On April 30, 1999, the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s suicide, schools in several states shut down to investigate threats of attack. Ten days earlier on the 20th, Hitler’s birthday, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris perpetrated the infamous shooting at Columbine high school in Colorado.
At 11:35 a.m. on April 20, 1999, the 110th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birth, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold began a rampage through the corridors of Columbine High School that ultimately ended their lives. In their wake they left 13 dead, 25 injured, many seriously, and a town shaken to its core.
Chardon High School Shooter T.J. Lane was sentenced on March 18, 2013, for the murders of three students in the school’s cafeteria. Families of the victims were given the opportunity to make statements to Lane, who didn’t miss a single opportunity to show the world how how pleased he is with himself,
On March 13, 1996, Thomas Hamilton, 43, opened fire inside a primary school in the Scottish town of Dunblane, killing 16 children and one adult. The massacre led to a ban on most handguns in the United Kingdom.
So far this week we’ve had a lady hit with a felony charge for making a remark about a school shooting, a teenager arrested for tweeting about shooting up his school, and a guy caught walking into an elementary school carrying a piece of wood with the words “high powered rifle” written on it. Now, 17-year-old Dillon Dalton Stengel of Burkburnett, Tex., is facing charges of making terroristic threats after authorities say he made threatening remarks on Facebook.
We’ve had a year rife with massacres, most recently the elementary school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 young children in Newtown, Conn. Understandably, the nation’s law enforcement officers, educators and general public are all in a state of high alert. So even if, like Austin Lee Bowlin, you have a super cool hairdo and only do things ironically, you may want to reconsider posting that tweet about how you’re “Finna shoot up the school this Friday” lest you be hit with some serious charges.
An Alabama woman has been hit with a felony charge of making a terrorist threat after a comment she allegedly made at an elementary school.
It was initially reported that the name of the suspect in this morning’s Newtown, Conn., school shooting was Ryan Lanza. Now it has been reported that the shooter’s name is Adam Lanza, not Ryan Lanza, and that the two are brothers. CBS reports that Adam, 20, was dead at the scene, and Ryan, 24, has been taken into custody for questioning.
The nation is reeling once again as news of yet another incident of mass murder has broken. Authorities in Connecticut say at least 27 people, 18 of them young children, are dead after a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook elementary school in the Fairfield County suburb of Newtown.
A bullied teenager obsessed with Hitler, Luke Woodham was furious over being dumped by his girlfriend. On October 1, 1997, Luke killed his mother, then went to school, where he killed his ex and her friend and wounded seven others. Read about him and other school shooters.