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.
84% of school shooters were motivated by being the victims of bullying. The most notable school shooters are the two most notable school shooters of all Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, witch created the famous Columbine Massacre in 1999.
- 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|
|Nikolas Cruz||Marjory Stoneman Douglass||February 4, 2018||17||15||Parkland, Florida, USA||2:1||N|
|Luke Woodham||Pearl High School||October 1, 1997||2 (including his mother)||7||Pearl, Mississippi, USA||1:2||N|
|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