Texas · School Violence

Teen shoots fellow student for insulting her the previous day

September 18, 1991 Crosby, Texas Lakeeta (alt. spelling: LaKeeta) Cadoree (15) shoots 17-year-old Arthur Jermel Jack in their school’s cafeteria for insulting her the day before Cadoree approached Jack as he stood in line at Crosby High School and asked him why he had called her a bitch the day before. Before he could answer,… Continue reading Teen shoots fellow student for insulting her the previous day

Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence · Texas

Man bombs school playground when told he could not register his son in the school without paperwork

September 15, 1959 Houston, Texas Paul Orgeron detonates a bomb at Poe Elementary School after attempting to enroll his son at the school Orgeron had brought his son, Dusty Paul Orgeron (7) to the school to enroll the second-grader. He was told he needed birth and health certificates to do so, and he said he… Continue reading Man bombs school playground when told he could not register his son in the school without paperwork

Graves · Pennsylvania · School Violence

One adult and 10 children murdered in their school during Pontiac’s War

July 26, 1764 Province of Pennsylvania (near present-day Greencastle, Pennsylvania) Four Lenape warriors attack a schoolhouse leaving 10 dead, two wounded, and four taken as prisoners The attack on Enoch Brown and his students occurred during Pontiac’s War (1763-1766) in which several Native tribes banded together to force European forces from their land. On July… Continue reading One adult and 10 children murdered in their school during Pontiac’s War

New York · School Violence

Man shoots teenaged daughter, self after girl refused to come back home

July 4, 1940 Valhalla, New York A man shoots and kills his 15-year-old daughter when she refused to leave a school “for girls with problems” to live with him Joseph Moshell arrived at his daughter Melba’s school, though she was hesitant to see him. When she reluctantly met with him, he lamented to one of… Continue reading Man shoots teenaged daughter, self after girl refused to come back home

Japan · Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence

Man attacks elementary school students with knife, killing 8

June 8, 2001 Osaka, Japan Mamoru Takuma (宅間 守) goes on a stabbing and slashing spree in an elementary school, killing 8 and injuring at least 15 Takuma had had a history of violence preceding the massacre, being arrested 11 times for various charges including rape, assault, and poisoning. Following a conviction in 1999, he… Continue reading Man attacks elementary school students with knife, killing 8