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List of school massacres in the United States

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Mass murders[edit]

List of incidents[edit]

The number of dead necessary for a killing to be classed as mass-murder before 2013 was 4; according to post-January 14 2013 amended law, the number does not include perpetrator either suicide or killing by police services [1] and has a death toll of 3 as sufficient for a definition of mass killings, [2]

Incidents according to legal definition before amendment of law of 2013[edit]

  • 2012, December 14 - Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings - (28 deaths)
  • 2012, April 2 - Oikos University shooting - (7 deaths)
  • 2008, February 14 - Northern Illinois University shooting - (6 deaths)
  • 2007, April 6 - Virginia Tech massacre - (33 deaths)
  • 2006, October 2 - West Nickel Mines School shooting - (6 deaths)
  • 2005, March 21 - Red Lake shootings - (10 deaths)
  • 1999, April 20 - Columbine High School massacre - (15 deaths)
  • 1998, May 21 - Thurston High School shooting - (4 deaths)
  • 1998, March 24 - Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden - (5 deaths)
  • 1991, November 1 - University of Iowa shooting - (6 deaths)
  • 1989, January 17 - Stockton schoolyard shooting - (6 deaths)[3]
  • 1976, July 12 - California State University, Fullerton massacre - (7 deaths)
  • 1970, May 4 - Kent State shootings - (4 deaths)
  • 1966, November 12 - Mesa, Arizona - (5 deaths)
  • 1966, August 1 - University of Texas tower shooting - (17 deaths)
  • 1940, May 6 - Pasadena - (5 deaths) [4][5][6]
  • 1898, December 13 - Charleston - (6 deaths) [7]
  • 1893, March 26 - Plain Dealing high school - (4 deaths) [8]
  • 1764, July 26 - Enoch Brown - (10 deaths)

Post-2013 amendment list[edit]

  • 2018, February 14 - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school shootings - (17 deaths)
  • 2017, November 14 - Rancho Tehama Reserve shootings - (6 deaths)
  • 2015, October 1 - Umpqua Community College shooting - (10 deaths)
  • 2014, October 24 - Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting - (5 deaths)
  • 2013, June 7 - 2013 Santa Monica shooting - (6 deaths)
  • 2013, January 15 - (3 deaths) [9]
  • 2012, December 14 - Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings - (28 deaths)
  • 2012, April 2 - Oikos University shooting - (7 deaths)
  • 2012, February 27 - Chardon High School shooting - (3 deaths)
  • 2010, February 12 - University of Alabama in Huntsville shooting - (3 deaths)
  • 2008, February 14 - Northern Illinois University shooting - (6 deaths)
  • 2007, April 6 - Virginia Tech massacre - (33 deaths)
  • 2006, October 2 - West Nickel Mines School shooting - (6 deaths)
  • 2005, March 21 - Red Lake shootings - (10 deaths)
  • 2002, January 16 - Appalachian School of Law shooting - (3 deaths)
  • 1999, April 20 - Columbine High School massacre - (15 deaths)
  • 1998, May 21 - Thurston High School shooting - (4 deaths)
  • 1998, March 24 - Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden - (5 deaths)
  • 1997, December 1 - Heath High School shooting - (3 deaths)
  • 1996, August 15 - San Diego State University shooting - (3 deaths)
  • 1996, February 2 - Frontier Middle School shooting - (3 deaths)
  • 1992, May 1 - Lindhurst High School shooting - (3 deaths)
  • 1991, November 1 - University of Iowa shooting - (6 deaths)
  • 1989, January 17 - Stockton schoolyard shooting - (6 deaths)[10]
  • 1976, July 12 - California State University, Fullerton massacre - (7 deaths)
  • 1974, December 30 - Olean High School shooting - (3 deaths)
  • 1970, May 4 - Kent State shootings - (4 deaths)
  • 1966, November 12 - Mesa, Arizona - (5 deaths) [11]
  • 1966, August 1 - University of Texas tower shooting - (17 deaths)
  • 1940, May 6 - Pasadena - (5 deaths) [12][13][6]
  • 1898, December 13 - Charleston - (6 deaths) [14]
  • 1893, March 26 - Plain Dealing high school - (4 deaths) [15]
  • 1868, December 22 - (3 deaths) [16][17]
  • 1764, July 26 - Enoch Brown - (10 deaths)

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  2. 112th Congress Public Law - amendment - to clarify the statutory authority for the longstanding practice of the Department of Justice of providing investigatory assistance on request of State and local authorities with respect to certain serious violent crimes, and for other purposes. U.S. Government Publishing Office Accessed February 18, 2018
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  10. Christopher Kirk (December 19, 2012) -A chart of all 196 fatal shootings since 1980 Slate Accessed February 19, 2018
  11. "Youth, 18, Slays 4 Women and Child in Beauty School". The New York Times. November 13, 1966. Archived from the original on March 16, 2016.
  12. Cecilia Rasmussen (May 7, 2010). "Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 7, 1940". Los Angeles Times The Daily Mirror (Los Angeles, California). Archived from the original on April 23, 2016.
  13. "Timeline: 1940 South Pasadena Shooting". KPCC's databases (Pasadena, California). Archived from the original on September 13, 2016.
  14. "Virginia Hoodlums". The Herald, Volume 26, Number 74 (Los Angeles, California). December 13, 1898. p. 3. Archived from the original on March 22, 2016.
  15. "Shot to Death at a Dance". The Morning Call, Volume 73, Number 117 (San Francisco, California). March 27, 1893. p. 1. Archived from the original on March 22, 2016.
  16. "Tragic Shooting Affair Near Chattanooga". The New York Times. December 26, 1868.
  17. (no page number > 1700-1800) Accessed February 24, 2018