Deadliest school mass shootings in United States in the last decade

 | Updated: May 25, 2022, 08:56 PM IST

An 18-year-old gunman killed at least 19 children and two teachers at the Robb Elementary School in Texas on Tuesday, reigniting the debate over gun ownership laws.

"I had hoped, when I became president, I would not have to do this, again," a distraught President Joe Biden said as he led national mourning, vowing to overcome the US gun lobby and find a way to tighten gun ownership laws.

"Another massacre... an elementary school. Beautiful, innocent, second, third, and fourth-graders," he said. "I am sick and tired of it. We have to act. And don't tell me we can't have an impact on this carnage."



According to the Everytown gun control group, "Since 2009, there have been 274 mass shootings in the United States, resulting in 1,536 people shot and killed and 983 people shot and wounded.” Let’s have a look at the other deadly mass school shootings in the United States in the past 10 years.

Richard Berrios observes a memorial for the shooting victims outside of Tops market on May 20, 2022 in Buffalo, New York

Saugus High School shooting

On November 14, 2019, a 16-year-old identified as Nathaniel Berhow, shot dead five schoolmates, killing two, before killing himself at the Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, United States.


Families hug outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022.

Oxford High School shooting

On November 30, 2021, a 15-year-old sophomore Ethan Crumbley was charged as an adult with 24 crimes, including murder and terrorism, for a mass shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan, United States.


Law enforcement officers outside the Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.

Santa Fe High School shooting 

Ten people were killed and thirteen others were wounded by a 17-year-old student identified by police as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who shot at a school in the Houston metropolitan area, Santa Fe, Texas, United States.


Victim families gather in mourning outside a Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022.

Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

On February 14, 2018, a 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school, shot dead 17 people and injured 17 others at the Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida and was arrested approximately one hour later in the nearby Coral Springs.


Law enforcement people at the school where children, were killed on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.

Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting

On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in  Newtown, Connecticut, United States. Earlier that day, before driving to the school, Lanza shot and killed his mother at their home.