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Memorial to Victims of School Tragedies


We Mourn All The Students Who Have Died
 As The Result Of Attacks In Schools.

We Mourn Our Colleagues Who Died While
 Serving Their Students. Many Were Heroes
 Who Prevented The Deaths Of Others.

William "Dave" Sanders
Columbine
April 20, 1999

Jamie Bishop
Virginia Tech
April 16, 2007

Jocelyne Couture-Nowak
Virginia Tech
April 16, 2007

Kevin P. Granata
Virginia Tech
April 16, 2007

Liviu Librescu
Virginia Tech
April 16, 2007

G. V. Loganathan
Virginia Tech
April 16, 2007

Rachel Davino
Sandy Hook Elementary School,
 Newtown, CT
December 14, 2012

Dawn Hocksprung
Sandy Hook Elementary School,
 Newtown, CT
December 14, 2012

Anne Marie Murphy
Sandy Hook Elementary School,
 Newtown, CT
December 14, 2012

Lauren Russeau
Sandy Hook Elementary School,
 Newtown, CT
December 14, 2012

Mary Sherlach
Sandy Hook Elementary School,
 Newtown, CT
December 14, 2012


Victoria Soto
Sandy Hook Elementary School,
 Newtown, CT
December 14, 2012

Charles Albert Poland, Jr.
Midland City, Alabama
January 29, 2013

Michael Landsberry
Sparks, Nevada
October 21, 2013

Colleen Ritzer
Danvers, Massachusetts
October 22, 2013

Ethan A. Schmidt, 39, was murdered Monday, September 14, 2015 at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi where he was a professor of American History

67 year-old teacher Lawrence Levine of Glide, Oregon was shot and killed at Umquaw Community College in Umquaw, Oregon on Thursday, October 1, 2015. The English professor was teaching an introduction to writing class.

Adam Wood, 35, a teacher at La Loche Community School in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, was shot and killed in the school on Friday, January 22, 2016.


Marie Janvier, 21, a teacher's aide at La Loche Community School in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, was shot and killed in the school on Friday, January 22, 2016.


Susan Jordan, 69, 22 year principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School in the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, which is near Indianapolis, IN, was accidently hit and killed by a school bus which jumped the curb at dismissal time on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The popular and beloved principal  pushed kids out of the way of the bus before it hit her, the bus driver told authorities. Susan Jordan was a hero. Two students also sustained serious, but non-life threatening, injuries in the accident.

On June 1, 2016, William Scott Klug, of El Segundo, CA, was shot to death at UCLA. He was a 39 year old Mechanical Engineering professor there. His areas of interest included computational, structural and solid mechanics, computational biomechanics, and micro/nanomechanics of biological systems. William had been married to his wife, Mary, since 1999. The couple had a son and a daughter.

On December 2, 2016, in the afternoon, Bosco Tjan, 50, a University of Southern California professor, was fatally stabbed by a USC student. Tjan was known for researching the responses people have to vision loss caused by multiple conditions, such as macular degeneration.

Monday, April 10, 2017...
Karen Elaine Smith, 53, was shot dead by her estranged husband at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, CA. She was teaching a class of 15 students with special needs, who ranged from first to fourth grade.

On Tuesday morning, December 12, 2017, driver Donnie Hendricks, 74, and a student, 16, died in a school bus fire in rural Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Timothy Mitchell, the superintendent of the Riverside district, said the district was shaken by the deaths. About 730 students attend schools in the Riverside school district, which serves Oakland, Carson and Macedonia, Iowa.

It all happened on Wednesday, February 14, 2018... Ash Wednesday... St. Valentine's Day.
 Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018

 The following is an online article (edited and added-to by this website's maintainer) by Wells Dusenbury a sports reporter at the South Florida Sun Sentinel: 
A hero teacher who provided refuge to numerous students as gunshots rang out at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Scott Beigel was one of the victims from Wednesday’s shooting in Parkland. A geography teacher, Beigel was shot and killed after unlocking his door and letting students in to hide from the gunman. Beigel, 35, was one of the 17 people killed in the shooting. A Stoneman Douglas student said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” that Beigel saved her life. “He unlocked the door and let us in,” he said. “I had thought he was behind me, but he wasn’t. When he opened the door, he had to re-lock it so we could stay safe, but he didn’t get the chance to. “He was in the doorway and the door was still open and the shooter probably didn’t know we were in there because he was lying on the floor. If the shooter had come in the room, I probably wouldn’t be [alive].” In addition to his teaching duties, Beigel was the school’s cross country coach. He also worked as a counselor at Starlight Summer Camp in Pennsylvania.

The following is an online article (edited and added-to by this website's maintainer) by David Furones, a sports reporter at the South Florida Sun Sentinel:
Another hero, Aaron Feis, an assistant football coach and security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was among the 17 people shot and killed Wednesday at the Parkland high school. Social media accounts throughout the day called Feis a hero, saying he was shot while helping a student. An administrator said he heard directly from a student that Feis jumped between her and the shooter, to push her out through a door and out of the line of fire. “It is with Great sadness that our Football Family has learned about the death of Aaron Feis,” the Douglas football team’s Twitter account posted early Thursday morning. “He was our Assistant Football Coach and security guard. He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories.”

The following is an online article (edited and added-to by this website's maintainer) by David Furones, a sports reporter at the South Florida Sun Sentinel:
Marjory Stoneman Douglas athletic director and wrestling coach Chris Hixon, 49, who made a strong impression on the students he worked with, was among those shot and killed on Wednesday at the Parkland high school. For the wrestlers he coached, the news was devastating. Several wrestlers talked about he impact he has on their lives and his character. “He was such a sweet guy,” a senior wrestler said. “He was known by all the athletic directors and coaches from every team. He would bring us food for all our tournaments and take care of us like we were his own children and just watch over us, let us learn about life lessons. He was always hard on us because he treated us like we were his own kids.”


Jennifer (Jen) Williamson, 51, a dedicated teacher in the Paramus Public School system, passed away May 17, 2018 on a school field trip in a school bus - dump truck collision. Jen, a longtime Paramus resident, taught in the same grade and same classroom in East Brook Middle School for 20 years — her entire teaching career. Jen truly loved teaching. She was so committed to her students that she hardly ever left her fifth-grade classroom, except to come and go for the day. Her students were so taken with her warmth and nurturing presence that you would often find her students in her classroom during lunch and after school. Former students also frequently stopped by to visit. "Ms. Williamson was a soft spoken, sweet, and gentle soul who showed kindness to everyone she met. She made every student feel loved and understood,” said a former student, a sentiment echoed by almost everyone that ever had the good fortune of getting to know Jen. Williamson had the ability to create a sense of curiosity and love of learning in every student she taught. She also helped them to dream big and believe that they could become whatever they wanted to be. As an educator, this is the greatest gift a teacher could give her students.

Cynthia Marie Tisdale, 63, of Dickinson, TX passed away on May 18, 2018, after being shot at Santa Fe (Texas) High School.  As her children got older she decided to enter the job market where she worked different jobs throughout her life until her husband started his own business. A few years ago, her husband became ill and has recently required full-time assistance so Mrs. Tisdale also filled that role. During the past year, she even found time to attend physical therapy most weeks with her granddaughter following a terrible accident. Her support, love, and encouragement are part of the reason her granddaughter is walking again. This past year Cynthia enjoyed helping others so much she decided to go work as a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School working with special needs kids. She worked at the school not out of necessity but for the love of teaching and helping others.

Glenda Ann Perkins was born on November 11, 1953 in Galveston, Texas and passed away on May 18, 2018 after being shot at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. She was a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School — which meant, in a way, that she was everybody’s teacher. In a statement, Ms. Perkins’s relatives offered advice they said she would have wanted to give in this moment. “We know Ann would want the students and faculty of Santa Fe High School, to whom she lovingly dedicated so much of her time, to remember to keep their hearts open, to discuss their feelings with family members, friends, and counselors in order to successfully conquer this tragedy.”