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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Monday, 25 November 1985

Spanaway Jr High

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Heather Smith fatally shot her ex-boyfriend Gordon Pickett and his friend Chris Ricco as they were leaving wrestling practice at Spanaway Junior High School. Smith committed suicide at the school several hours later during a standoff with sheriff's deputies.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Secondary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 3
  • Injuries: 0
  • City: Spanaway
  • State: Washington
  • Facility Type: K-12
  • Facility SubType: Secondary
  • Perpetrator: Heather Smith
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Perpetrator fate: Committed Suicide
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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