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25 Possible Reasons Why A Commerce High School Is Better

Than Dropping Out

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Just days before the one-year anniversary of the Columbine shooting, a Wall Street Journal - NBC News poll found that 70% of Americans believed such a shooting could occur at a school in their own community.

  1. February 2, 1996Moses Lake, Wash.- Two students and one teacher killed, one other wounded when 14 year old Barry Loukaitis opened fire on his algebra class.
  2. March 13, 1996Dunblane, Scotland - 16 children and one teacher killed at Dunblane Primary School by Thomas Hamilton, who then killed himself. 10 others wounded in attack.
  3. February 19, 1997 Bethel, Alaska - Principal and one student killed, two others wounded by Evan Ramsey, 16.
  4. March 1, 1997 Sanaa, Yemen - Eight people (six students and two others) at two schools killed by Mohammad Ahman al-Naziri.
  5. December 15, 1997 Stamps, Ark. - Two students wounded. Colt Todd, 14, was hiding in the woods when he shot the students as they stood in the parking lot.
  6. March 24, 1998 Jonesboro, Ark. - Four students and one teacher killed, ten others wounded outside as Westside Middle School emptied during a false fire alarm. Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, shot at their classmates and teachers from the woods.
  7. May 21, 1998 Springfield, Ore. - Two students killed, 22 others wounded in the cafeteria at Thurston High School by 15 year old Kip Kinkel. Kinkel had been arrested and released a day earlier for bringing a gun to school. His parents were later found dead at home.
  8. April 20, 1999 Littleton, Colo. - 14 students (including killers) and one teacher killed, 23 others wounded at Columbine High School in the nation's deadliest school shooting.
  9. April 28, 1999 Taber, Alberta, Canada - One student killed, one wounded at W. R. Myers High School in first fatal high school shooting in Canada in 20 years. The suspect, a 14 year old boy, had dropped out of school after he was severely ostracized by his classmates.
  10. November 19, 1999 Deming, N.M. - Victor Cordova Jr., 12, shot and killed Araceli Tena, 13, in the lobby of Deming Middle School.
  11. March 1, 2000 Branneburg, Germany - One teacher killed by a 15-year-old student, who then shot himself. The shooter has been in a coma ever since.
  12. Sept. 26, 2000New Orleans, La. - Two students wounded with the same gun during a fight at Woodson Middle School.
  13. March 5, 2001 Santee, Calif. - Two killed and 13 wounded by Charles Andrew Williams, 15, firing from a bathroom at Santana High School.
  14. March 7, 2001 Williamsport, Pa. - Elizabeth Catherine Bush, 14, wounded student Kimberly Marchese in the cafeteria of Bishop Neumann High School; she was frequently teased.
  15. Jan. 15, 2002 New York, N.Y. - A teenager wounded two students at Martin Luther King Jr. High School.
  16. April 29, 2002 Vlasenica, Bosnia Herzegovina- One teacher killed, one wounded by Dragoslav Petkovic, 17, who then killed himself.
  17. April 24, 2003Red Lion, Pa. - James Sheets, 14, killed principal Eugene Segro of Red Lion Area Junior High School before killing himself.
  18. Sept. 24, 2003 Cold Spring, Minn. - Two students are killed at Rocori High School by John Jason McLaughlin, 15.
  19. Sept. 28, 2004Carmen de Patagones, Argentina - Three students killed and 6 wounded by a 15 year old Argentininan student in a town 620 miles south of Buenos Aires.
  20. March 21, 2005 Red Lake, Minn. - Jeff Weise, 16, killed grandfather and companion, then arrived at school where he killed a teacher, a security guard, 5 students, and finally himself, leaving a total of 10 dead.
  21. Nov. 8, 2005Jacksboro, Tenn. - One 15 year old shot and killed an assistant principal at Campbell County High School and seriously wounded two other administrators.
  22. Sept. 29, 2006 Cazenovia, Wis. - A 15 year old student shot and killed Weston School principal John Klang.
  23. Sept. 26, 2006 Bailey, Colo. - Adult male held six students hostage at Platte Canyon High School and then shot and killed Emily Keyes, 16, and himself.
  24. January 3, 2007Tacoma, WA- 1 teen shot & killed - New details to be added


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