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This section of the list of rampage killers contains those cases that occurred at kindergartens, schools and universities, as well as their affiliated buildings. If the perpetrator was a member of the school staff and the victims primarily his colleagues the case is not included here, but added to the list of workplace killings.

All abbreviations and footnotes used in the table are explained here.

Perpetrator
Date
Year
Location
Country
Killed
Injured
W
Additional Notes
Ref.
1. Kehoe, Andrew Philip, 55° May 18 1927 Bath Township, MI U.S.
44
58
FME Committed suicide
Also killed numerous animals
2. Cho, Seung-Hui, 23 April 16 2007 Blacksburg, VA U.S.
32
17
F Committed suicide
3. Lanza, Adam Peter, 20° Dec. 14 2012 Newtown, CT U.S.
27
2
F Committed suicide
4. Hamilton, Thomas Watt, 43 March 13 1996 Dunblane U.K.
17
13-15
F Committed suicide
5. Steinhäuser, Robert, 19 April 26 2002 Erfurt Germany
16
1
F Committed suicide
6. Whitman, Charles Joseph, 25° July 31 /
Aug. 1
1966 Austin, TX U.S.
15
32
FM Shot by police
Killed an unborn child
7. Kretschmer, Tim, 17 March 11 2009 Winnenden & Wendlingen Germany
15
9-13
F Committed suicide
8. Lépine, Marc, 25 Dec. 6 1989 Montreal, QC Canada
14
14
FM Committed suicide
9. Harris, Eric David, 18
Klebold, Dylan Bennet, 17
April 20 1999 Columbine, CO U.S.
13
21
F E Both committed suicide
10. Gadirov, Farda, 28 April 30 2009 Baku Azerbaijan
12
13
F Committed suicide [1]
11. Menezes de Oliveira, Wellington, 23 April 7 2011 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
12
12
F Committed suicide
12. Bai Ningyang, 18
(白宁阳)
May 8 2006 Shiguan China
12
5
 MA Sentenced to death
13. Seifert, Walter, 42 June 11 1964 Volkhoven Germany
10
22
FM Committed suicide
14. Saari, Matti Juhani, 22 Sep. 23 2008 Kauhajoki Finland
10
1
F A Committed suicide
15. Wu Huanming, 47
(吴焕明)
May 12 2010 Linchang China
9
11
 M Committed suicide [2]
16. Harper-Mercer, Christopher Sean, 26° Oct. 1 2015 Roseburg, OR U.S.
9
9
F Committed suicide [3]
17. Weise, Jeffrey James, 16° March 21 2005 Red Lake, MN U.S.
9
5-7
F Committed suicide
18. Yan Yanming, 21 Nov. 26 2004 Ruzhou China
9
3
 M Sentenced to death and executed [4]
19. Takuma, Mamoru, 37 June 8 2001 Ikeda, Osaka Japan
8
15
 M Sentenced to death and executed
20. Ala Hisham Abu Dheim, 26
(علاء هاشم أبو دهيم)
March 6 2008 Jerusalem Israel
8
9-11
F Shot by an armed student
21. Donchev, Branimir, 17 Dec. 25 1974 Durvenitsa Bulgaria
8
8
F Arrested
22. Zheng Minsheng, 41
(郑明生)
March 23 2010 Nanping China
8
5
 M Sentenced to death and executed [5]
23. Auvinen, Pekka-Eric, 18 Nov. 7 2007 Jokela Finland
8
1
F A Committed suicide
24. U Win-maung March 26 1975 Burma
7
5
 M Shot dead
25. Wang Xiangjun April 1 1996 Meitian China
7
5
 M Arrested
26. Goh, One L., 43 April 2 2012 Oakland, CA U.S.
7
3
F Arrested
27. Lee Chi Hang, 28°
(李志衡)
June 3 1982 Sham Shui Po Hong Kong
6
37
 M Found not guilty by reason of insanity
28. Mohammed Ahmad Misleh al-Nazari, 48 March 30 1997 Sana'a Yemen
6
12
F Sentenced to death and executed [6]
29. Lepnev, Sergei, 18 March 9 1997 Kamyshin Russia
6
2
F Sentenced to death, later changed to life imprisonment
30. Purdy, Patrick Edward, 24 Jan. 17 1989 Stockton, CA U.S.
5
31
F A Committed suicide
31. Kazmierczak, Steven Phillip, 27 Feb. 14 2008 DeKalb, IL U.S.
5
18
F Committed suicide
32. Charva, Karel, 34 June 3 1983 Eppstein Germany
5
14
F Committed suicide
Rumoredly killed by angry parents
[7]
33. Golden, Andrew Douglas, 11
Johnson, Mitchell Scott, 13
March 24 1998 Jonesboro, AR U.S.
5
10
F Both were imprisoned until their 21st birthday
34. Roberts, Charles Carl, 32 Oct. 2 2006 Nickel Mines, PA U.S.
5
5
F Committed suicide
35. Schmidt, Heinz Jakob Friedrich Ernst, 29 June 20 1913 Bremen German Reich
4
21
F Found not guilty by reason of insanity
One more died trying to escape
36. Kinkel, Kipland Philip, 15° May 20/21 1998 Springfield, OR U.S.
4
18
F Sentenced to 111 years in prison [8]
37. Liu Hongwen, 28
(刘洪文)
Sep. 30 2004 Linwu County China
4
12
 M Found not guilty by reason of insanity [9]
38. De Gelder, Kim, 20 Jan. 16/23 2009 Vrasene & Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde Belgium
4
12
 M Sentenced to life imprisonment
39. Houston, Eric Christopher, 20 May 1 1992 Olivehurst, CA U.S.
4
9-10
F Sentenced to death [10]
40. Unknown, 17° Jan. 22 2016 La Loche, SK Canada
4
7
F Arrested
41. Fang Jiantang, 26
(方建堂)
Aug. 3 2010 Zibo China
3-4
7-20
 M Sentenced to death and executed [11]
42. Wu Yechang, 25
(吴业昌)
Sep. 21 2012 Pingnan County China
3
13
 M Sentenced to death [12]
43. Barbaro, Anthony F., 17 Dec. 30 1974 Olean, NY U.S.
3
9-11
F E Committed suicide while awaiting trial
Killed an unborn child
44. Ławrynowicz, Stanisław, 22
Obrąpalski, Janusz, 21
May 6 1925 Wilno Poland
3
9
F E Both committed suicide
45. Martínez Avila, Basilio, 21 Nov. 13 1971 Bárcena Guatemala
2
15
 M Arrested
46. Lu Xiaoxi, 25
(吕晓喜)
Aug. 25 1998 Jiudian China
2
15
 M Sentenced to death [13]
47. Kausler, Robert, 27 Dec. 21 1972 Erlangen Germany
2
13
F A Perished in the fire
48. Slobodian, Michael Peter, 16 May 28 1975 Brampton, ON Canada
2
13
F Committed suicide
49. Williams, Charles Andrew, 15 March 5 2001 Santee, CA U.S.
2
13
F Sentenced to 50 years to life imprisonment
50. Mitchell, Tyrone, 28 Feb. 24 1984 Los Angeles, CA U.S.
2
12
F Committed suicide
51. Gill, Kimveer Singh, 25 Sep. 13 2006 Montreal, QC Canada
1
19
F Committed suicide
52. Xu Heping, 51
(徐和平)
Aug. 4 2004 Beijing China
1
17
 M Arrested [14]
53. Dong Chi July 10 1995 Meihekou China
1
16
FMA Shot by police
54. Xu Yuyuan, 47
(徐玉元)
April 29 2010 Taixing China
0
32
 M Sentenced to death and executed [15]
55. Yang Guozhu, 41
(楊國柱)
Sep. 11 2004 Suzhou China
0
28
 MO Arrested [16]
56. Jia Qingyou, 36
(賈慶友)
Sep. 20 2004 Ying County China
0
25
 M Sentenced to death and executed [17]
57. Min Yongjun, 36
(闵拥军)
Dec. 14 2012 Chenpeng China
0
24
 M Sentenced to death [18]
58. Lin Peiqing, 30
(林培青)
Sep. 14 1998 Hejiang County China
0
23
 M Sentenced to death and executed [13][19]
59. Bosse, Bastian, 18 Nov. 20 2006 Emsdetten Germany
0
22
F E Committed suicide [20]
60. Hribal, Alex April 9 2014 Murrysville, PA U.S.
0
22
 M Arrested [21]
61. Ouyang Songde, 40
(欧阳颂德)
July 20 2007 Foshan China
0
19
 M Sentenced to 3½ years in prison [22]
62. Liu Shibing, 33
(刘世兵)
Oct. 12 2005 Liudong China
0
18
F Arrested [23]
63. Yuan Zhangxuan, 28
(袁张选)
April 29 2004 Dangchang County China
0
17
 M Sentenced to life imprisonment [24]
64. Chen Kangbing, 33
(陈康炳)
April 28 2010 Leizhou China
0
16-17
 M Sentenced to death [25]
65. Stankewicz, William Michael, 55 Feb. 2 2001 Red Lion, PA U.S.
0
14
 M Sentenced to 132 to 264 years in prison [26]
66. Quick, Dylan Andrew, 20 April 9 2013 Cypress, TX U.S.
0
14
 M Arrested [27]
67. Liu Zhigang, 30
(刘志刚)
Dec. 3 2004 Panshi China
0
12
 M Found not guilty by reason of insanity [28]
68. Qin Pengan, 41 Jan. 4 2017 Youyi China
0
12
 M Arrested
68. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18 Nov. 28 2016 Columbus, OH U.S.
0
11-12
 MV Shot by police
69. R., Georg, 18 Sep. 17 2009 Ansbach Germany
0
10-15
 MA Sentenced to 9 years in prison [29]

Abbreviations and footnotesEdit

° – At least one of the victims was a relative of the assailant

W – A basic description of the weapons used in the murders

F – Firearms and other ranged weapons, especially rifles and handguns, but also bows and crossbows, grenade launchers, flamethrowers, or slingshots
M – Melee weapons, like knives, swords, spears, machetes, axes, clubs, rods, stones, or bare hands
O – Any other weapons, such as bombs, hand grenades, Molotov cocktails, poison and poisonous gas, as well as vehicle and arson attacks
A – indicates that an arson attack was the only other weapon used
V – indicates that a vehicle was the only other weapon used
E – indicates that explosives of any sort were the only other weapon used

ReferencesEdit

  1. 13 Dead in Azerbaijan School Shooting, The New York Times (April 30, 2009)
    Farda Gadirov's fellow villagers describe him as even-tempered, closed boy, Trend News Agency (April 30, 2009)
  2. Death toll rises to nine from China kindergarten attack, Xinhua (May 12, 2010)
    Man kills nine in Chinese nursery rampage, The Guardian (May 12, 2010)
    陕西南郑一私人幼儿园发生砍杀事件 致9死11伤, chinanews.com.cn (May 12, 2010)
    陝西南鄭幼兒園血案死亡人數升至9人, BBC (May 12, 2010)
    愚昧汉子持刀砍人发泄“怨恨, sina.com.cn (May 14, 2010)
  3. Oregon shooting: Gunman was student in class where he killed 9, CNN (October 2, 2015)
    ‘I’ll be joining you soon’: Oregon college shooter planned suicide after gunning down students and instructor, survivor says, New York Daily News (October 3, 2015)
    What we know about Oregon shooter's life in Southern California, San Jose Mercury News (October 3, 2015)
    In Note Left Behind, Gunman ‘Did Not Like His Lot in Life,’ Officials Say, The New York Times (October 2, 2015)
    Oregon shooting: Army veteran survives after being shot charging at British gunman as victims' names released - live, The Telegraph (October 2, 2015)
  4. Man held over China school deaths, BBC (November 26, 2002)
    Neunfacher Kindermörder hingerichtet, Spiegel Online (January 20, 2005)
  5. Man stabs, kills 8 children at Chinese school, Associated Press (March 23, 2010)
    Man stabs, kills 8 children outside school in China, Los Angeles Times (March 23, 2010)
    Man kills eight children at east China school, suspect arrested, Xinhua (March 23, 2010)
    福建一小学突发惨剧,一男子持刀行凶致小学生8死5伤, sina.com.cn (March 24, 2010)
  6. Yemen Executes Killer of Six, The Washington Post (April 6, 1997)
  7. 19 Jahre nach Schul-Amoklauf, dpa (April 30, 2002)
    West German police describe Czech gunman as smart and loner, Philadelphia Inquirer (June 6, 1983)
  8. Oregon families trying to make sense of killing, Rome News-Tribune (May 22, 1998)
    A difficult first day back, Charlotte Observer (May 27, 1998)
  9. 湖南小学老师校园内行凶 砍死4学童砍伤16师生, Xinhua (October 7, 2004)
    Teacher killing 4 students declared schizophrenic, China Daily (November 11, 2004)
    Four killed in teacher's meat cleaver attack, Independenz Online (October 7, 2004)
  10. Eric Christopher Houston at knowngangs.com
  11. Four dead in China kindergarten attack, CNN (August 4, 2010)
    China school attack kills at least three children, BBC News (August 4, 2010)
    4 Believed Dead in China School Attack, The New York Times (August 4, 2010)
    At least three dead in knife attack on China school, AFP (August 4, 2010)
    Man detained after three die in E China kindergarten attack, Xinhua (August 4, 2010)
    山东淄博杀童血案凶手被捕 嫌犯是律师, The Epoch Times (August 6, 2010)
    山東幼兒園血案 律師:兇手非律師, The Epoch Times (August 11, 2010)
    In China, school attacks expose divides, The Hindu (September 26, 2010)
  12. 3 children killed in nursery rampage, People's Daily (September 22, 2012)
    Suicide-attempting child killer blames frustration for attack, China Daily (September 22, 2012)
    广西平南县"9.21"故意杀人案 致3人死亡13人受伤, Sohu (September 22, 2012)
    Chinese man gets death for daycare center attack, The Washington Post (January 4, 2014)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Ex-soldier runs amok in school, The Standard (October 5, 1998)
    – Chinese ex-soldier slashes 23 in school rampage, Reuters (October 4, 1998)
    教师持刀杀学生案, edulawonline.com
    优秀教师血洗校园, 66163.com
  14. 1 dead, 17 injured in nursery attack (August 5, 2004)
    Knife attack at Beijing nursery, BBC News (August 4, 2004)
    China knife killer 'had job fears', BBC News (August 5, 2004)
  15. Attacker Stabs 28 Chinese Children, The New York Times (April 29, 2010)
    'Four children dead' in stabbing rampage at Chinese kindergarten, The Times (April 29, 2010)
    砍杀幼儿事件 江苏泰兴已知32伤, Epoch Times (April 29, 2010)
    江苏泰兴中心幼儿园持刀行凶事件5儿童伤势较重, chinanews.com.cn (April 29, 2010)
    江苏泰兴血案32人受伤 市民称凶手不满拆迁补偿, Sohu (April 30, 2010)
    China school knife attacker sentenced to death, BBC News (May 15, 2010)
    Man executed for east China kindergarten stabbing, Xinhua (May 30, 2010)
  16. Man wounds 28 in China kindergarten attack, swissinfo.ch (September 12, 2004)
    28 children hurt in China kindergarten attack, Sydney Morning Herald (September 12, 2004)
    蘇州幼兒園血案兇手 老實人變惡魔之路, The Epoch Times (September 11, 2004)
  17. China executes man who slashed children, China Daily (November 25, 2004)
    山東男子手持菜刀砍傷25名小學生 劫持一名女生, Xinhua News Agency (September 20, 2004)
  18. Chinese children injured in knife attack outside primary school, The Guardian (December 14, 2012)
    Suspects arrested in separate knife attacks on children in Henan and Beijing women, South China Morning Post (December 14, 2012)
    22 students injured in central China knife attack, People's Daily (December 14, 2012)
    河南光山一男子持刀砍伤22名学生 伤者暂无生命危险, Xinhua (December 14, 2012)
    河南光山持刀砍伤学生男子现被控制 检察院提前介入, Sina.com (December 14, 2012)
    “河南光山校园杀人案”被告人闵拥军一审被判死刑, Xinhua (December 14, 2013)
  19. 2 men run amok over work and lost love, The Straits Times (September 18, 1998)
    税华君等诉合江县人民小学未尽安全关照义务致其在校时遭犯罪行为伤害赔偿案, chinalawlib.com
    “校园血案”引发百万赔偿之争, sina.com (June 2006)
    – Haocai Luo Wanzhong Sun: 人民法院案例与评注; Beijing, 2006. ISBN 7-80182-816-X 9787801828163
    税某等诉合江县人民小学校人身损害赔偿案, chinalawinfo.com
  20. Official statement
    Amoklage in Emsdetten, Geschwister-Scholl-Schule, am Montag, 20.11.2006, Polizeipräsidium Münster
  21. 22 injured in knife attack at Franklin Regional High School, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 10, 2014)
    Two-knife stabbing rampage at Pennsylvania high school injures 22, suspect in custody, New York Daily News (April 9, 2014)
  22. 18 kids injured in attack by mentally ill man in China, USA Today (July 21, 2007)
    18 children in kindergarten attack, China Daily (July 21, 2007)
    顺德:疯男闯幼儿园连伤19人 女老师英勇斗歹徒, Xinhua (July 22, 2007)
    6个孩子出院 伤颅两童仍清醒, news.163.com (July 22, 2007)
    广东男子闯进幼儿园砸伤18名儿童, Sina.com (July 30, 2007)
    精神病人持扳手连砸21幼儿 自杀未遂被判3年半, Sohu (May 1, 2008)
  23. China school shooting leaves 18 wounded (October 13, 2005)
    School shooting suspect seized in Beijing, English.eastday.com (October 14, 2005)
    安徽男子學校開槍打傷18人, BBC (October 13, 2005)
    安徽小學槍擊案18人傷, The Epoch Times (October 14, 2005)
    广德县一男子用火枪枪击小学生致16人伤, Xinhua (October 13, 2005)
    广德校园枪击案深度追踪, anhuinews.com (October 21, 2005)
    广德“10.12”校园枪击案犯罪嫌疑人落网, xcpi.gov.cn (October 14, 2005)
  24. 2004·事件:宕昌校园血案, Sina.com (December 31, 2004)
    甘肃发生校园暴力惨案 15名学生被砍成重伤, sohu.com (May 1, 2004)
    甘肃校园血案宣判 凶手砍伤17人被判无期徒刑, qq.com (September 21, 2004)
    4·29血案, 009bbs.com
    “校园血案”何时休?, People's Daily (November 2004)
  25. Man Stabs 15 Students in China, Wall Street Journal (April 28, 2010)
    Man stabs 15 students, 1 teacher in south China, Fox News Channel (April 28, 2010)
    学校老师奋勇制止雷州校园行凶案, Xinhua (April 28, 2010)
    广东雷州16师生被砍伤, China Daily (April 28, 2010)
    Primary school slasher of 17 sentenced to death, Shanghai Daily (June 12, 2010)
  26. 8 injured in attack at school, Toledo Blade (February 3, 2001)
    Machete-wielding attacker jailed for 132 to 264 years, Toledo Blade (November 6, 2001)
    Machete Attack On School, CBS News (February 2, 2001)
    Sentencing In Machete Attack, The New York Times (November 6, 2001)
  27. Multiple people injured in Texas college stabbing incident, CNN (April 9, 2013)
    14 People Stabbed at Lone Star Community College in Texas, ABC News (April 9, 2013)
    Dylan Quick named as suspect in Texas community college stabbing spree, ABC News (April 9, 2013)
    Neighbors: LSC suspect 'a nice kid,' but a loner, Houston Chronicle (April 9, 2013)
  28. 12 pupils injured in Jilin school attack, China Daily (December 3, 2004)
    Man assaulting 12 pupils diagnosed to suffer from schizophrenia, eastday.com (December 8, 2004)
    吉林一男子闯入小学用刀砍伤12名小学生, Xinhua News Agency (December 3, 2004)
    吉林砍伤小学生的男子被鉴定患有精神分裂症, Xinhua News Agency (December 8, 2004)
    行凶却无责任能力:谁来守望精神病人?, Xinhua News Agency (December 27, 2004)
  29. Amoklauf von Ansbach - Georg R. stürmte Schule mit fünf Molotow-Cocktails, Spiegel Online (September 18, 2009)
    "Die Schule soll bezahlen", Spiegel Online (January 19, 2010)
    Prozessauftakt in Ansbach - So nebeneinanderher gelebt, Süddeutsche Zeitung (April 22, 2010)
    Amokläufer von Ansbach - Noch immer kein Mitleid, Focus (April 22, 2010)
    Amoklauf von Ansbach – Landgericht verurteilt Amokläufer zu neun Jahren Jugendhaft, Focus (April 29, 2010)


Lists of rampage killers
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Other: Hate crimes / Vehicular attacks / Grenade amok / Other notable incidents

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