SEARCHABLE LIST OF SCHOOL RELATED SECURITY AND SAFETY INCIDENTS SINCE 1902

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  • K-12 (372)
  • Higher Ed (140)
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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Birney Elementary

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Jennifer Paulson, a 30-year-old special education teacher, is shot to death outside of Birney Elementary School by a man who was reportedly infatuated with her. The gunman, identified as 30-year-old Jed Waits, fled the scene but was later shot and killed by police in a day-care center parking lot.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Primary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 2
  • Injuries: 0
  • City: Tacoma
  • State: Washington
  • Facility Type: K-12
  • Facility SubType: Primary
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Perpetrator fate: Killed by Police
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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