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History of school shootings in Washington state

List of school shooting in Washington from 1994 to present.

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From reading the "on line" version of Highline times and front page as well... MORE
Barry Loukaitis in '96 was an eye opener. Hard to believe that's 15+ years ago. MORE
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Some school shootings in Washington state:

February 2012: 8-year-old Amina Kocer-Bowman was critically injured at Armin Jahr Elementary School in Bremerton when a gun in a classmate's backpack went off.

September 2011: 51-year-old Ronald Flicker was killed in a shootout with police on the grounds of Clark Elementary School in Issaquah.

February 2010: 30-year-old Jed Waits, of Ellensburg, stalked and fatally shot Jennifer Paulson, a special-education teacher at Birney Elementary School in Tacoma. Waits later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

October 2008:15-year-old Quincy Coleman was shot and killed behind Garfield High School in Seattle. A 20-year-old was later charged with murder.

April 2007: Stalker Jonathan Rowan shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Griego in her office at the University of Washington before killing himself.

January 2007: Douglas Chanthabouly fatally shot fellow student Samnang Kok in a hallway before the start of classes at Tacoma's Foss High School. Chanthabouly was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to more than 23 years in prison.

February 1996: At Frontier Middle School in Moses Lake, two students and one teacher were killed and another student was wounded when 14-year-old Barry Loukaitis opened fire on his algebra class. He is serving a life sentence.

March 1994: 16-year-old Melissa "Missie" Fernandes was killed in a gang-related drive-by shooting at Ballard High School in Seattle. Three men were convicted.

January 1994: Neal Summers, a teacher at Whitman Middle School in North Seattle, was shot in the back and killed by Darrell Cloud, a former student who had been abused by Summers for years. Cloud served nine years in prison and later received a $250,000 settlement in a suit against Seattle Schools, saying Summers wasn't adequately supervised.

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