As many as 27 people, including 18 children, were killed on Friday when a gunman opened fire at a primary school in Connecticut, US media say. Here are some of are the deadliest recent shootings in schools and universities around the world.
- March 13, 1996 - Scotland
A deranged gun collector kills 16 children aged four to six and their teacher at a school in Dunblane. He then kills himself.
- April 20, 1999 - United States
Two youths aged 17 and 18 armed with guns and more than 30 home-made bombs kill 12 students and a teacher at Columbine high school in Littleton, Colorado before they both commit suicide.
- April 26, 2002 - Germany
16 people, including 12 teachers and two students, are gunned down at a school in Erfurt in eastern Germany by a 19-year-old former student, apparently in revenge for having been expelled.
- April 16, 2007 - United States
A South Korean student kills 32 people on his campus at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He then kills himself.
- November 7, 2007 - Finland
An 18-year-old student opens fire in a school in southern Finland killing five boys, two girls and the headmistress before turning his gun on himself.
- September 23, 2008 - Finland
Eleven people, including the gunman, die in a massacre at a training school at Kauhajoki, Finland.
- March 11, 2009 - Germany
Nine pupils, three teachers and three passers-by are killed in a school shooting at Winnenden in southern Germany by a former pupil who then kills himself.
- April 7, 2011 - Brazil
A man believed to be a former student opens fire in a school in Rio de Janeiro killing 10 people and wounding 18 others before taking his own life.
- April 2, 2012 - United States
A gunman kills seven people in a rampage at a California religious college, lining up his victims and shooting them one by one.
Date created : 2012-12-14