History of School Shootings in the United States: 2005-2006
On February 8, 2005
in Chicago, Illinois an 18-year-old student at Bowen High School was shot in the leg as she left the school around 2:30 p.m. The student, whose identity was not released by police, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.
On March 2, 2005
in Dover, Tennessee 14-year-old Jason Clinard killed his bus driver, 47-year-old Joyce Gregory, as she stopped to pick him up. Gregory had earlier reported Clinard for using snuff on the school bus. Clinard was given a life sentence.
On March 21, 2005
in Red Lake, Minnesota, a 16-year-old student named Jeff Weise killed his grandfather and his grandfather's friend at their home at the Red Lake Indian Reservation, where he had been living. After stealing his grandfather’s police weapons, he headed to Red Lake Senior High School. Weise proceeded to kill five students, one teacher and one security guard, and wounded seven others, before engaging police in a gunfight, and then committing suicide by shooting himself.
Weise had a difficult life; his parents separated before he was born, and Weise moved around often. In 1997, when Weise was eight, his father Daryl Lussier Jr. died by suicide at the age of 32, shooting himself after a standoff with Red Lake tribal police. Lussier's father, Daryl Lussier Sr., was a sergeant with the tribal police and was involved in the standoff.