Colorado · School Violence

Man takes 6 girls hostage at their school, sexually assaults them, kills one and self

September 27, 2006 Bailey, Colorado Duane Roger Morrison enters Platte Canyon High School, takes six female students hostage, sexually assaults them, kills one, then shoots himself Morrison, an unemployed drifter, entered the high school around 11:40 a.m. with a pistol and a revolver, as well as a backpack filled with various items including tape, rope,… Continue reading Man takes 6 girls hostage at their school, sexually assaults them, kills one and self

Religion · Wyoming

Man takes elementary school hostage to create “Brave New World” by killing children, self

May 16, 1986 Cokeville, Wyoming David and Doris Young take an elementary school hostage to create a “Brave New World” David Young had previously been Cokeville’s town marshal, though he had been relieved of his duties due to misconduct. Despite his recent firing, the motive behind the attack on the elementary school seemed to have… Continue reading Man takes elementary school hostage to create “Brave New World” by killing children, self

Newspaper clippings · Utah

Hostage situation in the maternity ward

September 20, 1991 Sandy, Utah Angry over his wife allegedly being sterilized without consent, Richard Worthington enters a hospital and takes several hostages Worthington, armed with dynamite, a shotgun, and a handgun, entered the Alta View Hospital seeking Dr. Glade Curtis. He alleged that Dr. Curtis had tied Mrs. Worthington's Fallopian tubes without the consent… Continue reading Hostage situation in the maternity ward