The Asheville High School shooting took place on November 3, 2004 in Asheville, North Carolina, where Karim Hussaini, a 30-year-old Pakistani immigrant shot 23 students and 3 teachers dead before killing himself. It remains the deadliest mass shooting in North Carolina and the 30th deadliest shooting in the United States.

Public debate about the killings centered on gun control laws in North Carolina, including public petitions for a ban on private ownership of handguns and an official inquiry.

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Victims

Teachers

This is a list of educators who had died in the shootings. 1 of the victims was male while 2 were female. The victims' names are followed by their occupation, their date of birth, and their age at the time they were killed

  1. Henry Olson, teacher - January 14, 1967 (37 years)
  2. Allison Harken, nurse - May 8, 1952 (52 years)
  3. Pearl Haggard, teacher - October 18, 1934 (70 years)

Students

This is a list of students who had died in the shootings. In total, 23 were killed. 12 of the victims were male while 11 were female. The victims' names are followed by their date of birth and their age at the time they were killed. 

  1. Samantha Gales - March 12, 1988 (16 years) 
  2. Richard Smits - June 21, 1987 (17 years) 
  3. Ralph Murrow - September 12, 1989 (15 years) 
  4. Janise Walters - August 3, 1988 (16 years) 
  5. Alan Burgess - June 28, 1990 (14 years) 
  6. Alexandra Matthews - May 23, 1988 (16 years) 
  7. Oscar Guillermo-Acena - December 12, 1985 (18 years) 
  8. Eric Worrell - December 17, 1989 (14 years) 
  9. Jamie Sanders - September 2, 1988 (16 years) 
  10. Katherine Jackson - February 11, 1988 (16 years)
  11. Ernest Scamp - April 13, 1986 (18 years)
  12. Cynthia Little - July 23, 1988 (16 years)
  13. Jeremias Eichhorn - May 12, 1987 (17 years)
  14. Gwendolyn Chazelle - December 21, 1988 (15 years)
  15. Andrew Nut - July 7, 1986 (18 years)
  16. Mike Torrance - October 17, 1987 (17 years)
  17. Ashley Andrews - May 16, 1988 (16 years)
  18. Megan Forrester - April 6, 1985 (19 years)
  19. Roy Hallas - October 16, 1988 (16 years)
  20. Jeffrey Irving - June 26, 1985 (19 years)
  21. Kimberly Rooney - October 2, 1989 (15 years)
  22. Sheila-Rae Barker - April 20, 1987 (17 years)
  23. Clay Burrows - August 27, 1986 (18 years)
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