SEARCHABLE LIST OF SCHOOL RELATED SECURITY AND SAFETY INCIDENTS SINCE 1902

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  • K-12 (372)
  • Higher Ed (140)
  • School Bus (8)
Items Count: 520
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Monday, 16 January 1989

Cleveland Elementary

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Patrick Purdy shot and killed five schoolchildren, and wounded 29 other schoolchildren and one teacher on the playground of Cleveland Elementary School. The shooting ended with Purdy committing suicide.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Primary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 6
  • Injuries: 30
  • City: Stockton
  • State: California
  • Facility Type: K-12
  • Facility SubType: Primary
  • Perpetrator: Patrick Purdy
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Perpetrator fate: Committed Suicide
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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