Fatal school shootings in recent years

By Xinhua,

Beijing : A teenager opened fire at a high school in southern Germany Wednesday, shooting and killing 15 people before turning the gun on himself. The following are several serious school shooting cases across the world in recent years:

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Sep 23, 2008 – A 22-year-old student killed nine fellow students, a teacher and himself in a shooting spree in a vocational school in Kauhajoki, Finland.

Feb 14, 2008 – A gunman stormed into a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in the US, killing five students and wounding 18 others before committing suicide.

Nov 7, 2007 – Eight people were shot dead at a high school in Tuusula, Finland, by a 18-year-old student, who killed himself later.

April 16, 2007 – In the deadliest campus shooting in US history, a gunman killed 33 people, including himself, at a university in Virginia.

Nov 20, 2006 – An armed young man fired bullets at a school in the town of Emsdetten, Germany, wounding 27 people, including 16 policemen, before committing suicide.

April 26, 2002 – A student who was expelled from a high school in the eastern city of Erfurt, Germany, fatally shot 13 teachers, two students and one policeman, before killing himself.

April 20, 1999 – Two students killed 12 students and one teacher in a shooting rampage at Columbine High School in Colorado, the US. The two committed suicide.

March 13, 1996 – A gunman forced into a junior school in Dunblane, Scotland, shooting and killing 16 people before committing suicide.