Newspaper clippings · School Violence · Utah

Several boys imitating Western star shoot teacher in foot during school festival

April 12, 1919 Ogden, Utah A group of boys at a school festival fire guns at the feet of spectators, wounding a teacher The boys reportedly had asked permission to fire their guns, though miscommunication between the students and school authorities led to live rounds being used. The judge presiding over the trial blamed silent-era… Continue reading Several boys imitating Western star shoot teacher in foot during school festival

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

Illinois · Newspaper clippings · School Violence

Teen shoots classmate in self-defense during fight over girl

From the Harrisburg Daily Independence (Harrisburg, PA) Published April 6, 1904 Two high school boys had been longtime rivals after one “escorted a girl pupil from school” the previous year. The boys often fought, with other boys taking sides, creating a school-wide feud. The rivalry culminated with one boy, Paul Jelick, hit the other, Henry… Continue reading Teen shoots classmate in self-defense during fight over girl

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

Mississippi · Newspaper clippings

Mass shooting during school concert (1891)

March 30, 1891* Liberty, Mississippi An unknown assailant fired a double-barreled shotgun into a crowd during a school concert. Fourteen were wounded, one seriously enough for newspapers to report he wouldn’t recover. I could not find any information about the aftermath of the shooting, though one newspaper, The Daily Times (New Brunswick, NJ; Mar 30… Continue reading Mass shooting during school concert (1891)