Deadliest Campus Shootings in U.S. History

  • April 16, 2007: A gunman kills 32 people in a dorm and a
    classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. The gunman later

  • Aug. 1, 1966: Charles Whitman points a rifle from the
    observation deck of the University of Texas at Austin's Tower and
    begins shooting in a homicidal rampage that goes on for 96 minutes.
    Sixteen people are killed, 31 wounded.

  • Nov. 1, 1991: Gang Lu, 28, a graduate student in physics from
    China, reportedly upset because he was passed over for an academic
    honor, opens fire in two buildings on the University of Iowa
    campus. Five University of Iowa employees killed, including four
    members of the physics department, two other people are wounded.
    The student fatally shoots himself.

  • May 4, 1970: Four students were killed and nine wounded by
    National Guard troops called in to quell anti-war protests on the
    campus of Kent State University in Ohio.

  • Oct. 28, 2002: Failing University of Arizona Nursing College
    student and Gulf War veteran Robert Flores, 40, walks into an
    instructor's office and fatally shoots her. A few minutes later,
    armed with five guns, he enters one of his nursing classrooms and
    kills two more of his instructors before fatally shooting himself.

  • Sept. 2, 2006: Douglas W. Pennington, 49, kills himself and his
    two sons, Logan P. Pennington, 26, and Benjamin M. Pennington, 24,
    during a visit to the campus of Shepherd University in
    Shepherdstown, W.Va.

  • Jan. 16, 2002: Graduate student Peter Odighizuwa, 42, recently
    dismissed from Virginia's Appalachian School of Law, returns to
    campus and kills the dean, a professor and a student before being
    tackled by students. The attack also wounds three female students.

  • Aug. 15, 1996: Frederick Martin Davidson, 36, a graduate
    engineering student at San Diego State, is defending his thesis
    before a faculty committee when he pulls out a handgun and kills
    three professors.

  • Aug. 28, 2000: James Easton Kelly, 36, a University of Arkansas
    graduate student recently dropped from a doctoral program after a
    decade of study and John Locke, 67, the English professor
    overseeing his coursework, are shot to death in an apparent