SEARCHABLE LIST OF SCHOOL RELATED SECURITY AND SAFETY INCIDENTS SINCE 1902

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  • K-12 (372)
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Thursday, 24 March 1994

Etowah High

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15-year old Brian Head shot and killed himself during his high school economics class at Etowah High School. Head had been a longtime target for bullies because of his weight and thick glasses. His father, Bill, subsequently successfully lobbied for a law that criminalized bullying and required schools to alert parents of bullied children.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Suicide
  • Source: Wiki-Secondary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 1
  • Injuries: 0
  • City: Cherokee County
  • State: Georgia
  • Facility Type: K-12
  • Facility SubType: Secondary
  • Perpetrator: Brian Head
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Perpetrator fate: Committed Suicide
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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