Germany · Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence

Teen goes on shooting spree, kills 15, self, injures 9

March 11, 2009 Winnenden and Wendlingen, Germany Tim Kretschmer (17) goes on a shooting spree, killing 15 and injuring 9 before killing himself At approximately 9:30 a.m., Kretschmer entered Albertville-Realschule, a secondary school he had left the year before. He headed straight to a classroom during a chemistry class and immediately began shooting students in… Continue reading Teen goes on shooting spree, kills 15, self, injures 9

School Violence · Texas

Teen kills self in front of class

January 8, 1991 Richardson, Texas 15-year-old Jeremy Delle kills himself in front of his classmates During his second-period English class, Delle left the room briefly after telling his teacher he needed to retrieve a medical slip from his locker to excuse his tardiness. He returned, stood near the teacher’s desk, said “This is what I… Continue reading Teen kills self in front of class

School Violence · Wisconsin

Jr. High student shoots, kills principal

November 18, 1969 Tomah, Wisconsin An unnamed 14-year-old student shoots and kills his school principal The teen — who remained unnamed due to Wisconsin law at the time which protected the identities of offenders under the age of 16 — often had trouble with authority figures. In a “fit of anger,” the teen went to… Continue reading Jr. High student shoots, kills principal

Kentucky · Newspaper clippings · School Violence

Man fatally shoots teacher for disciplining brother (1853)

November 2, 1853 Louisville, Kentucky Matthew Flournoy Ward fatally shoots a teacher for punishing his younger brother The day prior to the shooting, Matt Ward’s youngest brother, William, had been reprimanded by his teacher. Professor William H. G. Butler had caught William Ward and another high school student named Al Fisher eating chestnuts and causing… Continue reading Man fatally shoots teacher for disciplining brother (1853)

Illinois · Newspaper clippings · School Violence

Mother shoots teacher in front of students for reprimanding son

October 22, 1920 Chicago, Illinois Carmelita (alt. spelling: Carmila, Carnaletto) Rindoni shoots her son’s teacher for disciplining her son Rindoni had confronted Rosalind Reynolds for punishing her son Herman, who was either 9 or 10 years old. Herman “constantly tried to make life miserable for his teacher,” according to other teachers and students in his… Continue reading Mother shoots teacher in front of students for reprimanding son