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:
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