School Violence Timeline


Thomas Jefferson High School, Brooklyn, New York

February 26, 1992

Thomas Jefferson High School, Brooklyn, New York. A 15-year old shoots and kills two other students. The shooter, Kahlil Sumpter, was sentenced in 1993 to between 6 2/3 and 20 years in prison. He was released in 1998.

Lindhurst High School, Olivehurst, California

May 1, 1992

Teacher and three students killed.

Frontier Junior High School, Moses Lake, Washington

February 2, 1996

Frontier Junior High School, Moses Lake, Washington. Barry Loukaitis, 14, takes a rifle to school and kills two classmates and a teacher. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Heath High School, West Paducah, Kentucky

December 1, 1997

Three girls killed from school prayer group.

Westside Middle School, Jonesboro, Arkansas

March 24, 1998

Westside Middle School, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Andrew Golden, 11, and Mitchell Johnson, 13, ambush fellow students and their teachers, killing five. Johnson is incarcerated in a youth facility and released on his 21st birthday in August 2005. Golden is released on his 21st birthday in May 2007.

Thurston High School, Springfield, Oregon

May 21, 1998

Thurston High School, Springfield, Oregon. After killing his parents the previous day, 15-year old Kip Kinkel returns to Thurston High armed with a rifle. He kills two students in the school cafeteria, a 16- and a 17-year old. He is sentenced to 112 years in prison.

Columbine High School, Littleton, Colorado

April 20, 1999

12 students and one teacher killed.

Santana High School, Santee, California

March 5, 2001

Santana High School, Santee, California. Charles “Andy” Williams, 15, kills two classmates, a 14-year old and a 17-year old, and injures 13. Williams is sentenced in 2002 to at least 50 years in prison.

Red Lake High School, Red Lake, Minnesota

March 21, 2005

eff Weise, 16, kills his grandfather and another adult, four fellow students, a teacher and a security officer. He then killed himself.

Chardon High School, Chardon, Ohio

February 27, 2012

Student Daniel Parmertor, 16, is killed and four others wounded when student T.J. Lane opens fire in the school, authorities say. On February 28, Demetrius Hewlin, 16, dies from his wounds, and Russell King Jr., 17, is declared brain-dead. On March1, T.J. Lane is charged with three counts of aggravated murder, two of attempted aggravated murder and one of felonious assault.