From Columbine to Uvalde: the relentless replay of the US school shooting

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The United States is the only developed country where school shootings are frequent, such as the one that killed 18 children at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday.

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  • Kill At least 18 children and a teacher have been killed in a shooting at a Texas school
  • reactions “What are we doing? There are more mass shootings than there are days in a year.”

The United States is the only developed country where school shootings continue to recur, such as the death of 18 children at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday.

These are the deadliest gun homicides in America’s classrooms in the last two decades.

Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022

An 18-year-old teen killed 18 students and an adult at Rob Elementary School in the city of Uvalde, located between the city of San Antonio and the Mexican border. The suspect also died.

Oxford, Michigan, October 30, 2021

A 15-year-old teen cold-blooded four students and injured six others, as well as a teacher, on the grounds of a high school in Oxford, Michigan, a small town north of Detroit. The shooter was charged with “terrorist acts” and “murder” and, unusually, his parents were also prosecuted.

Santa Clarita, California, November 14, 2019

A 16-year-old teen celebrated his birthday by shooting students at his high school in Santa Clarita, California, killing two classmates and injuring three others before attempting suicide. The age of the victims was between 14 and 15 years.

Santa Fe, Texas, May 18, 2018

In Santa Fe, Texas, a 17-year-old teen shot and killed 20 people at his high school, killing two adults and eight youths. The attacker has been in jail since then.

Parkland, Fla., February 14, 2018

On Valentine’s Day, a 19-year-old Nicolas Cruz dropped his semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, from where he was expelled for disciplinary reasons. He killed 17 people, mostly teenagers. The shooter was arrested.

Benton, Kentucky, January 23, 2018

A 15-year-old teen shot and killed two other students of the same age at Benton Kentucky High School. Another 18 people were wounded by gunfire or wounded in the chaos created by the gunfire.

Rosberg, Ore., October 1, 2015

Nine people were shot dead by a 26-year-old student at Umpqua University. Wounded, he shot himself in the head.

Oakland, California, April 2, 2012

A man killed seven people at the small Oikos University in Oakland, California. The shooter, a former student of Korean descent, was arrested and died seven years later in prison.

Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012

Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old man, killed 26 people, including twenty children aged 6 and 7, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, after shooting his mother. Later he killed himself. America is still facing the brunt of this genocide due to the killing of many children.

Virginia Tech University, Virginia, April 16, 2007

A South Korean student killed 32 people with his two semi-automatic pistols before committing suicide at that renowned institution of higher education.

Columbine, Colo., April 20, 1999

Two heavily armed Columbine High School students, aged 17 and 18, killed twelve classmates and a teacher before committing suicide in the library. The number of victims would have been worse had the attackers managed to detonate the bombs in their home.

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