*Keep in mind, not all school shootings are the same. There are different motives, and some of those pictured here killed 0. Some of them are currently released, some were never sentenced. There are many many more living school shooters, but their identities were never released to the public (this is a very common practice in countries outside of the United States), hence there are no photographs of them. I have also included some individuals who PLANNED to shoot up their school, but were thwarted in their attempts.*
From Left to Right. Row One: -Alex Hribal, Pennsylvania. -Alvaro Castillo, North Carolina. -Amy Bishop Anderson, Alabama. -Andrew Charles Williams, California. -Andrew Golden, Arkansas. -Andrew Wurst, Pennsylvania.
The coolest people I’ve ever met have the most colorful pasts, they’ve lived lives of risk, made bad choices, learned lessons, explored, and they’re not afraid of being real. Tattered tapestries woven of similar threads, they’re my kind of people. My favorite shades of crazy.
I am writing this whilst lying on Bobby’s floor, and Bek is here too. We have come back from seeing Georgia Fair and Busby Marou at Lizotte’s. It was a pretty brilliant gig, both bands played beautifully.
We also spent some time talking to Busby Marou, and we talked to Georgia Fair for even longer! We half joked about having breakfast with them in the morning.
Bek and Bobby are now trying to play Bugs by Patrick James on the ukelele and banjo.
“Mr. Piggott just looked at him. He fired the gun and the students laughed, thinking it was some kind of joke.”
On March 19, 1982, 17-year-old Valley High School student and Nevada resident Patrick Lizotte opened fire on his psychology teacher Clarence Piggott, killing him. Lizotte had allegedly asked Piggott if he could excuse him from his public speaking assignment, and when he had refused, he got angry. Lizotte went home, retrieved a gun, and returned to school. He then proceeded to enter the teacher’s classroom, call out his name, kill him, and flee, wounding two students on his way out. Lizotte’s vice principal was determined to catch him, and ended up chasing him 5 blocks before the police finally cornered him. Upon seeing authorities pull up near him, Lizotte pulled out his gun but ended up getting shot in the chest by them. Once apprehended, the 17-year-old was given two life sentences without possibility of parole. An elementary school was soon set up in Piggott’s honor.