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Red Lake Indian Reservation, United States--21 March 2005

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 3 December 2017

Date: 21 March 2005

Location: Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota, United States

Type of event: criminal


A student walked into a high school at Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota, and shot multiple students and adults. Jeff Weise, a homebound student, shot and killed his grandfather and his grandfather's girlfriend. The grandfather was a police officer, and Weise then took two of the grandfather's service weapons and his squad car to Red Lack Senior High School. He entered the school about 2:50 PM, killing a security guard who confronted him, then fired on students and teachers in several classrooms. Within about 10 minutes, four police officers arrived and exchanged gunfight with Weise, after which Weise committed suicide. Five students at the school were killed (four 15-year-olds and one 14-year-old) plus one teacher and one security guard. Another seven students were injured (including four 15-year-olds).

Consequences: 10 killed, 7 injured


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