School Violence


New York, N.Y. at Martin Luther King Jr. High School

Jan 15 2002
Two students were in serious conditions after being gunned down in the hallway of their Manhattan, New York public school. The shooting occurred on what would have been Dr. King’s 73rd birthday. One was shot in the back and the other in the buttocks by a suspected gunman that was an 18-year-old who had not been attending school. The shooting may have been gang-related.

Campbell County Comprehensive High School in Jacksboro, Tennessee,

Nov 8 2005

A 15 year old high school student, Kenneth Bartley Jr., opened fire one afternoon on a principal and two assistant principals, killing one of the men before a teacher wrestled his weapon away. The student suspect allegedly slipped a gun under a napkin and fired at the administrators in a common area. The judge sentenced Kenneth Bartley Jr. to 45 years in prison for the single count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murde

Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)

Apr 16 2007

Seung-Hui Cho who was a senior at Virginia Tech, killed 32 people in a matter of a couple of hours. After the shootings he went to a nearby post office where he mailed a package containing things he had written as well as some video to NBC News, and then went on to kill himself.

15 year old bring handgun to school

feb 18 2009

Brevard County deputies have arrested a 15-year-old student after they say the student brought a semi-automatic handgun to school in his backpack.

The Hoover Middle School student was arrested on campus Wednesday after officials received an anonymous tip from the parent of another student that the teen was carrying a weapon.

china slashing

april 29 2010

What was supposed to be another day of learning at an elementary school in central China instead turned to one of terror, as a man slashed 22 children and one adult with a knife.

The injuries were gruesome, and reportedly include cut-off fingers and ears, but this story had a different outcome from the massacre 8,000 miles away in Newtown, Conn. Everyone survived.

chicago beat down

december 16, 2010

December 16, 2010 chicago -- A police officer and several students were injured Thursday during a fight at Foreman High School on the city's Northwest Side.
Witnesses says the brawl began between two students outside the lunchroom and quickly escalated into a full-blown melee.
Police responded and managed to calm the students down. One officer received minor injuries. Ten students involved in the altercation were arrested

A teenager is suing his southwest Iowa school

april 1 2012

A teenager is suing his southwest Iowa school district, several administrators and his former high school football coach, claiming they didn't do enough to protect him from bullying that culminated in an attack during a fall practice that left him with severe brain injuries and permanent disabilities.

The boy and his grandmother, who is his guardian, contend in their lawsuit filed Friday in Des Moines federal court that he repeatedly told officials at his Bedford high school that he was being bullied by other students, but that they ignored him.

sandy hook

December 14 2012

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20, fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut. Before driving to the school, Lanza had shot and killed his mother Nancy at their Newtown home. As first responders arrived, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

5th grader plans to kill classmate

feb 3 2013

boy had .45 hanggun in his back back he brough to school had a paper with details on how hes going to kill this female class mate

accidental gun in school

may 2 2013

David "Cole" Withrow has been expelled and received a felony charge for accidentally leaving his shotgun in his truck at school and calling his mother to come pick it up when he realized the mistake.