SEARCHABLE LIST OF SCHOOL RELATED SECURITY AND SAFETY INCIDENTS SINCE 1902

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Thursday, 17 May 2001

Pacific Lutheran Univ

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Donald D. Cowan walked onto the Pacific Lutheran University campus armed with a 9mm handgun and a .22 caliber handgun, and then shot and killed music professor James D. Holloway, who was standing outside a residence hall, and then killed himself after leaving a 16-page suicide note behind.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Post secondary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 2
  • Injuries: 0
  • City: Pierce County
  • State: Washington
  • Facility Type: Higher Education
  • Facility SubType: Post Secondary
  • Perpetrator: Donald D. Cowan
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Perpetrator fate: Committed Suicide
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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