School shootings worldwide

2012-12-15 07:38

New York -At least 27 people, including 18 children, were reported killed in a shooting Friday at a Connecticut elementary school, according to US media. The following are the worst mass shootings in schools and universities around the world.

The list does not include deaths resulting from guerrilla actions, such as the slaughter of 186 children and 146 adults at a school in Beslan, Russia in September 2004.

13 March 1996: Scotland

A deranged gun collector kills 16 children aged four to six and their teacher at a school in Dunblane. He then kills himself.

20 April 1999: United States

Two youths aged 17 and 18 armed with guns and more than 30 home-made bombs kill 12 students and a teacher at Columbine high school in Littleton, Colorado before they both commit suicide.

26 April 2002: Germany

Sixteen people, including 12 teachers and two students, are gunned down at a school in Erfurt in eastern Germany by a 19-year-old former student, apparently in revenge for having been expelled.

16 April 2007: United States

A South Korean student kills 32 people on his campus at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He then kills himself.

7 November 2007: Finland

An 18-year-old student opens fire in a school in southern Finland killing five boys, two girls and the headmistress before turning his gun on himself.

23 September 2008: Finland

Eleven people, including the gunman, die in a massacre at a training school at Kauhajoki, Finland.

11 March 2009: Germany

Nine pupils, three teachers and three passers-by are killed in a school shooting at Winnenden in southern Germany by a former pupil who then kills himself.

7 April 2011: Brazil

A man believed to be a former student opens fire in a school in Rio de Janeiro killing 10 people and wounding 18 others before taking his own life.

2 April 2012: United States

A gunman kills seven people in a rampage at a California religious college, lining up his victims and shooting them one by one.


- AFP

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