SCHOOL-RELATED DEATHS, SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, & SCHOOL VIOLENCE INCIDENTS
2005-2006 School Year Incidents
Identified by National School Safety and Security Services, Inc.*
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* School-related deaths, school shootings, and school crisis incidents have been identified through print and electronic news sources, professional contacts, and other nationwide sources, by Kenneth S. Trump, President, National School Safety and Security Services, Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio). This is not presented as an exhaustive list or as a scientific study. Additional incidents may be added pending review of additional items on file and new information received during the course of the school year.
For purposes of this listing, the 2005-2006 school year is considered to be from August 1, 2005, through July 31, 2006. In addition to school-related violent deaths, this page provides a sample of school shootings that did not result in death and a sample of other incidents of school-related crime, violence, and crisis situations.
For purposes of this monitoring report, school-related violent deaths are homicides, suicides, or other violent, non-accidental deaths in the United States in which a fatal injury occurs:
1) inside a school, on school property, on or immediately around (and associated with) a school bus, or in the immediate area (and associated with) a K-12 elementary or secondary public, private, or parochial school;
2) on the way to or from a school for a school session;
3) while attending, or on the way to or from, a school-sponsored event;
4) as a clear result of school-related incidents/conflicts, functions, activities, regardless of whether on or off actual school property;
Identified School-Related Violent Deaths: 2005-2006 School Year
Total Deaths: 27
Breakdown by Type:
- Shooting: 15
- Suicides: 1
- Murder-Suicide: 4
- Fight-Related: 0
- Stabbing: 3
- Other: 4
August 19, 2005: Miami, FL
A 17-year-old male high school student was shot and killed in a stadium parking lot following an exhibition high school football game. Police later arrested a 19-year-old male suspect. Reports indicate the incident stemmed from earlier conflicts and/or threats.
August 29, 2005: West Valley City, UT
A 21-year-old male was arrested and subsequently charged for vehicular homicide investigation in the death of a 15-year-old male high school student. The suspect was reportedly speeding through the high school parking lot around 2:30pm and threw at glass bottle at a student. The suspect allegedly left the area, made an abrupt U-turn, returned, and according to witnesses intentionally swerved toward the 15-year-old male, who was straddling a bike, and hit him. The victim was reportedly thrown about 100 feet. The victim sped off from the area with a cracked windshield and was subsequently arrested by police when found hiding in a window well of a nearby house from where the car was abandoned.
September 8, 2005: Richmond, CA
A high school custodian who was unlocking the school doors around 6:00am found the dead body of a 28-year-old male on the campus. The victim, who was reportedly paroled less than 24 hours prior to his death, had been shot to death. Police said it was not a “body dump” and appeared to have happened at the school. The body was removed before students arrived but the crime scene was not cleared until shortly after school opened, according to reports. School officials diverted students from the crime scene, directed students to focus on their classwork, and provided two school psychologists for counseling, as needed.
September 23, 2005: Sandy Spring, MD
A 15-year-old female student was stabbed and subsequently died during a fight between two groups of females around 8:30pm in a high school parking lot following a school football game. The incident reported stemmed from an ongoing conflict for multiple weeks over one girl spitting at the other.
September 30, 2005: New York, NY
Four students suffered stab wounds and a 15-year-old male was stabbed to death in a fight with another group of students in front of a Manhattan high school. The 15-year-old died from a massive wound to his stomach according to reports.
October 7, 2005: Richardson, TX
A 17-year-old male high school student was shot and killed after fights erupted between two groups in a mall parking lot following a high school football game. The fights reportedly were a continuation from a confrontation which started at the high school after the game. Shots were fired and the victim, an innocent bystander, was killed while five others were also shot. Nine people were shot after three separate football games that evening, with the 17-year-old victim being the only one who died.
October 26, 2005: Moulton, AL
A 55-year-old female first grade teacher was beaten and subsequently died due to irreversible brain damage. The incident occurred at an educational facility used during the day for Head Start and in the evening for adult education classes, where the teacher worked in addition to her elementary school position. A 15-year-old, eighth-grade male high school student was arrested and charged for murder. Police believe the suspect beat the victim unconscious with his fists before going through her purse and stealing money. The victim was reportedly working alone in the facility doing administrative work when the attack occurred between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.
October 27, 2005: Fresno, CA
A 37-year-old male was shot and killed near the staff parking lot of an elementary school. The victim was a parent at the school. The school was put on lockdown. Police reported that the incident was gang-related to a non-school matter involving the victim.
October 27, 2005: San Leandro, CA
A 14-year-old female high school student was shot three times in the back and killed while walking to school just blocks away from her high school. A male, believed to be a non-student between 16 and 18 years old, allegedly got out of a car, shot the 14-year-old in the back, and then killed himself in an apparent murder-suicide. Police confirmed the two knew each other.
November 2, 2005: Houston, TX
A 16-year-old male high school student was shot in the head while standing at a subdivision area home on his way home from school around 3:45pm and died the next day. Police initially believed there may have been two groups waiting for a gang-related fight when three shots were fired from a car driving by. School officials planned beefed up security and counselors at the school following rumors of possible retaliation.
November 8, 2005: Jacksboro, TN
A 15-year-old male high school freshman shot and killed an assistant principal. The principal and another assistant were also shot and hospitalized during the incident.
November 16, 2005: San Antonio, TX
A school police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old male who allegedly attempted to run down the officer as he attempted to stop the suspect and another male from stealing a car in a middle school parking lot.
November 17, 2005: Tampa, FL
A 17-year-old male high school senior was shot to death after school in a McDonald’s parking lot across the street from his high school. Three other teens, ages 15, 16, and 19, were shot and treated at a hospital. The shots were fired from a car after fistfights broke out in the restaurant parking lot. An 18-year-old was arrested the next day. Some said the fighting was gang-related, but authorities described it as neighborhood and/or territorial disputes.
December 6, 2005: Garden Grove, CA
A 16-year-old male high school student was beaten and then shot in the chest with one gunshot, and later died at the hospital. The victim reportedly was involved in a fight around 3:00pm near a path connecting a street to the school’s athletic fields. Reports indicate gang members jumped in to assist the victim, who was being beaten, when a member of the original group pulled a gun and shot the victim. Police subsequently arrested six alleged gang members in connection with the murder.
December 16, 2005: New York, NY
A 56-year-old female school safety agent died of a heart attack after being assaulted by a 12-year-old female middle school student. The student was reportedly standing in line at a school dance when the safety agent asked her to leave at the direction of the principal, who wanted her removed due to an incident earlier in the day at school. Police said a fight broke out and the girl struck the safety agent, and the girl was restrained with the help of two additional school safety agents.
January 13, 2006: Longwood, FL
A 15-year-old male middle school student was shot by the SWAT team after pulling out a gun out in class, briefly taking another student hostage, and running through the school. The student, who police said was suicidal and threatening to kill himself, was isolated in a restroom where he was shot by the SWAT team after he reportedly raised the gun at a deputy. The gun was later found to be a pellet gun fashioned after a 9mm handgun, which is what the police later reported as believing what he actually had in his possession. The 15-year-old died from his injuries the next day, according to reports.
January 13, 2006: Pinson, AL
A 17-year-old male high school junior was shot in the neck and groin during a fight with a 20-year-old male high school senior in a high school parking lot after a high school basketball game. Deputies arrested the 20-year-old male in the parking lot after the incident.
January 30, 2006: Great Falls, MT
A 16-year-old male high school student walked off his bus, into a school restroom, and fatally shot himself in the head around 8:00am. The principal, who was nearby, ran to the restroom and found the body. Police report that the male suffered a single self-inflicted gunshot to his head from a large-caliber weapon.
March 23, 2006: Milwaukee, WI
A 15-year-old male 7th-grade middle school was beaten to death at a bus stop a couple blocks from his school while awaiting a bus around 1:50pm. The victim had received an early release for a doctor’s appointment.
May 5, 2006: Miramar, FL
A 19-year-old male was shot in the head with a single gunshot and died following a fight outside of a charter high school dance around 11:35pm.
May 18, 2006: Conway, SC
An 18-year-old female high school student was stabbed to death in a middle school parking lot on a complex shared by the high school and middle school. A 24-year-old male was arrested shortly after the stabbing. The incident occurred around 8:00am as students were arriving at school. Initial reports indicate the two may have had some type of dating relationship.
June 5, 2006: Los Angeles, CA
A 17-year-old male high school student was shot and killed in a high school parking lot as school dismissed around 3:00pm. The victim was reportedly shot by a gang member after two males approached the victim’s younger brother, called the name of a gang, and tried to rob the victim’s younger brother of his diamond necklace. The victim went to help his brother and was shot in the chest, and died.
June 6, 2006: Gary, IN
A 21-year-old male was shot and killed in a high school parking lot during a high school graduation ceremony. Two brothers, ages 28 and 18, were arrested. Police indicate that incident stemmed from an ongoing feud between the suspects and victim.
July 12, 2006: Los Angeles, CA
A 16-year-old female was shot and killed about three blocks from her school after 1:00pm. The female reportedly was with a group of friends. Police say the incident may have been gang-related, although the victim was not in a gang. The victim’s brother reportedly told the media that the victim had allegedly warned school police before leaving the school that people had been threatening students in the area with guns.
July 31, 2006: Tampa, FL
A husband and wife were found by a delivery person around 6:20am shot dead outside of a middle school where the woman worked as a cafeteria manager. The female, age 38, and the male, age 54, were found on either side of their vehicle in the parking lot. Police were investigating possible causes including murder-suicide. Grief counseling was offered to staff who reported to the school later in the day.
Sample of Reported
School-Related Shootings Not Resulting in Deaths
A sample of school-related shootings occurring nationwide in the 2005-2006 school year not resulting in death is listed below. It should be noted that this is only a sample and and is not intended to include all of the many incidents involving firearms confiscated but not used, and other weapons possession or use that occur in U.S. schools. List includes individuals shot but not killed and firearms discharged in schools, on school campuses and buses, at school-sponsored events, to and from school involving students, and as a clear result of school-related incidents/conflicts.
Total non-death shooting incidents listed to date: 85
August 3, 2005: Roselawn, Ohio
A security guard said he shot a man who pulled a gun out on him when the guard intervened in an alleged confrontation between the man and a female outside of a charter school. Police were looking for the 52-year-old male suspect, a convicted kidnapper who was out on parole.
August 19, 2005: Morrow, GA
An 18-year-old high school student was shot in the hand and a 22-year-old spectator was shot in the lower back after a male began indiscriminately shooting into a high school football game parking lot crowd around 11:00pm.
August 25, 2005: Dandridge, TN
A gun was discharged in a middle school boys’ student restroom around 9:30am. The school was put into lockdown and police responded. Three male students, two age 12 and the third age 14, were arrested and charged. The males were reportedly handling a handgun when it discharged and struck another student in the leg. Further investigation reveals that the students allegedly had a plot to kill one of their teachers in retaliation for that teacher having earlier disciplined one of the students.
September 2, 2005: Anchorage, AL
A 15-year-old male high school student was arrested and subsequently charged for attempted murder in connection with a shooting in a high school parking lot before a football game. The suspect and three friends, one an ex-boyfriend of a 15-year-old girl, showed up to confront the current boyfriend of the girl and his friends. A fistfight escalated into one individual firing multiple shots in direction of another male. No one was injured. The football game was canceled and a tennis match was interrupted.
September 2, 2005: Jacksonville, FL
A 17-year-old male high school student was shot in the abdomen, allegedly by a 21-year-old non-student suspect, in the school’s driveway near the front of the school at dismissal. Witnesses said they heard four or five shots just before the victim fell to the ground. The incident occurred as the school dismissed early around 12:50pm. About 40 to 50 students fled the area screaming, according to reports. The victim’s mother later reportedly stated that the incident involved a misunderstanding over the victim’s girlfriend. Police reportedly had said that the victim had been specifically targeted by the shooter.
September 9, 2005: Racine, WI
Two high school students were shot on the street just west of the main entrance to the field were a high school football game was played. Both were treated for superficial injuries.
September 9, 2005: Edmond, OK
A 17-year-old male high school band member was arrested for firing a gun in the high school parking lot following a football game. The male reportedly got into an altercation with a group of people in the parking lot and fired one shot in the air.
September 13, 2005: Chicago, IL
A 15-year-old male high school student was arrested for allegedly shooting another 15-year-old male high school in the leg while the two were in a hallway outside of the school’s gym around 2:20pm. The victim reportedly fled the building and flagged down a police car. Meanwhile, a police officer at the school arrested the suspect and recovered the gun. The suspect reportedly got through the school’s metal detectors with the weapon.
September 15, 2005: New York, NY
A 10-year-old female elementary school student was shot in the abdomen while walking home from school. An 18-year-old male was also shot in the hip and shoulder. A group of men were reportedly chasing the 18-year-old male and the girl, who was an innocent bystander, was caught in the gunfire.
September 16, 2005: South Salt Lake, UT
A 16-year-old male was arrested in connection with the firing of a pellet gun at a school bus following a high school football game. One individual hit with the gun was treated by paramedics and released at the scene. Police said an argument had occurred between one team’s players and students prior to the shooting, but initial reports were unclear if the shooting was connected to that altercation.
September 17, 2005: Decatur, GA
Two males were shot outside of a high school football game. A 17-year-old male was charged.
September 24, 2005: Saginaw, MI
A 15-year-old high school male was shot in the leg in a drive-by shooting and a 14-year-old female middle school student received a wound to the shoulder around 11:30pm following a homecoming dance at the high school.
September 25, 2005: Los Angeles, CA
An 18-year-old male was shot in the back of his shoulder while watching a children’s football game around 7:15pm at a high school field. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire come from outside of the stadium, according to reports. The victim was in stable condition.
September 29, 2005: Pine Bluff, AR
A 19-year-old male was shot the right thigh while fighting with three males on the street in front of a high school in the early afternoon. The incident occurred on a street that separated the school’s buildings from the student parking lot, according to reports. None of the participants were students, according to statements attributed to the school’s superintendent.
October 3, 2005: Baltimore, MD
A 17-year-old male high school student was shot in the head as he returned to school campus after cutting class and going to a convenience store around 11:34am.
October 4, 2005: Charleston, SC
Three shots were fired into the air during a fight involving approximately 20 individuals, believed to be high school aged youth, in a parking lot outside of a middle school football game around 7:45pm.
October 9, 2005: North Las Vegas, NV
Two people were shot around 9:30pm at an intersection in front of a high school following a high school football game. The victims reportedly had non-life threatening injuries.
October 11, 2005: Farmington, MO
A 17-year-old male high school student brought a shotgun to school, assembled it in the boys’ restroom, put a black cloth with two eyeholes over his head, and fired one shot into the ceiling. The school was locked down. The principal and a teacher convinced the male, who was described as “mentally challenged,” to give up the gun. No one was hurt.
October 14, 2005: New York, NY
A 16-year-old male high school student was reportedly shot by one unidentified suspect, who was accompanied by six others, about 90 feet from the side entrance to his high school school around 9:00am.
October 18, 2005: Salisbury, NC
A school bus carrying a football team was caught in the crossfire of two cars shooting at each other. The bus was struck by a bullet but none of the students on board were injured.
October 19, 2005: San Bernadino, CA
A male high school student was shot as his mother dropped him off in front of his high school. The gunman fled in a van. The victim received stitches for a leg wound.
October 19, 2005: Camden, NJ
A 16-year-old high school student was shot and the bullet struck his spinal cord, leaving him in critical condition. The shooting occurred after school around 3:20pm across the street from a middle school, which is about a block away from the high school. The incident reportedly stemmed from a fight the prior Friday at a skating facility.
October 20, 2005: Saginaw, MI
A 15-year-old male student allegedly opened fire in a high school cafeteria, shooting another 15-year-old male student. The victim was reportedly hit in the chest by at least one gunshot. The school locked down as police and paramedics responded. School officials planned to use a metal detector upon the reopening of school the next day.
October 20, 2005: Virginia Beach, VA
Shots were fired at three school buses outside of a middle school around 3:00pm. Students were locked down for several hours as police and SWAT teams searched the area. Two other nearby schools locked down. The gun was later found to have been a pellet gun. A 17-year-old was subsequently arrested. No one was injured.
October 21, 2005: Nashville, TN
A 16-year-old female was shot in the neck as a innocent victim of a shooting across the street from a high school just before 3:00pm. School resource officers quickly responded, according to reports.
October 28, 2005: Philadelphia, PA
A 17-year-old male high school student was shot and received an injury to his hip in a shooting across the street from his high school around 8:00am. Police were reportedly investigating if the incident was drug-related.
October 28, 2005: Annapolis, MD
A 17-year-old female was shot in the thigh while near a concession stand at a high school football game around 8:30pm. Police said two people were taken into custody near the school and the handgun was recovered.
November 2, 2005: Birmingham, AL
Six teenagers, including three high school students, were injured in a drive-by shooting about two blocks from the high school just before 4:00pm. Two females and four males, all 16 or 17 years old, were treated and released from a local hospital. Police were reportedly getting no cooperation from victims and witnesses, and had no suspects.
November 3, 2005: North Las Vegas, NV
A school bus driver was reportedly injured when someone fired four shots at a school bus carrying 41 middle school students. No students were injured.
November 8, 2005: Jacksboro, TN
A 15-year-old male high school freshman shot the principal and assistant principal at his school. He also shot and killed another assistant principal.
November 8, 2005: Lake Worth, FL
A school police officer fired shots at a stolen pick-up truck that rammed into his golf cart and injured him, and then drove toward him and administrators, around 4:00pm outside of the school. Three former students were reportedly in the car. A 15-year-old driver was among those subsequently arrested.
November 15, 2005: Miramar, FL
A 17-year-old female allegedly shot another 17-year-old female student in the upper chest after an argument on a school bus around 7:20am. The incident reportedly stemmed from an earlier conflict. Police reported the injuries as non-life threatening.
November 28, 2005: Boston, MA
Gunfire erupted between men in two minivans outside of an elementary school around 1:00pm as about 15 elementary school students were out on the playground for recess. The fifth-grade students ran back into the building screaming. No one was injured.
November 29, 2005: Cleveland, OH
A 14-year-old male student at a K-8 school was arrested by police with a sawed off 12-gauge shotgun in his locker. Police were called for gun shots blocks from the school around 9:18am and a witness pointed police to the suspect, who they tracked to the school and found the weapon upon a search.
November 30, 2005: Columbia, SC
Shots were fired outside of a high school gym after a basketball game. The shots were fired in the air and nobody was injured, although suspects could not be identified.
December 2, 2005: Baltimore, MD
A 14-year-old female high school student was shot in the leg while walking home in an alley about two blocks from her school around noon. Police report that the student came upon two men fighting, one male pulled a gun and began firing, and the girl was shot in the calf.
December 5, 2005: Boston, MA
A 17-year-old male student was arrested in connection with shots that were fired during an altercation between two males in a restroom of a city charter school around 2:20pm. No one was injured.
December 5, 2005: Detroit, MI
An 18-year-old male was arrested after two 14-year-olds were injured when shots were fired in a crowd at a high school. A 14-year-old girl was shot in her shin and a 14-year-old male was shot in the leg. The suspect was charged with nine counts of attempted murder.
December 6, 2005: Detroit, MI
Eight to ten males ran into a high school and pepper sprayed students after a student opened a door for a former student the group was chasing. The suspects reportedly also shot the male former student.
December 8, 2005: Las Vegas, NV
A 16-year-old high school student was shot in the leg in what was reportedly a conflict between about 20 Hispanic and African-American students across the street from a high school around 2:00pm.
December 9, 2005: Houston, TX
A high school basketball coach was shot in the head when a gunman fired four shots at the team’s bus as they departed a high school where they had played a game around 10:15pm.
December 16, 2005: Elmont, NY
An 8th-grade male student was shot twice with a pellet gun, grazing his head, after he chased two males behind a junior/senior high bleachers after one swiped his electronic game.
December 17, 2005: East Point, GA
A 15-year-old male high school student was shot in the chest and right arm after he reportedly got into an argument after a high school basketball game around 10:30pm in a high school parking lot.
December 20, 2005: Lorain, OH
Two high school male students, ages 15 and 16, were shot three blocks away from the school after leaving a high school basketball game. One was shot in the face and the other was shot in the hand. Both males reportedly had been at the game but were asked to leave, according to a school’s spokesperson. The two came running back into the gym around 9:15pm, according to reports, to tell police they had been shot.
December 21, 2005: Indianapolis, IN
Shots were fired outside of a high school gym around 9:30pm as spectators exited a high school basketball game. Police searched the area but found no suspects. However, four shell casings were found on the high school parking lot about 15 minutes after the shots were fired.
January 3, 2006: Jersey City, NJ
A 10th-grade female student was shot in the buttocks and an 11th-grade male student was shot in the right arm as gunfire erupted during a large fight involving over 40 people outside of a high school around 3:20pm at the school’s dismissal. Both victims were taken to the hospital and were reportedly in good condition.
January 5, 2006: Bethelem, PA
Two 17-year-old high school students were arrested and charged in connection with one of the males allegedly shooting another 17-year-old male student in the eye with a pellet gun. One suspect was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment and the other was charged with conspiracy to commit those crimes. Both suspects were also charged with possession of a weapon on school property and use of an air rifle.
January 5, 2006: Boiling Springs, PA
A 25-year-old male was shot by a state trooper after he and two other males bailed from a car seen driven from an elementary school where a burglar alarm was activated, and then the 25-year-old attempted to get into the police cruiser and flee the area. The three individuals were reportedly being considered as suspects in a string of elementary school burglaries. Computers and electronic equipment were reportedly observed in the car.
January 10, 2006: St. Paul, MN
A 17-year-old male was shot around 8:15pm about two blocks from the school following a large fight that broke out at a high school basketball game.
January 10, 2006: Wilmington, DE
A 16-year-old male was shot while in the parking lot of a high school between basketball games.
January 12, 2006: Chicago, IL
A 17-year-old female high school student, along with two male students, were grazed by a shotgun blast from a car that pulled up to them while awaiting a bus about 20 minutes after school let out. The female student reportedly suffered abrasions on her nose, while one of the two males suffered a graze to the shoulder and the other male suffered an eye injury. Police believe the incident may have been related to a gang incident in the area.
January 13, 2006: Detroit, MI
A student fired at least two shots outside of a city high school around noon. School police found and arrested the student while enroute to his home, although they did not initially recover the weapon.
January 17, 2006: Detroit, MI
A 17-year-old male was shot in a drive-by shooting outside of a high school around 5:30pm while a basketball game was going on inside.
January 19, 2006: Chesapeake, VA
A 19-year-old male was arrested in connection with a shooting in the parking lot of a high school around 11:00am. The suspect reportedly shot at a student standing outside of the cafeteria. No one was injured.
January 23, 2006: Vacaville, CA
A 14-year-old male high school student was arrested and charged for bringing a gun to the school after it accidentally discharged near the school gym. The bullet struck a concrete sidewalk in the area of the gym and a fragment injured a 15-year-old female student.
January 24, 2006: Foothill Farms, CA
Two young unidentified males were fighting in front of a high school after a basketball game around 8:30pm. Students nearby ran back to the gym and the gym was locked down, according to reports.
January 24, 2006: West Goshen, PA
A 21-year-old male was arrested and charged for shooting a semi-automatic gun in the air while in the parking lot of a high school following a basketball game. Four spent rounds from a .40-caliber gun were found in the lot. About 40 people were in the lot at the time. No one was injured.
January 24, 2006: Portland, OR
Two adult females, ages 23 and 22, were unintended victims of glass shattered by gunfire when a 17-year-old was firing at another car in a gang-related shooting outside of a high school basketball game around 8:00pm.
January 31, 2006: Chicago, IL
Two high-school freshman and one sophomore, all age 16, were shot during an incident at a convenience store across from their high school around 7:50am. One victim was reportedly found on the grass at the school and others were in the immediate area, all three of which were then taken to the hospital. Police later said the incident may have occurred due to individuals spraying gang graffiti on a wall prior to the shooting. One victim was shot in the head, the second victim had graze wounds to the head and neck, and the third victim was shot in the leg.
February 1, 2006: Temple Hills, MD
Two shots were fired at a high school bus around 2:50pm. The driver pushed one sophomore and one former male student off the bus after a fight broke out. One of the males pulled a gun and fired two shots, one hitting the side of the bus and the other hitting the window. No one was injured.
February 3, 2006: Compton, CA
A 9-year-old special education student pulled a gun from his backpack and shot a 10-year-old student on their bus around 8:20am. Police described the shooting as “accidental.”
February 9, 2006: New Castle, DE
An 18-year-old male was shot in the back after three suspects approached him in a high school parking lot shortly before the end of a basketball game. The male had been talking with his girlfriend when the males approached around 8:50pm. The bullet exited above his hip.
February 10, 2006: Conway, SC
Police were called around 1:22pm to an elementary school after a shot was fired into a classroom window. The classroom was evacuated and the school went into lockdown. No one was injured. School officials indicated about eight to nine shots were reportedly heard outside. Police believe the school was not the intended target.
February 10, 2006: Indianapolis, IN
A school police officer fired several shots after the youth scuffled with the officer, took away the officer’s chemical spray, and sprayed the officer. The suspect punched the officer, ran to a car, and then drove toward the officer with the vehicle. At this time, the officer fired several shots. No one was injured. The incident happened in the parking lot outside the gym, where a pep rally was held, after the officer was notified by students of a suspicious male in the parking lot.
February 14, 2006: Minneapolis, MN
A gun discharged from the backpack of a 13-year-old after someone threw the bag down on the ground in the school lunchroom. No one was injured.
February 15, 2006: Cleveland, OH
A 16-year-old female high school student was shot in her abdomen and the bullet exited her side after fighting erupted several blocks from the high school. Reports indicate there had been fighting the day before at the school and students grouped up at school dismissal and left the area, taking the fight several blocks away. A 24-year-old store clerk who attempted to break up the fight was shot, as was one other unidentified individual. A 16-year-old male charter school student from a neighboring city was reportedly arrested in connection with the shooting.
February 21, 2006: Pittsburgh, PA
A 16-year-old male high school student was shot in the leg and buttocks in a drive-by shooting outside of his high school around 7:45am. Five shots were fired from an assault rifle, according to reports. The school building was also struck.
February 21, 2006: Pittsburgh, PA
A 14-year-old male high school student was shot in the leg while in the downtown area of the city on his way home from school. Police believe the incident stemmed from a conflict between two groups at the school.
February 23, 2006: Roseburg, OR
A 16-year-old male high school student was shot multiple times by a 14-year-old fellow male student around 7:45am at the school. He was reported as being in critical, but stable, condition in the hospital following surgery.
February 24, 2006: Detroit, MI
A 65-year-old middle school custodian was robbed of his cell phone and $50, and shot in the right leg, during a robbery outside of a school door as he smoked a cigarette around 10:00am.
February 24, 2006: Odessa, TX
A 57-year-old junior high school principal was put on leave, will not return to his position, and could face charges after firing a .40-caliber handgun in his office. Police were called around 11:00am after the gunfire occurred. The gunshot reportedly went through the principal’s office wall and into a hallway. No one was in the hallway at the time. Police reportedly found two other guns in the principal’s car during a search.
February 25, 2006: Milwaukee, WI
A 13-year-old male elementary school student accidentally discharged a firearm while showing it to a 12-year-old female student when their teacher stepped out of the classroom, shooting the girl in the toe. The male was taken into custody and the female was treated for a minor injury, according to reports.
March 8, 2006: St. Petersburg, FL
A 27-year-old male, later arrested on March 10th, allegedly chased the 26-year-old ex-boyfriend of his girlfriend across elementary school grounds while firing two shots at the male. The male being chased pounded on the door of a school bus, which was dropping off children at the school. The driver opened the door, the 26-year-old male boarded the bus (which reportedly had 17 children on board), and the male directed the driver to “go, go, go” from the area. The male reportedly dropped down on his stomach in the bus. The 27-year-old male reportedly fired two additional shots. The driver called his dispatch center and police met the bus at another location.
March 9, 2006: Seattle, WA
One of two students involved in a fight outside of a city high school around 9:45am fired a gun. A student reported observing the suspect student put the gun back in his jacket and run across the street toward some apartments. No one was injured.
March 14, 2006: Reno, NV
Two students were injured, one in the shoulder and the other a leg injury from shrapnel, when a 14-year-old male student opened fire with a .38-caliber gun outside of a middle school cafeteria around 9:00am. A female physical education teacher directed him to drop the gun, he complied, and then she held him in a bear hug until other staff arrived.
March 29, 2006: Jacksonville, FL
Two high school students, ages 16 and 17, were wounded when shots were fired from individuals who were in a car about a half-mile from their high school. The incident reportedly occurred after the school started to dismiss and stemmed from an incident involving a trespasser at the school but moved off the campus. One of the victims was shot in the ankle and the other in the arm.
April 4, 2006: Washington, DC
A 19-year-old male senior high school student was shot in the back and a 18-year-old male senior high school student received a graze wound to the shoulder during a drive-by shooting in an area between a high school and middle school around 9:15am. About a dozen other students ran for cover. Police got students inside and locked down the buildings, but were unable to locate the suspects.
April 18, 2006: Houston, TX
Two students suffered minor injuries after two shots were fired, hitting a school bus carrying about 30 middle and high school students, around 5:00pm.
April 28, 2006: Union City, CA
A 21-year-old male was shot in the back and elbow, and an unidentified teen was shot in the back, outside of an elementary school around 9:40pm following a powderpuff football game at a nearby high school. The fight reportedly started over a girl and once shot, the victims’ friends put them in a car and took them to a hospital where the incident was reported to police.
May 3, 2006: Philadelphia, PA
An 18-year-old high school female student was shot in the buttocks and a 17-year-old high school male student was shot in the upper right thigh around 8:44am outside a store near their high school, where they ran to after the incident. The school was locked down and parents rush to the site. Police recovered six .380-caliber gun shells in the area. The suspect reportedly fled on foot.
May 18, 2006: Racine, WI
A shot was fired into the window of a fourth-grade elementary school class around 12:20pm. No one was injured. No suspects were immediately found.
May 22, 2006: Irmo, SC
A 19-year-old male non-student suspect pulled a 9mm gun and pointed it at a school resource officer in the school parking lot. The officer fired at the suspect, striking the hood of the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect dropped the weapon and surrendered. The officer had approached the suspect after a female student reported being in fear of the male shooting her.
June 5, 2006: Grand Rapids, MI
A 17-year-old male was shot in the leg outside of a middle-school graduation ceremony.
June 11, 2006: Minneapolis, MN
Shots were fired outside of a high school graduation held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Officers working there heard four shots fired. No one was struck, according to reports.
June 27, 2006: San Francisco
A 16-year-old high school summer school student was shot in the back and critically wounded on his way home while waiting at a metro bus island around 1:00pm.
Sample of Other Reported Higher-Profile
School Crime, Violence, and Crisis Incidents in 2005-2006
Total incident listing to date: 238
August 5, 2005: Silver Spring, MD
Two male summer school students, ages 16 and 17, were stabbed outside of a high school. The two reportedly got into a fight inside of the school which was later continued outside of the school with a group of people. Both were stabbed and hospitalized. In a separate incident, four other teens were found stabbed in a shopping center parking lot.
August 11, 2005: Orlando, FL
A sheriff’s deputy twice stunned a 14-year-old female student with a Taser after the female reportedly went after her boyfriend with an 8-inch chopping knife and then turned on another deputy who directed her to stop. The student was said to have had a note written on her school notebook reminding her to bring the knife and had reportedly told another student that she was going to kill her boyfriend with the knife. She went after the boyfriend as soon as exited the school bus and before officials at the school for emotionally challenged students could conduct their weapons search.
August 17, 2005: Tampa, FL
Two 9th-grade high school male students were stabbed during a fight with two 18-year-old male twin brothers as the victims walked home from school after getting off their school bus at its stop around 3:00pm. The attacked was reportedly a retaliation from a weekend fight.
August 17, 2005: Santa Cruz, CA
A 17-year-old male high school football player was stabbed by a 14-year-old male soccer player outside of the school in front of approximately 20 other students. The victim suffered a collapsed lung. The two reportedly had a prior confrontation.
August 19, 2005: Aiken, GA
Police used pepper-spray on a 16-year-old who was arrested after resisting removal from a high school football game. A 17-year-old who was with the teen was issued a trespass warning and removed. Officers attempted to remove the two from the premises after they reportedly ignored directions to stop yelling profanities.
August 19, 2005: Dallas, TX
Two fights broke out in a high school cafeteria resulting in police charging and/or citing nine students and a total of 13 students sent home.
August 19, 2005: Stuart, FL
Eight middle school females were arrested in-connection-with a large fight that broke out in their middle school cafeteria.
August 19, 2005: Tampa, FL
A 39-year-old mother and her 16-year-old son were charged with felony offenses for allegedly assaulting a school police officer at a high school. Reports indicate that family had been attempting to register the 16-year-old at high school all week, although he had been suspended from school since last school year. School officials referred the family to a high school closer to their home when the male reportedly “body checked” the officer, almost knocking him to the ground. The officer, while arresting the student, was allegedly attacked by the mother and the son. The suspect’s other brother, age 22, reportedly started to also attack the officer but was stopped by a security officer. The police officer reportedly pulled a Taser and the two ceased the attack, at which time all three family members were arrested.
August 22, 2005: Watsonville, CA
An elementary school with approximately 600 students went into a lockdown around 11:00am after an armed female fired a gun during an attempted robbery of a man in the driveway of his home near the school. The female suspect fled the area after the intended victim locked himself in his home and police were called. The lockdown was lifted after police unsuccessfully attempted to locate the female suspect. No one was injured.
August 23, 2005: Pensacola, FL
A high school was put into lockdown for about two hours beginning around 1:00pm after a 20-year-old male reportedly twice discharged a firearm outside of his mobile home following an argument with a relative. School officials, who were notified by the Sheriff’s office and were concerned that the suspect could potentially go into the school, went into a lockdown for safety purposes.
August 24, 2005: Espanola, NM
A 14-year-old male middle school student was arrested after allegedly stabbing another 14-year-old male student in the hip. The incident was reportedly gang-related.
August 24, 2005: El Paso, TX
A 15-year-old male high school student was arrested for making a false report that he saw a gun resting on a heater in the boys’ restroom. The report caused school officials to call a lockdown and over 40 police responded to the school.
August 24, 2005: Birmingham, AL
An 18-year-old male stumbled into a high school gym after reportedly being shot in his side at an apartment complex near the school. The school was placed on lockdown. The male reportedly entered the gym through a door that was propped open.
August 26, 2005: Atlanta, GA
A high schools student was punched and kicked after 10 non-students scaled fences at the school and attacked the male around 1:30pm as students were at lunch in the courtyard. The victim was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
August 26, 2005: Salinas, CA
Two high school males, ages 14 and 15, were stabbed in a suspected gang-related attack outside of their high school around 2:45pm. Both underwent surgery for the injuries. Three suspects were arrested.
August 26, 2005: Battle Creek, MI
Two individuals, including an off-duty police officer, were stabbed by a juvenile during a fight that broke out in the bleachers, according to reports. Both victims were taken to the hospital. The juvenile suspect and another juvenile who was allegedly interfering were arrested.
August 28, 2005: Miller Place, NY
A 37-year-old male was found dead from what appeared to be an electrocution which occurred while he was installing light bulbs in a new drop ceiling in a boys’ locker room. (Note: This incident is classified in this category as it appeared accidental and not intentional violence related.)
August 29, 2005: Claremore, OK
Students, teachers and school administrators were evacuated from Justus-Tiawah School’s north campus after the accidental rupturing of a natural gas line in the area.
August 31, 2005: Petaluma, CA
Two 15-year-olds and a 14-year-old high school students were arrested for allegedly setting off a chemical based homemade explosive device which injured two other students around 9:50am.
September 2, 2005: Sarasota County, FL
A 12-year-old, seventh grade male student from a school for gifted students allegedly stabbed another student in the neck with scissors. The suspect was subsequently charged with felony battery.
September 9, 2005: Clinton Township, NJ
Eight juveniles and an 18-year-old were arrested after a riot erupted at half time near a concession stand around 8:35pm at a high school football game. Police officers on duty were assaulted and/or injured, and additional officers from about a dozen other departments responded to assist with the melee.
September 9, 2005: Sacramento, CA
Two fights broke out during a football game halftime. Police also arrested a juvenile for possession of a gun and methamphetamine. Police cleared the stands of spectators, except for family members, and let the game continue for the second half.
September 9, 2005: Quakertown, PA
Police and school officials responded to five fights, including an incident where an 18-year-old assaulted and fought with a police officer, during a high school football game.
September 10, 2005: Providence, RI
Eight students were arrested in connection with a fight that occurred at a bus stop involving students from the east and south areas of town. On September 8th, four students were arrested in a major fight involving more than 75 students, some who were reportedly armed with bottles and bricks. Approximately 1,200 catch buses at that location.
September 13, 2005: Kansas City, MO
A 17-year-old male high school student was reportedly stabbed in the neck by a 16-year-old male high school student during a lunchroom altercation. The victim was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
September 13, 2005: Greensboro, NC
A 16-year-old male high school student was stabbed while boarding his school bus in the morning. Two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old were charged.
September 13, 2005: Houston, TX
Five students were arrested and three hospitalized following a large fight between Houston high school students and New Orleans evacuee students attending the school. The conflict reportedly was rising during the week and escalated into a physical altercation when someone threw a soda can in the middle of a group of New Orleans students.
September 15, 2005: Chicago, IL
Some students were reportedly sent home following a fight between two females at a city high school, according to reports from school officials, but school officials dispute police accounts that there were a number of spin-off fights in the school. Students from a vocational school that was temporarily closed following a power outage were attending classes at the high school.
September 15, 2005: Saginaw, MI
A 14-year-old female and a 15-year-old male were arrested for assaulting a police officer who was trying to disperse a crowd in the parking lot at a high school basketball game. The female allegedly cursed, clawed at the officer’s face, and broke his glasses, after which the male jumped on the officer’s back and began hitting his head. Others gathered around and wanted to jump in but security personnel responded to assist, according to reports.
September 16, 2005: Cornersville, TN
A water heater exploded in a high school cafeteria, sending 13 students and one staff member to the hospital. Students were reportedly standing in line to be served when the incident occurred. A maintenance worker was inspecting the gas heater when it exploded and knocked him through the door. School was closed and students were sent home afterwards, according to reports.
September 16, 2005: Richmond, VA
Police arrested four individuals and three officers received minor injuries while breaking up at least three fights during the fourth quarter of a high school football game attended by more than 3,000 spectators.
September 16, 2005: Livermore, CA
Police arrested a 19-year-old male in connection with a fight that occurred after a junior varsity football game where a car pulled up to a team’s bus, individuals shouted racial slurs, and one individual allegedly threw a beer can that struck a player in the eye. Shoving and pushing ensued, but school and police officers intervened before it escalated further.
September 18, 2005: Pickens, SC
Two male middle school students, one 12 and the other 11, were arrested in connection with an alleged plot to kill the school’s resource officer and another student. The 12-year-old was also accused of shooting at his father with a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun when his parents confronted him about the alleged plot. The male then fled and was found on the roadside with two guns by police. The 11-year-old was arrested at school the following day. Police also reportedly found plastic bags of powder and pills in the 12-year-old’s room.
September 19, 2005: South Bend, IN
Two fights escalated at a high school and additional police officers were assigned following a weekend neighborhood stabbing-death of a 15-year-old female student.
September 21, 2005: Elkhorn City, KY
A 17-year-old male high school, who was cited by police for intoxication and turned over to his parents, allegedly went home and shot his parents and grandmother to death. He then allegedly crashed head-on into a pickup truck driven by a city employee, killing himself and the other driver. Counselors were sent to the school to provide support to students.
September 21, 2005: Richmond, IN
An elementary school was placed into a lockdown for more than an hour as police faced a standoff with a bank robber in an apartment complex two blocks from the school.
September 21, 2005: Chicago, IL
A 16-year-old high school male was reportedly stabbed in the neck and a school security guard received minor injuries to his arm following a fight outside of the school gym. The incident occurred a day after a fight between Hispanic and African American students, according to one student.
September 21, 2005: Henderson, TN
More than a quarter of a high school’s students left school early following rumors of a possible shooting at the school in retaliation for the shooting death of a 16-year-old at the county fairgrounds the previous Friday. Students and parents reportedly said there were rumors of a retaliation shooting at the school by a gang, although police had not confirmed that the fairgrounds shooting was gang-related.
September 21, 2005: Durham, NC
Eight high school students were arrested by sheriff’s deputies after a hallway fight around 8:00am. One student was armed with a box cutter, according to reports. Police said that the fight followed stare downs and the display of gang signs in the hall.
September 22, 2005: Lincoln, NE
Police arrested and later charged a 27-year-old male for sexually assaulting a five-year-old male student inside an elementary school restroom. The suspect, an individual with an allegedly history of mental health issues, reportedly entered the school and was observed by the school’s secretary. The male bypassed the office and the school secretary sought out the adult in charge, and the school was put into a lockdown. The incident reportedly occurred during this time, but police were able to locate the male afterwards.
September 22, 2005: Carson, CA
School officials suspended at least students and additional police were called to the high school following a series of fights which included 200 to 300 onlookers during the lunch period.
September 22, 2005: Chicago, IL
A 15-year-old female high school student was arrested for allegedly using mace against school security officers around 12:40pm in the school principal’s office. The student had reportedly been taken to the office and refused to allow school officials to search her purse, at which time she sprayed the security personnel with a disabling agent.
September 22, 2005: Mundelein, IL
Ten students were suspended following a disturbance in the high school stemming from a dispute over a seat on a school bus.
September 23, 2005: Norwalk, CT
Two teens, ages 15 and 16, were stabbed during a fight after a high school football game ended and before the start of the homecoming dance. The stabbing reportedly occurred after five to seven males punched and kicked one of the victims while he was on the ground.
September 26, 2005: Muncie, IN
A female high school student was reportedly stabbed in the neck and received injuries to her hands in an attack by a male assailant around 8:30am. The victim was able to take the knife away from the suspect, according to reports. Both students are juniors at the school. Authorities later said the suspect had more than 50 knives in his room at home.
September 26, 2005: Clermont, FL
A 14-year-old was charged with aggravated battery for allegedly stabbing another student in the leg with a pocket knife on their school bus.
September 26, 2005: Gary, IN
A 15-year-old male high school student was arrested for allegedly stabbing another male student in the head during an altercation. The same suspect was also charged for stabbing a different 16-year-old student in the back in a different attack, missing the victim’s spinal cord by about an inch, according to police.
September 27, 2005: New York, NY
Three teens were stabbed in an altercation at a bus stop near a high school. The victims included a 14 and a 17-year-old student, and a 19-year-old former student of the school. Police were seeking up to a dozen students from other schools and believed the incident may have been gang-related.
September 30, 2005: Puyallup, WA
Three schools with a total of over 1,800 students were locked down for long as three hours after school as police searched for an armed burglar who shot at police during a chase in the neighborhood.
October 3, 2005: Raleigh, NC
A 19-year-old university student was stabbed four or five times around 6:45am while reportedly attempting to break up a fight at a high school bus stop.
October 4, 2005: Los Angeles, CA
An 18-year-old male former student carrying a gun was observed by witnesses on a high school’s football field. The school was locked down and police responded, arresting the male after he walked into a building on the field.
October 4, 2005: Plantation, FL
A 17-year-old male was stabbed three times following a fight with another teen that began at a high school and carried over to a nearby park.
October 5, 2005: Portland, OR
A 14-year-old high school student stabbed another 14-year-old student in the forearm with a pocket knife during a fight before noon.
October 5, 2005: Sante Fe, NM
Up to 200 students became involved in a food fight that led to a riot at a high school around noon. City, county, and state police responded. The fight reportedly started in the cafeteria as a food fight between two large groups of about 50 rival gang members on each side, and then spread into the hallway and in an area in front of the gym, according to reports. A police officer used a Taser on a 16-year-old who reportedly fought with the officer and resisted arrest. The student was examined at a local hospital. The school was locked down for about two and one-half hours as parents had to respond to pick up students.
October 7, 2005: Ripon, CA
A 19-year-old male was stabbed in an altercation after a high school football game. Two females and a 14-year-old male suspect were taken into custody. The male was booked into the detention center for further investigation on attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, with a gang enhancement added. The fight reportedly started around 9:45pm as two groups left the game, when one group made comments about the girls in another group.
October 7, 2005: Bothell, WA
An informal football game held between two rival high school teams prior to their annual official game resulted in dozens of youth fighting. School officials found out about the non-school-sponsored event after a principal caught a student showing a homemade video of the incident to students on a laptop computer at the school.
October 13, 2005: Durham, NC
About 10 students were arrested in connection with a large gang-related fight at a high school.
October 14, 2005: San Diego, CA
A high school was locked down as school and city police searched for the second of two suspects involved in an altercation with police after they allegedly refused to stop on a traffic stop. One male was shot and police searched for the second, which triggered the lockdown.
October 14, 2005: La Crosse, WI
A 16-year-old male high school student allegedly stabbed a 14-year-old male high school student with a knife around 8:00am. The victim remained in intensive care. Initial reports indicated he was stabbed three times, but his brother stated he was stabbed eight times: Six in the back and one in each side. His spleen was punctured and a lung collapsed, according to the brother.
October 14, 2005: La Mesa, CA
A large brawl broke out at a high school football game between players, officials, and fans.
October 15, 2005: Richmond, VA
Police arrested seven individuals after a large fight broke out around 10:10pm outside the gates of a high school football game between two county schools. Two fights broke out within 15-minutes of each other, according to reports.
October 17, 2005: Coral Gables, FL
A 16-year-old high school female allegedly stabbed another 16-year-old high school female multiple times after one female pulled the hair extensions of another female during a fight. The victim was airlifted to a hospital.
October 17, 2005: New York, NY
Three teens, at least two of which were high school students, were beaten and stabbed by approximately 30 individuals about two blocks away from a high school around 2:00pm. Witnesses and students believe the incident was gang-related.
October 19, 2005: Lorain, OH
Police arrested four adults and six teens, and dispersed a crowd of about 50 individuals, for fighting in a high school parking lot around 4:00pm.
October 20, 2005: Blaine, WA
A hit list with the name of 12 high school students and the principal was found in the hallway and turned in to school administrators. The threat stated the individuals would die on October 21st. Police patrolled the school and no incidents occurred.
October 21, 2005: Carlsbad, NM
A 15-year-old male was stabbed three times while walking home from a middle school football game. The victim was approached by four males, including the one who allegedly did the stabbing. The victim reportedly stated he was unaware of any reason for the attack.
October 21, 2005: Burlingame, CA
A 16-year-old male high school student was stabbed in the chest while walking with a 33-year-old friend in front of a high school after a school football game crowd was leaving around 10:50pm. Police said the incident was gang-related.
October 25, 2005: Newport News, VA
An 11-year-old was arrested by his middle school’s school resource officer for bringing a pop bottle bomb to school. School officials had received a tip that several individuals were planning on bringing these homemade devices to school.
October 26, 2005: Park Ridge, NJ
An 81-year-old female school crossing guard was accidentally killed in front of a high school after being struck by a car driven by a 70-year-old male school crossing guard on his way to work. Crisis counselors were made available to students who witnessed the incident.
October 27, 2005: Huntersville, NC
Lunchtime fights resulted in seven students taken to the hospital, 15 arrested, and two students being shot with Tasers by police. Parents, who received text messages and cell phone calls from students, rushed to the locked down school, jamming roadways and adding to the chaos.
October 27, 2005: Shelton, CT
A 14-year-old high school freshman was arrested in connection with an incident involving the stabbing of another student in the stomach with a folding knife having a two-inch blade. The victim reportedly was treated by the school nurse for a superficial laceration to the stomach. The incident initially was reported to be gang-related.
October 28, 2005: Hampton, VA
An 18-year-old male high school student was arrested after a school resource officer observed two Samurai swords, and then subsequently found an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle, in the student’s car. Initial investigation did not reveal any particular plot for the use of the weapons.
October 28, 2005: Nashville, TN
Four males, ages 18, 19, 21, and 23, were arrested for carrying firearms after police made an unannounced decision to use metal detectors at a Friday night high school football game. Two individuals were traveling together and the were attending individually. Three of the suspects had 9mm semi-automatic guns and the fourth had a .22-caliber gun.
October 28, 2005: Orlando, FL
A 15-year-old male was stabbed in the chest with a 12-inch knife and hospitalized in critical condition after fighting with another teen. The incident occurred around 10:00pm as the victim was leaving the high school’s side exit following a high school football game. A 15-year-old male suspect was later arrested.
November 1, 2005: Punta Gorda, FL
A 14-year-old male middle school student was arrested for carrying a knife with a 6-inch blade and a hit list with names of students, staff, and family.
November 1, 2005: New Carrollton, MD
Six students were arrested after six police officers responded to a call from a school bus driver for fights aboard her bus around 8:15am. Two officers initially arrived and then called for additional police after a female student allegedly assaulted an officer removing her and other student from the bus. Police reportedly used pepper spray and a Taser to subdue what was described as a melee.
November 2, 2005: Waco, TX
A school police officer was struck by a car driven by the mother of a student school police arrested for marijuana possession. The officer reportedly was trying to keep the mother and student from leaving after an argument ensued when the mother came to the school. The officer received minor injuries when struck by the car, according to reports.
November 3, 2005: Concord, CA
A 14-year-old male eighth-grader was stabbed in the chest and his heart was nicked during a fight with a 13-year-old male fellow student in their middle school class. The suspect reportedly used a pair of scissors in the assault.
November 7, 2005: Prince George’s County, MD
An elementary school was locked down after a police officer saw a man wearing a mask and carrying what appeared to be a long gun trying to open the school’s front door. A search of the area by police was unable to find the person. No students were harmed.
November 9, 2005: Schenectady, NY
A teenage couple’s argument escalated into a large hallway brawl that resulted in 20 students being arrested and the school locked down at a city high school.
November 10, 2005: Milwaukee, WI
A 13-year-old was taken into custody in connection with a stabbing in the back of another 13-year-old around 3:50pm dismissal at or nearby a middle school.
November 12, 2005: Ft. Wayne, IN
A 20-year-old high school football game spectator was arrested for possession of a .380-caliber handgun. He was observed by a police officer as he dropped the gun in the stands.
November 14, 2005: Ft. Wayne, IN
Police bomb squad members searched the locker of a 15-year-old high school student after parents notified police over the weekend of journal writings about being a suicide bomber and injecting individuals with mercury, according to reports. Mercury was found in the student’s home and gunpowder was reported missing from his grandfather. The school was locked down for about an hour and a half, while the section of the building where the locker was located was evacuated.
November 16, 2005: New York, NY
A 40-year-old female teacher was stabbed twice in the thigh and carjacked while going to her car in a parking lot across from a Queen’s high school around 10:00am.
November 17, 2005: Chesapeake, VA
A school bus driver was stabbed in the thigh while picking up his bus at a primary school around 6:30am. The driver was stepping off the bus when a man approached, talked about driving a bus, and then pulled a sharp object from his jacket and stabbed the driver.
November 18, 2005: Conroe, TX
A large fight involving about 30 students broke out before the start of school at a high school cafeteria and front entrance hallway. The conflict reportedly involved students relocated from Hurricane Katrina and other students from the school.
November 21, 2005: Old Tappan, NJ
A regional high school was closed while police investigated a threat a student received via an Internet instant message.
November 21, 2005: Copperas Cove, TX
An 18-year-old male was charged with attempted murder after stabbing his cousin outside of a high school shortly after school dismissed. The victim was reportedly stabbed multiple times in the chest.
November 22, 2005: Wichita, KS
A 15-year-old male high school student was stabbed four times in the back after getting off his school bus where he was jumped by three teens.
November 29, 2005: Grove Hill, AL
A female high school student was stabbed twice in the back and cut once over her eye with a box cutter by two female high school students outside of a basketball game.
November 30, 2005: Clarksburg, WV
A 15-year-old male high school student allegedly stabbed another 15-year-old male student in the leg with a pocket knife during an altercation on a school bus on the way to school. The principal was quoted as saying the incident was an isolated incident and he did not believe it was done with malice, but instead was from “horsing around.” Charges are reportedly pending.
November 30, 2005: Manchester, NH
A 14-year-old male high school student was arrested for possession of a .32-caliber handgun in his waistband after fighting with police in the school hallway as he was being escorted by school administrators.
December 1, 2005: Fort White, FL
A 15-year-old male high school student was arrested for stabbing his 18-year-old brother two or three times in the right arm with a pocket knife during an altercation on a school bus.
December 2, 2005: Hauppague, NY
Two 14-year-old high school students were stabbed with an X-acto knife during a fight in the hallway in the morning. Another 14-year-old male involved in the altercation was subsequently arrested and charged.
December 2, 2005: Richton Park, IL
A fight reportedly involving over 100 people broke out after a high school basketball game. Seven arrests were made. No one was seriously injured, according to reports.
December 3, 2005: Lebanon, OR
Three adult men were found stabbed on the grounds of an elementary school around midnight.
December 6, 2005: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
At least three fights broke out a high school, including one involving three females that pulled knives on each other around 7:45am.
December 6, 2005: Bridgeport, CT
Two 8th-grade male students received minor injuries when a third male stabbed them with a knife while they were in the school restroom. One male was stabbed in the leg and the other received a minor cut to his arm, according to reports.
December 7, 2005: Los Angeles, CA
Approximately 60 students were reportedly involved in a lunch time riot at a Los Angeles high school. School police responded as a fight between two girls escalated into the riot. Seventeen (17) students were reportedly cited and 10 were taken to the hospital for treatment stemming from pepper spray police used to break up the melee.
December 7, 2005: Houston, TX
Twenty seven (27) high school students were arrested after a series of fights erupted among students from Houston and students transferred in from New Orleans as a part of the Hurricane Katrina evacuation.
December 7, 2005: Baltimore, MD
A 9th-grade-male high school student was stabbed while walking home from school just blocks away from the school. Police said the student encountered the suspect, with whom he had a prior altercation over a dirt bike.
December 7, 2005: Rosemead, CA
A 17-year-old male was arrested for rigging pens that exploded and injured three people on two school campuses in retaliation for him being expelled, according to police.
December 7, 2005: Copperas Cove, TX
An adult male reportedly walked up to his estranged wife’s car in an intermediate school parking lot, while she was picking up their children, and stabbed her several times.
December 8, 2005: Southaven, MS
A loud pop, similar to a gunshot, was heard by a school resource officer and caused school officials to lock down a high school, middle school, and elementary school (all on the same campus) around 8:00am. No weapons or suspects were found.
December 8, 2005: Carmel, NY
More than two dozen police officers from five departments responded to a larger brawl outside of a high school following a basketball game around 8:00pm. As many as 250 individuals, mostly students, were reportedly involved. Three people were arrested. No major injuries were reported.
December 8, 2005: Passaic, NJ
A 16-year-old high school student received minor injuries after another student threw a knife. One student also brought a machete to the school.
December 12, 2005: Clinton Township, MI
Police dogs, officers, and school staff conducted a two-hour search for explosives triggered by an Internet threat prior to the opening of school. No explosives were found.
December 12, 2005: Port St. John, FL
Three elementary schools and one junior/senior high school locked down and kept their students inside while police searched for four armed robbery suspects. No students were injured.
December 15, 2005: Chicago, IL
A 17-year-old female high school student was jumped by a group of girls, stabbed, and critically injured at a bus stop outside the high school after a high school basketball game around 7:30pm.
December 15, 2005: Greenville, NC
A male acquaintance of a female teaching assistant entered an elementary school and attacked the teaching assistant with a knife, according to police.
December 15, 2005: Tempe, AZ
Rumors of a gunfight sent via text messages around a Tempe high school resulted in escalated rumors, increased security, and letters being sent home to parents. The matter was found to be strictly rumor.
December 15, 2005: Jersey City, NJ
A 16-year-old male high school student was stabbed in the head and received a severed artery during an altercation with a 15-year-old male student, who was knocked out during a fight between the two.
December 15, 2005: Nedro, NY
A 15-year-old female student at a junior/senior high school was stabbed in the leg with a knife, allegedly by a 12-year-old female student, on the second floor hallway around 8:00am. A teacher discovered the stabbing victim and then saw the suspect holding the knife, according to reports, and directed the student to drop the knife, which she did. Teachers secured the weapon and the suspect.
December 15, 2005: Lancaster, CA
Two male former high school students, ages 15 and 17, were arrested for plotting a Columbine-like attack upon their former high school on Valentine’s Day. A search of their homes found knives, ammunition, a gas mask, and bomb-making instructions from the Internet. A student reported the planned incident to school officials. The suspects had been transferred to other schools for disciplinary purposes prior to the arrests for this incident.
December 16, 2005: Redmond, WA
A school bus driver found a lunchbox with what appeared to be a walkie-talkie and battery attached to a clay substance with wires on his bus after a noon bus run. Police bomb squad officials responded. The device was found to be fake.
December 21, 2005: Sanford, NC
A 12-year-old middle school student was arrested for allegedly stabbing a 13-year-old fellow student in the elbow with a steak knife at their bus stop.
January 6, 2006: Oakland, CA
A 17-year-old male high school student was stabbed in the leg around 1:15pm near the campus by suspected gang members. About 10 suspects surrounded him. A police sergeant driving by spotted the incident and called for assistance as four suspects fled the area in a vehicle. The police pursued the car and the suspects were arrested.
January 6, 2006: Sacramento, CA
A 24-year-old male fugitive, who escaped from police, was shot and killed after he attempted to car-jack several vehicles during his escape, including a school bus. The school bus driver was credited with potentially saving the lives of the students after he held the bus door closed and refused to let the suspect inside. The fugitive went on to get behind the wheel of a patrol car to escape, but was shot by a deputy.
January 9, 2006: Coral Springs, FL
A 17-year-old male high school student was stabbed in the stomach during an altercation with a 16-year-old male high school student two blocks from the high school. The fight reportedly stemmed from an earlier fight. A group of out-of-state construction workers witnessed the incident and chased the suspect.
January 9, 2006: Paterson, NJ
An Arab male high school student was stabbed during an altercation with an 18-year-old Puerto Rican male and others on the way home from a city high school around 2:00pm. The victim fled back to the school. The 18-year-old was subsequently identified and arrested. Reports later indicated that there were tensions in the school between Latino and Arab students.
January 11, 2006: Pittsburgh, PA
Two school police officers disarmed a 17-year-old male high school student in a hallway outside the school cafeteria after the male became combative. The student was wanted on a warrant for groping five female students in the school. The male reportedly reached for a .22-caliber handgun as the officers were escorting him down the hallway. No one was injured.
January 12, 2006: Freeport, ME
Three high school students trespassed at another high school and assaulted a male senior student who had reportedly been involved in a post-game fight at a high school basketball game two days earlier.
January 12, 2006: Detroit, MI
Two female high school students, ages 15 and 16, were stabbed in the chest during a fight with the mother of another student in a city high school cafeteria.
January 13, 2006: Newburgh, NY
An 18-year-old male high school student was stabbed twice while trying to help break up a fight in the cafeteria around 1130am.
January 18, 2006: Gardena, CA
A school bus was hijacked from a parking yard by a 29-year-old parole violator around 4:50am. After a 200 mile journey, the driver eventually got the male to pull over by claiming she was diabetic. She took the bus keys and called police. The male was found and had a plastic toy gun in his possession.
January 18, 2006: Clearwater, FL
A 15-year-old male high school student was arrested and held at a juvenile detention center after police found two rifles, homemade silencers, neo-Nazi hate literature and military manuals in his bedroom at home. The male reportedly had been making “disturbing statements” at school. Police also found knives, bats, BB-guns, a crossbow, and bullets at the home of the male’s friend.
January 19, 2006: Milwaukee, WI
A large brawl broke out at a high school basketball game after two school employees got into an argument over whether a student could perform in a dance at the game. Six people were ticketed, including a 17-year-old girl who was arrested. Two teen girls and a police officer were injured during the fights.
January 19, 2006: Swatara Twp, PA
Three females, ages 14, 16, and 17, were arrested in connection with a fight where a school resource officer was assaulted while trying to break up a fight around 2:40pm as the students were heading home from the high school. The girls were charged with resisting arrest, assault and disorderly conduct.
January 20, 2006: New York, NY
Four teens were injured during an 8:30am fight between two rival gangs which included stabbing, beating, and associated attacks. Victims included a 16-year-old who suffered stab wounds to the neck, back and arm.
January 24, 2006: Cave City, AR
A 15-year-old male high school student reportedly attempted suicide at school by taking prescription drugs and cutting his left wrist. The wrist injury was not life-threatening and the male was
January 24, 2006: Slidell, LA
Five teens and two adults were arrested after police were called around 8:50pm for a fight in a high school parking lot following a basketball game in the gym.
January 27, 2006: Bradenton, FL
A 15-year-old male high school student was stabbed in his shoulder and in his left side near his ribs, allegedly by an 18-year-old male, at his bus stop at 7:10am. Reports indicate the victim was trying to break up a fight which involved the 18-year-old and the victim was stabbed during the incident.
January 27, 2006: Lockport, IL
Police found a bullet lodged in a car parked in the school parking lot and a small shell casing in the lot about an hour after a high school basketball game with a large crowd of over 2,100. The shot was believed to have been fired in the lot, perhaps after the game. Police have no suspects. No one was injured.
January 27, 2006: Bellwood, IL
An adult UPS driver was attacked and beaten by a group of 15 to 20 middle school students after he stopped his truck around 3pm. Police believe the students came from a middle school a couple blocks away from the incident.
January 27, 2006: Las Vegas, NV
A 13-year-old male middle school student was stabbed in the back during an altercation on the school playground with three other students, ages 13-15, around 8:00am. School police officers immediately arrested two of the three suspects.
January 28, 2006: Howell, MI
A 44-year-old female teacher was attacked by an unknown male in the parking lot of a private elementary school around 7:00pm. The teacher had gone to her classroom to do some work and was attacked upon leaving the school to get into her car. She was stabbed in the back.
January 30, 2006: Burbank, CA
A 16-year-old African-American male high school student was stabbed in the upper back during a conflict which occurred several blocks from the school around 3:15pm. Police say the victim may have been trying to break up a fight between Armenians and Latinos. Additional police were requested for dismissal on later days due to racial tensions.
February 2, 2006: Houston, TX
A 24-year-old male who was on parole for rape was arrested for attacking a female teacher in the hallway and ripping her clothes around 5:30pm. The male reportedly obtained to the building under the guise of looking for his nephew. The teacher escaped the attack without injury, according to reports.
February 3, 2006: Chicago, IL
A pulled fire alarm resulted in fights inside a Chicago vocational school escalating into a riot that extended outside of the building, with 19 students being arrested. Police reportedly had already stepped up security after fights and false fire alarms.
February 3, 2006: Hammond, IN
A 12-year-old male sixth-grader was arrested after he posted an Internet blog message allegedly threatening to kill a teacher, classmates and school administrators.
February 6, 2006: Warroad, MN
Six high school students were suspended and school was closed early in connection with an Internet chat room threat where one student allegedly threatened to shoot another student at the school.
February 6, 2006: Coschocton, OH
Two girls, ages 12 and 13, were charged with conspiracy to kill a substitute teacher and three other junior high school students.
February 7, 2006: El Paso, TX
Two male high school students, ages 16 and 17, were stabbed during a lunchtime fight around 11:45am. One victim received a collapsed lung. Initial reports indicated the incident may have been gang-related.
February 8, 2006: Ben Bolt, TX
A 17-year-old male high school student was reportedly stabbed twice in the abdomen by a 16-year-old male high school student during a fight in a restroom just before classes started in the morning. The victim underwent surgery and was in critical condition.
February 9, 2006: Las Vegas, NV
Thirteen schools, 11 public and two private, were locked down as police engaged in over 5 hours with an armed suspect in an apartment complex who was shooting at police. Students were held at the school into the evening until the incident was over.
February 10, 2006: Harwich, MA
An 18-year-old male senior at a regional technical high school student was arrested for making a pipe bomb in his heating, ventilation, and air conditioning class.
February 13, 2006: La Crosse, WI
A 13-year-old male middle school student was suspended for stabbing another 13-year-old male middle school student with a scratch awl, a woodworking tool, that the suspect claimed he found on the way to school. The puncture went through the victim’s backpack strap, coat, and shirt, but did not break the skin.
February 14, 2006: Portland, OR
An 18-year-old male was arrested in possession of a .40-caliber handgun after being turned away from a high school basketball game around 8:08pm. Police and youth workers had been tipped off about a potential gang altercation at the game.
February 15, 2006: Vernal, UT
A student was arrested in connection with a threat to kill other students and faculty at a junior high school. The threat was discovered in an Internet chat room. Authorities reportedly indicated that some students knew of the plot for over a month but did not report it.
February 15, 2006: South Euclid, OH
Police used pepper spray to break up a fight involving middle school students on the way home from school around 4:00pm. The individuals were taken into custody. One female, possibly a bystander, was taken to the hospital due to impact from the pepper spray.
February 16, 2006: Cleveland, OH
Nine students were reportedly arrested for fighting inside a high school cafeteria lunch room.
February 16, 2006: St. Louis, MO
A female elementary school principal was reportedly assaulted by two adult females around 8:00am. The females reportedly went to the school to talk about something about a child when yelling broke out. One woman reportedly grabbed the principal by her hair and the other punched her in the head and mouth with her fist. Charges were filed against the women, one of them a parent of a second-grader.
February 21, 2006: Bena, MN
A 13-year-old female student at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School was arrested in connection with a school shooting plot. According to reports, a map and detailed description of a premeditated plan was found.
February 22, 2006: Philadelphia, PA
A 19-year-old high school student was stabbed and hospitalized in critical condition after an altercation inside the school moved outside to the top steps at the front of the school around 11:30am. A 42-year-old male and his 15-year-old son were charged in connection with the incident, which reportedly stemmed from a slapping incident involving students. The victim was also found to have 33 bags of crack in his possession and will be charged with drug possession.
February 22, 2006: Baltimore, MD
A 16-year-old male high school student was stabbed in the chest during a fight at a bus stop around 3:30pm. A 15-year-old suspect was arrested. School police and city police were investigating.
February 22, 2006: Chula Vista, CA
A 16-year-old male high school student was stabbed in the back with a knife or other sharp object as he walked from the school’s learning center to the gym around 3:20pm.
February 22, 2006: Vineland, NJ
An explosion occurred in a high school cafeteria trash can from what was suspected to be a homemade pop bottle-type bomb.
February 22, 2006: McKinney, TX
Thirteen female high school students were arrested in connection with a riot in the school’s cafeteria around 1:00pm.
February 24, 2006: Bellaire, TX
A male high school freshman was arrested for allegedly stabbing another male freshman three times during a fight in a stairwell. A teacher saw the fight and called a school police officer. The victim was reported hospitalized in critical condition.
March 1, 2006: Muscatine, IA
A 17-year-old male former high school student was arrested in connection with a plot of a “Columbine” type school massacre which he shared online with a 19-year-old female. Police reportedly found crude explosives at his home.
March 1, 2006: Greenville, TN
A 15-year-old male high school student was allegedly stabbed in the thigh with a pocketknife by a 14-year-old male student while they were on a school bus.
March 1, 2006: Detroit, MI
A 59-year-old female elementary school teacher was robbed at gunpoint upon entering the door of her school an hour before students arrived.
March 2, 2006: Greenwood, IN
Four high school students were arrested in connection with a plot organized to harm or hold hostage the high school’s principal. Students who overheard the suspects talking about bringing guns into the school notified school administrators and police were called to investigate.
March 2, 2006: Columbus, OH
A fight broke out near the gym around 11:15am between two girls from a “neighborhood dispute” and 14 students ended up arrested as the melee escalated and over a dozen police had to respond.
March 3, 2006: Austin, TX
A 14-year-old male high school student was reportedly stabbed twice in the chest and once in the leg by another 14-year-old high school student during an altercation in the physical education rooms by the school’s gyms before the start of classes. The suspect was charged with attempted murder.
March 7, 2006: Chesapeake, VA
Police arrested nine high school students after a large fight broke out at the school. A security monitor was taken to the hospital after complaining of chest pains.
March 7, 2006: Wapakoneta, OH
A 16-year-old male high school student was taken into police custody for having what appeared to be the components for making a homemade bomb in school. School officials were alerted to the matter by a student.
March 9, 2006: St. Petersburg, FL
A man wearing a black ski mask, black clothing, and a bandanna pulled over his face was arrested after walking across an elementary school playground near dismissal time while swinging a baseball bat. The male walked across the playground, went to his girlfriend’s house and got into a domestic dispute, and walked back across the playground. School officials had called the police, who arrested the male.
March 9, 2006: Liberty Center, IA
Two male high school students, both age 15, were arrested and charged for making written and verbal threats referring to Columbine, that people would die, and that people would “remember March 10” at the high school.
March 10, 2006: Portland, OR
A fight between two 15-year-old male high school students started on the bus and continued behind a store after they were dropped off. During the altercation, one student pulled out a knife and stabbed the other in the chest and abdomen.
March 10, 2006: Charlotte, NC
Two 15-year-old female high school students got into a fight around 8:45am and one stabbed the other in the stomach, forehead and back of the head
March 10, 2006: Los Angeles, CA
A 12-year-old female elementary school student was raped in a restroom around 9:00am by a man with a knife. The male reportedly followed her into a restroom, knocked her to the ground, sexually assaulted her, and then ran from the building.
March 14, 2006: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Two 15-year-olds and one 13-year-old were arrested in connection with an acid bomb that exploded on a sidewalk outside of a middle school in the morning.
March 15, 2006: Waynesboro, MO
A 36-year-old male, who was bleeding after jumping through a window in an apartment building, showed up at the door-step of a neighboring middle school. Police were called and arrested a suspect from the apartment building. The incident was reportedly believed to be drug-related.
March 20, 2006: Rochester Hills, MI
An 18-year-old male high school student was arrested and charged for writing a threat on a bathroom wall to bring a gun to school and start a massacre he called, “Columbine Part Two.”
March 22, 2006: Duluth, GA
A 6th-grade male middle school student stabbed a 7th-grade middle school student in the back of the head with a 4-inch knife while on the school bus.
March 22, 2006: Victorville, CA
A 16-year-old male high school student stabbed a 19-year-male student in the lower side of his torso after the victim and two other males approached him near the school athletic office around 9:00am in what is believed to be a racial conflict.
March 22, 2006: Reno, NV
Eight middle school students were arrested after approaching three other students in a gang-related fight at a middle school. One of the three males was stabbed in the forearm.
March 22, 2006: Crystal City, TX
A 17-year-old female high school student was stabbed several times by her ex-boyfriend while the two were walking down the hallway. The victim reportedly suffered injuries to her face and body, and one stab wound which punctured her lung.
March 24, 2006: Foley, AL
Two male high school students, ages 15 and 16, were arrested and charged with planning to carry out a shooting plot at their high school on the 7th anniversary of the Columbine High School attack this upcoming April 20th.
March 27, 2006: Milwaukee, WI
A middle school student was reportedly stabbed in the face, receiving minor wounds, while on a school bus.
March 28, 2006: Kokomo, IN
A female high school student was stabbed with a paring knife, receiving two puncture wounds to the shoulder, during an altercation with another female student in a yearbook class.
March 28, 2006: Tracy, CA
A 15-year-old male alternative high school student reported being stabbed in his upper right leg around 1:13pm as he was leaving the school. The male reported being stabbed by a student participating in a protest over a proposed immigration law.
March 29, 2006: Stoughton, MA
A 17-year-old male was arrested after police stopped his car in a middle school parking lot, next to a high school, around 1:00pm and found gunpowder and other bomb-making materials in the car.
March 29, 2006: Cleveland, OH
Police arrested 15 adults and juveniles outside of a west side high school after four to five carloads of individuals showed up at the school’s dismissal and starting scuffling with students. At least 10 police officers responded. Reports stated that conflict stemmed from “neighborhood and school rivalries.”
March 30, 2006: Carmel, IN
A high school freshman was stabbed in the arm during a fight with another freshman in a high school lockerroom. The student with the knife fled the area when a teacher broke up the fight but was apprehended outside walking down a path and with a knife in his possession.
March 31, 2006: New York, NY
A 16-year-old Queens high school student was stabbed in the back and beaten in a high school cafeteria by two other students around 1:30pm.
March 31, 2006: Las Vegas, NV
Students from nearly two dozen high schools walked out to join protests against a proposed immigration law. One student was arrested for possession of a gun. No shots were fired.
March 31, 2006: Alexandria, VA
A 16-year-old Fairfax County high school student was stabbed during a protest on a proposed immigration law near a high school before 11:00am. A 17-year-old was arrested in connection with the incident, according to reports.
April 3, 2006: Ventura, CA
A teacher severed his hand and suffered severe burns and minor shrapnel wounds to his forearm and torso when he attempted to kill a bug by using a 40mm, 5-inch long shell he kept on his desk as a paperweight. 20 to 25 students were in the class at the time. The teacher apparently had found the shell while hunting years ago and did not believe it was a live round.
April 4, 2006: San Diego, CA
Four high school students, two age 17 and two age 18, were arrested in connection with the planting and exploding of homemade bottle bombs at the home of a school administrative assistant.
April 5, 2006: Atco, NJ
Four teenagers, ages 14 to 16, were arrested and charged in connection with a plot to kill 25 people in their high school lunchroom on the anniversary of the Columbine attack. Students reported the information to school administrators, who notified police.
April 5, 2006: Buna, TX
A high school student wrote a 10-name list of “people to kill” on an athletic field house restroom wall. No weapons were found and no one was injured. The student was later arrested.
April 7, 2006: Pierce County, WA
Three male middle school students, ages 12, 13, and 14, were arrested in connection with a plot where they planned to steal guns, force their school into a lockdown, set fire to the school, and kill an administrator, group of teachers, and “preppy” students. They then planned to blend in with the other students to escape the building and avoid police, with a back-up plan involving stealing a teacher’s car to get away. Police were seeking a 14-year-old female who may also have been involved in the plot.
April 11, 2006: Pinellas Park, FL
Three middle school students, ages 13, 14, and 15, were arrested in connection with a plot to explode acid bombs in an administrative building, in a locker, and by a bus stop. The students had reportedly been expelled from that school.
April 12, 2006: Joliet, IL
A total of 14 people, including 8 students in a Catholic academy, were arrested and charged in connection with a teenage drug ring following a four-month undercover police investigation involving cocaine, heroin and ecstasy.
April 17, 2006: Platte City, MO
Two male students, both age 18, were arrested in connection with a school shooting plot which targeted an assistant principal, students, and other faculty members. The principal reported the incident after the suspects told other students about their plan, which included planting explosives and bringing weapons to the school on the seventh anniversary of the Columbine shooting.
April 19, 2006: Kuna, ID
A 16-year-old male high school student was arrested and confessed to writing a threatening message of violence at the school on a bathroom wall.
April 20, 2006: Montpelier, OH
Attendance was down about 70 percent at a rural high school where a high school student reportedly had made comments the day before about guns being brought to school and people being shot on the Columbine anniversary. The student was removed from the school but charges were not filed because the comments were not specific, according to reports.
April 20, 2006: Killeen, TX
A female high school student was stabbed in the leg during a fight with another student around 1:30pm.
April 20, 2006: Riverton, KS
Five male high school students, ages 16 to 18, were arrested in connection with a plot to disable the school’s camera system and commit a shooting rampage at the school been noon and 1:00pm on April 20th, the seventh anniversary of Columbine. A threat related to the plot was discovered on Myspace.com and a North Carolina woman who chatted with a suspect online notified police in her state, who contacted the sheriff in the suspects’ county. Police reportedly found guns, ammunition, knives, and coded messages in the bedroom of one suspect, and papers about firearms and Armageddon in two students’ lockers.
April 22, 2006: North Pole, AK
Six students were arrested in connection with a reportedly elaborate plot by a group of seventh-graders to shut off power and phone service at their school, and to kill students and faculty members with guns and knives before escaping their small town of about 1,600 people. A parent reportedly notified police of the planned attack.
April 24, 2006: Metropolis, IL
A county high school was searched by police after a student told the principal that two students were overhead talking about a Columbine-like school shooting on the anniversary of Columbine.
April 24, 2006: Puyallup, WA
A 16-year-old male high school student was charged for allegedly plotting to randomly shoot people in his school and then kill himself. Police report the male was planning to bring a .22-caliber rifle and a handgun with 15 rounds to “take people out” and “save the last round for himself”. Police reportedly searched the boy’s house on April 23rd and found two rifles, two handguns, ammunition, a homemade bomb, and a CD copy of “The Anarchist Cookbook”.
April 24, 2006: Chapel Hill, NC
A 17-year-old male armed with a shotgun allegedly held a teacher and 16-year-old female student hostage for over an hour in a classroom after school around 4:45pm. Two shots were fired at a window, but the suspect let the two go without injury. The suspect was taken into custody and subsequently charged.
April 25, 2006: South Plainfield, NJ
A fight between two female students escalated into a brawl with over a dozen women, resulting in the arrest of four individuals outside of a high school. An assistant principal who attempted to break up the fight was struck in the back of the head, possibly with an object, and was hospitalized. The incident occurred around 2:15pm.
April 25, 2006: Red Lake, MN
Extra security was provided and a ninth-grader was reportedly taken into custody amid rumors that a group of students planned an assault upon the school, which was the scene of a school shooting over a year prior.
April 26, 2006: San Leandro, CA
Ten students and two non-students were arrested in connection with fights in the lunchroom and after school. Some of the fights appeared racially motivated between Latino and black students, according to police.
April 26, 2006: Montville, CT
A 17-year-old male high school student was stabbed four times on a platform outside of the school during a fight that continued after having started on a school bus. The victim suffered a punctured kidney and colon.
April 27, 2006: Morrow, GA
A total of 18 current and former students were arrested at a high school followed an initial fight involving 13 females outside the school’s vocational building.
April 27, 2006: Pittsburgh, PA
A 22-year-old male who was shot leaving a convenience store around 10:10am entered a back door at an elementary school as students were coming back inside from recess, and collapsed onto a small play table in front of preschoolers.
April 28, 2006: Newhall, CA
As many as 50 students were reportedly involved in a racial brawl that resulted in the school being locked down and then later evacuated, with four persons being arrested for failing to disperse. The incident reportedly stemmed from a fight the prior day.
April 28, 2006: Lakeland, FL
An 18-year-old male high school student at a Christian school was arrested after a posting on MySpace.com reportedly referred to a countdown before the male allegedly was going to blow up the school. Police reportedly found brass knuckles and a knife when they searched him at the school, and two more knives and a pipe with marijuana residue was reportedly found in his car.
May 2, 2006: Jacksonville, FL
A middle school male special needs student was arrested and police came near to using a Taser to subdue him after he assaulted several students, kicked a window out of the back of the bus, and kicked out the windshield of the bus.
May 3, 2006: Charleston, WV
A male high school student was stabbed in the chest and arm, reportedly by another male student, after the two exited a school bus at a drop-off around 3:35pm.
May 5, 2006: Detroit, MI
Four teens beat and stabbed a male high school student after he opened up a side door and let them into the school. The suspects then fled the area. As police pulled up to the area, they found four male teens around a car, in which they subsequently found a loaded shotgun. All four were arrested. It was unclear at the time of the report if the arrested males were the same individuals who beat and stabbed the student.
May 10, 2006: Westfall Township, PA
A 17-year-old male high school student was arrested for spray-painting on the back of a restroom stall door a threat to blow up the school.
May 12, 2006: Vista, CA
Three youths were stabbed in a gang fight near a high school around 3:30pm. Police were called to the area, but the fighters fled. Police found one injured male on scene and another was driven to an area hospital. The third victim went into the school to the nurse’s office.
May 12, 2006: Fayetteville, NC
An elementary school was put on lockdown around 11:00am after police responded to a call for three adults in the building who may have been armed. The subjects were located by police. No weapons were found, but one subject was arrested on a pending warrant. Reports indicate one of the males was chased into the school by another who indicated the one individual had broken into his home earlier in the week.
May 16, 2006: Miami, FL
A high school security monitor was stabbed in the arm while trying to break up a fight involving five girls. Four girls reportedly had approached another girl in the hall, one pulled a razor blade and slashed the other in the face. The girl reportedly grabbed a knife from her backpack and began swinging at her assailants, during which time the security monitor attempted to intervene and was stabbed in the forearm.
May 17, 2006: Ft. Wayne, IN
A city high school was locked down after the school’s police officer found a 17-year-old female student lying on the floor stabbed outside of a school restroom. The victim reportedly received a superficial puncture above her waist from a steak knife. A 16-year-old female was subsequently arrested.
May 17, 2006: Pleasanton, TX
A 13-year-old male middle school student was stabbed in the chest during an altercation while walking home from the school. Reports indicate the victim had been fighting with a sixth-grade student who went to a car, came back with a knife, and stabbed the victim.
May 19, 2006: Tampa, FL
Two Saudi men, ages 23, and 20, were arrested for boarding a school bus taking students to a high school. A substitute driver was alerted by students and a deputy arrested the males upon their arrival at the high school. The males reportedly lied at first about their original, claiming to be from Morocco.
May 22, 2006: Oxford, MI
A high school was evacuated and searched for bombs after police found 16 homemade bombs, a “napalm substance,” shotgun shells, and blueprints of the high school at the home of a 16-year-old male student from the school. Police first learned of the items while questioning the male about an arson fire that destroyed a school district maintenance garage on May 14th, causing $250,000 in damages. No specific threats had been made against the school.
May 22, 2006: Fairburn, GA
A 9th-grade male student at a private school was arrested and charged for bringing a homemade explosive device to school and placing it under the bleachers. The male reportedly indicated he did it as a joke. Police indicated it was unlikely the device could have caused serious damage.
May 23, 2006: Port St. John, FL
Eight recently graduated seniors stormed into a high school cafeteria wearing dark clothing, and either Halloween masks or stockings on their heads, and firing squirt guns. All were arrested and charged.
May 24, 2006: Baltimore, MD
A 12-year-old female student was reportedly stabbed by a 10-year-old female classmate during an altercation in a hallway around 7:40am. The knife was a steak knife with a blade around 6 inches long. The victim was wounded in the left arm, shoulder, and upper-chest. The suspect was arrested and charged. Both students are in 4th-grade in a combined elementary/middle school.
May 23, 2006: Portage, IN
Six female high school students were reportedly arrested and charged in connection with a fight in the school’s cafeteria in which a school assistant athletic director was injured while trying to break it up.
May 24, 2006: Cleveland, OH
An 18-year-old female high school senior allegedly held a female physical education teacher hostage in a gym office for about 45 minutes around 11:00am. The student reportedly went to see the teacher to get the teacher to give her a passing grade, despite a conference with school administrators, the student, and her parent the day before where it was determined the teacher would not do so. The teacher attempted to end the conference with the student and walk out of the office, at which time the student reportedly physically blocked the door and “chest butted” the teacher when she tried to leave. The teacher reportedly called the office for help, but no one answered, and the student allegedly took the teacher’s cell phone. The teacher was able to break out when a teacher’s aide came to the door and the student cracked the door open.
May 24, 2006: Lawrenceville, GA
Seventeen laptop computers were stolen from an elementary school. The 17 were among a total of 50 laptops stolen from trailers stolen at 20 district schools. Additionally, other items including 16 graphing calculators, 15 printers, 6 projectors, 3 scanners, a digital camera, a CD player, a television set, and other items were also taken from the schools.
May 25, 2006: Northampton, PA
A high school with around 2,000 students was evacuated and police searched the building after an 18-year-old male student brought a rifle to school in a guitar case, and sit with it on his lap while smoking and listening to music in an unused stairwell around 7:40am. The male also reportedly had a hunting knife, box cutter, bottle rockets, and smoke bombs with him. He was reportedly distraught over a break-up with a girlfriend. Police and the principal talked with the male for about 40 minutes before he surrendered and was taken for a psychological evaluation, with likely criminal charges pending.
May 25, 2006: Philadelphia, PA
Eight high school students were suspended and the remainder of the 1,600 students were sent home early after fighting broke out during an evacuation due to a locker fire. Six students were reportedly charged with inciting a riot and two were charged with assault and disorderly conduct.
June 6, 2006: Indianapolis, IN
A police officer was attacked by a group of people at a high school graduation ceremony while he was trying to arrest a woman who had been evicted due to yelling and screaming, and then tried to reenter the school.
June 8, 2006: Walled Lake, MI
A 17-year-old Advanced Placement chemistry student allegedly made suspected TNT as a final project for his class. Police were called, a bomb squad removed and detonated the device. The student had reportedly told the teacher he was going to do this but the teacher allegedly did not take him seriously.
June 10, 2006: Bristol, PA
An 18-year-old male high school senior was not allowed to attend his graduation ceremony due to credible gang-related death threats against him. Nearly 4,000 people were expected to attend the graduation ceremony at a school stadium where metal detectors were used to scan attendees. The male’s sister reportedly had been in a car used in a drive-by shooting where an individual was killed. The male himself was reportedly in an unrelated incident where a friend in a car with him was shot and paralyzed. The male’s speech was transmitted via video for the ceremony.
June 14, 2006: Burke, VA
Two males, ages 16 and 17, were stabbed in their upper body. One male was found on the steps of the school and the second walked into a hospital.
July 14, 2006: Nashville, TN
A 16-year-old was taken into custody for stabbing a 17-year-old male around 7:00am at their high school summer school session.