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Schools, scene of gun violence in the United States: these have been the worst shootings


From Columbina to Sandy Hook, schools have been the scene of some of America's worst shootings in recent history.

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From Columbine to Sandy Hook, schools have been the scene of some of the largest massacres in the United States in recent history.

On Tuesday, a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, left at least 14 students and a teacher dead.

The attacker was an 18-year-old man from Uvalde, Gov. Greg Abbott said, and he died.

School district police say he acted alone.

Episodes of violence in schools have marked the history of recent decades.

These were the deadliest.

Sandy Hook

This year marks a decade since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in which six adults and 20 children were killed on December 14, 2012.

That day, 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his 52-year-old mother, Nancy, and then drove her car to the school, about 5 miles away, with about 700 students.


Lanza made his way by shooting at the entrance to the entrance of the school, entered and shot some officials who came out to see what was happening.

He then went into two rooms and went on to slaughter him.

In one of them he committed suicide, ending a massacre that lasted less than 11 minutes.

Agents lead a line of children who left the school after the shooting.


On Valentine's Day 2018, Nikolas Cruz entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 students and faculty members and injuring 17 others.

According to law enforcement, he pulled the fire alarm to lure people outside and increase the death toll.

He was a former student who had been expelled from the institute for disciplinary reasons.


Another of the shootings that has been etched in the memory of the United States is that of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, kill 12 classmates and a teacher before committing suicide in the school library.

The couple had recorded home videos before the attack in which they made reference to what they were going to do and apologized to their parents for it.

Columbine High School students run under police protection on April 20, 1999.

Deaths in schools this 2022

So far this year there have been at least three incidents with weapons in schools in which there were fatalities.

On March 31, 2022

, at Tanglewood School in Greenville, South Carolina, Jamari Cortez Bonaparte Jackson, a 12-year-old student, was fatally shot.

The suspected shooter, also 12, was arrested and charged.

On January 29, 2022

at Beloit Memorial High School in Beloit, Wisconsin, 19-year-old Jion Broomfield was fatally shot after a basketball game.

Amaree Goodall, 19, was arrested in connection with the shooting.

On January 19, 2022

, at the Oliver Citywide Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15-year-old Marquis Campbell was shot on school grounds.

Campbell was taken to hospital in critical condition and died of his injury.

It is still unknown who the suspects are.

Gun violence in schools has claimed multiple victims

Since the 1990s, there have been more than 60 episodes of gun violence in schools with fatalities, according to CNN's tally.

These are some of the ones that have left the most deceased.

November 30, 2021

- At Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley allegedly opened fire killing four students and wounding seven others.

The next day, Crumbley was charged as an adult with terrorism causing death and four counts of intentional homicide.

He also faces seven counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

May 18, 2018

- At Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, allegedly opened fire killing 10 and wounding 13. Pagourtzis was arrested and charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a public server.

In November 2019, he was declared mentally incompetent to stand trial.

October 2, 2006

- In Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, 32-year-old Charles Roberts IV went to a small Amish school and took at least 11 girls hostage.

Five girls were killed and six others were injured.

Roberts then killed himself.

March 21, 2005

- At Red Lake High School in Red Lake, Minnesota, 16-year-old Jeff Weise killed his grandfather and another adult, five students, a teacher and a security officer.

He later committed suicide.

May 1, 1992

- At Lindhurst High School in Olivehurst, California, Eric Houston, a 20-year-old dropout, went on the scene and killed a former teacher and three students.

He was sentenced to death.

With information from CNN Editorial Research


Source: cnnespanol

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