The North Valley High massacre occurred on October 12, 2001, in Northfield, Minnesota, United States, when 16-year-old Alex O'Connor shot and killed 3 teachers and 19 students. Before driving to the school, he shot and killed his father at their Northfield apartment. As police arrived at the school, O'Connor was gunned down by first responders. The incident remains the deadliest mass shooting at either a primary or secondary school in U.S. history, the second-deadliest U.S. school shooting overall, and the fourth-deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The shooting prompted renewed debate about gun control in the United States, including proposals to make the background-check system universal, and for new federal and state gun legislation banning the sale and manufacture of certain types of semi-automatic firearms and magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition.

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Victims

Family Members

  • James O'Connor - May 15, 1949 (52 years)

Teachers

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

  1. Jamie Drogart, science teacher - September 14, 1970 (31 years)
  2. Aydan Wilde, math teacher - July 4, 1952 (49 years)
  3. Mia Parsons, english teacher - August 14, 1939 (62 years)

Students

This is a list of students who had died in the shootings. In total, 21 were killed. 12 of the victims were male while 9 were female. The victim's names are followed by their date of birth, and their age at the time that they were killed.

  1. Jeremy Rodwell - September 21, 1989 (12 years)
  2. Candice Scott - June 2, 1986 (15 years)
  3. Wesley Clark - October 9, 1988 (13 years)
  4. Colleen Milea - April 19, 1985 (16 years)
  5. Howard Leggett - December 10, 1984 (16 years)
  6. Robert Marra - July 17, 1983 (18 years)
  7. Jim Tonti - August 7, 1985 (16 years)
  8. Denise Cox - March 11, 1988 (13 years)
  9. Almir Zarei - June 6, 1986 (15 years)
  10. Steven Debush - March 16, 1987 (14 years)
  11. Diane Lee Harper - November 11, 1985 (15 years)
  12. Richard Vegas - January 21, 1987 (14 years)
  13. Ted Phillips - May 16, 1988 (13 years)
  14. Emma Shannon - April 6, 1986 (15 years)
  15. Chun Se-Yoon - February 16, 1987 (14 years)
  16. Vincent August - May 20, 1985 (16 years)
  17. Samantha Camp - December 12, 1988 (12 years)
  18. Caitlin Mordecai - June 30, 1984 (17 years)
  19. Rose Caisis - September 13, 1983 (18 years)
  20. Henry van Kruger - October 10, 1985 (16 years)
  21. Erica Burton - June 15, 1986 (15 years)
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