Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania · School Violence

Teacher shot in back of neck in front of her school (1850)

September 28, 1850 West Chester, Pennsylvania Rachel Sharpless is killed by a gunshot as she attempts to enter her schoolhouse Sharpless (named Phebe or Phoebe in early reports, though her cemetery documentation states her name as Rachel) had been unlocking the Rocky Hill school when the back of her neck was hit with a bullet.… Continue reading Teacher shot in back of neck in front of her school (1850)

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

Newspaper clippings · Ohio · School Violence

12-year-old attempts to kidnap school principal at gunpoint to impress a girl

September 24, 1937 Toledo, Ohio During a strange ploy to impress a girl he liked, Robert Snyder (12) shoots his school principal and attempts suicide Snyder wanted to impress fellow student Gloria Moore by showing how tough he was. He went home while school was in session to retrieve his father’s gun and entered principal… Continue reading 12-year-old attempts to kidnap school principal at gunpoint to impress a girl

School Violence · Texas

Teen shoots fellow student for insulting her the previous day

September 18, 1991 Crosby, Texas Lakeeta (alt. spelling: LaKeeta) Cadoree (15) shoots 17-year-old Arthur Jermel Jack in their school’s cafeteria for insulting her the day before Cadoree approached Jack as he stood in line at Crosby High School and asked him why he had called her a bitch the day before. Before he could answer,… Continue reading Teen shoots fellow student for insulting her the previous day

Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence · Texas

Man bombs school playground when told he could not register his son in the school without paperwork

September 15, 1959 Houston, Texas Paul Orgeron detonates a bomb at Poe Elementary School after attempting to enroll his son at the school Orgeron had brought his son, Dusty Paul Orgeron (7) to the school to enroll the second-grader. He was told he needed birth and health certificates to do so, and he said he… Continue reading Man bombs school playground when told he could not register his son in the school without paperwork