FIGURE 9-4 Multiple-victimization, student-perpetrated incidents, 1974–2001.

Figure 9-4 shows that student-perpetrated school rampages (with or without a fatality) are not entirely new phenomena. There were two such incidents in the 1970s and six in the 1980s. And yet it also seems clear that the frequency of student-perpetrated school rampages resulting in multiple victimizations increased dramatically after 1994. The difference is highlighted in the figure by lines showing the mean number of such incidents per year in the 17-year period from 1974 to 1990 and the 11-year period from 1991 to 2001. The mean number of student-perpetrated ram

TABLE 9-1 Multiple-Victimization, Student-Perpetrated School Violence in the United States

Date of Incident

Name of Offender

Location

Fatalities

Injuries

12/30/1974

Olean, NY

Anthony Barbaro

3

11

2/22/1978

Lansing, MI

Roger Needham

1

1

3/19/1982

Las Vegas, NV

Patrick Lizotte

2a

2

1/20/1983

Manchester, MO

David F. Lawler

2b

1

1/21/1985

Goddard, KS

James Alan Kearbey

1

3

12/4/1986

Lewistown, MT

Kristofer Hans

1

3

3/2/1987

DeKalb, MO

Nathan Faris

2b

0

2/11/1988

Pinellas Park, NJ

Jason Harless and “companion”

1

2



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