SEARCHABLE LIST OF SCHOOL RELATED SECURITY AND SAFETY INCIDENTS SINCE 1902

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Sunday, 08 October 2006

Memorial Middle School

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Thomas White, a 13-year-old student fired a cheap imitation AK-47 inside his middle school after confronting two others students and his principal. The student was wearing a mask and had pointed the gun at the principal, the assistant superintendent and two students. After firing a shot into the ceiling and breaking a water pipe, the student's gun jammed when he attempted to fire additional shots.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Secondary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 0
  • Injuries: 0
  • City: Joplin
  • State: Missouri
  • Facility Type: K-12
  • Facility SubType: Secondary
  • Perpetrator: Thomas White
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: No
  • Perpetrator fate: Arrested
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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