1996: class­room mas­sacre

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Alone gun­man en­tered a school in Dun­blane, and shot and killed 16 chil­dren and their teacher on 13 March 1996. An­other 12 pupils were taken to hospi­tal with in­juries. Killer Thomas Hamil­ton, 43, turned the gun on him­self be­fore he was ap­pre­hended.

The at­tack hap­pened as the Year One pupils were about to be­gin an ex­er­cise class in the school gym.

Hamil­ton (right) opened fire in the school

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