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Youth and education in the USA.
« on: February 08, 2007, 05:56:33 PM »
Youth and education in the USA -In the wake of this most recent school shooting in California, we hear once again the same kind of responses that we always hear..... "We never thought it would happen here." This is a list of some of the high profile instances of school violence, as listed by and others:
Jan. 18, 2002: Davie County, Fla. - A young male student shot and killed a young female student and then killed himself Friday on the campus of Broward Community College, authorities said.

Jan. 15, 2002: Manhattan, NY. - Two students were shot and wounded at Martin Luther King Jr. High School on Tuesday, the 73rd anniversary of the birth of the man for whom the school was named.
Mar. 22, 2001: EL CAJON, Calif. (Reuters) - A teenager with a shaved head got out of a car, assumed a sniper position and began shooting at students outside a high school in this San Diego suburb on Thursday, hitting at least one person before police shot and injured him, witnesses said.
The incident at the 2,900-pupil Granite Hills High School took place less than three weeks after another student killed two students and injured 13 others in a gun rampage at Santana High School, just 6 miles away.

Mar. 07, 2001: A teenage girl opened fire in the cafeteria of a Catholic high school in central Pennsylvania, in the second U.S. school shooting in a week.

Mar. 05, 2001: 15-year-old Charles Andrew Williams went on a 10-minute shooting rampage at Santana high school, Santee, Calif., killing 14-year-old Bryan Zuckor and 17-year-old Randy Gordon, and wounding 13 other boys and girls. Within 48-hours, 23 American school children had been arrested or detained for threatening various acts of violence including a bomb plot at a middle school. Among the suspects were three students from the California School for the Deaf, a 15-year-old Catholic schoolboy from Davenport, Iowa, and a 15-year-old honor student from Camden said to have threatened to kill-off a high school clique during wood shop.

Jan. 10, 2001: A 17-year-old gunman fired shots at Hueneme High School, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, before taking a female student hostage. The teen-ager was not a student at the school and did not know the girl. He was later shot and killed by police. No one else was injured.

May 26, 2000 Lake Worth, Fla. 1 teacher, Barry Grunow, shot and killed at Lake Worth Middle School by 13-year-old honor student, Nathaniel Brazill, with .25 caliber semiautomatic pistol on the last day of classes.

February 29, 2000 Mount Morris Township, Mich. 6-year-old Kayla Rolland shot dead at Buell Elementary School near Flint, Mich. The assailant is identified as a six-year-old boy with a .32-caliber handgun.

Dec. 6, 1999: A 13-year-old student in Fort Gibson, Okla., allegedly arrived at school and opened fire with his father's 9 mm semiautomatic handgun. There were no life-threatening injuries but five of his classmates were injued, four from gunshot wounds and a fifth who suffered bruises in the chaos.

Nov. 19, 1999: A 12-year-old boy shot and killed a female classmate at the end of lunch hour outside a middle school in Deming, N.M., about 33 miles from the Mexican border. The boy was wearing a camouflage jacket when he allegedly fired the single shot from a .22-caliber handgun.

Oct. 4, 1999: In southwest Philadelphia's John Bartram High School, assistant principal William Burke was shot in the thigh while confronting a 17-year-old student suspected of carrying a gun. Burke, 61, was hospitalized but was not badly hurt.

May 20, 1999 Conyers, Ga. 6 students injured at Heritage High School by 15-year-old T. J. Solomon, who was reportedly depressed after breaking up with his girlfriend.

April 20, 1999: Two young men wearing long, black trench coats opened fire in a suburban high school in Littleton, Colo., injuring as many as 20 students. In all, 15 were killed, including the two gunmen.

June 15, 1998: A male teacher and a female guidance counselor are shot in a hallway at a Richmond, Va., high school. The man suffers an injury to the abdomen that wasnít life threatening; the woman is reportedly grazed.

May 21, 1998: A 15-year-old student in Springfield, Ore., expelled the day before for bringing a gun to school, allegedly opens fire in the school cafeteria. Two students are killed and over 20 wounded. The suspectís parents are later found shot dead in their home.

May 21, 1998: Three sixth-grade boys had a "hit list" and were plotting to kill fellow classmates on the last day of school in a sniper attack during a false fire alarm, police in St. Charles, Mo., say.

May 21, 1998: A 15-year-old boy dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Onalaska, Wash. Earlier in the day, the boy boarded a high school bus with a gun in hand, ordered his girlfriend off the bus and took her to his home, where he shot himself.