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Sept. 21, 2010

Socastee High School

4900 Socastee Blvd.

Myrtle Beach, SC

Fourteen-year-old student Christian Helms fired a gun at school resource officer Erik Karney, who suffered minor injuries. Bomb squads later found two pipe bombs in the student's book bag, which he was wearing at the time of the incident. The teen's parents said their son was bullied at school. Helms was sentenced in August 2011 to six years in prison with four years probation.

 

October 2009

Carolina Forest High School

700 Gardner Lacy Road

Myrtle Beach, SC

Marcus Rhodes, a school resource officer, shot Trevor Varinecz, who was an autistic student. The student was in a self-contained classroom and was asked to see SRO. When in the SRO office, Varinecz shut the door. He had a knife and assaulted the officer. Rhodes could not get the child to stop, so in his defense, he fired his gun and the student died.

 

Oct. 12, 1995

Blackville-Hilda High School

76 Atkins Circle

Blackville, SC

Phyllis Senn, teacher, was shot by 16-year-old Toby Sincino (pronounced Sin-si-no) in the hall. She crawled into the teacher's workroom, where she was found dead. He then turned the gun on himself.

 

March 15, 1994

Goose Creek High School

6015 Murray Drive

Charleston, SC

Michael Spann (18-year-old student) was shot in the head while watching a fistfight after school. Male shooter is unidentified.

 

Feb. 4, 1994

SC State University

300 College St. NE

Orangeburg, SC

Incident happened in a campus dorm when two men fired 14 shots. Two students and one male visitor were shot. All three suffered injuries, but survived. Freshmen brothers Marcus and Steven White were charged with assault with intent to kill. Charge was dropped against Steven White, while Marcus was given a three-year sentence and three years probation.

 

Jan. 25, 1994

Voorhees College

481 Porter Drive

Denmark, SC

Two Voorhees students opened fired at two other students on campus. Both victims suffered injuries, but survived. Marcus Blakely and Chad Gadsden were charged with assault and battery with intent to kill. Gadsden was also charged with possession of a weapon on campus and disorderly conduct. Charges were later dropped on both suspects, according to the SC Judicial website.

 

Jan. 26, 1994

Eau Claire High School

4800 Monticello Road

Columbia, SC

Earnest Dunlap (a 17-year-old male student) was shot several times by Floyd Brown, who was an 18-year-old student. Brown was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the law, calling it unconstitutional. Brown was then acquitted of Dunlap's murder, saying Brown acted in self defense. Brown was freed from prison in January 1996.

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