First, the grisly details. Read all of them. Bear with me the intent is to make you weary.
San Diego, California: 17-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer took a rifle that she got for Christmas and headed to Cleveland Elementary School, which was across the street from her house. She fired rampantly, aiming to kill. Eight children and a police officer were injured, and two men protecting the children died. When the six-hour incident ended, she shrugged, "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day." She also noted that "There was no reason for it, and it was just a lot of fun"; "It was just like shooting ducks in a pond"; and "They looked like a herd of cows standing around, it was really easy pickings."
Missouri: 12-year-old honor student Nathan Ferris brought a gun to school. He killed a student who teased him before he killed himself.
Olivehurst, California: 20-year-old Eric Houston killed four people and wounded 10 in an armed siege at his former high school. He shot up the school in retribution for failing a grade. He was given the death penalty for the shooting.
Grayson, Kentucky: 17-year-old Scott Pennington shot his English teacher in the head and a school janitor in the abdomen, killing both.
Giles County, Tennessee: 17-year-old Jamie Rouse walked into the Richland School dressed in black and with a Remington Viper. He shot two teachers in the head, killing one of them. He then attempted to kill the football coach, but a female student standing in the way was hit in the neck instead.
Moses Lake, Washington: 14-year-old student Barry Loukaitis, dressed up as a Wild West gunslinger, turned a hunting rifle on his algebra class at Frontier Junior High School, killing two classmates, Manuel Vela and Arnie Fritz, and a teacher, Leona Caires.
Atlanta, Georgia: 12-year-old David Dubose killed a teacher in the hallway of his school.
Bethel, Alaska: 16-year-old student Evan Ramsey opened fire with a shotgun at Bethel High School, killing the school principal and one student, and wounding two others.
Pearl, Mississippi: 16-year-old Luke Woodham stabbed his mother, then took a rifle to Pearl High School where he shot nine students. Woodham's ex-girlfriend, Christina Menefee, and Menefee's friend, Lydia Kay Dew, died. Six other boys were later accused of conspiracy.
West Paducah, Kentucky: 14-year-old Michael Carneal carried five fully loaded guns to Heath High School, shot at a prayer group, killing three (Jessica James, Nichole Hadley, and Kayce Steger) and wounding another five teenagers. Five of the victims were shot in the head, and three were hit in the upper torso. One of the wounded girls is paralyzed for life.
Jonesboro, Arkansas: 13-year-old Mitchell Johnson and his 11-year-old cousin, Andrew Golden, stole three rifles and four handguns from their grandfather's house and shot five dead and injured ten at Westside middle school "just to scare his classmates.
Edinboro, Pennsylvania: 14-year-old Andrew J. Wurst went to the school graduation dance where he shot and killed a popular science teacher. He subsequently opened fire on more students, wounding another teacher and two classmates before he ran out of ammunition.
Fayetteville, Tennessee: three days before graduation, 18-year-old honor student Jacob Davis shot and killed 18-year-old Nick Creson in the parking lot of his school. Creson was dating Davis' ex-girlfriend.
Springfield, Oregon: Two boys, Ben Walker and Mikael Nickolauson, were killed and more than 20 other students were injured when 15-year-old Kip Kinkel opened fire in the school cafeteria of Thurston High School. Two bodies, the youth's parents, were later discovered at the boy's home. Kip is now serving life in prison, without the possibilty of parole.
Littleton, Colorado: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School, then killed themselves.
Houston, Texas: 14-year-old Estanislao Balderas stabbed 13-year-old Samuel Avila in the head with a screwdriver in a fight at Deady Middle School. Samuel Avila died.
Deming, New Mexico: A boy shot 13-year-old Aralecy Tena in the back of the head in the lobby of Deming Middle School. Tena died after being taken off of life support.
Mount Morris Township, Michigan: A 7-year-old boy shot 6-year-old Kayla Rowlands in the neck with a .32 semi-automatic handgun; Rowland died, and the 6-year-old boy's father was charged for the crime.
Santee, California: 15-year-old Charles Andrew Williams opened fire in a boy's bathroom at Santana High School, killing Randy Gordon and Bryan Zuckor, then opened the door of the bathroom and shot into the Commons area, wounding thirteen.
Red Lion, Pennsylvania: 14-year-old James Sheets shot dead his middle-school principal Eugene Segro in the school cafeteria before committing suicide.
Cold Spring, Minnesota: 15-year-old Jason McLaughlin shot Aaron Rollins and Seth Bartell at Rocori High School. Rollins died the same day; Bartell died October 10 of injuries sustained in the attack.
Washington, D.C.: A teenager opened fire at Ballou High School, killing one 16-year-old boy and wounding an 18-year-old.
Palmetto Bay, Florida: 14-year-old Michael Hernandez stabbed and slit the throat of classmate Jaime Rodrigo Gough while in a restroom at Southwood Middle School. Hernandez was tried as an adult, and sentenced to life in prison without parole. A search of his home revealed he had concocted plans to murder several classmates, and even his younger sister. His journal revealed he was obsessed with perfection, admired NAZI Germany, Hitler, and Fascism.
Redby, Minnesota: Jeff Weise, a 17-year-old student at Red Lake High School, shot and killed his grandparents before gunning down five students, a teacher, and a guard at his school. He then killed himself.
Salt Lake City, Utah: 18-year-old Sulejman Talovic went on a shooting rampage with a shotgun at the Trolley Square Mall, killing five and seriously injuring four others. A nativeof Bosnia, Sulejman had difficulty assimilating in the United States, and suffered rejection at school. Two classmates had threatened him at knifepoint.