|Jefferson High School massacre|
|Participants||Benjamin Harris (perpetuator), staff and students (targets)|
|Location||Jefferson High School|
It is unknown what happened prior to the shooting, but Benjamin was "absent" from Jefferson High School the day he initiated the attack.
The massacreEditThe shooting, at first, was thought by the staff and students to be a senior prank until the first gunshots rang out. Sean Ryan and Nick intended to leave the building but Martin Blackwell insisted that they stay out of sight until help arrived. However, Sean and Nick fled anyway, taking a traumatized Sam with them. They managed to make it outside, and they helped several other terrified students bring down the fence that was trapping them on campus. The survivors sought help for the injured or deceased in a surburban neighborhood.
Jason Gates was left to fend for himself, but he was able to get out of the school with the body of a dead girl in tow. Meanwhile, Mr. Blackwell and his group of students chose to flee. While the rest of them made it out, Mr. Blackwell was shot in the back and Jonathan dragged him into a nearby classroom and desperately tried to save him. Jonathan's efforts later proved fruitless as Mr. Blackwell died from his injuries not much later.The S.W.A.T. team arrived to dispatch the perpetuator, but Benjamin committed suicide before they could do anything. They eventually found Mr. Blackwell and Jonathan, the latter devastated to see that Mr. Blackwell hadn't survived his wounds.
In his rampage, Ben killed twelve students and one teacher before turning his gun upon himself. The known casualties are: