the $11,000 bail and his next court date is April 11, 2007.

Source: Bradenton Herald - One Student Wounded in MB High School Shooting; Myrtle Beach Online - Student Shot Himself, Administrators Confirm; Bradenton Herald - Teenager Free on Bail After School Shooting


San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, California

Thursday, March 29, 2007

This morning a 16-year-old home school girl came to San Lorenzo Valley High School.  She has used the school's facilities to study before and it is not uncommon to see her there.  What is uncommon is to see her with a stab wound.  She entered the school's administrative office at 8:12 and told them she had been stabbed by a masked man.  The stab wounds to her torso were serious enough to require an ambulance helicopter flight to the hospital.  The school was locked down for two hours while police searched for the masked man.  In the evening, police announced that their investigation found that the unnamed girl stabbed herself and no attack had taken place.  Police said that the girl was emotionally distraught over recent events in her life.

Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel - Report of School Stabbing Creates Stir in San Lorenzo Valley; KTVU - Stabbing at San Lorenzo High School Likely Self Inflicted


Haywood High School, Brownsville, Tennessee

Friday, March 30, 2007

Two unnamed 15-year-old boys began fighting over an unknown topic in the school's parking lot this afternoon at 3.  The fight climaxed when one of the boys pulled out a knife and stabbed his opponent.  Friends of the wounded boy took him to Brazos Haywood Park Community Hospital for treatment.  Our young instigator was arrested by the police.

Source: Jackson Sun - Teen Accused in School Stabbing to Get Mental Evaluation


Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Freshman Sean Donte' Williams, 18, is a music education major with a concentration in voice and a minor in piano.  Late this afternoon, around 5:30, he and Sherrod Allen, one of his friends who doesn't attend NSU, were walking along the sidewalk in the 700 block of Park Avenue near the Babbett B. Smith resident halls.  Terrance Allen Ross, 18, began to argue with them and then a fight broke out.  During the fight Terrance stabbed Sean to death.  Sherrod was also stabbed, but survived this encounter with school violence.  Police responded to the altercation when they got the call at 7:28 p.m.  Sean was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he died.  Police arrested Terrance, an NSU student, and charged him with murder and malicious wounding.  On Thursday, May 10, 2007, Judge John C. Morrison Jr. granted Terrance $25,000 bond.  He is now living with his parents in Arlington and waiting his preliminary hearing on Monday, May 21, 2007.  On October 11, 2008, Terrance was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of Sean Williams.  Terrance is still facing charges for assaulting Sherrod.

Source: Virginian-Pilot - Police Identify Stabbing Victim as Norfolk State Freshman; Virginian-Pilot - One Man Killed, Another Hurt in Stabbing Outside NSU; Daily Press - Denbigh Grad Killed at Norfolk State University; Black College Wire - Norfolk State Student Charged in Freshman's Stabbing Death; Daily Press - NSU Murder Suspect is Free on Bond; Daily Press - Man Gets 2.5 Years in Stabbing at NSU


University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Monday, April 2, 2007

At 9:30 this morning, the explosion of gun fire rang out from the fourth floor of Gould Hall on the campus of the University of Washington.  Rebecca Griego, a 26-year-old researcher was working in her office, Room 442, when her former boyfriend, 41-year-old Jonathan Rowan, walked in.  Last month she had gotten a restraining order against him.  The two spoke briefly before Jonathan pulled out a six-shot revolver and fired three shots.  He paused briefly and then fired three more shots.  The six shots killed them both.  Gould Hall is the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at UW.  For some reason, the fire department responded to the call and found the remains of the man and women.  The revolver was recovered at the scene by the police.

Source: Yahoo! News - 2 Shot to Death on U. Washington Campus; Seattle Times - Two Shot Dead at UW's Gould Hall; The Olympian - Police Pin UW Shooting on Victim's Ex-Boyfriend; Seattle Post Intelligencer - Stalker Finds Victim at UW, Kills Her


Mae Eanes Middle School, Mobile, Alabama

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

After classes ended this afternoon, five girls began fighting.  During the 3:00 fight, two of the girls, one 12-years-old and the other 14-years-old, stabbed each other with the same knife.  The younger girl was stabbed in the leg while the older girl was stabbed in the shoulder.  The two wounded girls were taken to the hospital by their families and treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The three other girls were taken to the Strickland Youth Center and charged with disorderly conduct.

Source: Mobile Press-Register - Two Girls Stabbed During Fight


Chicago Vocational Career Academy (High School), Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

This morning the school's security guard momentarily left his post at the school's metal detectors to escort another student to the attendance office. 15-year-old Demond Gore arrived at this time and bypassed the check point.  He carried with him a 9mm Ruger handgun.  At 2:15 this afternoon Demond and 14-year-old Jodale Woodfork were sitting in the back of their 8th period science classroom.  Jodale wanted to see it and so Demond took it out and passed it to him.  During the exchange, the gun went off.  The bullet went through Demond's left thigh and struck Jodale near the knee.  Demond panicked and ran outside.  He dumped the gun near the front of the building.  As he tried to re-enter the school, the school's police officer confronted him.  Demond lead the officer to the gun and surrendered.  The handgun did not have a magazine in it.  Police believe Demond didn't know there would be a bullet in the chamber after the magazine was removed.  Jodale was taken to Cook County's John H. Stroger Hospital for treatment while Demond was treated and released from University of Chicago Hospitals.  Police arrested Demond and charged him with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on school grounds.

Source: USA Today - 2 Wounded in Chicago School Shooting; The Eagle - Two Hurt in Chicago School Shooting; WPVI Channel 6 - Authorities Investigate Chicago School Shooting; Chicago Tribune - 2 Students Wounded in Accidental Shooting at Chicago School; Casper Star Tribune - Teen Charged in Chicago School Shooting; International Herald Tribune - Chicago School Officials Say Security Guard Left His Post Before School Shooting


Springwater Trail High School, Gresham, Oregon

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Last month, 15-year-old Chad Antonio Escobedo watched a documentary about the Columbine massacre.  He was mad at one of his teacher's who had called his parents and told them he was doing poorly in school.  He was mad at another teacher who was "mean" to her students.  He was also mad at Deborah Mott, his mother,  for not letting him live with his father in eastern Oregon.  Chad decided that today he would let his anger vent.  At 2:10, just minutes before school ended for the day, he fired two shots at the school.  One of the shots shattered into the window of room 212 and the other ripped through the window of room 201.  Chad was in a field 150 yards away from the school when he fired the shots.  The classroom is on the top floor, south side of Springwater Trail High and Chad used a .270-caliber hunting rifle.  Two female students were injured by the shattered glass and were taken to Mount Hood Medical Center.  One of the girls was struck in the neck by the flying glass while the other girl was struck in the wrist.  Eight other students were treated at the school for minor cuts.  One of the bullets slammed into a VCR in front of a teacher's desk while the other bullet hit a cabinet in the back of the room. The high school and Hogan Cedars Elementary School were placed in lockdown, which lasted a couple of hours.  Chad called Deborah, told her what he had done and walked home.  The police arrived around at his house around 3 p.m. and arrested Chad.  He led them to the field where he dumped the rifle.  Chad is charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder.  Gresham is a suburb of Portland.

Source: Salem-News - Shooting Places Two Gresham-Barlow Schools in Lockdown Tuesday; The Oregonian - Shots Fired at High School in Gresham; 10 Students Hurt; Salem Statesman Journal - Shot Fired at Gresham School Window; Students Hurt by Flying Glass; KPTV Channel 12 - Shots Fired into School Windows; Teen Faces Charges; Bend Weekly News - Teen Charged with Attempted Murder in School Shooting; Gresham Outlook - Shooter was 'Crying Out for Help,' Friends Say


Causey Middle School, Mobile, Alabama

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

One week after two girls fought at Mae Eanes Middle School in the same town, two more girls get into another fight.  However, this fight didn't include weapons, but was no less violent than the other.  The two participants today are two 14-year-old co-eds and what they fought over is unknown.  What we do know is that the fight took place in a hallway at the school and one of the girls sustained enough injuries from the physical fight that she had to be taken to Providence Hospital for treatment of those injuries.  Police detained the other girl but have not brought charges against her yet.

Source: Mobile Press Register - Fight at Causey Middle School Sends Teenage Girl to Hospital


Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia

Monday, April 16, 2007

Karan Grewal had just finished an all-nighter working on his accounting paper.  It was 5 in the morning and the sun hadn’t risen yet, but his roommate, Seung-Hui Cho had.  Seung-Hui didn’t say a word as he moved around Karan and went into the bathroom.  Karan went to his room and collapsed into his bed, thinking it to be just another day at Virginia Tech.  Seung-Hui made sure it wasn’t.  He left Suite 2121 in Harper Hall over an hour later and entered West Ambler Johnston Hall, a co-ed residence hall nearby.  He made his way up to Room 4040.  A female resident assistant heard Seung-Hui arguing with Emily Hilscher.  She heard more screams and then two gunshots.  The female RA went down the hall and found Emily and Ryan “Stack” Clark, the male RA of the floor, shot to death near Room 4040.  She called the police at 7:15, who responded and began interviewing students.  Unfortunately, only the female RA was able to provide the police with any information, even though bloody footprints were all over the hallway.  Police approached this double homicide as a domestic dispute and began looking for Emily’s boyfriend, Karl D. Thornhill, a student at nearby Radford University.  Officers were dispatched to pick up Karl and the police believed the worst was over.  Two hours later, they found out they were very, very wrong.  By now Seung-Hui had returned to his room in Harper Hall.  He collected 43 photos, 28 video clips and 23 pages of text, put them in an envelope and mailed the media to Steve Capus, the head of NBC News at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.  The time stamp on the envelope from the Blacksburg post office was 9:01.  School administrators sent an email out to the students at 9:26, alerting them that a shooting had occurred at West Ambler Johnson Hall.  The email asked the students to be observant and report any suspicious activity to the campus police.  While the police were interviewing Karl, Seung-Hui walked into Norris Hall, an engineering building on the other side of the campus from West Ambler Johnston.  Without warning or speaking a word, he went into Professor G. V. Loganathan’s advanced hydrology class and continued the deadliest school shooting in American history.  He was armed with a Walther .22-caliber pistol and a Glock 19 9mm handgun.  Thirteen grad students were in Professor Loganathan’s class.  One of them was Partahi “Mora” Lumbantoruan.  When Seung-Hui shot him, his body fell on fellow student Guillermo Colman.  Seung-Hui then shot down nearly all of the remaining students in the room.  Only four students in Room 206 of Norris Hall survived: Guillermo, Nathanial Krause, Lee Hixon and Chang-Min Park.  Students in Christopher James “Jamie” Bishop’s Elementary German class in Room 207 heard the gunfire from room 206 and asked Jamie to put something in front of the door, just in case.  No sooner had the words been uttered when Seung-Hui walked through the door and fired a round in Jamie’s head.  When Jamie fell to the floor and Seung-Hui’s line of sight cleared, he continued to fire on the shock, now terrorized students.  90 seconds later, Seung-Hui left the room in total chaos. Blood was everywhere, desks were overturned and spread throughout the classroom were the bodies of Seung-Hui’s classmates.  Trey Perkins, Derek O’Dell and Katelyn Carney survived Seung-Hui’s onslaught.  They raced to the door and put their feet up against it, making sure that Seung-Hui could not re-enter the room.  By now Seung-Hui was in the hallway, but he turned back to room 207 and tried to force his way back in.  Trey, Derek and Katelyn held firm on their side of the door.  Seung-Hui then fired four shots into the door, surprisingly; Trey, Derek and Katelyn were not struck by any of the bullets.  Seung-Hui moved down the hall to find an easier target.  He entered Room 211 where intermediate French was being taught by Jocelyne Couture-Nowak.  Seung-Hui killed Jocelyne and most of her students.  Reema Samaha, Ross Abdallah Alameddine, Daniel Perez Cueva, and Caitlin Hammaren had all been shot and killed by Seung-Hui.  Kristina Heeger and Hillary Strollo were two of the lucky students to survive from Room 211.  Kristina was shot in the stomach while Hillary had a bullet slice through her abdomen and fray her liver. Seung-Hui moved down the hall to Haiyan Cheng’s computer class.  Only ten students were in the room with her, but none of them were armed.  Three students, one being Zach Petkowicz, moved a heavy rectangular table in front of the door.  As soon as it was in place, Seung-Hui tried to enter the room.  He was able to open the door about six inches.  Seung-Hui thrust one of his guns into the room and fired two shots, none of which injured any student.  Seung-Hui reloaded his gun and moved on.  Professor Kevin Granata had heard all the shooting from his third floor office.  He came downstairs, right into the path of Seung-Hui and confronted him.  Seung-Hui shot him dead and moved on.  Michael Diersing, Kevin’s brother-in-law, also heard all the shooting on the second floor from his first floor office.  He stepped out into the hallway and discovered the doors to Norris Hall had been chained and padlocked.  They were all trapped in the building.  Several students were in the hallway by now and approaching the locked doors.  Michael directed them to his office, which had a lock, and he hoped it would be enough.  The last room Seung-Hui approached on the second floor was Professor Liviu Librescu’s solid mechanics class in Room 204.  They, too, had heard all the shooting, but hadn’t seen anything yet.  By the time Seung-Hui reached the room, most of the students had climbed out of the windows and were on the window ledge.  There were shrubs and grass below them which was able to cushion their jump.  Liviu, a Holocaust survivor from World War II, was holding his door closed.  The door would not lock and Seung-Hui proved stronger as he forced his way into the room and killed the professor with a shot to the head.  Seung-Hui walked to the back of the room where two students were huddling.  He shot at a girl and she cried out.  He then moved toward Matt Webster, who was still in the room.  Seung-Hui fired at Matt and the bullet grazed his hairline and then ricocheted through his upper right arm.  Matt pretended to be dead and Seung-Hui left the room.  At 9:45 a.m., police started getting 911 calls about the shootings in Norris Hall.  Police officers responded to the call and arrived within minutes.  Students were jumping out of the second story windows when they arrived.  Police stormed the building, broke through the locks and ran up to the second floor.  Seung-Hui entered one of the rooms, put one of his guns to his head and committed suicide.  One by one, the officers entered each classroom.   They helped out the Survivors and were horrified at the amount of carnage Seung-Hui had inflicted.  He was barely recognizable, as the suicide shot blew off most of his face.  They determined he was the shooter because the guns he still carried.  Paramedics arrived and a staging area was setup on Stanger Street, a block from Norris Hall.  This is where students with minor injuries were treated.  The severally wounded students were taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital, Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Lewis-Gale Medical Center and the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.  Because of high winds and a flurry of snow, helicopters could not be dispatched to the school. The ambulance convoys to the hospital started just after 10 a.m.  In all 28 students were wounded. Several students also went to the hospital to check on their friends.  So many came that the hospital opened up an unfinished empty room in the back of the building and brought in folding chairs for the traumatized students.  The room was dry walled, had a concrete floor and no TVs.  The students received news as more and more came in.  Parents and loved ones were also directed to the Inn at Virginia Tech.  At 9:06 in the evening, over 12 hours since Seung-Hui mailed the media envelope to NBC, police knocked on the door of Suite 2121 and interviewed his roommates.  They all said he was pretty much a loaner and rarely spoke to anyone.  The police took possession of several of Seung-Hui’s items and found out he bought the Walther pistol on February 9, 2007 from JND Pawn Brokers, right across the street from the campus.  For most of the next two months, Seung-Hui visited several stores in the area and bought ammunition for his pistol.  On March 16, 2007, Seung-Hui drove to Roanoke Firearms and bought the Glock for $571.  Both gun sales followed all the rules and procedures of Virginia law at the time.  On Wednesday, April 18, 2007, NBC News received Seung-Hui’s media envelope, made copies of the contents and turned the originals over to the police.  NBC Nightly News showed excerpts of the video clips and flipped through several of the pictures on their Wednesday evening broadcast.  The Virginia Tech massacre, now the nation’s deadliest shooting rampage ever (whether it be on campus or not), filled the air waves the rest of the week, even overshadowing the 8-year anniversary of the Columbine massacre on Friday, April 20, 2007.  To read the Virginia Tech Review Panel's report, click here.

THOSE WHO DIED:

Ross Abdallah Alameddine, 20

Christopher James “Jamie” Bishop, 35

Brain Roy Bluhm, 25

killer Seung-Hui Cho, 23

Ryan “Stack” Clark, 22 Austin Cloyd, 18

Jocelyne Couture-Nowak

Daniel Alejandro Perez Cueva, 21

Kevin Granata, 46

Matthew Gregory Gwaltney

Caitlin Hammaren, 19

Jeremy Herbstritt, 27

Rachael Elizabeth Hill, 18

Emily Jane Hilscher, 19

Jarrett Lane, 22

Matthew La Porte, 20

Henh “Henry” Ly, 20

Liviu Librescu, 76

G. V. Loganathan, 51

Partahi “Mamora” Halomoan Lumbantoruan, 34

Lauren McCain, 20

Daniel O’Neil, 22

Juan Ramon Ortiz, 26

Minal Panchal, 26

Erin Peterson, 18

Michael Steven Pohle Jr., 23

Julia Pryde, 23

Mary Karen Read, 19 Reema Samaha, 18

Waleed Shaalan

Leslie Sherman, 20

Maxine Turner, 22

Nicole White, 20

 THE INJURED:

Katelyn Carney Park Chang-Min, 27 Guillermo Coleman, 38
Garrett Evans Colin Goddard Wally Grant

Emily Haas

Kristina Heeger

Nathanial Krause

Sean McQuade, 22

Heidi Miller, 19

Derek O’Dell, 20

Kevin Sterne, 22

Hillary Strollo

Theresa Walsh

 Matt Webster 12 other students  

 Source: Washington Post – How Va. Tech Massacre Unfolded; Yahoo! News – Va. Tech Gunman Sent Material to NBC; Yahoo News! – Va. Tech Stunned by Images of Gunman; CNN – Virginia Tech President: Shooter was Asian Student; CNN – Chief: At Least 20 Dead in Campus Shootings; Washington Post – 32 Killed in Virginia Tech Shootings, at Least 24 Injured; Richmond Times-Dispatch – 31 Dead at Va. Tech; MSNBC – Surviving the Gunman’s Bullets: One Student’s Story; CBS News – List of Virginia Tech Shooting Victims; MSNBC – Victims in Virginia Tech Massacre; Richmond Times-Dispatch – Remembering… Profiles of Those Killed; Yahoo! News - Tech Victims Receive Posthumous Degrees; Yahoo! News - Wounded Va Tech Student Leaves Hospital; April 16: Virginia Tech Remembers (book); Yahoo! News - Va. Tech Begins Day of Mourning a Year After Mass Shooting

Webmaster's Note: You may think since this is now the worst school shooting ever, that my source list would be longer.  I did something different for this entry and that is why the source is as short as it is.  Typically I use Google News to search for the latest news stories about school shootings and school stabbings.  I then print the stories, stack them one right behind the other and then read through them all in that order to create my entry.  This time, I focused on a few news sources (Yahoo! News, MSNBC, CNN, the Washington Post and the Richmond Times-Dispatch).  I printed the stories and stacked them one right behind the other.  However, I the first one I read was from the Washington Post - How Va. Tech Massacre Unfolded from Thursday, April 19, 2007.  I believed this one story would have all the information the other previous stories had, and for the most part it did.  I printed out over a half inch of paper of news stories dating from 11:55 Monday morning, all the way to late Friday afternoon.  There are so many more news stories out there on the web about this deadly school shooting and I believe I have enough of them to verify the facts that I have stated in this entry, even though I'm not going to list every single new story that I have.


Rick Hansen High School, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

School violence marches on.  With the US reeling from the massacre at Virginia Tech, an unnamed 15-year-old boy who doesn't attend Rick Hansen High came to the school this afternoon looking for two students.  A fight ensued and two male students tried to break up the fight.  The good Samaritans are a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy.  The male non-student stabbed one of the good Samaritans in the abdomen and buttocks while the other one sustained only superficial wounds.  Both of the students were taken to Credit Valley Hospital for treatment.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault. 

Source: Mississauga News - Teen Arrested in School Stabbing


Haileybury College (High School), Keysborough, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Haileybury College is a prestigious school in the Keysborough suburb of Melbourne.  Parents can pay up to $20,000 (Australian) a year for their child's education.  This afternoon, while waiting for a bus, two year 10 students began fighting.  The scene climaxed when one of the boys stabbed his opponent with a large knife.  The wounded boy was taken to the hospital and received eight stitches to secure the wound.  The school expelled our young instigator.  Police questioned the boy but so far have not brought charges against him.

Source: news.com.au - School Waited Two Days to Report Stabbing


Greenside High School, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

This afternoon around 1:45, four unnamed boys, ranging in age from 16 to 20, robbed a 14-year-old boy at the back gate of Greenside High.  The young boy's cousin, 17-year-old Moeketsi Motlhakoana, intervened during the robbery and was stabbed above the right ear by one of the four boys.  The foursome then fled the school, however they didn't get far as six matric boys chased them down and dragged them back to the school's office.  Moeketsi was taken to the hospital for treatment.  The four instigators were taken into custody on charges of robbery and assault.  Police say that one of the four boys is a 20-year-old student from Malvern High School in Kensington.  They believe he is the one who stabbed Moeketsi.

Source: Independent Online - Boys Catch Fellow Student's Alleged Attackers


Bhokwe High School, Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Monday, April 23, 2007

After being absent from school for two weeks, an unnamed 16-year-old boy and his friend got drunk and returned to school today.  The drunk duo burst into a Grade 11 classroom and began arguing.  The teacher in the room asked the boy where he had been.  He became violent by smashing desks and chairs.  The boy then pulled out a knife and stabbed the teacher in the back.  The drunk duo then left the school, but were picked up by the police within the hour.  The teacher was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.  Our young instigator is charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and malicious damage to property.

Source: The Mercury - Pupil (16) in Court After Stabbing Incident


Halifax West High School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Monday, April 23, 2007

This afternoon around 3:30, two boys began fighting in the parking lot of their school.  Both of the boys are 17-years-old and one of them is Eddie Power.  During the fight, the unnamed boy pulled out a knife and stabbed Eddie in the chest.  Our young instigator tried to flee the scene, but was apprehended by the school's police liaison officer.  Eddie was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The instigator was charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possessing a weapon dangerous to the public and violating an earlier court order to keep the peace.  Following the school's zero tolerance policy, Eddie was suspended from class for five days for participating in the fight.  His mother is going to appeal the decision.

Source: The Chronicle Herald - Teenage Boy Arraigned in School Lot Stabbing; The Chronicle Herald - Suspension Unfair, Stabbing Victim Says; The Daily News (Halifax) - Stabbed Student Irate About His Suspension


Sandhills Middle School, Gaston, South Carolina

Monday, April 23, 2007

School violence returns to the states with a student using a pencil as a weapon.  A 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy were arguing when the older boys stabbed the younger boy in the right thigh with a pencil.  The school's nurse was able to extract the pencil tip from the boy's thigh.  Our young unnamed instigator also threatened to kill another 14-year-old boy.  He is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

Source: WIS Channel 10 - Sandhills Student Charged with Assault After Alleged Pencil-Stabbing


Niyona Junior Secondary School, Mount Frere, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

This morning around 11 an unidentified man clad in a balaclava, wearing dark sunglasses and a brown jacket, asked to see Fundiswa Sonqishe, a teacher at Niyona Junior Secondary School.  He was allowed into her classroom, which was filled with Grade Two students, ranging in age from 8 to 10, had already arrived.  The unidentified man pulled out a gun and shot Fundiswa, 32, three times in front of her students.  She was struck in the head once and the neck twice.  He then fled from the school and police are looking for him.  Fundiswa died instantly.  The young students were traumatized by witnessing such a violent act.

Source: SABC News - Teacher Gunned Down During Class; Mail & Guardian - Teacher Killed in Front of Pupils; Independent Online - Teacher's Murder Raises Security Issues


Silver High School, Silver City, New Mexico

Friday, April 27, 2007

This afternoon as students were leaving for the day, three students began arguing in the school's parking lot.  Anthony Griego, Anthony Montoya, both 16, and an unidentified third student are the participants of this argument. The argument climaxed when Anthony Griego pulled out a knife and stabbed Anthony Montoya in the lower abdomen. Anthony Montoya was taken to Gila Regional Medical Center.  Anthony Griego fled from the scene and police are interviewing witnesses to try and located him.  Early the next morning Anthony Montoya died from the stab wound and police had Anthony Griego in custody.  On Friday, may 25, 2007, Anthony Griego was charged as an adult with one count of murder, tampering with evidence and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school property.

Source: KOAT Channel 7 - Police Investigate Stabbing at Silver High School; El Paso Times - Silver City Student Held in Slayings of Classmate; KOB Channel 4 - Silver City Teen to be Tried as Adult for Stabbing


Community High School, Chesterfield, Virginia

Monday, April 30, 2007

Two weeks after the massacre at Virginia Tech, school violence returns to the state.  A weekend dispute between two male students climaxed this morning when the argued in one of the school's restrooms.  One of the boys pulled out a knife and stabbed his opponent.  The injured student was treated for his wound and the instigator was arrested.  Community High School is an alternative school for students at risk of not graduating.

Source: WRIC Channel 8 - Chesterfield Student Stabbed at School


Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York

Monday, April 30, 2007

On Saturday, April 28, 2007, 22-year-old Lavonne Richards, a freshman, and 19-year-old Michael A. Alexis, a sophomore, fought over an unknown topic at the "Porter Pig Out," an end-of-semester barbecue held outside Porter Hall.  The fight was brief, but was not over.  Around 9:40 this evening, the fight resumed outside the co-ed North Wing dormitory.  During the resumed fight, Michael stabbed Lavonne.  The university police station is right across the street from the dormitory.  The officers responded to the melee as Lavonne was falling to the ground.  He suffered a collapsed lung and cuts and scrapes to his hands. He was taken to Erie county Medical Center via ambulance and listed in fair condition.  Police recovered a pocket knife and scissors from the scene.  Michael was arrested the next day and charged with felony gang assault, felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Source: The Buffalo News - Buffalo State Defends Notice to Students About Stabbing


Edison Middle School, Miami, Florida

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

This afternoon two unidentified students began arguing over an unknown topic.  The heated exchange of words climaxed when one of the students stabbed the other student in the chest with a pencil.  The wounded student was treated at the scene.  The news story doesn't say what happened to our young instigator.

Source: CBS 4 - Student Stabbed with Pencil at Local Middle School


Alpine (High) School, Gainesville, Georgia

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Just after 11 this morning, another fight between two students results in one of the being stabbed by the other with a pencil.  The two16-year-old male students began shoving each other in the classroom.  The fight spilled over into the hallway where one of the boys stabbed the other boy in the back three times.  Our young instigator was charged with aggravated assault.  The pencil did not penetrate the boy's skin, but did create holes in his clothing.  Alpine School is a state-funded school for students with emotional or behavioral disorders.

Source: Access North Ga - Student Stabbed at Gainesville School; Gainesville Times - Student Charged in Pencil Attack


South Pemiscot Middle School, Steele, Missouri

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

This morning on the bus ride to school, Raymond Allen Johnson and John Moore, both 14, exchanged hellos as John boarded the bus.  Raymond let John pass him and then he began stabbing him in the back with a hunting knife.  John was stabbed nineteen times, in the chest, back, legs and arms.  The bus driver pulled into a convenience store parking lot where the store owner and several bystanders pulled our young instigator off the bus and disarmed him.  John was taken to Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, Arkansas, before being transferred to Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee.  The police are holding Raymond on first degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.  The following week the juvenile courts in Pemiscot County declared Raymond would be tried as an adult.

Source: WMC-TV Channel 5 - Student Hospitalized with Multiple Wounds After Altercation; KAIT Channel 8 - School Bus Stabbing Sends Student to Hospital; WREG Channel 3 - Stabbing Victim's Family Prays for Recovery; San Bernardino County Sun - Boy is Held After Youth Stabbed on School Bus; Standard Democrat - Teen is Declared Adult by Court


Gettysburg Elementary School, Dayton, Ohio

Thursday, May 3, 2007

This morning an unidentified 16-year-old was supposed to be in school by 8:30.  However, he stayed home at his sister's apartment in the 1000 block of Danner Avenue.  He went into a hidden crawl space in the attic and pulled out an air gun and two cartridges.  Around 9:45 he started firing out of the back bedroom window.  His shots hit school bus number 313, carrying ten preschoolers ages 3 to 4.  The pellets shattered the glass in the windows.  The bus driver quickly moved the bus out of the boy's line of sight and called the police.  She was struck in the eye by a piece of glass. The boy was arrested and charged with ten counts of delinquency by reason of felonious assault, one count of inducing panic and one count of vandalism.

Source: Dayton Daily News - Youth, 16, Arrested in Shooting of School Bus; Akron Beacon Journal - Shots from Pellet Gun Shatter Windows on School Bus


Tidehaven High School, El Maton, Texas

Friday, May 4, 2007

This morning 15-year-old Allison Camacho asked band teacher Stephen Krupicka if she could use the restroom.  He allowed her to go and she went to the rest room with no purse or book bag.  When Allison arrived at the rest room, she pulled out a .38-caliber Taurus revolver from her clothes, put the gun to her head and committed suicide.  A few students reportedly heard the gunshot, but to them it sounded like books hitting the ground.  Stephen sent another student to check on Allison and she found her in the restroom bleeding profusely from the gunshot wound.  The school called 911 at 8:33 and by 9 a.m., Allison was dead.  Her friends told police she had been depressed of late and talked about suicide.

Source: Bay City Tribune - Student Takes Life on Tidehaven Campus; Houston Chronicle - Teen Kills Self at a Matagorda County School; Victoria Advocate - Tidehaven Freshman Shoots Herself at School


Campus Community High School, Dover, Delaware

Friday, May 4, 2007

Also this morning an unnamed 16-year-old male student brought a knife to school with him.  He took it out and stabbed an unidentified student in the leg.  The injured student reported the incident a short time later and only received a minor scratch mark.  School administrators called the police who came and arrested our young instigator.  He is charged with second-degree assault, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a deadly weapon in a safe school zone.

Source: WBOC Channel 16 - Dover Student Accused of Stabbing Another


Fairview Elementary School, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Friday, May 4, 2007

This evening around 5, two Grade 8 female students began arguing.  Neither of the girls attend the school.  One of the girls pulled out a knife and stabbed her opponent in the chest, a half-millimeter from striking her heart.  The injured girl was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital where she was treated.  Our young instigator was taken into custody by the Nanaimo RCMP.

Source: Victoria Times Colonist - Spat Between Nanaimo Teens Nearly Ends in Knifing Death


Asian High School, Tan Binh District of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Two different gangs at the privately-run Asian High School called each other several days ago and agreed to fight each other today at their alma mater.  Nguyen Tan Truong Giang, 16, commands a gang of at least ten students and their friends.  Le Anh Duy, also 16, command the other group of 14 teens.  Two members in Nguyen's gang are Ngo Tri Thinh, 17, and Cao Anh Khoa, 18.  One member in Le's group is 17-year-old Vo Thanh Dat.  During the fight, Nguyen's gang took the upper hand and the fight climaxed when Ngo and Cao stabbed Vo repeatedly in the chest and back.  Vo was taken to the hospital where he died.  Three other unidentified gang members were wounded. The police arrested eight students altogether, including Ngo, Cao and Nguyen.  They also seized six sabers, one knife and one iron bar from the fight scene. 

Source: Thanh Nien Daily - High School Knife Fight Kills One, Injures 3


Al Umariya Preparatory (Elementary) School for Boys, Rafah, Gaza Strip, Israel

Sunday, May 6, 2007

As students, parents and teachers were leaving a festival to celebrate the end of the school year, gunmen from a religious extremist group, Salafist, opened fire and tossed two grenades on them.  The barraged killed Suleiman al-Shaer, a bodyguard for Majid Abu Shamallah, and wounded six others,  The injured included a teacher, a former teacher, two protesters and two students, ages 14 and 9. Majid is a lawmaker from President Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party and was in attendance at the party.  Palestinian security forces detained the two gunmen.

Source: Relief Web - One Killed, Six Wounded in UN School Shooting in Gaza; CBS News - U.N. Beefs Up Security After Gaza Attack; New York Times - Clash at U.N.-Run Gaza School Wounds 6


La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Two and a half years ago Jemma Clancy was vacationing in Phuket, Thailand when a devastating tsunami hit south east Asia on December 26, 2004.  She survived the devastation and returned home to Australia.  Today she was attacked by fellow student 23-year-old Sarah Jean Cheney in the library restroom.  The 27-year-old co-ed was stabbed in the upper body and rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital where she underwent surgery.  Police arrested Sarah and charged her with attempted murder.

Source: The Border Mail - Student Who Escaped Boxing Day Tsunami Stabbed in University Toilet Block


Lower Cross Roads Secondary School, Phillippi East, Western Cape, South Africa

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

School violence moved on from Australia to South Africa with a shooting of a Grade 8 student.  Mbongiseni Mayongo, 17, was shot in his right arm below the elbow from a bullet that was fired through the classroom window.  Mbongiseni was rushed to Mitchells Plain Day Hospital for treatment.  Police are looking for the shooter.

Source: SABC News - Another Pupil Rushed to Hospital After Being Shot; iafrica.com - Hunt on for School Shooting Gunman


Beaverton High School, Beaverton, Michigan

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

This morning before classes began, two male students began arguing over an unknown topic.  One of the boys is 16-years-old and the other is 15.  The older boy began pushing, punching and hitting the younger boy, who responded by pulling out a knife and stabbing the older boy in the arm.  The wounded boy was taken to the Mid-Michigan Medical Center - Gladwin for treatment.  Our young instigator fled the scene of the crime but was arrested later in the day.  He is charged with assault.

Source: WJRT Channel 12 - Student Stabbed at Beaverton High School; Gladwin County Record - Stabbing at Beaverton High School


Moorhead Junior High School, Conroe, Texas

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

This afternoon school violence struck again, this time in Texas.  Two male students, one in the eighth grade and the other in the seventh, began arguing in the lunch line at 12:50.  The unnamed eighth grader pulled out a knife with a 3-inch blade and attacked his opponent.  School officials in the cafeteria quickly restored order, restrained the instigator, took possession of the knife and transported the injured boy to the nurse's office.  The injured boy was taken to Woodlands Memorial Hermann Hospital as a precaution while the police arrested the instigator.

Source: KHOU Channel 11 - Conroe ISD Letter About School Stabbing; KHOU Channel 11 - Conroe Student Stabbed at School


Hlengisa Intermediate School, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Thursday, May 10, 2007

An unnamed male teacher was at his blackboard teaching his students isiXhosa, the official language of South Africa, when an unnamed Grade 8 student came up behind him and stabbed him in the buttocks.  The injured teacher went to the principal's office where he received medical aid.  The boy was taken into custody by the police.

Source: Independent Online - Pupil Stabs Teacher in the Buttocks; The Cape Times - Pupil Stabs Teacher in the Buttocks


Henry Ford High School, Detroit, Michigan

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Two former HFHS students, both male and 17-years-old, now attend Mackenzie High School' Second Chance program.  The boys were at their former school around 2 this afternoon when a white Ford Taurus with four people inside pulled up and began firing upon them.  One of the boys was shot in the face and the other grazed along his back. The boy shot in the face was taken to Providence Hospital in Southfield while the other boy refused to be treated at the school.  Police began looking for the Taurus.

Source: Detroit Free Press - Two Students Shot in Suspected Gang Clash Outside Henry Ford High School; Detroit News - Teens Shot Outside Henry Ford High School


West Mesquite High School, Mesquite, Texas

Saturday, May 12, 2007

This evening at West Mesquite's drill team spring show, 17-year-old Latret Thompson, a student from Dallas, began arguing with the students from West Mesquite.  Latret called two of his friends for help in winning the argument.  Keldrick Payton and Lebreon Johnson, both 17, arrived in a few minutes with a shotgun in their car.  Keldrick pulled the shotgun from the trunk and fired it into a crowd of people.  An unidentified 18-year-old student was struck in the leg by the blast.  The injured student was taken to the hospital for treatment.  On Monday, Mesquite police officers arrested the trio and charged them with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Source: Dallas Morning News - 3 Teens Arrested in Shooting at High School; Pegasus News - Dallas Teens Arrested in Weekend Shotgun Shooting at West Mesquite High; McKinney Courier Gazette - 3 Arrests Made in West Mesquite Shooting


Dianbai County Number Three Middle School, Maoming, Guangdong Province, China

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Six boys have been bullying 17-year-old Wu Jianguo for some time now.  They've been asking him for his protection money to keep them from beating him up.  They should have asked him to join their group as Wu challenged the odds and decided to fight back.  Around 8:30 this evening during a study session, Wu, a solitary, irritable figure attacked the six boys as they got off of an elevator with a small knife used for sharpening pencils. He stabbed one of the boys to death and injured the other five.  Wu fled the school yard and the injured boys called for help.  They were taken to the hospital for treatment where one of the boys died from loss of blood.  Wu turned himself into the police later in the evening.  

Source: BBC News - Two Die in China School Stabbing; Pravda - Chinese Student Stabs Two Classmates to Death and Injures Four Because of Bullying; china.org.cn - Secondary School Killing Spree Leaves Two Dead


West Richmond Education Center (Middle School), Evanston, Nova Scotia, Canada

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Over the previous weekend, two Grade 8 13-year-old boys argued over an unknown topic.  They resumed their argument at school today with a scuffle.  During the physical fight, one of the boy's stabs his opponent in the shoulder with a pair of scissors.  The wounded boy is taken to the hospital and stitched up.  Our young instigator is arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and charged with assault with a weapon.  The injured boy returned to school the next day while the instigator was suspended for at least five days.

Source: Chronicle Herald - Boy, 13, Charged After C. B. Student Stabbed; Halifax Daily News - Student Charged After Scissor Stabbing Incident at Cape Breton School


Liberty Memorial Middle School, Los Fresnos, Texas

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Just ten miles north of the Mexico border, a 14-year-old male student pulled out a .38-caliber semiautomatic pistol and fired it in a restroom at the school.  The shooting occurred around 10 a.m.  Nobody was physically injured from the shot and police officers were able to convince the boy to surrender peacefully.  By the end of the day, police arrested the boy's father, 41-year-old Jose Angel Perez, on child endangerment charges.  The boy is in a juvenile detention center charged with deadly conduct, unauthorized use of a weapon on school premises, possession of a prohibited weapon, exhibition of a firearm and making terrorist threats.  According to reports Jose left the pistol unattended, allowing the boy to pick it up and bring it to school.

Source: Houston Chronicle - Shot Fired in South Texas Middle School; Brownsville Herald - Father, Son Arrested After Gun Fired at Liberty MS; The Monitor - Shots Fired at Middle School


Linden Elementary School, Linden, Alabama

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Two 16-year-old female students brought school violence to LES this morning.  Jasime Smith and her unnamed opponent were riding a bus to LES for breakfast.  The school districts uses several buses to take high school students from their campus to the elementary school for breakfast.  During the ride over, Jasime and the other girl sat apart after having an exchange of words at the high school.  As the bus was sitting at LES, Jasime got out of her seat, walked to the back of bus where the other girl sat and stabbed her on the side of her head and neck.  The school's nurse treated the injured girl.  Jasime also sustained injuries from the knife when she tired to hide it from authorities.  She tried to hide the knife up her shirt sleeve but only succeeded in cutting herself between two fingers.  After getting stitched up at a doctor's office, police took Jasime to jail on assault charges.

Source: Demopolis Times - Stabbing at LES Leaves 2 Injured


Holt Elementary School, Holt, Alabama

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Around 4:30 this afternoon, a 28-year-old unnamed woman and an unnamed 24-year-old women began fighting at a convenient store on Jack Warner Parkway with two unidentified women and their mother.  (I had to read the brief news article several times to get the previous sentence correct.  I hope you'll be able to follow along.)  The fight moved from the convenient store to the parking lot of Holt Elementary School.  Here the fight turned physical and the 28-year-old unnamed woman was stabbed.  She was taken to the hospital and her condition is unknown.  It is also unknown as to which of the three instigators stabbed her and if even they were arrested or not.  

Source: WVUA Channel 7 - Stabbing at Holt Elementary


Roosevelt High School, Portland, Oregon

Monday, May 21, 2007

Around 9:30 this morning, two unidentified students (here we go again) began fighting over an unknown topic while in the school's hallway.  The fight climaxed when one of the students pulled out a knife and stabbed the other student in the back. The injured student was taken to the hospital for treatment.  Police arrested our young instigator.

Source: The Oregonian - Stabbing in Hallway of Roosevelt High Schools Sends One Student to Hospital; KPTV Channel 12 - Police: Student Stabbed in Back at Roosevelt High School


A Secondary School in Owerri, Imo, Nigeria

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The school's principal began arguing with Johnbosco Okezue, a senior, today over an examination fee.  Johnbosco was writing the Mathematics examination in the current Senior Secondary School Certificate when the unnamed principal approached him and told him to pay the N600 examination tax.  Most of the tax (N500) would go to the invigilator and the rest would allow the students to write the examination the way they wanted.  The argument climaxed when the principal, yes the principal, pulled out a gun and shot Johnbosco to death.  Police arrested the trigger-happy educator and plan to charge him with murder when the investigation wraps up.

Source: Vanguard (of Nigeria) - Police Arrest Principal for Shooting Student


White Pine Middle School, Saginaw, Michigan

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A 13-year-old female student had no idea she was about to be assaulted today when an unidentified student came up behind her, pulled her to the ground by her hair and began punched her in the face repeatedly.  The assault climaxed when her unknown assailant grabbed a pencil and lodged it in the side of her neck, just above the left collarbone.  Our young assailant is a female sixth-grader.  She was suspended for a number of days but so far faces no criminal charges.

Source: The Saginaw News - School Probes Second Assault


C. W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute (High School), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

This is another case of neighborhood violence spilling over into the school. An argument between 15-year-old Jordan Manners, a Grade 9 student, and an unidentified individual began at strip mall near the school.  The fight continued when Jordan and his opponent returned to school.  They argued outside for a time and when Jordan went into the school, his opponent followed.  Our unknown instigator was able to bring a handgun onto the school grounds for the climatic final battle.  At 2:38 Jordan and his opponent fought again, this time in the second floor hallway.  Our unknown instigator pulled out the gun and shot Jordan in the chest before fleeing the scene.  Police responded to a 911 call from C. W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute.  They were told a student had drowned in the school's pool.  However, when they arrived, they Found Jordan laying in the hallway bleeding profusely.  Jordan was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital but doctors were unable to keep the boy alive.  On Sunday, May 27, 2007, police arrested two 17-year-old male teens and charged them with first-degree murder.

Source: The Barrie Examiner - Teen Dies in School Shooting; Toronto High School Locked Down for Hours; Edmonton Journal - Teen Killed in School Shooting; CTV - Suspect in T.O. School Shooting Still at Large; The Globe and Mail - Teen Shot Dead in Toronto School; Mainichi Daily News - Two Canadian Teens Charged with Murder in Fatal School Shooting


Oak Haven Elementary School, Coventry, Rhode Island

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

At 4:53 this evening, a 13-year-old boy on the playground of Oak Haven Elementary School was approached by an 11-year-old boy carrying a BB gun.  The older boy was bullying the younger boy.  Our young instigator then began shooting BBs at the older boy.  He was struck in the left hand, stomach and chest.  Rescue workers treated the boy at the scene.  The unnamed shooter was arrested at the school and charged with disorderly conduct and felony assault with the use of a device similar to a firearm.

Source: Kent County Daily Times - Student Shot with BB Gun


Eerste River High School, Kuilsriver, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Monday, May 28, 2007

While America celebrated Memorial Day, school violence marched on in South Africa.  When the 11 a.m. bell rang and students began switching classes, a scuffle in one of the school's hallways led to violence. Mogammat Kannemeyer, a 17-year-old Grade 9 student, teased an unnamed 17-year-old epileptic male student.  The bullied Grade 9 student retaliated by pulling a pair of scissors from his bag and stabbed Mogammat a number of times in the neck and chest.  Mogammat was rushed to Eerste River Hospital where he died two hours later.  Police arrested our young instigator and charged him with murder.  Mogammat was buried the next day according to Muslim rites.

Source: SABC News - High School Stabbing Suspect to Appear in Court; Independent Online - Pupil Stabbed to Death with Scissors; News 24 - Schoolboy Killed 'After Teasing'


Hickory Grove Elementary School, Charlotte, North Carolina

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Earlier today two teenage boys had an argument.  One of the teens is 13-years-old and the other is 17. This evening around 7 p.m., their paths crossed again on the campus of Hickory Grove Elementary.   The argument continued and climaxed when the older teen pulled out a knife and stabbed the younger teen.  The injured teen was taken to the hospital and police arrested our young unidentified instigator.

Source: WSOC Channel 9 - 13-Year-Old Youth Stabbed Outside East Charlotte School; Charlotte Observer - Boy, 13, Stabbed in Abdomen


Valley Forge Military Academy & College (High School), Wayne, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A few hours later, it was lights out for the cadets at Valley Forge Military Academy.  Just after 10 p.m., two 17-year-old male cadets began roughhousing and things went to far.  One of the boys pulled out a pair of scissors and stabbed his opponent.  The fight was captured on video tape.  The injured cadet was flown to Temple University Hospital while police arrested the other cadet and charged him with assault.

Source: WPVI Channel 6 - Student Stabbed at VFMA&C


North Heights Junior High School, Texarkana, Arkansas

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Today two male students who had been friendly toward each other throughout the day surprised everyone when they began arguing during in-school suspension.  One of the boys is 13 and the other is 14. The heated exchange of words climaxed when the younger boy retrieved a hair pick from his bag and stabbed his older opponent in the elbow.  The injured student went to the teacher and told her what happened.  She was able to detain our young instigator and called for help from school authorities.  The injured boy was taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center while the instigator was arrested by police and charged with second-degree battery.

Source: Texarkana Gazette - Student Arrested in Stabbing


Vandora Springs Elementary School, Garner, North Carolina

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

For an undisclosed reason, an unidentified assailant shot a parent of a student with a soft pellet gun.  The pellet did not penetrate the skin.  Police are looking for the driver of a red compact car.

Source: NBC 17 - Pellet Gun Shooting at Two Schools; News & Observer - Pellet Gun Shooter Hits Garner Children


North Garner Middle School, Garner, North Carolina

Thursday, May 31, 2007

For an undisclosed reason, an unidentified assailant (police believe it is the same one from yesterday) shot three students with a soft pellet gun.  The pellets did not penetrate the skin.  Police are looking for the driver of a red compact car.

Source: NBC 17 - Pellet Gun Shooting at Two Schools; News & Observer - Pellet Gun Shooter Hits Garner Children


Virginia Peterson Elementary School, Paso Robles, California

Monday, June 4, 2007

This evening around 9 p.m., an unidentified janitor was trying to open the door to the teacher's lounge when he was assaulted by two unidentified men.  One of the men grabbed the janitor from the back and cut him with a knife.  At this point in the news story the unidentified duo is never mentioned again so I assume they fled the scene.  The janitor was able to drive himself to Paso Robles High School where he reported the assault to his supervisor.  He was treated by paramedics for his wounds.  Police are looking for the two unidentified assailants.

Source: San Luis Obispo - Janitor Stabbed at Paso Elementary School Monday Night


Braeton Primary and Junior High School, St. Catherine, Jamaica

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

As police investigated tomorrow's school stabbing at the same school, they discovered this act of school violence.  Unfortunately, the news story doesn't say a whole lot about it, just two sentences.  Two boys at the school began fighting when one of the boys pulled out a knife and stabbed his opponent. Our young unidentified instigator fled the school and the condition of the wounded boy is unknown.  For statistical purposes I am counting this as a junior high school.

Source: Radio Jamaica - Other Stabbing Incidents at St. Catherine Schools Brought to Light


Braeton Primary and Junior High School, St. Catherine, Jamaica

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Johnor Dinnal and an unidentified male student, both 14, began fighting this morning around 10:30 over an unknown topic.  The fight, which occurred during recess, climaxed when Johnor's opponent pulled out a knife and began stabbing him repeatedly.  The instigator fled the school while Johnor was taken to the hospital where he died.  Police arrested our unknown instigator about an hour later and charged him with murder.  The sad part of this story is that the instigator was suspended from the school but still managed to enter the property. For statistical purposes I am counting this as a junior high school.

Source: The Jamaica Observer - Braeton Student Stabbed to Death During Fight at School; Radio Jamaica - Student Killed at Braeton Primary and Junior High School; RJR 94 FM - Teen Involved in Fatal School Stabbing Incident to be Charged


Bridgeport High School, St. Catherine, Jamaica

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

While police were tied up at Braeton, two girls began fighting at Bridgeport High School.  One of the girls is 16-years-old and the other is 15-years-old.  The fight climaxed when the older girl stabbed her opponent in the head, face and finger.

Source: The Jamaica Observer - Braeton Student Stabbed to Death During Fight at School; Radio Jamaica - Other Stabbing Incidents at St. Catherine Schools Brought to Light


George S. Middleton High School, Tampa, Florida

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

School violence rolls on, even through summer school.  Just before one this afternoon, four teens looking for 17-year-old Octavious Laundry pulled up to the school in a green sedan.  One of the boys is 17-year-old Ariel Cruise, one is 20-year-old Christopher Lemons, another is an unnamed 16-year-old boy and the last boy is unidentified.  Ariel and two of the other teens exited the vehicle and began looking for their target.  They spotted Octavious in the school's courtyard.  Ariel pulled out a .22-caliber handgun and fired it.  Luckily, the bullet didn't strike Octavious and it was stopped by a thick glass window at the school.  All four teens fled the school after the shot was fired.  In the evening, police arrested Ariel and charged him with aggravated assault with a firearm.  The mother of the unnamed 16-year-old turned in her son that evening as well.  Police charged him with trespassing on school property.  Christopher turned himself in on Friday.  Police charged him with aggravated assault with a firearm and trespassing on school property with a firearm. They are still looking for the fourth boy.

Source: My Fox Tampa Bay - Police Arrest Two Teens in High School Shooting; The News-Press - 2 Tampa Teens Arrested After School Shooting; St. Petersburg Times - Police Seek 2 More Youths in School Shooting; Tampa Tribune - 3rd Person Jailed in High School Shooting


St. Michael's (Middle) School, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Thursday, June 7, 2007

At this private day and boarding school for children between the ages of 3 and 18, an unnamed 13-year-old boy brings a BB gun to school today.  While the students are on one of the school's back fields, he began firing the gun at his fellow classmates.  He aims at one boy and strikes him in the eye.  Several other classmates then rugby-tackled the boy and alerted the school staff.  The wounded boy was taken to Prince Phillip Hospital for treatment.  The police arrived and arrested our young instigator.

Source: BBC News - Boy Leaves School After Shooting; icWales - Private School Teen Shoots at Fellow Pupils


Garfield Park Academy, Willingboro, New Jersey

Thursday, June 7, 2007

A 15-year-old male special needs student grabbed two pairs of scissors today and began threatening the staff and other students.  It was about 4 in the afternoon when the situation developed.  School administrators called police and when they arrived, the unnamed boy left the school.  However, he was confronted in the parking lot by Sergeant William Smith.  William ordered the boy to drop the scissors.  The boy refused and made an aggressive move toward the officer.  William then shot the boy in the chest and abdomen.  He was flown to Cooper University Hospital in Camden to undergo surgery.  Garfield Park Academy is a private school that teaches students in grades K-12 with emotional or behavioral disorders.  For statistical purposes, I am counting this as a high school.

Source: CBS 3 - Willingboro Police Shoot Scissor Wielding Student; Cherry Hill Courier Post - Willingboro Cop Shoots Boy


Sakor Primary School, Sisakhon, Narathiwat Province, Thailand

Monday, June 11, 2007

Around lunchtime today, Muslim insurgents stormed into Sakor's library with guns drawn.  They killed two female Buddhist teachers.  One of the teachers was the acting head teacher, Yupaporn Sengwat.  The other teacher was unidentified.

Source: Brisbane Times - Buddhist Teachers Slain in Daytime Shooting


Fatima High School, Pul-i-Alam, Logar Province, Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Today at noon as students and teachers were leaving the Fatima High School, two gunmen on motorbikes approached and opened fire.  The gunmen killed students Shukria and Saadia and a 29-year-old teacher, all female.  The gunfire wounds four female students, ranging in age from 12 to 18.  The girls are taught in two shifts during the day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  The gunmen struck as the two shifts were changing.  This attack follows other attacks on Afghan women as some try to stop the education of women and revert back to the days when the Taliban controlled the country.

THOSE WHO DIED:

Saadia, 13 Shukria, 12

Source: Associated Press of Pakistan - UNICEF Condemns Fatal Shooting Outside Afghan Girls' School; Times Online - Taleban (sic) is Accused of Murdering Girl Who Had Dared to Attend School; Reuters AlertNet - Girls Fear to Go to School After Shooting Incident


Winston Spencer Churchill (Elementary) School, Mexico City, Mexico

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

This morning as student and teachers began arriving for another day of school, 50-year-old Fernando Martinez was planning to turn their world upside.  For an unknown reason, he walked right up to 36-year-old Carla Jimenez Balloz and shot her in the face.  Carla is the preschool director and she died from this attack.  School security guards wrestled Fernando to the ground and turned him over to the police.  Fernando sends his own children to the school so it wasn't unusual for him to be there in the morning.  The school is private school that teaches students from preschool to middle school.

Source: KUSA Channel 9 - Mexico City Fatal School Shooting; The China Post - Mexico Parent Kills School Director


Broad River Elementary School, Burton, South Carolina

Sunday, June 17, 2007

On this Father's Day evening, a dozen or so men in their 20s and 30s were playing basketball on the courts at Broad River Elementary School.  During the game an argument arose between 22-year-old Reginald Eugene Brown and 21-year-old Timothy Davon Washington.  The argument climaxed when Timothy pulled out a gun and shot Reginald in the left thigh.  Reginald was taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment.  By 10:00, Timothy turned himself into the police.  He was arrested and charged with assault and battery with intent to kill and possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Source: The Beaufort Gazette - Man Shot Outside of School; WTOC Channel 11 - Arrest Made in Basketball Game Shooting


A Local Government-Run (Elementary) School, Pattaya, Thailand

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Today while classes were changing, two 11-year-old boys began joking around.  Their horseplay became serious when both boys fell to the floor.  During the fall, one of the boys was stabbed by the other boy with a pen.  The injured boy was taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.  Teacher Khun Wirort told police what had happened and so far the police believe the stabbing to be accidental.  The police are waiting to interview the wounded boy before closing the case.

Source: Pattaya City News - 11 Year Old Boy Stabbed Twice in Classroom Incident


Berg en Bos Primary School, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Thursday, June 21, 2007

For an unknown reason, an unknown assailant shot and killed a 47-year-old man this morning around 8:50.  The father had just dropped off his 6-year-old child at the school and was walking back to his car when he was attacked.  Our unknown instigator fled the scene on a scooter.

Source: Expatica - Father Shot Dead in Front of School


Kenneth Henderson Middle School, Garden City, Kansas

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A 15-year-old male student was harassing a 15-year-old co-ed.  Just before 10 this morning, the boy attacked the girl by stabbing her in the thigh with a pencil.  The girl was treated by the school's nurse. Police arrested our young instigator and charged him with aggravated battery.

Source: The Hutchinson News - Teen Arrested for Stabbing Classmate with Pencil; KWCH Channel 12 - Garden City Police Investigate Middle School Assault; WIBW Channel 13 - Garden City Student Stabbed with Pencil


David W. Carter High School, Dallas, Texas

Thursday, June 28, 2007

As summer school rolled on today, so did school violence.  Around noon in the parking lot of CHS, three students were changing a flat tire.  A white Ford Crown Victoria pulled up with two teens inside.  The teens did not attend Carter High.  Words were exchanged between the two groups before the duo left the campus.  They returned a short time later and one of the occupants of the Crown Vic pulled out a gun and opened fire on the students, striking two of them.  The car then drove away.  The two injured students were taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center.  Police arrested Lecorian Tubbs, 17, a former Franklin D. Roosevelt High School football player.

Source: Dallas Morning News - 2 Shot at Dallas' Carter High; Athlete Arrested; KXAS Channel 5 - Arrest Made in Connection with High School Shooting; CBS 11 TV - 2 Students Shot Outside Carter High School


Christ the King (Middle) School, Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England

Monday, July 2, 2007

On Friday, a male classmate of 14-year-old Jessica Raynor threatened her with a screwdriver.  He told her, "I'm going to get you with this screwdriver."  She didn't know why the boy wanted to attack her and thought the whole thing was a joke.  Today, while she was talking with friends on the playground, she found out it was no joke.  The boy and two of his friends had stopped by the technology room and picked up several screwdrivers.  They approached her and began stabbing her with the screwdrivers.  Because she had on three layers of clothing, the screwdriver did not penetrate her skin.  The three boys were expelled and police are building a case.

Source: Nottingham Evening Post - Screwdrivers Attack on Girl


A Vocational (High) School in Kusel, Germany

Friday, July 6, 2007

This morning at 7:50 an unidentified 24-year-old man shot and wounded a female student in front of her vocational school.  The 16-year-old co-ed was shot in the foot.  The instigator then fled, however, several teachers gave chase.  The police were called and they were able to corner the shooter, however, before the closed in, he shot himself in the head.  Paramedics were able to keep him alive and bring him to the hospital.  However, he succumbed to his self-inflicted injuries and died.  Kusel is 110 kilometers southwest of Frankfurt.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - Young Man Commits Suicide After Shooting Female Student in German Vocational School; Monsters and Critics - Man, 24, Kills Self After Injuring German Schoolgirl


Carter G. Woodson Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois

Monday, July 9, 2007

This afternoon 14-year-old Lee Turner, 15-year-old Marvin Dickerson and an unidentified friend bought candy at a store on 43rd and Cottage Grove.  The trio then began walking through the school yard of Carter G. Woodson.  An unidentified person (or group of people) were passing the schoolyard at the time, 1:40 p.m., in a car.  Someone inside the car opened fire on the three friends.  Lee was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition.  Marvin was shot in the legs and was in stable condition.  The unidentified friend was not hit by the flying bullets.

Source: Chicago Sun-Times - 2 Teens Shot on School Grounds; Chicago Tribune - 2 Kids Shot Near South Side School


Iroquois Ridge High School, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, July 12, 2007

For an unknown reason, an unidentified student stabbed another student in the back with a barbecue fork this morning.  Several other students and a teacher witnessed the attack.  The injured student was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Our young unidentified instigator was apprehended by the police and charged with assault with a weapon.

Source: cnews.canoe.ca - Oakville Student Stabbed in Back with Barbecue Fork


Filton High School, Bristol, Somerset, England

Monday, July 16, 2007

Birdie Starr, a 13-year-old Grade 9 female student, and an unidentified 14-year-old girl argued on the Internet social networking site Bebo over a Birdie's ex-boyfriend.  The older girl said he was "ugly." Today, during Filton High School's first break at 11 a.m., the unidentified girl attacked Birdie on the grounds of the school.  The attack climaxed when our young instigator stabbed Birdie in the stomach. Birdie was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol for treatment.  Our young instigator was arrested by the police.

Source: This is London - Girl, 13, Stabbed in Stomach at School; BBC News - Girl Charged Over School Stabbing; Times Online - Internet Feud Behind School Stabbing


A Kindergarten in Jun'an, Foshan, Guangdong Province, China

Friday, July 20, 2007

This afternoon at 4:30, a mentally ill man in his 40s broke into the school and began attacking the children with a wrench.  The oldest student was only 7-years-old.  He is identified only as Ouyang and he hit the children on the head.  Teacher Ouyang Liuxing approached the man and he thumped the wrench up against her head.  She kicked him in the groin and then he fled on a motorcycle.  The teacher and 16 of the children were taken to Jun'an Hospital for treatment.  The other two children were taken to a downtown hospital.  Police found Ouyang (the instigator, not the teacher) in his home later in the day.  He tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself.  He was rushed to the hospital and is being treated for his injuries.

Source: Reuters India - Eighteen Chinese Children Injured in School Attack; The Times of India - 18 Kids in China Wounded by Mentally Ill Man; Arkansas Democrat Gazette - Man Armed with Wrench Hurts 18 Children, Teacher


Brooklyn Heights Primary School, Chatsworth, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Grade 6 teacher Teresa Govender attended the Aryan Benevolent Home fair today and returned to Brooklyn Height Primary School after the fair wrapped up. While she was in the school, a young boy tried to steal her handbag and stabbed her in her right hand.  The noise from the attack brought the school's security officers to the area.  When the boy saw that security had arrived, he jumped over the fence and into the nearby Bottlebrush Settlement, where it is believed he is from.  Teresa was taken to the hospital and received 12 stitches.  It was reported that the boy was waiting on the school grounds for Teresa to walk by.  The school's governing body decided to close the school on Friday, however, it will be opened up for end of term tests on Monday, July 30, 2007.

Source: Independent Online - KZN School Closed After Stabbing


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