Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence · Scotland

Dunblane school massacre

March 13, 1996 Dunblane, Scotland Thomas Hamilton, armed with 2 9mm Browning HPs and 2 Smith & Wesson M19 .357 Magnum revolvers, shoots children and teachers indiscriminately, killing 17 and wounding 15 before killing himself Hamilton had recently been facing rumors of inappropriate conduct towards young boys in the boys' clubs he directed. This included… Continue reading Dunblane school massacre

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

“Boyish feud” ends with fatal shooting at church

From The Minneapolis Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Published March 13, 1901 A “boyish feud” between 2 teens ended when one shot the other. According a testimony, a third boy named Frank Suwalzki held the victim’s arm from behind before Wisniewski fired the fatal shot. Wisniewski pleaded guilty to manslaughter and sent to a reformatory school while… Continue reading “Boyish feud” ends with fatal shooting at church

New York

The murder of Kitty Genovese

March 13, 1964 Queens, New York Kitty Genovese, 28, is murdered outside her apartment building Genovese's murder, though tragic, was of greatest remembrance because of a New York Times newspaper article erroneously claiming her neighbors heard her screams for help but did nothing to assist, what is now called "Genovese syndrome." (Genovese syndrome is the… Continue reading The murder of Kitty Genovese