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    Recent School Shootings

    Moses Lake, Wash.: On Feb. 2, 1996, a 14-year-old boy walked into a junior high algebra class and opened fire with a hunting rifle, killing the teacher and two students and wounding one other student.

    Bethel, Alaska: On Feb. 19, 1997, 16-year-old Evan Ramsey opened fire with a shotgun in a high school common area, killing the principal and a student and wounding two other students. Ramsey was sentenced to two 99-year terms.

    Pearl, Miss.: On Oct. 1, 1997, a 16-year-old was accused of killing his mother, then going to the high school and shooting nine students. Two died, including the suspect's ex-girlfriend. Authorities accused six friends of conspiracy.

    West Paducah, Ky.: On Dec. 1, three students were killed and five wounded while praying in a high school hallway . A 14-year-old student was arrested.

    Jonesboro, Ark.: On March 24, four girls and a teacher were shot to death and 10 others wounded during a false fire alarm at a middle school. Two boys, age 11 and 13, were accused of opening fire from a nearby woods.

    Edinboro, Pa.: On April 24, a science teacher was shot to death in front of students at middle school graduation dance. A 14-year-old was charged.

    Fayetteville, Tenn.: On May 19, 1998, an 18-year-old honor student allegedly opened fire in his school's parking lot, killing a classmate who was dating his ex-girlfriend.

    Springfield, Ore.: On May 21 a 15-year-old armed with three guns allegedly opened fire in a high school cafeteria, killing a student and wounding 19. Two adults were found dead in his home.

    Among the young suspects:

    Luke Woodham
    Pearl, Miss.

    Michael Carneal
    West Paducah, Ky.

    Andrew Golden
    Jonesboro, Ark.

    Mitchell Johnson
    Jonesboro, Ark.

    Andrew Wurst
    Edinboro, Pa.

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