Top 10 Worst School Massacres of All Time
This is very sad that killing of people for no reason has become a common thing. The criminals, murderers, and even rapists commit such crime on mass scale. Sometimes mass killing is even done for the sake of money or attention of the government. Whatsoever the reasons may be, but the fact is harming the human beings or taking their lives for even the biggest reasons is not at all good. The history has many cases when horrific school shootings made the people sad, and killed the little innocent kids. Let us check the top 10 worst school massacres of all time.
10. Peshawar Army Public School Terrorist Attack
Life of all the human beings is very precious, but in this recent incident of Peshawar, the killing of little kids is a bad act indeed. On 16th of December, 2014, one of the worst massacres took place at the Army Public School, Peshawar Cantt of Pakistan. In this attack, more than 130 students, and nine teachers were killed. Around 6-7 terrorists entered the school premises and started killing the innocent children by entering different classes. They were fully equipped.
9. Columbine High School Massacre
In this incident, over 20 children were killed. It was a day of April, 1999, when two terrorists stormed Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and murdered students of 14 to 18 years. The two attackers named Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, after this incident, killed themselves.
8. Dunblane Primary School Attack
The attack of Dunblane Primary School took the lives of 23 children. This is one of the deadliest school attacks in United Kingdom history. On March 13, 1996, an unemployed man and Scout leader Thomas Hamilton entered the Dunblane Primary School with their two 9 mm pistols and two .357 Magnum revolvers. They started killing children, and took the lives of two teachers as well. This event led to the banning of handguns in United Kingdom.
7. Ma’alot Massacre, Israel
On May 15, 1974, this attack was done in Ma’alot, Israel by some members of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. They entered a religious school and killed 30 children. The school was situated on a plateau of the Western Galilee region of Israel, some five miles away from the Lebanese border. This attack is still reminded by Israel government and citizens.
6. Beslan School Hostage Crisis
The Beslan School Hostage Crisis took the lives of more than 350 children. On 1st September, 2004, several armed rebels kidnapped more than 1200 school kids in the town of Beslan, North Ossetia. They killed 350 out of them, and the rest were saved as a result of gunfire that broke out between the hostage-takers and Russian security forces.
5. Virginia Tech Massacre
This was a school shooting of two different attacks that took place on April 16, 2007, in the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. The perpetrator, Seung-Hui Cho, murdered more than 40 children, and wounded many. Then, he committed suicide. It is one of the deadliest school shootings of USA history.
4. The École Polytechnique Attack
On December 6, 1989, 25-year old Marc Lepine murdered 12 school teachers, and 40 children at the École Polytechnique, University of Montreal. This is one of the worst school attacks of Canada ever. After a mass killing, this man killed himself, and left a letter behind with note that he hate feminists.
3. University of Texas Clock Tower Attack
On August 1, 1966, at University of Texas Clock Tower, shooting were done. A man named Charles Whitman, after killing his wife and mother, pointed a rifle from the observation deck of the University of Texas at Austin’s Tower and began shooting. He continued it for over 80 minutes, as a result around 56 students were killed.
2. Erfurt Massacre, Germany
On April 26, 2002, 18 individuals lost their lives when an expelled former pupil started shooting at his school in the eastern German city of Erfurt. Out of those 18, 15 were students, and the three were teachers. This accident took the lives of several bright students, and is condemned in the history.
1. Bath School Disaster
In this school disaster, more than 45 kids were killed, and 50 were injured seriously. On May 18, 1927, in United States, the former school board member Andrew Kehoe set off three bombs in Bath Township, Michigan. Then, he killed himself by blowing up his own vehicle.