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1996: Man Murders 16 Children and their Teacher in a Primary School

1996: Man Murders 16 Children and their Teacher in a Primary School
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On this day 43-year-old Scot Thomas Watt Hamilton walked into a primary school in the town of Dunblane, Scotland, and started shooting at the children in class. He had with him an arsenal consisting of two pistols (9mm Browning High Power), two revolvers (Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum), and a total of 743 bullets.

Hamilton shot at children aged 5 and 6, who were attending classes at that moment, and at their teacher. He killed 15 children and their teacher, and then left the classroom and started shooting at other children. He killed another girl and wounded a total of 15 people. In the end he he went to the school gym, where he committed suicide by shooting into his own mouth.

He fired a total of 109 bullets. His motives remain unclear. It is known that he used to be a scoutmaster and was a great admirer of weaponry. He obtained all the mentioned weapons legally. Much stricter gun control laws were introduced in Scotland after the massacre.

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