Five people were killed when a man opened fire in a classroom at Northern
Illinois University near Chicago on Thursday, including the gunman who killed
himself, CNN reported.
Here are some major shootings inside schools and universities around the world
in recent years:
March 1996 - BRITAIN - A gunman bursts into a primary school in Dunblane in
Scotland and shoots dead 16 children and their teacher before killing himself.
March 1997 - YEMEN - A man with an assault rifle attacks hundreds of pupils at
two schools in Sanaa, killing six children and two others. He is sentenced to
death the next day.
March 1998 - USA - At Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, two boys
aged 13 and 11 set off the fire alarm and kill four students and a teacher as
they leave the school.
May 1998 - USA - In Springfield, Oregon, a student opens fire in Thurston High
School, killing two students and injuring 22. The boy's parents are later found
slain in their home.
April 1999 - USA - Two student gunmen kill 12 other students and a teacher at
Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, before killing themselves.
January 2002 - USA - A student who had been dismissed from the Appalachian
School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, kills the dean, a professor and a student,
and wounds three others.
February 2002 - GERMANY - In Freising, Bavaria, a former student thrown out of
trade school shoots three people before killing himself. Another teacher is
April 26, 2002 - GERMANY - In Erfurt, eastern Germany, a gunman opens fire after
he said he was not going to take a mathematics test. A total of 18 people die,
including the assailant.
September 1, 2004 - RUSSIA - 333 hostages - at least 186 of them children - die
in a chaotic storming of School No. 1 in Beslan, after it is seized by rebels
demanding Chechen independence.
March 21, 2005 - USA - A 16-year-old high school student shoots dead five
students, a teacher and a security guard at a school at Minnesota's Red Lake
Indian Reservation. He also killed his grandfather and his grandfather's
September 13, 2006 - CANADA - Kimveer Gill opens fire on the street and inside
the college in Montreal's Dawson College, killing one student and injuring 19
others. Gill kills himself after a battle with police.
October 2, 2006 - USA - Charles Carl Roberts, a dairy truck driver with a
grudge, attacks a one-room Amish school in rural Pennsylvania, He shoots 10
girls, killing five of them, before killing himself.
November 20, 2006 - GERMANY - An 18-year-old former pupil opens fire after
storming the Scholl school in the town of Emsdetten. Eleven people are wounded
before he commits suicide.
April 16, 2007 - USA - A gunmen kills 32 people and himself and wounds 15 others
at Virginia Tech University in the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history.
November 7, 2007 - FINLAND - Seven children and a head teacher are killed when a
student opens fire at a school in southern Finland. The 18-year-old dies later
in hospital after shooting himself in the head.
February 14, 2008 - USA - Five people are killed when a man opens fire in a
classroom at Northern Illinois University near Chicago, including the gunman who
killed himself, CNN reports.