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

New Jersey · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania · School Violence

Failing student kills teacher, self (bonus: man has remnant of knife removed 4 years after being stabbed)

June 4, 1936 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania A student shoots his professor after failing an exam, then shoots himself Engineering student Wesley Clow had recently failed an exam and was asking his professor, Charles Phy, about taking a makeup exam. As Prof. Phy detailed the steps needed, Clow reportedly interrupted by saying “Well —“ then shot Phy.… Continue reading Failing student kills teacher, self (bonus: man has remnant of knife removed 4 years after being stabbed)

Female Killers · Japan · School Violence

11-year-old Japanese school girl slashes her friend to death

June 1, 2004 Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan An 11-year-old fatally stabs 12-year-old Satomi Mitarai (御手洗 怜美, pictured) after an argument Due to Japanese laws regarding the identification of underaged offenders, the attacker is referred to in the media as Girl A. She is also sometimes referred to as Nevada-tan due to a photograph, thought to… Continue reading 11-year-old Japanese school girl slashes her friend to death

Female Killers · Illinois · School Violence

Woman attempts to poison acquaintances and burn down buildings, shoots at children in a classroom, kills self

May 20, 1988 Winnetka, Illinois Laurie Dann delivers poisoned treats to acquaintances, visits an elementary school where she shoots several children, holds a man hostage, and commits suicide Dann had a long history of mental illness, including obsessive behavior and making false police reports of assault. Some of her previous babysitting clients also complained she… Continue reading Woman attempts to poison acquaintances and burn down buildings, shoots at children in a classroom, kills self

Massacres/Mass Murder · Michigan · School Violence

Man kills wife, blows up elementary school (1927)

May 18, 1927 Bath Township, Michigan Andrew Kehoe, angry over rising taxes and his recent defeat in an election for township clerk, goes on a rampage ending in the deaths of 45 and the injuries of 58 Kehoe's wife, ill with tuberculosis, was discharged from the hospital May 16; it was the last time she… Continue reading Man kills wife, blows up elementary school (1927)