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In Memoriam

At least 152 people have died in K–12 school shootings since April 20, 1999. We honor their memories.

Last Friday morning, eight high school students and two teachers lost their lives in Santa Fe, Texas, the sixth fatal school shooting of 2018. That same night, a woman was killed on the campus of Mount Zion High School in Jonesboro, Georgia.

The students leave behind empty desks and diplomas. They all leave futures and families and friends, a painful collection of what-ifs. Each of their stories is unique, yet they each converge on a painful truth: They died at one of our schools. 

We said, “Never again.” But again is now. Today, we add the names of the most recent victims to our list of those we’ve lost in school shootings since Columbine. This list serves to keep our collective memory of these victims alive, but it also reminds us of the terrible human cost of gun violence; the terrible cost of insufficient support for troubled young people; and the terrible cost of our national complacency.

2018

May 18 | Mount Zion High School

The name of this victim has not yet been released.

 

May 18 | Santa Fe High School

Jared Black

Shana Fisher

Christian Riley Garcia

Aaron Kyle McLeod

Glenda Ann Perkins

Angelique Ramirez

Sabika Sheikh

Christopher Jake Stone

Cynthia Tisdale

Kimberly Vaughan

 

March 20 | Great Mills High School

Jaelynn Willey

 

March 7 | Huffman High School

Courtlin Arrington

 

February 14 | Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Alyssa Alhadeff

Martin Duque Anguiano

Scott Beigel

Nicholas Dworet

Aaron Feis

Jaime Guttenberg

Chris Hixon

Luke Hoyer

Cara Loughran

Gina Montalto

Joaquin Oliver

Alaina Petty

Meadow Pollack

Helena Ramsay

Alex Schachter

Carmen Schentrup

Peter Wang

 

January 31 | Lincoln High School

Ralph Kennedy

 

January 23 | Marshall County High School

Preston Ryan Cope

Bailey Nicole Holt

 

2017

December 7 | Aztec High School

Francisco "Paco" Fernandez Jr.

Casey Jordan

 

November 14 | Rancho Tehama Elementary School

Danny Lee Elliot

Barbara Ann Gilsan

Michelle Iris McFadyen

Joseph Edward McHugh III

Diana Lee Steele

 

September 13 | Freeman High School

Sam Strahan

 

April 10 | North Park Elementary School

Karen Elaine Smith

Jonathan Martinez

 

2016

September 28 | Townville Elementary School

Jacob Hall

Jeffrey Osborne

 

June 8 | Jeremiah Burke High School

Raekwon Brown

 

February 12 | Independence High School

May Kieu

 

2015

November 20 | Mojave High School

Taylor Brantley

 

February 15 | Tenaya Middle School

Benito Aguirre

 

2014

November 20 | Miami Carol City High School

Khambrel Manning

 

October 24 | Marysville Pilchuck High School

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit

Andrew Fryberg

Zoe Galasso

Gia Soriano

 

October 3 | Langston Hughes High School

Kristofer Hunter

 

August 14 | Saunders Elementary School

John A. Nieves Jr.

Bryant Wilder Jr.

 

June 10 | Reynolds High School

Emilio Hoffman

 

April 21 | St. Mary Catholic School

Nina Castro

 

April 11 | East English Village Preparatory Academy

Darryl Smith

 

2013

December 13 | Arapahoe High School

Claire Davis

 

October 21 | Sparks Middle School

Michael Landsberry

 

August 23 | North Panola High School

Roderick Bobo

 

January 7 | Apostolic Revival Center Christian School

Kristopher Smith

 

2012 

December 14 | Sandy Hook Elementary School

Charlotte Bacon

Daniel Barden

Rachel D'Avino

Olivia Engel

Josephine Gay

Dawn Hochsprung

Dylan Hockley

Madeleine Hsu

Catherine Hubbard

Chase Kowalski

Nancy Lanza

Jesse Lewis

Ana Márquez-Greene

James Mattioli

Grace McDonnell

Anne Marie Murphy

Emilie Parker

Jack Pinto

Noah Pozner

Caroline Previdi

Jessica Rekos

Avielle Richman

Lauren Rousseau

Mary Sherlach

Victoria Leigh Soto

Benjamin Wheeler

Allison Wyatt

 

October 19 | Banner Academy South High School

Terrance Wright

 

March 6 | Episcopal School of Jacksonville

Dale Regan

 

February 27 | Chardon High School

Demetrius Hewlin

Russell King Jr. 

Daniel Parmertor

 

2011

March 30 | Worthing High School

Tremaine De Ante' Paul

 

January 5 | Millard South High School

Vicki Kaspar

 

2010

October 1 | Alisal High School

Jose Daniel Cisneros

 

February 5 | Discovery Middle School

Todd Brown

 

2008

November 12 | Dillard High School

Amanda Collette

 

October 16 | Henry Ford High School

Christopher Walker

 

August 21 | Central High School

Ryan McDonald

 

August 14 | Lakota Middle School

Omero Mendez

 

February 12 | E.O. Green Junior High School

Lawrence "Larry" King

 

2007

January 3 | Henry Foss High School

Samnang Kok

 

2006

October 2 | West Nickel Mines School

Naomi Rose Ebersol

Marian Stoltzfus Fisher

Lena Zook Miller

Mary Liz Miller

Anna Mae Stoltzfus

 

September 29 | Weston High School

John Klang

 

September 27 | Platte Canyon High School

Emily Keyes

 

August 30 | Orange High School

Rafael Castillo

 

August 24 | Essex Elementary School

Linda Lambesis

Mary Alicia Shanks

 

2005

November 8 | Campbell County High School

Ken Bruce

 

March 21 | Red Lake Senior High School

Derrick Brun

Dewayne Lewis

Chase Lussier

Daryl Lussier

Neva J. Rogers

Chanelle Rosebear

Michelle Sigana

Thurlene Stillday

Alicia White

 

March 2 | Cumberland City, Tennessee

Joyce Gregory

 

2004

February 2 | Ballou High School

James Richardson

 

2003

September 24 | Rocori High School

Seth Bartell

Aaron Rollins

 

April 24 | Red Lion Area Junior High School

Eugene Segro

 

April 14 | John McDonogh High School

Jonathan Williams

 

2002

February 20 | Washington High School

Joseph Johnson Jr. 

 

2001

March 30 | Lew Wallace High School

Neal Boyd IV

 

March 5 | Santana High School

Randy Gordon

Bryan Zuckor

 

2000

May 26 | Lake Worth Middle School

Barry Grunow

 

February 29 | Buell Elementary School

Kayla Rolland

 

1999

November 19 | Deming Middle School

Araceli Tena

 

April 20 | Columbine High School

Cassie Bernall

Steve Curnow

Cory DePooter

Kelly Fleming

Matthew Kechter

Daniel Mauser

Daniel Rohrbough

Rachel Scott

Isaiah Shoels

John Tomlin

Lauren Townsend

Kyle Velasquez

William "Dave" Sanders 

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