FACTBOX: Major school shootings in the United States


Posted at Feb 15 2018 06:38 AM

A man who was placed in handcuffs by police is loaded into a paramedic vehicle after a shooting incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, U.S. February 14, 2018 in a still image from video. WSVN.com via REUTERS.

A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing multiple people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets before being taken into custody by law enforcement, authorities said.

The bloodshed was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular occurrence at U.S. schools and colleges.

Below are some of the worst U.S. school shootings in the last 20 years:

BENTON, Kentucky, Jan. 23, 2018 - A 15-year-old boy kills
2 fellow students, both also 15, at Marshall County High
School in western Kentucky with a pistol and wounds 14 others.
Four other high schoolers suffered non-gunshot wounds in the
ensuing panic. 

AZTEC, New Mexico, Dec. 7, 2017 - A 21-year-old man disguised as a student enters the local high school, kills 2 students and then shoots himself to death.

SAN BERNARDINO, California, April 10, 2017 - A man dies of a
self-inflicted gunshot wound after killing his estranged wife at
North Park Elementary School. An 8-year-old student is also shot
to death.

ROSEBURG, Oregon, Oct. 1, 2015 - A man opens fire on the
campus of Umpqua Community College, killing 9 people before
he is shot dead by police.

MARYSVILLE, Washington, Oct. 24, 2014 - A freshman at
Marysville-Pilchuck High School fatally wounds 4 students in
the cafeteria before killing himself.

SANTA MONICA, California, June 7, 2013 - A onetime digital
media student fatally shoots his father and brother, sets their
house on fire, and then kills 3 people at Santa Monica
College. The gunman kills himself.

NEWTOWN, Connecticut, Dec. 14, 2012 - A man fatally shoots
his mother, then kills 20 children and 6 adults before killing
himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

OAKLAND, California, April 2, 2012 - A former nursing
student kills 7 people and wounds 3 at Oikos University,
a Korean Christian college.

CHARDON, Ohio, Feb. 27, 2012 - Seventeen-year-old student at
Chardon High School kills 3 students and wounds 3 in
school cafeteria.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Feb. 12, 2010 - A biology professor at
the University of Alabama at Huntsville opens fire during a
staff meeting, killing 3 faculty members and wounding 3.

DEKALB, Illinois, Feb. 14, 2008 - A former graduate student
kills 5 students and wounds 16 at Northern Illinois
University before taking his own life.

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, Feb. 8, 2008 - Nursing student at
Louisiana Technical College kills 2 classmates and herself in
a classroom.

BLACKSBURG, Virginia, April 16, 2007 - A gunman slaughters
32 people and kills himself at Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech.

NICKEL MINES, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2, 2006 - A gunman kills
5 girls in a one-room Amish schoolhouse, before killing

SHEPHERDSTOWN, West Virginia, Sept. 2, 2006 - A 49-year-old
man shoots himself and his 2 sons to death during a visit to
the campus of Shepherd University.

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION, Minnesota, March 21, 2005 - A
16-year-old high school student kills 7 people and wounds
several others in a shooting rampage after killing 2 people
off-campus. He then kills himself.

COLD SPRING, Minnesota, Sept. 24, 2003 - Fifteen-year-old
student fatally shoots a freshman and a senior at Rocori High

TUCSON, Arizona, Oct. 29, 2002 - A failing student shoots
and kills 3 professors and then himself at the University of
Arizona School of Nursing.

GRUNDY, Virginia, Jan. 16, 2002 - A recently dismissed
graduate student kills a dean, a professor and a student at the
Appalachian School of Law and wounds three others.

SANTEE, California, March 5, 2001 - A student at Santana
High School kills 2students, wounds 13.

LITTLETON, Colorado, April 20, 1999 - Two teenagers rampage
through Columbine High School, fatally shooting 12 students and
a teacher and wounding more than 20 others before killing

JONESBORO, Arkansas, March 24, 1998 - Two boys, ages 11 and
13, fire on their middle school from woods, killing 4 girls
and a teacher and wounding 11 others.