Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Nickel Mines, United States--2 October 2006

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 3 December 2017

Date: 2 October 2006

Location: Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, United States

Type of event: criminal


A man entered a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, about 10:00 AM, and ordered all but ten female students out of the schoolhouse. He then tied up the students and barricaded the doors with prepared wood he had brought to the site. An adult ran to a nearby building to call police; when police arrived, the man shot all the students and then killed himself. Five students died (ages, 7, 7, 8, 12, 13).

Consequences: 6 killed, 5 injured


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