Colorado · Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence

The Columbine massacre

April 20, 1999 Columbine, Colorado Two teenaged males commit an act of terrorism at their school, resulting in 15 deaths and 24 injuries The boys' motive is unclear, but journal entries left behind suggested they wanted to rival the Oklahoma City bombing from a few years prior. (The Columbine massacre took place the day after… Continue reading The Columbine massacre

Ohio · Religion

Self-proclaimed prophet has family executed

April 17, 1989 Kirtland, Ohio Self-professed prophet Jeffrey Lundgren has the Avery family, including their 3 daughters, executed after claiming God commanded it Lundgren and around 2 dozen followers began a new doomsday church as an offshoot of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (now called the Community of Christ) which itself… Continue reading Self-proclaimed prophet has family executed

Crime Scene Photography · New York · Newspaper clippings

Jealous woman killed by her lover

April 14, 1914 New York, New York Alberta Thomas is killed by her romantic interest after she became jealous of another woman Thomas confronted her boyfriend for his interest in another woman, and in response he shot at her 4 times, striking her twice (once in the breast and once in the neck). He then… Continue reading Jealous woman killed by her lover

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