Published On: Apr 02 2012 04:44:44 PM CDTUpdated On: Nov 27 2014 11:21:46 AM CST
On Oct. 24, 2014, 15-year-old freshman Jaylen Fryberg shot five other students at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, before turning the gun on himself. Fryberg and four of the other students were killed. Here's a look back at other major school shootings in U.S. history.
Dec. 14, 2012: Gunman Adam Lanza massacred 20 first-graders and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. He shot his mother to death before going to the school, and killed himself as authorities arrived.
Feb. 27, 2012: T.J. Lane opened fire inside the cafeteria at Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio, wounding five students. Three of those students later died. Lane was arrested a short distance away.
Oct. 2, 2006: A gunman took a group of girls hostage at West Nickel Mines School, a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County. He killed five girls, including two who died the next day. The shooter, Charles Carl Roberts IV, 32, killed himself.
Sept. 2, 2006: Douglas W. Pennington, 49, killed himself and his two sons, Logan P. Pennington, 26, and Benjamin M. Pennington, 24, during a visit to the campus of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W. Va.
March 21, 2005: Sixteen-year-old Jeff Weise shot and killed five schoolmates, a teacher and an unarmed guard at Red Lake High School on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota before taking his own life. Weise had earlier killed his grandfather and his grandfather’s companion.
Jan. 16, 2002: Appalachian School of Law graduate student Peter Odighizuwa, 42, who had recently been dismissed from the school, returned to campus and killed the dean, a professor and a student before being tackled by students. The attack also wounded three female students.
March 5, 2001: Charles Andy Williams, 15, killed two classmates and wounded 13 people during a shooting spree at Santana High School in Santee, Calif., about 10 miles northeast of San Diego. Williams was charged as an adult and sentenced to 50 years to life in prison. The school is seen here in a 2009 photo.
April 20, 1999: Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 23 before killing themselves at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.
Nov. 1, 1991: Gang Lu, 28, a graduate student in physics from China, opened fire in two buildings on the University of Iowa campus. Five university employees were killed and two other people were wounded. The student fatally shot himself.