Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

LISTEN: Kip Kinkel’s Taped Confession

Kip Kinkel, age 15. Police photo.

On May 20, 1998, 15-year-old Kipland Kinkel was expelled from school for having a loaded handgun in his locker. When he came home, his parents weren’t pleased and threatened to send him to boarding school. He shot them both to death.

The next day, Kip went to school and started firing. He killed two students and wounded 25. Kip, now 30, is serving a 111-year prison sentence. He is not eligible for parole.

Below, listen to Kip’s interview with police in which he describes his actions.

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