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What are the top five deadliest school shootings in America?


ON May 24, 2022, another school shooting claimed the lives of scores of people in the United States.

The shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas is the most recent of the five deadliest shootings in American schools.

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A fatal school shooting took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022Credit: AFP or licensors

What are the top five deadliest school shootings in America?

Sandy Hook Elementary School

On December 14, 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took place.

The school is located in Newtown, Connecticut, and remains the deadliest shooting at a K-12 school in the United States, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

A total of 26 people were killed at the time, including 20 students and six teachers.

Adam Lanza was the perpetrator who killed his mother and 25 others in the shooting.

What are the top five deadliest school shootings in America?
What are the top five deadliest school shootings in America?

Robb Elementary School

On May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary, 18 people were killed in the deadly school shooting.

The shooting is the deadliest K-12 school shooting in the state of Texas and the second deadliest in the nation.

The shooter was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos by Governor Greg Abbott.

A total of 18 children and three adults were killed in the Robb Elementary shooting.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting took place on February 14, 2018.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is located in Parkland, Florida.

Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school, killed 17 people and injured 17 others with a long rifle, the outlet reports.

He was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder.

What are the top five deadliest school shootings in America?

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A total of 27 wooden angel figurines have been placed in a wooded area next to a road near Sandy Hook Elementary School for victims of the school shootingCredit: Reuters

Santa Fe High School

The shooting at Sante Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, left 10 people dead.

This shooting took place on May 18, 2018.

The perpetrator was allegedly armed with a shotgun, handgun and pipe bombs.

Western School of Nickel Mines

On October 2, 2006, the West Nickel Mines school shooting took place.

West Nickel Mines School is located in the town of Bart Township, Pennsylvania.

In the fifth deadliest shooting at an American school, five Amish girls were killed and five others injured.

Charles Carl Roberts IV was the shooter responsible for the deaths, he also committed suicide.

How many school shootings have taken place in the United States?

The Robb Elementary School shooting on May 24, 2022 is the 27th school shooting to take place in 2022, NPR reports.

This school shooting comes 10 days after the Tops supermarket shooting that claimed the lives of 10 people.

Since 2018, there have been a total of 119 school shootings in the United States, reports Education Week.

What are the top five deadliest school shootings in America?
What are the top five deadliest school shootings in America?

In 2021, the highest number of shootings occurred with a total of 34 school shootings.

In 2020, there were a total of 10 school shootings and 24 school shootings in 2019 and 2018.

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