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School shootings occur when students, especially those who are bullied or other lone gunman take firearms to a particular school and begin shooting people indiscriminately.
This act is especially common in the united states, but it can occur in other places as well. It manifests as a kid simply shooting a person in revenge to large scale school bombings and mass shootings.
After shooting up a school, the killer often commits suicide, although some surrendered to police.Also, suicidal school shooters typically made martyrdom videos, usually explaining their act and ranting about bullies.
- Bullying (peer victimization, peer pressure, cyber bullying), which can cause depression and personality disorders
- Revenge against teachers for punishing the shooter unfairly
- Being expelled from the school
- Mental illness (sometimes without cause)
|Preparator(s)||School||Date||Fatalities||Injured||Location||Kill to wound ratio(preparators death excluded)||Suicide|
|Charles Whitman||University of Texas||August 1, 1966||16||32||
|1:2||N(was killed by cops)|
|Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold||Columbine High School||April 20, 1999||13||21||
|Seung-Hui Cho||Virginia Tech University||April 16, 2007||32||17||
|Andrew Kehoe||Bath Consolidated School||May 18, 1927||44||58||
Clinton county, MI
|Adam Lanza||Sandy Hooks Elementary School||December 14, 2012||27||2||
|Tim Kretschmer||Albertville Realschule and Wendlingen shootout||March 11, 2009||15||9||Winnenden, Germany||5:3||Y|
|Pekka-Eric Auvinen||Jokela High School||November 7, 2007||8||1||Tuusula, Finland||8:1||Y|
|Jeff Weise||Red Lake High School||March 21, 2005||9||5||
Red lake, MN