Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Kimveer Gill Opens Fire at Dawson College

Kimveer Gill, 25, opened fire at Dawson College in Montreal on Sept. 13, 2006, killing one person and wounding 19 others before being slain by police. The following are Gill’s photos and his own captions from his profile on

LISTEN: Antoinette Tuff’s Amazing Call to 911 During Georgia School Shooting

Most 911 calls are frantic with dispatchers barely able to understand the nearly hysterical callers, who must repeat the same information over and over while waiting for police. This was not the case with Antoinette Tuff, who was being held at gunpoint by a school shooter. Her calm and empathy that day probably saved lives.

Today in Crime History: Mark Becker Guns Down His Former Football Coach

On June 24, 2009, football coach and town hero Ed Thomas was brutally killed by former player Mark Becker in front of 20 witnesses. The murder sent the people of Parkersburg, Iowa, reeling, but the motive would prove to be the most baffling aspect of the case.

Today in Crime History: Kipland Kinkel’s Shooting Rampage

On May 21, 1998, 15-year-old Kipland Kinkel opened fire at his Oregon high school’s cafeteria. When police went to his home after the shooting, they found that Kip had shot his parents too.

LISTEN: Kip Kinkel’s Taped Confession

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.

Today in Crime History: Schools Across America Close in Fear of Attack

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.

Today in Crime History: The Columbine High School Massacre

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.

VIDEO: Chardon Shooter Makes an Ass of Himself at Sentencing

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,

Another Teen Arrested After School Shooting Threat

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.

Now is Not the Time to Tweet About Shooting Up Your School, Even if You Don’t Mean It

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.

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