List of rampage killers (school massacres)

List of rampage killers (school massacres)

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This section of the list of rampage killers contains those cases that occurred at kindergartensschools and universities, as well as their affiliated buildings. If the perpetrator was a member of the school staff and the victims primarily his colleagues the case is not included here, but added to the list of workplace killings.

To be included in this list at least one of the following must apply:

  • Incidents with at least two dead.

All abbreviations and footnotes used in the table are explained here.

Perpetrator Date Year Location Country Killed Injured W Additional Notes Ref.
1. Kehoe, Andrew Philip, 55° May 18 1927 Bath TownshipMI U.S.
44
58
FME Committed suicide
Also killed numerous animals
2. Cho, Seung-Hui, 23 April 16 2007 BlacksburgVA U.S.
32
17
F Committed suicide
3. Lanza, Adam Peter, 20° Dec. 14 2012 NewtownCT U.S.
27
2
F Committed suicide
4. Hamilton, Thomas Watt, 43 March 13 1996 Dunblane U.K.
17
13–15
F Committed suicide
5. Steinhäuser, Robert, 19 April 26 2002 Erfurt Germany
16
1
F Committed suicide
6. Whitman, Charles Joseph, 25° July 31 /
Aug. 1
1966 AustinTX U.S.
15
32
FM Shot by police
Killed an unborn child
7. Kretschmer, Tim, 17 March 11 2009 Winnenden and Wendlingen Germany
15
9–13
F Committed suicide
8. Lépine, Marc, 25 Dec. 6 1989 MontrealQC Canada
14
14
FM Committed suicide
9. Harris, Eric David, 18
Klebold, Dylan Bennet, 17
April 20 1999 ColumbineCO U.S.
13
21
F E Both committed suicide
10. Gadirov, Farda, 28 April 30 2009 Baku Azerbaijan
12
13
F Committed suicide [1]
11. Menezes de Oliveira, Wellington, 23 April 7 2011 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
12
12
F Committed suicide
12. Bai Ningyang, 18
(白宁阳)
May 8 2006 Shiguan China
12
5
 MA Sentenced to death
13. Seifert, Walter, 42 June 11 1964 Volkhoven West Germany
10
22
FM Committed suicide
14. Saari, Matti Juhani, 22 Sep. 23 2008 Kauhajoki Finland
10
1
F A Committed suicide
15. Wu Huanming, 47
(吴焕明)
May 12 2010 Linchang China
9
11
 M Committed suicide [2]
16. Weise, Jeffrey James, 16° March 21 2005 Red LakeMN U.S.
9
5–7
F Committed suicide
17. Yan Yanming, 21 Nov. 26 2004 Ruzhou China
9
3
 M Sentenced to death and executed [3]
18. Takuma, Mamoru, 37 June 8 2001 Ikeda, Osaka Japan
8
15
 M Sentenced to death and executed
19. Ala Hisham Abu Dheim, 26
(علاء هاشم أبو دهيم)
March 6 2008 Jerusalem Israel
8
9-11
F Shot by an armed student
20. Zheng Minsheng, 41
(郑明生)
March 23 2010 Nanping China
8
5
 M Sentenced to death and executed [4]
21. Auvinen, Pekka-Eric, 18 Nov. 7 2007 Jokela Finland
8
1
F A Committed suicide
22. U Win-maung March 26 1975 Burma
7
5
 M Shot dead [5]
23. Wang Xiangjun April 1 1996 Meitian China
7
5
 M Arrested [6]
24. Goh, One L., 43 April 2 2012 OaklandCA U.S.
7
3
F Arrested
25. Lee Chi Hang, 28°
(李志衡)
June 3 1982 Sham Shui Po Hong Kong
6
37
 M Found not guilty by reason of insanity
26. Mohammed Ahmad Misleh al-Nazari, 48 March 30 1997 Sanaa Yemen
6
12
F Sentenced to death and executed [7]
27. Donchev, Branimir, 17 Dec. 24 1974 Durvenitsa Bulgaria
6
10
F Arrested [8]
28. Lepnev, Sergei, 18
(Сергей Лепнев)
March 9 1997 Kamyshin Russia
6
2
F Sentenced to death, later changed to life imprisonment [9]
30. Purdy, Patrick Edward, 24 Jan. 17 1989 StocktonCA U.S.
5
31
F A Committed suicide
31. Orgeron, Paul Harold, 49 Sep. 15 1959 HoustonTX U.S.
5
19
 E Killed by the explosion [10]
32. Kazmierczak, Steven Phillip, 27 Feb. 14 2008 DeKalbIL U.S.
5
18
F Committed suicide
33. Charva, Karel, 34 June 3 1983 Eppstein West Germany
5
14
F Committed suicide
Rumoredly killed by angry parents
[11]
34. Golden, Andrew Douglas, 11
Johnson, Mitchell Scott, 13
March 24 1998 JonesboroAR U.S.
5
10
F Both were imprisoned until their 21st birthday
35. Roberts, Charles Carl, 32 Oct. 2 2006 Nickel MinesPA U.S.
5
5
F Committed suicide
36. Zawahri, John, 23° June 7 2013 Santa MonicaCA U.S.
5
4
F A Shot by police
37. Henderson, Clemmie, 40 Sep. 23 1988 ChicagoIL U.S.
5
2
F Shot by police [12]
38. Shi Ruoqiu Nov. 26 2002 Huaiji county China
5
2
 M Arrested [13]
39. Smith, Robert Benjamin, 18 Nov. 12 1966 MesaAZ U.S.
5
2
F Sentenced to death; later changed to life imprisonment [14]
40. Lu, Gang, 28 Nov. 1 1991 Iowa CityIA U.S.
5
1
F Committed suicide
41. Unknown Oct. 10 1977 San Juan Trinidad and Tobago
5
0
 M Arrested [15]
42. Unknown Jan. 10 1994 Maradi Niger
5
0
 M Arrested [16]
43. Schmidt, Heinz Jakob Friedrich Ernst, 29 June 20 1913 Bremen German Reich
4
21
F Found not guilty by reason of insanity
One more died trying to escape
44. Kinkel, Kipland Philip, 15° May 20/21 1998 SpringfieldOR U.S.
4
18
F Sentenced to 111 years in prison [17]
45. Liu Hongwen, 28
(刘洪文)
Sep. 30 2004 Linwu County China
4
12
 M Found not guilty by reason of insanity [18]
46. De Gelder, Kim, 20 Jan. 16/23 2009 Vrasene and Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde Belgium
4
12
 M Sentenced to life imprisonment
47. Houston, Eric Christopher, 20 May 1 1992 OlivehurstCA U.S.
4
9–10
F Sentenced to death [19]
48. Chen Peiquan, 35 Jan. 26 2003 Suixi county China
4
3
 M Arrested [20]
49. Koryakov, Alexander, 19 Feb. 22 1999 Gulbene Latvia
4
1
 M Sentenced to life imprisonment [21]
50. Merah, Mohammed, 23 Mar. 19 2012 Toulouse France
4
1
F Shot by police on March 22
Had killed 3 people since March 11
[22]
51. Ma Jiajue, 23 Feb. 13-15 2004 Kunming China
4
0
 M Sentenced to death and executed [23]
52. Lawrynowicz, Stanislaw
Obrapalski, Janusz
May 6 1925 Vilnius Poland
3–6
4–11
F E Both committed suicide
53. Fang Jiantang, 26
(方建堂)
Aug. 3 2010 Zibo China
3–4
7–20
 M Sentenced to death and executed [24]
54. Wu Yechang, 25
(吴业昌)
Sep. 21 2012 Pingnan County China
3
13
 M Arrested [25]
55. Barbaro, Anthony F., 17 Dec. 30 1974 OleanNY U.S.
3
9-11
F E Committed suicide while awaiting trial
Killed an unborn child
56. Woodham, Luke, 16° Oct. 1 1997 PearlMS U.S.
3
7
FM Sentenced to life imprisonment
57. Mateo, Felin, 51 Oct. 22 2010 Zamboanga City Philippines
3
6
 M Killed by angry mob [26]
58. Carneal, Michael, 14 Dec. 1 1997 West PaducahKY U.S.
3
5
F Sentenced to life imprisonment
59. Solich, Rafael, 15 Sep. 28 2004 Carmen de PatagonesBuenos Aires Province Argentina
3
5
F Arrested [27]
60. Unknown, 40 Oct. 6 1902 Droysigg Austria-Hungary
3
3
F Killed by angry mob [28]
61. Odighizuwa, Peter, 43 Jan. 16 2002 GrundyVA U.S.
3
3
F Sentenced to life imprisonment
62. Lane, Thomas J., 17 Feb. 27 2012 ChardonOH U.S.
3
3
F Sentenced to life imprisonment
63. Unknown Aug. 24 1969 Alor Akar Malaysia
3
2
 M Arrested [29]
64. Wannasarn, Suthat, 43 Aug. 13 1983 Chiang Rai Province Thailand
3
2
 M Arrested [30]
65. Loukaitis, Barry Dale, 14 Feb. 2 1996 Moses LakeWA U.S.
3
1
F Sentenced to life imprisonment
66. Labus, Adam, 22 Feb. 19 2002 Freising Germany
3
1
F E Committed suicide [31]
67. Baumgartner, Travis Brandon, 21 June 15 2012 Edmonton, Alberta Canada
3
1
F Sentenced to life imprisonment [32]
68. Davidson, Frederick Martin, 36 Aug. 15 1996 San DiegoCA U.S.
3
0
F Sentenced to life imprisonment
69. Flores, Robert Stewart, Jr., 41 Oct. 22 2002 TucsonAZ U.S.
3
0
F Committed suicide [33]
70. Stidham, Dalton Lee, 21 Jan. 15 2013 HazardKY U.S.
3
0
F Arrested
71. Unknown, 21 Nov. 13 1971 Guatemala City Guatemala
2
15
 M Arrested [34]
72. Lu Xiaoxi, 25
(吕晓喜)
Aug. 25 1998 Jiudian China
2
15
 M Sentenced to death [35]
73. Kausler, Robert, 27 Dec. 21 1972 Erlangen West Germany
2
13
F A Perished in the fire [36]
74. Slobodian, Michael Peter, 16 May 28 1975 BramptonON Canada
2
13
F Committed suicide
75. Williams, Charles Andrew, 15 March 5 2001 SanteeCA U.S.
2
13
F Sentenced to 50 years to life imprisonment
76. Mitchell, Tyrone, 28 Feb. 24 1984 Los AngelesCA U.S.
2
12
F Committed suicide [37]
77. Higgins, John Christopher Oct. 19 1923 Waikino New Zealand
2
9
F Sentenced to death; later changed to life imprisonment [38]
78. Spencer, Brenda Ann, 16 Jan. 29 1979 San DiegoCA U.S.
2
9
F Sentenced to life imprisonment
79. Wilson, James William, Jr., 19 Sep. 28 1988 GreenwoodSC U.S.
2
9
F Sentenced to death [39]
80 Poulin, Robert, 18 Oct. 27 1975 OttawaON Canada
2
5
FM Committed suicide
81. Houston, Mark, 19 Oct. 6 1979 ColumbiaSC U.S.
2
5
F Arrested [40]
82. Abrams, Steven Allen, 39 May. 3 1999 Costa MesaCA U.S.
2
5
 V Sentenced to life imprisonment [41]
83. Huan Yun “Allen” Xiang, 36 Oct. 21 2002 MelbourneVictoria Australia
2
5
F Sent to psychiatric hospital [42]
84. Yang Jiaqin, 40 Apr. 13 2010 Xichang China
2
5
 M Arrested [43]
85. Lo, Wayne, 18 Dec. 14 1992 Great BarringtonMA U.S.
2
4
F Sentenced to life imprisonment
86. Boonkwan, Anatcha, 17 June 6 2003 Amphoe Pak Phanang Thailand
2
4
F Arrested [44]
87. Wu Jianguo, 17 May 15 2007 Maoming China
2
4
 M Arrested [45]
88. Chen Wenzhen Feb. 28 2008 LeizhouGuangdong China
2
4
 M Committed suicide [46]
89. Xu Ximei, 40 Mar. 3 2009 Mazhan China
2
4
 M Arrested [47]

Abbreviations and footnotes[edit]

° – At least one of the victims was a relative of the assailant

The W-column gives a basic description of the weapons used in the murders

F – Firearms and other ranged weapons, especially rifles and handguns, but also bows and crossbowsgrenade launchersflamethrowers, or slingshots
M – Melee weapons, like knivesswordsspearsmachetesaxesclubs, rods, rocks, or bare hands
O – Any other weapons, such as bombshand grenadesMolotov cocktailspoison and poisonous gas, as well as vehicle and arson attacks

A – indicates that an arson attack was the only other weapon used
V – indicates that a vehicle was the only other weapon used
E – indicates that explosives of any sort were the only other weapon used
P – indicates that an anaesthetising or deadly substance of any kind was the only other weapon used (includes poisonous gas)

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    – Farda Gadirov’s fellow villagers describe him as even-tempered, closed boyTrend News Agency (April 30, 2009)
  2. Jump up^ Death toll rises to nine from China kindergarten attackXinhua (May 12, 2010)
    – Man kills nine in Chinese nursery rampageThe Guardian (May 12, 2010)
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  5. Jump up^ Un directeur d’école tue 7 de ses élèvesL’Impartial (March 27, 1973)
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    – 4 Believed Dead in China School AttackThe New York Times (August 4, 2010)
    – At least three dead in knife attack on China schoolAFP (August 4, 2010)
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    – In China, school attacks expose dividesThe Hindu (September 26, 2010)
  25. Jump up^ 3 children killed in nursery rampagePeople’s Daily (September 22, 2012)
    – Suicide-attempting child killer blames frustration for attackChina Daily (September 22, 2012)
    – 广西平南县”9.21″故意杀人案 致3人死亡13人受伤Sohu (September 22, 2012)
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  27. Jump up^ “Argentine boy shoots classmates”BBC News. September 29, 2004.
  28. Jump up^ “SCHOOLMASTER KILLS PUPILS.; Becomes Suddenly Insane and ” Runs I I Amuck”uIs Lynched by Villagers”The New York Times. October 9, 1902.
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  34. Jump up^ Student amok kills twoThe Straits Times (November 15, 1971)
    – Machete slayings, Des Moines Register (November 15, 1971)
  35. Jump up^ Ex-soldier runs amok in schoolThe Standard (October 5, 1998)
    – Chinese ex-soldier slashes 23 in school rampage, Reuters (October 4, 1998)
    – 教师持刀杀学生案edulawonline.com
    – 优秀教师血洗校园66163.com
  36. Jump up^ Five die as jilted students runs amuck in Bavaria, The Times (December 22, 1972)
    – Student lief amokHamburger Abendblatt (December 21, 1972)
    – Verschmähte Liebe kostete drei jungen Menschen das LebenHamburger Abendblatt(December 22, 1972)
  37. Jump up^ Jonestown specter haunted sniperMohave Daily Miner (February 26, 1984)
    – Mystery sniper sprays LA schoolyardThe Courier (February 26, 1984)
    – Sniper kills 1, wounds 12 at L.A. school playgroundSt. Petersburg Times (February 25, 1984)
    – School sniper victim diesOxnard Press-Courier (April 15, 1984)
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