Japan · School Violence

Cram school teacher stabs 12-year-old student to death after argument

December 10, 2005 Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan Yu Hagino (23, pictured left) stabs 6th grader Sayano Horimoto (12, pictured right) to death following an argument Hagino was a part-time teacher at a cram school (a school dedicated to studying for entrance exams into high school and college, either to earn entry into prestigious schools or… Continue reading Cram school teacher stabs 12-year-old student to death after argument

Canada · Female Killers

Grandmother inexplicably drowns her grandchildren and attempts to drown her daughter

December 3, 2009 Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada Jane LeMarsh, driving a car with her daughter (12) and grandchildren (Tyler Bernard, 10; Taiya Talbot, 6; pictured), steers into river in Wallaceburg, Ontario, killing her grandchildren LeMarsh had picked up her grandchildren from her daughter's house to get Christmas presents. For reasons unknown, she made a sudden U-turn… Continue reading Grandmother inexplicably drowns her grandchildren and attempts to drown her daughter

South Carolina

12-year-old shoots grandparents, burns house to ground

November 28, 2001 Chester, South Carolina 12-year-old Christopher Pittman (pictured) shoots both of his paternal grandparents to death, sets fire to their house, and steals their car and $33 Pittman had recently moved in with his grandparents after he experienced extreme depression and threatened to commit suicide in front of his sister. Originally, Pittman was… Continue reading 12-year-old shoots grandparents, burns house to ground

China · Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence

9 killed by knife at boys’ dormitory

November 26, 2004 Ruzhou, China Yan Yanming (21) enters a boys' high school dormitory with a knife, killing 9 and injuring 3 Yanming, whose motive behind the attack remains unclear, stabbed and sliced at the high schoolers he came across, stabbing some in the heart and slicing the necks of others. He was arrested the… Continue reading 9 killed by knife at boys’ dormitory