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The Westside Middle School Shootings in Jonesboro, Arkansas by 2 kids on Ritalin Killing 5 & Wounding 10 More
The Westside Middle School Shootings in Jonesboro, Arkansas by 2 kids on Ritalin Killing 5 & Wounding 10 More

The Westside Middle School Shootings in Jonesboro, Arkansas by 2 kids on Ritalin Killing 5 & Wounding 10 More

Andrew Golden, age 11, and Mitchell Johnson, aged 13, (both on Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas on March 24, 1998 – to date, the deadliest massacre at an American middle school. Johnson and Golden fatally shot four students and a teacher with multiple weapons, and both were arrested when they attempted to flee the scene. Ten others were wounded in the shooting. Both Golden and Johnson were charged with the five murders and 10 injuries that were caused by the shooting, and were imprisoned until each turned 21 years of age. Both individuals have had gun-related legal altercations since release.

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