Nigeria

276 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria

April 14, 2014 Chibok, Nigeria 276 schoolgirls, between 16- and 18-years-old, are kidnapped by the extremist organization Boko Haram The girls were taken by members of Boko Haram — a militant organization also referred to as the Islamic State in West Africa — disguised as guards in the early morning hours of April 14. Over… Continue reading 276 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria

Female Killers · Utah

Mother murders 6 of her newborns over 10 years, hides their bodies in garage

April 12, 2014 Pleasant Grove, Utah The first of seven dead newborns, killed by their mother Megan Huntsman between 1996 and 2006, is found in her garage Huntsman’s husband found the first dead infant in their garage, in a white box sealed with electrical tape. When he questioned Megan about the body, she claimed the… Continue reading Mother murders 6 of her newborns over 10 years, hides their bodies in garage

Pennsylvania · School Violence

Franklin Regional High School stabbing

April 9, 2014 Murrysville, Pennsylvania A 16-year-old high school student dual-wielding kitchen knives goes on a stabbing spree at his high school, wounding 22 including himself 21 of the 22 stabbing victims were students between 14 and 17. The school's assistant principal was able to subdue attacker Alex Hribal, and police secured the school within… Continue reading Franklin Regional High School stabbing

California · School Violence

Oikos University shooting

April 2, 2012 Oakland, California One L. Goh, a former student of Oikos University, shoots students during a nursing class, killing 7 and wounding 3 Goh had previously attended Oikos, a Korean Christian university, but was asked to leave following disciplinary issues months before the shooting. On April 2, Goh stood up during a nursing… Continue reading Oikos University shooting