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A look at the worst school shootings in America

Over the years there have been dozens of shootings and other attacks at schools and colleges in the United States. But until the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, Colorado, the death toll used to be in the single digits. Since then, the number of shootings that have included schools and killed at least 10 people has been on the rise. The two most recent occurred in Texas.

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ROBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, May 2022

An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 14 children and a teacher and wounding others, according to Gov. Greg Abbott. The shooter died.

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SANTA FE HIGH SCHOOL, May 2018

A 17-year-old man opened fire at a high school in the greater Houston area, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. The suspect has been charged with manslaughter.

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MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL, February 2018

An attack left 14 students and three staff members dead and many others injured at the school in Parkland, Florida. The suspect, a 20-year-old man, was charged with murder.

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UMPQUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, October 2015

A man killed nine people and injured nine others at a school in Roseburg, Oregon. The assailant took his own life.

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SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, December 2012

A 19-year-old killed his mother at her home in Newtown, Connecticut, then went to nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 first graders and six teachers before taking his own life.

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VIRGINIA TECH, April 2007

A 23-year-old student killed 32 people and injured more than 20 on a campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. Later, he took his own life.

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RED LAKE HIGH SCHOOL, March 2005

A 16-year-old student killed his grandfather and his classmate at their Minnesota home, then headed to nearby Red Lake High School, where he killed five students, a teacher and a security guard, then took his own life. .

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COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL, April 1999

Two students killed 12 of their classmates and a teacher at the school located in Littleton, Colorado. They injured many others before taking their own lives.

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