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West Orange High School
December 282013

The 17-year-old alleged gang member accused of shooting a fellow student at West Orange High School earlier this month has been charged as an adult, court records show.  J’Morian Bell was booked into the Orange County Jail on Thursday afternoon on several felony charges, including attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm on school grounds and discharging a firearm on school grounds. Bell is accused of shooting 15-year-old Jaroderick Smith, a student and football player at the high school, on Dec. 4. Jaroderick, who was shot in the face and abdomen, spent several days Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. After he was released, he said missed football and wanted to get back to school so he could get back to playing the game.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 1


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Arapahoe High School
December 132013

Pierson, 18, entered the school Dec. 13 armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, machete, Molotov cocktails and more than 125 rounds of ammunition. He shot fellow senior Claire Davis, 17, and minutes later killed himself, but authorities have said the weaponry he packed was a sign that he meant to harm many. Claire died eight days later.

Deaths: 2, Injuries: 0


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Edison High School
December 132013

Four teens went into Edison High School in what was believed as a gang-initiation process. After accosting a 62-year-old woman about a mile away from school grounds, they found an athletic trainer who taught at Edison High and shot him several times in the leg and stomach. It took a few days for the youths to get caught, and this was cinched when the 62-year-old woman and some surveillance video gave police the information they needed.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 1


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A physics professor, Alberto Lemut, 37, at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Electrical Engineering/Physics building.

Deaths: 1, Injuries: 0


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Brashear High School
November 132013

After classes ended, at least one gunman came out of the woods and opened fire on three students as they were walking to their cars at Brashear High School. One student was grazed in the head, another was struck in the neck and shoulder, and a third was hit in the leg and foot. Six people were taken into custody. The shooting is believed to be drug-related.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 3


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Stephenson High School
November 32013

A Stephenson High School student and a janitor were shot in an apparent confrontation between team members and a group of teens who don’t attend the school. Both were innocent bystanders in the ordeal.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 2

 


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A 21-year-old student was shot and wounded at North Carolina A&T State University. The victim was hospitalized for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The university was temporarily locked down that night, and the lockdown was lifted about half an hour later. No suspects are in custody.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 1

 

 


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Sparks Middle School
October 212013

12-year-old seventh-grade student Jose Reyes opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun at the basketball courts of Sparks Middle School, injuring one student in the shoulder. A teacher, Michael Landsberry, who was trying to intervene with the gunman was then shot and killed by Reyes, as he was standing on a playground. Reyes shot and wounded student who tried to come to Landsberry’s assistance after he fell onto the ground. That student suffered an injury to his abdomen. Reyes then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. The shooting happened before classes, and the school was evacuated and was closed for the week.

Deaths: 2, Injuries: 2


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Lanier High School
October 152013

A 17-year-old student fatally shot himself with a handgun in the courtyard of Lanier High School. The shooting happened in front of other students.

Deaths: 1, Injuries: 0


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A 16-year-old student was shot in the hip at Agape Christian Academy after a fight broke out at 2 pm. An innocent bystander was hit in his ankle by a stray bullet or shrapnel. The two victims were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspected shooter reportedly fled in a car with several other males. He was not caught.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 2


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Gaige McGue, 19, of Denmark died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the parking lot of Gray-New Gloucester High School during homecoming weekend. According to the sheriff’s office, McCue had never been a student at the school.

Deaths: 1, Injuries: 0


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J.W. Sexton High School
September 282013

Three students and one other teenager were shot outside of J.W. Sexton High School, at about 2:45 PM. Apparently, a group of students went to a location near the school and were attempting to settle some type of disagreement, when shots rang out. The three injured students were hospitalized while an additional teenager later showed up at an area hospital who was injured as well.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 4


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Carver High School
August 302013

A 15-year-old male student was shot in the neck and shoulder at Carver High School, at 2:30 PM. The victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. An 18-year-old male student was apprehended by a school resource officer without incident.  The suspected gunman is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, carrying a concealed gun, possessing and discharging a firearm, and carrying a firearm onto educational property. The shooting was believed to be the result of an on-going dispute between the suspect and the victim.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 1


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A student, Roderick Bobo, 15, was shot during a football game at North Panola High School in what was termed as a gang-related shooting. Two others were injured in the shooting, and three men were charged as being responsible for the crime.

Deaths: 1, Injuries: 2


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A man with an AK-47 fired six shots inside the front office of Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, an elementary school. After the gunman fired the shots, he barricaded himself in the office and police at the scene returned fire. Nobody was injured. Children had to leave the building and were being guided to a corner of a field, where they were picked up by their parents. The alleged gunman is a 20-year-old male named Michael Brandon Hill. In the front office of the school, Hill talked with Antoinette Tuff, a woman who worked in the front office, who had called 9-1-1. Tuff talked him down, and helped him surrender to the police before anyone was hurt. Hill was apprehended

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 0


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Two custodians at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School were shot and killed. The deceased were Christopher Marshall, 48, and his boss Ted Orama, 56. A third custodian was suspected in the killings and was apparently on the lam.

Deaths: 2, Injuries: 0


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2013 Santa Monica shooting: Six people, including the shooter died and four others were wounded at or near the campus of Santa Monica College when a lone gunman opened fire on the school campus library after shooting at several cars and a city bus at separate crime scenes. The gunman, John Zawahri, was fatally wounded by responding police officers. Among the dead were the shooter’s father and brother, both of whom died inside a house that was set on fire a mile or so from the Santa Monica College campus.

Deaths: 6, Injuries: 4


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At around 8:00 AM EST, a student shot himself at La Salle High School, a Catholic school. The student, Joe Poynter, was hospitalized in critical condition at a Cincinnati hospital. According to police, no known threats were made to any other students or staff. Police arrived immediately after the incident was reported.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 1


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At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, near Building 32 (Stata Center) at 10:48 p.m. EDT,  a campus police officer was shot multiple times.The officer, 26-year-old Sean Collier, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in nearby downtown Boston, where he was pronounced dead. The shooting was believed to be perpetrated by the suspects of the Boston Marathon bombings that took place in Boston three days prior to this shooting. The two suspects are brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

About three hours after the MIT shooting, Tamerlan died in a gunfight with police in Watertown, Massachusetts. In that gunfight, another officer was shot and seriously wounded. Dzhokhar was arrested 18 hours afterward in Watertown, and was hospitalized in critical condition from a gunshot wound to the neck.

Deaths: 2, Injuries: 1


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13-year-old Tyler Nichols took his life just before the start of classes Thursday at Davidson Middle School in Southgate.  The school system responded quickly to the tragedy.

“We had an eighth grade student, who committed suicide in our building this morning,” said Southgate Community Schools Superintendent Bill Grusecki.

“A student came into the bathroom, found him down on the ground,” said Southgate Director of Public Safety Tom Coombs.  “The student notified a staff member.”

Grusecki said staff sprang into action, following protocol to a tee.

“We went into immediate lock down, kept the kids in the classrooms safe while the authorities were dealing with the situation,” he explained.

Nichols was pronounced dead at the hospital.  School was canceled, and students waited for their parents to pick them up.

“We thought maybe someone was having a heart attack, but it was very scary to know that someone brought a gun into school and shot themselves,” said student Austin Robinson.

“We were just really shocked.  A lot of people were crying,” said student Ben Patton.

Of course, everybody is wondering what drove this eighth grader to do something so drastic and permanent.  Some have said he was bullied.  The superintendent isn’t so sure.

“From what I understand, he’s a very good student, somewhat popular,” said Grusecki.  “Talking with the staff at the building, he had never gone to anybody with any issues or problems or anything like that.”

In the wake of the tragedy, this school is taking a tough look at its security measures.

“We had no idea… that student was coming into the building armed,” Grusecki said.

The superintendent is determined to do all he can to change that.

“We’ll check kids out when they come in with things on Monday until we can make arrangements with regards to metal detectors or whatever else,” Grusecki said.

The school is bringing in grief counselors for as long as they are needed because a tragedy like this is something they will never forget.

“We could see it in their faces.  It was difficult for all of us,” said Grusecki.

The gun Nichols used to shoot himself belonged to a family member, but police would not say exactly which family member.  They said it was legally registered and not secured, which is how this young man was able obtain the gun and bring it to school.

Police also said Nichols did leave a note.

Students will be back in class on Monday.  They are being asked not to bring backpacks or wear any bulky coats or jackets because everyone will be checked.

Thursday’s tragedy leaves many students and parents shaken. Beaumont Psychiatrist Dr. Joel Young says teens will have varied reactions. “It’s important for parents to extend a listening ear, but don’t be surprised if your child doesn’t want to follow through,” says Beaumont Psychiatrist Dr. Joel Young. “He just might want to move on and think such terrible thoughts.”

The number one cause of suicide is untreated depression. If you or someone you love is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit  www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

Even children can suffer from depression, which can be fatal if left untreated.  Learn about the warning signs at www.afsp.org.

Deaths: 1, Injuries: 0


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At the University of Central Florida, 30-year-old student James Oliver Seevakumaran pulled a fire alarm went off at the Tower 1 dormitory. According to plans he had written, Seevakumaran intended to attract a large amount of people inside the building to gather and shoot them. He then pointed a handgun at his roommate and threatened to shoot him inside their dormitory room. Seevakumaran released his roommate who ran into a bathroom to call 911. Seevakumaran then fatally shot himself in the head. Authorities found an assault weapon, a couple hundred rounds of ammunition and four homemade bombs inside his backpack.

Deaths: 1, Injuries: 0


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Price Middle School
January 312013

A 14-year-old male student was shot and wounded in the back of the neck at Price Middle School. The gunman, a student, was believed to be arguing with the other student before taking out a handgun and firing multiple shots at him. In addition, a teacher was injured during the shooting. Afterward, the gunman was disarmed by a school resource officer and subsequently apprehended. He was charged with aggravated assault.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 2


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Midland City, Alabama
January 292013

2013 Alabama bunker hostage crisis: A gunman, a man in his 60s, boarded a school bus and shot the bus driver, Charles Albert Poland Jr., 66. Poland was killed. The gunman abducted a 6-year-old child and held him hostage in an underground bunker. The gunman was shot to death by police several days later.

Deaths: 1, Injuries: 0


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Between the Library and Academic Building outside of Lone Star College–North Harris, two men got into an argument and one of the men pulled out a gun and shot the other man, a student, injuring him. A maintenance man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. The gunman accidentally shot himself in the leg. After the shooting, the gunman fled into the woods and was arrested hours later. The charges against the initial suspect were dropped and another man was arrested.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 3


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A 17-year-old boy, Tyrone Lawson, was shot to death in a parking lot of Chicago State University. The shooting happened after high school basketball games were being held on the university campus, and Lawson was a spectator at the event. Police arrested two people after the shooting and recovered a weapon.


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A gunman shot an administrator in his office on the fourth floor of Stevens Institute of Business and Arts, wounding him. The suspected gunman, Sean Johnson, a part-time student, shot and wounded himself on a stairwell. Both the administrator and Johnson were hospitalized in stable conditions. Johnson was charged with three felony charges, including assault.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 2


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Two people were shot and killed and a third person was wounded at the parking lot of Hazard Community and Technical College. The third victim, 12-year-old Taylor Cornett, died from her wounds the next day. 21-year-old Dalton Lee Stidham was arrested and charged with three counts of murder.

Deaths: 3, Injuries: 0


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A 16-year-old boy was shot in a field across the school campus after a basketball game was held at Osborn High School. He was hospitalized in serious condition.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 1


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Taft Union High School
January 102013

A gunman entered a science classroom of Taft Union High School with a 12 gauge shotgun and opened fire. A 16-year-old male student, identified as Bowe Cleveland, was shot in the chest and critically wounded. Another student was shot at, but was not hit. The classroom teacher, Ryan Heber, convinced him to drop his weapon, and the gunman followed his order and was later arrested. Additionally, Heber suffered a minor wound from being grazed by a shotgun pellet during the ordeal. The gunman is suspected to be a 16-year-old student of the school, Bryan Oliver. Cleveland and the other student that was shot at are both believed to be intended targets of the gunman. On January 14, Oliver was charged with two counts of attempted murder and assault with a firearm.

Deaths: 0, Injuries: 2


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Shots were fired at Apostolic Revival Center Christian School, leaving 27-year-old Kristopher Smith dead in what was believed to be a retaliation killing, possibly for talking with police about a previous incident.


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