Thailand Shooting: A look at some of the deadliest attacks on children in history


At least 22 children were killed on October 6 when a gunman opened fire in a childcare center in northeastern Thailand. Some as young as two years old – were among the victims of the 34-yr-old attacker, a former police officer. Adult victims included a teacher who was eight months pregnant. The attacker shot and stabbed his victims before going on the run. He killed his family and himself following a manhunt.

Uvalde, May 2022 | 18-yr-old Salvador Rolando Ramos first shot his own grandmother, fled the scene, and crashed his car outside of the school. At the school he began a bloody rampage. The shotter was killed at the site if the attack.

Kazan, May 2021 | 19-yr-old, Ilnaz Galyaviyev, shot and killed nine people and injured 21 others in a shooting and bombing attack at his former school

Kerch, October 2018 | 18-yr-oldVladislav Roslyakov, a student of the Kerch polytechnic college, carried out the attack using a rifle and a homemade bomb. 20 people, including 15 teenagers and five adults were killed. Roslyakov killed himself at the site of the attack

Parkland, February 2018 | 19-yr-old Nikolas Cruz, former student of the school, opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle on students and staff, killing 14 students and three educators and injuring many other.

Garissa, April 2015 | The attackers singled out and shot those identified as Christian. Somali-based Islamist group al-Shabab took the responsibility for the shooting.

Peshawar, December 2014 | A group of Taliban fighters, heavily armed with grenades and automatic rifles, entered the school and opened fire on school staff and children. The attackers killed more than 140 people, 132 of them were children.

Connecticut, December 2012 | A 20-yr-old Adam Lanza, killed his mother before taking his guns and driving to the school where he killed 20 children, along with six adults. Lanza then killed himself as police arrived at the school.

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