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From Texas classroom to Peshawar school — a list of shootings & mass killings of students

The mass shooting at a Thailand daycare centre Thursday has put the focus back on deadly killings where children become the victims.

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Here are details of previous school shootings and mass killings of children around the world:

– UVALDE, TEXAS, May 24, 2022 – A gunman burst into a classroom in Uvalde, Texas, and shot dead 19 students, aged 9 to 11, along with two teachers.

– KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, May 8, 2021 – Three explosions by a school in Kabul killed at least 80 people, most of them schoolgirls.

– SANTA FE, TEXAS, May 18, 2018 – A 17-year-old student opened fire at his high school outside Houston, Texas, killing nine students and a teacher, before surrendering to officers.

– PARKLAND, FLORIDA, Feb. 14, 2018 – A former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killed 14 students and three educators.

– PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN, Dec. 16, 2014 – Taliban gunmen massacred 134 students and 16 staff in a Peshawar school.

– NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT, Dec. 14, 2012 – A heavily armed gunman killed 20 children from five- to 10-years old and six others, in a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

– UTOEYA ISLAND, NORWAY, July 22, 2011 – Far-right Norwegian extremist Anders Behring Breivik gunned down 69 mostly teenagers at a Labour Party youth camp on Utoeya island and killed another eight people with a car bomb in Oslo.

– BESLAN, RUSSIA, Sept. 1 2004 – 186 children were among 333 hostages who died in a chaotic storming of School No.1 in Beslan, after it was seized by rebels demanding Chechen independence.

– LITTLETON, COLORADO, April 20 1999 – Two student gunmen killed 12 other students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, before killing themselves.

– DUNBLANE, SCOTLAND, March 13, 1996 – A gunman killed 16 children, mostly five-year-olds, and their teacher in Dunblane, Scotland. -Reuters

Also read: ‘Little kids who were still sleeping’ — Thailand mourns after 34 killed at daycare centre


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