The mother of one of Atchison’s victims sued the FBI for not preventing the attack. The FBI had investigated Atchison in 2016 following a post of his inquiring about “where to find cheap rifles for a mass shooting.”
This document contains a selection of forum posts, comments, and journal entries believed to have been written by William Atchison, ordered chronologically and annotated. (Special thanks to Aysha Lonich, M.Ed.)
This file contains three documents that Auvinen posted online regarding his likes and dislikes, his philosophy, and the justification for his school shooting. Though he never mentions Eric Harris, his writing quotes, echoes, and refers to Harris. In fact, his focus on “natural selection” is an imitation of Harris’s own writings.
This contains some of Auvinen’s ideology, along with favorite books, movies, hobbies, and other information.
This note was discovered approximately eight years after Bartley’s shooting. It is included in the document “Tennessee v. Bartley 2014.” The date the note was written is unknown.
When Amy Bishop was 21 years old, she shot and killed her brother. The shooting was ruled an accident, though following Bishop's rampage attack in 2010 the earlier case has been re-opened. This document is the police report from the 1986 shooting.
This report explains the circumstances of Bishop’s killing her brother and the rationale for ruling it an accidental death.
In 1993 Amy Bishop and her husband, James Anderson, were investigated as suspects in a letter bomb that was received by a former employer of Bishop’s. Bishop and Anderson were not charged. This is a large collection of miscellaneous highly-redacted documents related to the investigation.
This is part of the inquest (the entire document reportedly has not been made public) into the death of Amy Bishop’s brother, Seth. Bishop shot him in 1986 and claimed it was an accident. After her school shooting in 2010, the case was reopened and this inquest was conducted.
During a faculty meeting on February 12, 2010 Professor Amy Bishop opened fire on her colleagues, killing three and wounding three others. In 2011, Dr. Vistasp Karbhari (Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs) was tried for not following the university's policy regarding employees who are in crisis on the grounds that he was aware that Bishop was in a state of psychological crisis.
This document lists allegations by Debra Moriarty against Bishop (referred to by her full married name of Amy Bishop Anderson) and her husband, James Anderson.
Bishop claimed that her guilty plea was involuntary and appealed the case. The appeal was denied. The court case presents a detailed summary of the events leading up to, during, and after her attack.
Amy Bishop challenged many things about her trial and its outcome. This case responds to these challenges by dismissing them as without merit.
This is actually a collection of Exhibits A through J from Bishop’s trial. It begins with Bishop’s first-person account of her mental deterioration leading up to her attack, including her paranoid delusions.
This includes his entries from 10 August 2006 until 20 November 2006 (the day of his attack).
This is Bosse’s LiveJournal page. It includes entries from 2 September 2004 through 15 August 2005 (in reverse chronological order).
This is a translation from German of the content of Bosse’s website, consisting of his rant against the world.
This is a transcription of video Bosse made of himself ranting against the world (in English).
This document provides details of Brazill’s behavior the day of the attack and addresses several legal challenges he made regarding his conviction.
This is one of several attempts to hold the makers of Brazill’s gun liable for damages.
This document reveals critical information about Brazill’s family history of alcoholism, domestic violence, and other issues that may have been factors in his attack.
This documents includes the police paperwork recording the arrest of Brazill, along with witness reports.
In this brief message Butler blames the city of Omaha and his school for sending him down the wrong path.
“Plaintiffs Jim and Jennifer Campbell, the parents of minor Mason Campbell, seek compensatory and punitive damages arising from the CYFD’s alleged violations of Mason’s constitutional and statutory rights.”
The parents of some of the victims of Carneal’s attack claimed that he was influenced by violent media and sued the makers of the media products that allegedly contributed to his motivation to commit violence. The outcome was as follows: “An order dismissing this case in its entirety will be entered.”
This document addresses allegations of negligence on the part of multiple people, including Carneal’s parents, his neighbor (from whom he stole the gun used in the attack), and peers who knew he had brought guns to school prior to his attack.
James continued to pursue the case after the initial decision was unfavorable. This case affirms “the district court's dismissal of James's actions.”
During his imprisonment, Carneal’s psychosis was relieved by medication. He then claimed that his earlier guilty plea was made while he was incompetent due to his mental illness. This document addresses this claim.
Carneal appealed his case, desiring to withdraw his guilty plea and claiming that he had been misdiagnosed. The court record includes important information about Michael's mental health.
This case is a continuation of Carneal’s appeal.
This case continues Carneal’s appeal.
This is a further appeal, consisting of Carneal’s claim that “he was not competent to plead guilty to murder, attempted murder, and burglary in 1998 due to an undiagnosed mental illness that he did not fully appreciate until several years later.”
This document contains excerpts of Castillo’s journal, in facsimile.
This court case provides a detailed history of Castillo's life and psychological problems.
Castillo argued in this case that the court erred regarding how to instruct the jury about an insanity defense.
In addition to the court case itself, this document contains several appendices that include medical forms, school records, law enforcement paperwork relating to Chanthabouly’s attack, and reproduced school safety materials.
The estate of the deceased victim, Samnang Kok, sued Chanthabouly and the school district, trying to hold the district accountable for not foreseeing the risk posed by Chanthabouly.
Chanthabouly appealed the decision against him, arguing that his mental health issues were not given sufficient consideration.
This file contains e-mails to, from, and about Seung Hui Cho, as well as poetry and fiction of his and a statement from his family. The e-mails are from both before and after the attack (most from before) and are not in order.
The following documents include the records of three incidents that brought Cho to the attention of the university police in 2005, his subsequent court order for a mental health evaluation, and his mental health records. There is also the document of a speeding ticket he received shortly before the attack, a search warrant completed after the attack, as well as the court order following the attack for unsealing the audio record of his commitment hearing in 2005.
This play was written by Seung Hui Cho while a student at Virginia Tech. The title is from a song by Guns 'N Roses and the play quotes the lyrics.
This play was written by Seung Hui Cho while a student at Virginia Tech.
In 2005 Cho wrote an essay and read it aloud in class, causing distress among the students and professor. This document includes the essay along with the professor’s letter to Cho in response to the essay.
This document contains short stories by Cho, along with his poem titled “a boy named LOSER.”
Cho sent what has been described as a “multimedia manifesto” to MSNBC on the day of his attack at Virginia Tech. This included 23 pages of photographs and text. This document contains the text. Cho identified himself in this document as Ax Ishmael, which is what was also found written on his arms in red ink (initially this was reported in the media as “Ax Ismail” or “Ismail’s Ax.”)
This is a report from the Florida Department of Children and Families on a home visit from 2016.
This document provides a summary of Nikolas Cruz’s educational history and the relevant laws and statutes that guided the district’s process.
Though many pages are blacked out, this document does contain narratives from first responders.
This document contains notes and other materials from the Florida Department of Children and Families.
A chronological list of the calls made to the police regarding the Cruz home.
Rocxanne Deschamps was a neighor of the Cruz family. After Cruz’s mother died, Ms. Deschamps allowed him to live with her for a few weeks.
This is a translation from Portuguese that appeared on many websites.
This was the homepage to Fabrikant’s website as of 2009 and perhaps later. The homepage is still there but it has been changed.
These documents are the transcripts from Fabrikant’s trial and were created by combining dozens of smaller documents posted on Fabrikant’s personal website. The link to one of the documents did not work, so there are presumably missing pages for part of one day’s transcripts (the last of three links to the hearing on July 14).
Fabrikant defends his actions and presents himself as unrepentant for committing murder.
Fabrikant wrote two versions of this document—a brief one and an expanded one.
This document combines three files from Fabrikant’s website.
This is the letter Flores mailed to the Arizona Daily Star prior to his attack.
This is a collection of all the legal documents associated with Flores’s divorce and the custody issues relating to his two children.
This document was released on September 1, 2015. Additional material reportedly will be released pending a court hearing.
Though some pages of this appear in other records, the entire document does not appear to be present elsewhere.
This batch of documents contains a significant amount of text messages to and from Jaylen, as well as interviews with people who knew him and other material.
This batch of documents was released on September 28, 2015.
Several months after the shooting by Jaylen Fryberg, his father (Raymond Lee Fryberg, Jr.) was arrested for illegal possession of firearms. Mr. Fryberg reportedly was not permitted to own guns due to a protection from abuse (PFA) order that had been filed against him in 2002. Mr. Fryberg had allegedly threatened and abused a woman he was involved with and who was the mother of a child of his (not Jaylen). This is the first such information I have seen regarding Jaylen’s family life. This is of particular concern because when this was filed in 2002, Jaylen was three years old. According to the document, the woman had an intimate relationship with Mr. Fryberg in 2001. Initially, two temporary orders (PFAs) were issued. Eventually, the court concluded that Mr. Fryberg had committed domestic violence and a permanent order was put in place. Thus, Mr. Fryberg was intimately involved with and abusing another woman during Jaylen’s early years. When Jaylen’s parents married, and whether or not Mr. Fryberg was living with Jaylen and his mother during this period is unclear. Further still, the document notes that Mr. Fryberg pleaded no contest to a charge of violating the order in 2012, thus indicating that he had resumed contact with the woman.
This document contains Gill's pages from the site VampireFreaks.com. This material includes the results of online questionnaires he completed as well as his postings. There has been ongoing controversy regarding whether or not Kimveer Gill played the video game Super Columbine Massacre. Gill lists this as one of his favorite games on page 15 of this document.
These are scans of printed pages; the stray markings on some pages are mine (P.L.). In addition, in some cases words at the edges of the pages did not print and I have written them in.
This document contains the text of Gill's postings. I found the document online and though the content is accurate, the format is not the same as in his actual postings. This document contains most of the same material as the scanned version, but with the advantages that it is easier to read and the content is searchable.
This document lists Goh’s legal charges as well as the names of the victims.
Golden gave this deposition while in prison, on April 27, 2000.
Golden provided this deposition after his release from prison, on December 22, 2008.
Andrew Golden committed a school shooting with Mitchell Johnson in 1998. Golden was eleven years old at the time of the attack. In 2000, he appealed his conviction, focusing on issues of competency to stand trial and whether or not juveniles can use insanity as a defense.
Because Mitchell Johnson was only 13 years old at the time of his school shooting, he could only be imprisoned until age 21. Following his release, he was arrested in 2007 for possession of marijuana and a firearm. In 2009, Johnson appealed the case.
Johnson gave this deposition while in prison, on April 27, 2000.
On April 2, 2007, nine years after his attack, Mitchell Johnson gave this deposition.
This case is not connected to Johnson’s rampage attack. After he was released from prison for the attack at age 21, he was subsequently arrested for possession of marijuana and firearms. In this case he is appealing his conviction.
After the attack, Hainstock wrote letters from prison to a journalist in which he claimed he did not intend to kill John Klang, discussed his father, identified as gay, and provided other information.
On September 29, 2006, at Weston High School in Cazenovia, Wisconsin, Eric Hainstock shot and killed the principal, John Klang. This court case includes a review of evidence that Hainstock intended to murder Klang.
This court case, alleging racial discrimination by Avis, occurred many years prior to Halder’s rampage attack. It is of interest, however, because years later Halder believed he was victimized by “master race” people at Case Western because he was of an “inferior” race.
Halder appealed his conviction on five grounds but the original decision of the court was upheld.
This case includes several letters by Halder.
This is a case brought by the estate of Norman Wallace (killed by Halder) against Halder and Case Western Reserve University.
This is a case brought by the estate of Norman Wallace (killed by Halder).
This is part of the case brought by the estate of Norman Wallace, who was killed by Halder.
In this case, Halder “alleges that: (1) the trial court erred in depriving him of his Sixth Amendment right to represent himself; and (2) the trial court erred in finding him competent when he had proven by a preponderance of the evidence that he was not capable of assisting in his own defense.”
This is a challenge by Halder regarding his competency and the outcome of his trial.
Though Klebold drank alcohol and smoked marijuana, the autopsy noted no trace of drugs or alcohol; thus, he was not under the influence at the time of the attack. The report also documents the clothing he wore, including a black t-shirt with the word “Wrath” on it, as well as a “red star medallion containing a sickle and a hammer” on his left boot—a symbol used in Communist Russia.
After Klebold was arrested on January 30, 1998, he participated in a diversion program to keep young, first-time offenders out of the legal system. This document contains his intake paperwork, questionnaires, notes of probation meetings, and assorted forms.
Dylan maintained a handwritten journal. This document is a transcription of the journal and miscellaneous other writings that were found after his death, along with explanatory comments.
This is a collection of pages from several Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) documents, including the 1997 and 1998 pre-attack records, as well as the massive collection of post-attack materials. There is some redundancy in these sources, but I have chosen to include different versions of the same content rather than choose one version over another. Note: immediately after the attack, someone posted a fake webpage claiming to be Eric Harris. As far as I know, any online content that is not included in the JCSO material is fraudulent.
This document contains three school assignments in which Harris wrote about his childhood, highlighting the many fun times and pleasant memories he had of his younger years.
Despite Harris’s use of marijuana and alcohol, the autopsy revealed no substances in his system other than fluvoxamine (Luvox), a prescription medication he had been taking for approximately a year. The report also notes that he wore a shirt that read “Natural Selection.” Finally, Harris had a medical condition called pectus excavatum, which means he had a sunken chest. He had surgery at ages 12 and 13 to repair this. Despite the surgery, the autopsy notes that the pectus excavatum was still observable.
After Harris was arrested on January 30, 1998, he participated in a diversion program to keep young, first-time offenders out of the legal system. This document contains his intake paperwork, questionnaires, notes of probation meetings, and assorted forms.
Eric kept a handwritten journal that was discovered after his death. This document is a transcription of the journal with explanatory comments.
On August 7, 1997, a complaint was made to JCSO regarding Eric Harris. Printouts of his web pages, including his log of ‘Rebel Missions' of mischief and vandalism, are included.
On March 18, 1998, another complaint was made regarding Eric's bomb-making activities, violent writings, and threat to kill a specific student. Printouts of Eric's web pages are included.
In 1998, after the Brown family notified the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) of Eric Harris’s webpages where he documented his bomb-making activity as well as expressed his homicidal urges, an affidavit was written requesting a search warrant to allow law enforcement to search the Harris residence. For some reason, there was no follow through and the search never occurred.
Following the attack at Columbine, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) took charge of investigating the incident and accumulated approximately 27,000 pages of documents. Most of these have been released to the public and are available below, but there are some gaps in the sequence of documents. These and other materials (such as videos by Harris and Klebold) can be purchased from JCSO. Note: This massive document has been broken into several approximately 1000-page segments, each of which may be downloaded individually. Each segment is about 20 Mb.
This file of 946 pages (25,923–26,859) contains some of the most important pages in the JCSO material, including the journals of Eric and Dylan, school papers, etc.
This was written several weeks before the attack at Columbine. Dylan’s English teacher was concerned about the content and addressed this with him, his parents, and a guidance counselor, but Dylan argued that it was just a piece of fiction. The narrator in the story recounts witnessing a man kill multiple students. The killer is described as 6’4”, left-handed, and wearing a black trenchcoat. Dylan himself was approximately 6’4”, left-handed, and wore a black trench coat.
This document is a collection of quotes from Harris's writings, organized by theme. The themes include his preoccupation with being original and beyond all influence, his grandiose (at times god-like) self-image, his fascination with natural selection and destroying humanity, and more.
In the weeks leading up to the attack at Columbine High School, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold filmed themselves talking about their violent intentions. The videos have been shown to a few people, but never released to the public. This description of them, along with some quoted passages, was compiled and posted online. It has been reformatted for this site.
This is a fascinating window into the perpetrator’s mind. It includes musings about life and death, self-diagnosis and description of mental and physical problems, preoccupation with killing, and plans for his attack.
This document includes diagrams of the theatre where the attack occurred, as well as records of Holmes’s transactions on PayPal and eBay.
This document contains ten search warrants, including those for Holmes’s residence, vehicle, computer, and cell phone.
This describes the circumstances of the arrest of Holmes.
This court report reviews Houston's early life, his preparation for the attack, and his actions during the attack, including the hours during which he held people hostage. Much of the document deals with Houston's appeals and why they were denied. This is the best source of information on him that I have found.
Hribal cites Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold as influences. He also mentions Julius Caesar and Lenin.
The judge in this case denied Hribal a trial as a juvenile.
Kip Kinkel was sentenced to 111 years in prison for the murder of his parents and the murders and attempted murders of students during his rampage attack in May, 1998. In 2002 he appealed his sentence. The court record includes a summary of the details of his attacks as well as information provided to the court by mental health professionals.
As noted in this document, Kinkel requested “that the judgment of conviction be set aside and the sentences vacated. In support of that request, petitioner contends that, among other things, he had received constitutionally inadequate assistance of counsel during the plea negotiations, that his acceptance of the plea agreement was not knowing and voluntary, and that the plea agreement should not have been accepted without the consent of his guardian ad litem.” The court did not support Kinkel’s request.
This is a transcript of Kip's confession to Detective Al Warthen shortly after his rampage attack on May 21, 1998.
Prior to his rampage, Kip attended therapy sessions with Dr. Jeffrey Hicks from 20 January through 30 July 1997. This document contains his records of the therapy sessions.
This document contains excerpts from court testimony on Kinkel's mental status provided by four mental health professionals: Dr. Orin Bolstad, Dr. Richard Konkol, Dr. William Sack, and Dr. Jeffrey Hicks.
This document contains four pieces of Kinkel’s writings that have been gathered from online sources.
After Kip's attack, his sister wrote a letter to the judge about her brother as she knew him.
This case was between Lane’s mother (Sarah Nolan) and father (Thomas Lane, Jr.), with the father requesting emergency custody of T. J., citing the mother’s inabilty to “control herself with respect to the use of alcohol” and concerns about her history of violence.
This document is from 1995 and records the results of Thomas Lane’s paternity test regarding his son, T. J. Lane. The results supported that Mr. Lane was the father and he acknowledged so to the court.
These documents relate to Mr. Thomas Lane, Jr., the father of T.J. Lane, the school shooter. They are from incidents in 1997 and 2002 and document violent behavior toward women as well as police officers.
I have found two versions of the report on an incident in which Lane was arrested in 2009.
Over two years before his school shooting, Lane was arrested along with his half-brother, Adam Nolan. This is essentially the same document as “T.J. Lane Arrest 2009”; the other is more official and has redacted Adam’s name.
Over two years before his school shooting, Lane was arrested for assaulting his uncle. This document consists of the police paperwork on the incident.
Lane posted this on 30 December 2011, approximately two months before his attack.
This document contains the full list of indictments against Lane.
Lane challenged the circumstances of his arrest, claiming that he was not properly informed of his Miranda rights. This case reviews the relevant sequence of events. After the court report there are excerpts from Lane’s interrogation on the day of his attack, including the advising him of his Miranda rights and conversation about school and whether or not he knew the victims.
This document lists the charges against Lane and his plea of “guilty.”
Lane appealed his case. This document addresses his appeal. The report also contains a description of the attack as captured by the school’s video cameras. In addition, it highlights Lane’s disclosure that he lied about having psychotic symptoms, lied about having been sexually molested, and lied about not knowing any of the victims.
This document contains information on Lane’s behavior since being imprisoned after his attack.
The families of Lane’s victims requested a trial for Lane’s parents, grandparents, and uncle (from whom Lane stole the gun he used in the attack) for allegedly not providing appropriate supervision and care of Lane.
This document provides crucial information from Lanza himself regarding what appears to have been his first psychotic episode.
On 20 December 2011, Adam Lanza called in to John Zerzan’s talk radio program AnarchyRadio to discuss a domesticated chimpanzee that turned violent. Perhaps more than any other document, this segment provides insight into Lanza’s views on civilization and culture.
This document contains the text of every surviving post made by Adam Lanza to the forum “Shocked Beyond Belief,” under the username “Smiggles,” with commentary by Reed Coleman. To see these posts in the context of the complete discussion threads, see the document “Shocked Beyond Belief”: Complete Threads. (Special thanks to Reed Coleman.)
This is the spreadsheet (or part of it) that Lanza created where he documented information about killers. The file name as it was released to the public was colgam01. According to Reed Coleman, this is an abbreviation of “Columbine Game.” See “Adam Lanza’s ‘Shocked Beyond Belief’ Posts.”
The following are assorted writings by the perpetrator.
This document contains stories that Adam Lanza and a peer wrote in fifth grade at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
This document contains stories by Adam Lanza written in fifth grade at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
This consists of notes and sketches of a screenplay.
These pages contain Lanza’s writing on a variety of topics.
These pages include daily schedules, Lanza’s comments about eating and weight, and a long list of words.
This is a strange piece about fear of babies attacking.
This is a social media conversation between Lanza and an online friend. Lanza posted under the name “Smiggles.”
Lanza wrote a college application essay about pedophilia.
Lanza’s comments on love, sex, and marriage.
A script Lanza wrote involving six characters.
Lanza’s comments about the selfishness of women.
Originally released as “CFS 1200704559,” this document from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection consists of nine “books,” each of which originally comprised many separate files. Each “book” has been combined into a single PDF file. The original file names have been added in searchable form to each page of the new documents, and the associated bookmarks function as a table of contents (we recommend downloading the documents and using the bookmarks pane in your PDF viewer to navigate).
Originally released as “CFS 1200704597,” these 81 documents from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection have been combined into a single PDF file. The original file names have been added in searchable form to each page of the document, and the associated bookmarks function as a table of contents (we recommend downloading the document and using the bookmarks pane in your PDF viewer to navigate).
Originally released as “CFS 1200705354,” these 19 documents from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection have been combined into a single PDF file. The original file names have been added in searchable form to each page of the document, and the associated bookmarks function as a table of contents (we recommend downloading the document and using the bookmarks pane in your PDF viewer to navigate). The table of contents file has been moved to the front of the stack.
This document contains numerous school assignments of Adam Lanza’s going back to grade school, as well as other materials. Some pages are completely redacted.
This searchable document contains the entirety of every (extant) thread on the forum “Shocked Beyond Belief” to which Adam Lanza posted (under the name “Smiggles”). The threads are ordered chronologically by the date when Lanza first posted to each one; but keep in mind that he sometimes returned to threads again later on. To read his individual posts in order, please see the companion document Adam Lanza’s “Shocked Beyond Belief” Posts, which contains cross-references to this document. Version 2.0 includes newly discovered posts. (Special thanks to Reed Coleman.)
This edition of the newsletter contains an article about Keith Ledeger’s attack.
This is not an autopsy report (though it does note that the autopsy found no trace of drugs or alcohol), but a comprehensive document including information regarding the perpetrator, his preliminary visits to the university, his actions during the attack, and the details of the emergency response.
I have not found any reproductions of Lépine's suicide note, but this document contains the text of the note in the original French and an English translation.
In 1998, Lo appealed his conviction and in 2001 to 2002, there was another court case regarding the college's financial liability for the attack. Both cases recount the sequence of events the day of the shooting, with the former case including important information indicating Lo's desire to fake mental illness.
The following documents were released by the FBI in July, 2014.
This document includes a letter from the Vice President of Student Development regarding Loughner’s withdrawal from the college, and a letter from the college police department regarding his suspension from the college due to safety concerns.
This document lists the sequence of events leading up to Loughner’s shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others.
This document contains the transcripts of interviews with Loughner’s father (Randy Loughner), his mother (Amy Loughner), the transport of Loughner from one facility to another, and with a Walmart employee who interacted with Loughner prior to the attack.
This document lists the charges against Loughner, the names of his victims, details of his attack, and other related information.
This psychological evaluation was conducted after his attack.
This contains emails to and from Jared Loughner, as well as those circulated within the college about him.
These pages contain campus police records relating to Loughner.
This is one of several appeals Loughner made protesting being forced to take anti-psychotic medication.
This case continues Loughner’s protest regarding being medicated.
This court document is the record of Loukaitis's 1999 appeal of his conviction.
This document includes the details of the law enforcement response to the incident, as well as copies of writings by May (these appear multiple times in the document).
This is a report on a call by May’s former girlfriend who expressed concern regarding his psychological condition after he showed up at her home and seemed incoherent and paranoid.
This report documents May’s complaint to the Las Cruces police that he was hearing voices in his apartment and believed he was under surveillance.
This includes a general evaluation of his medical condition, details about his multiple gunshot wounds, and notes that he had amphetamines in his system.
This document consists of pages extracted from the document “Florida State University Shooting: Police Report.” These pages include May’s account of himself as a “targeted individual,” a letter he mailed to multiple people, and other related materials.
This is May’s letter to his employer, dated 6 October 2014 (the day before his former girlfriend contacted the police out of concern for May’s condition).
This court case reviews the facts of the shooting as well as McLaughlin's background and mental health status. This document provides a detailed review of the events of the attack and a discussion of his mental status as reported by different evaluators.
This is an evaluation conducted after McLaughlin’s attack, highlighting his history of psychotic symptoms and diagnosing him as schizophrenic.
The autopsy notes a trace amount of opiates in Morrison’s urine, though the blood screen was negative for any prescription or illegal drugs. Also, the autopsy notes gunshot wounds that Morrison sustained prior to the self-inflicted shot to his head that resulted in his death.
This report contains significant information about O’Rourke’s psychotic symptoms.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) released over two thousand pages of documents. The following files contain this material. The material is presented in order of the ACSO’s pagination.
These are depositions from people involved in the Karl Pierson case.
This document consists of all the deposition exhibits relating to the incident at Arapahoe High School. The exhibits were numbered 1 through 64, but there are only 63 because for some reason there is no exhibit 39. They have been combined into one document for ease of viewing. The contents includes general reports on school safety and threat assessment, policies and materials of Littleton school district, and documents specifically relating to the shooting by Karl Pierson.
Donald Ramsey, Evan's father, went on an armed rampage on October 21, 1986, and was sent to prison for ten years. In 1992 he filed an appeal. This document provides a summary of the events leading up to and including his rampage.
Evan Ramsey committed his school shooting on February 19, 1997, and was imprisoned. In 2002, he filed an appeal because the original court had not let him introduce evidence at his trial of his history of physical and sexual abuse, as well as bringing up other issues. The court record includes important information about Ramsey's history of placements, abuse, and other matters.
Two of Ramsey's friends were arrested for playing a role in his attack. One friend, James Randall, appealed his conviction. The court document reviews the role that Randall played in the attack and reverses the earlier decision against him.
Evan Ramsey was imprisoned with a sentence of 210 years. In 2005 he filed an appeal that his sentence was excessive. The court record provides a summary of the details of the attack.
Evan Ramsey wrote two notes with the expectation that he would die in his attack. As it turned out, however, he decided not to kill himself. These notes were found after the shooting.
This collection of material includes many pages of police paperwork documenting their response to the attack. It also includes interviews with family and friends and remains the single best source of information regarding Reyes that I have found.
Reyes left behind two letters: one to his parents, and one to the teachers and students at his school.
On July 21, 2013, Rodger was involved in a violent incident with college students. He was injured and made a report to the police.
This is Elliot Rodger’s autobiography. The document is exactly as he created it, except that we have added page numbers.
Rouse's friend, Stephen Abbott, was charged for his alleged role in the attack. Abbott had heard Rouse talk about killing people and gave him a ride to school on the day of Rouse's attack. Abbott maintains that he did not know Rouse was serious when he talked about shooting people. This court case reviews the evidence regarding Abbott's knowledge of Rouse's intentions.
The court case includes details of the shooting as well as information regarding Rouse's family history.
This is a statement by the student who was severely injured by Ely Serna in the shooting at West Liberty-Salem High School.
Stair created an identity for himself as Andrew Blaze. This document describes his social difficulties in childhood.
This describes the cache of materials Stair left behind him, as well as some comments about his life and beliefs about what will happen to him after death.
Stair kept a journal from 23 November 2016 through 5 June 2017.
Stair created an alternate identity for himself as Andrew Blaze. This is the homepage of his website.
These three documents are copies of Weise's online writings. “Thoughts of a Dreamer” contains journal-like entries. The other two contain his fiction. These two have overlapping, but not identical, content. These pages are included in the document that consists of printed pages scanned, but have the advantage that they can be searched. (The scanned pages, however, include material beyond these three files.)
This document contains Weise’s webpages, postings, and fiction. These are scans of printed pages; the stray markings on some pages are mine (P.L.).
On 21 July 1997, Weise's father (Daryl Lussier, Jr.) committed suicide during an armed standoff with tribal police. I have not discovered why there was a standoff. The obituary does not mention any circumstances surrounding his death, but does provide a little information regarding Mr. Lussier's life and family. The obituary appeared on 22 July 1997, and is reproduced with permission of The Bemidji Pioneer.
Whitman's autopsy is notable because it found a brain tumor and there has been significant speculation regarding the potential role of this tumor in Whitman's violent behavior. The autopsy says of the tumor, “no correlation with psychosis.” Whitman's biographer, Gary Lavergne, writing in 1997 commented, “in the past thirty years nearly all of the physicians and criminologists who have made themselves familiar with the case have pronounced the tumor ‘innocent'” (p. 268).
Following Whitman's sniper attack, interviews were conducted with Father Joseph Leduc and John and Fran Morgan.
Before his sniper attack from the tower on the campus of the University of Texas on 1 August 1966, Whitman murdered his mother and then his wife. He left letters for his brothers John and Patrick, and notes about killing his mother and wife. He was also in the habit of writing notes and inspirational thoughts to himself. A sample of this, along with a later comment (perhaps added the night of the murders) is included.
On 29 March 1966, Charles Whitman had an initial session with Dr. Heatley at the university’s counseling center. This was the only session Whitman attended. This document is Dr. Heatley's report on the session.
This case was brought by the estate of one of Jiverly Wong’s victims against a firearms dealer. It recounts the process involved in legally purchasing firearms and Wong’s history of purchases, as well as descriptions of encounters with Wong.
This document makes the case against Gander Mountain, a firearms dealer who provided Jiverly Wong with a gun.
These documents include a timeline of Wong’s life and details regarding Wong’s possessions that were found after the attack.
This is a collection of documents apparently gathered by police after Wong’s attack. They include employment related forms, work history, involvement with the American Civic Association, a resume, and other materials.
This paperwork does not contain much information, but includes Wong’s date of birth, his statement that he never served in the military, and a few other facts. He completed it using his original name of Linh Phat Voong.
Wong’s suicide note is dated 18 March 2009, but it was not postmarked until 3 April, the day of his attack. It is addressed to the news program “News Ten Now,” where it was received several days after the incident.
This document includes law enforcement interviews with people who knew Wong. It also notes the dates of his marriage and divorce, as well as someone’s report that Wong said he had a child.
This document collects several pieces of Woodham's writing. WARNING: this includes a graphic description of extreme cruelty used in killing his pet dog.
On 1 October 1997, 16-year-old Luke Woodham killed his mother at home and proceeded to his school, where he committed a rampage attack. Following his initial conviction for murder, Woodham appealed the case on procedural grounds. The documents listed below are records of the subsequent hearings.