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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Wednesday, 19 January 1983

Parkway South Jr High

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14-year old David F. Lawler brings two family owned pistols to school in a blue duffel bag and opens fire on two classmates at 11:55 a.m., killing one and injuring the other. He turns one of the guns on himself and takes his own life.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Secondary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 2
  • Injuries: 1
  • City: St. Louis County
  • State: Missouri
  • Facility Type: K-12
  • Facility SubType: Secondary
  • Perpetrator: David F. Lawler
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Perpetrator fate: Committed Suicide
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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