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A school shooting in Goddard, 30 years later


January 26, 2018

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — On the morning of Jan. 21, 1985, 14-year-old James Alan Kearbey walked into Goddard Junior High School armed with an M1A .308-caliber semi-automatic rifle and a .357-caliber Magnum pistol.

He killed one person, principal James McGee, and wounded three others — two teachers and a student.

The Wichita Eagle reports that it is the only fatal school shooting in Kansas history, and it led to a change in the state's judicial process related to prosecuting juveniles.

It preceded similar school shootings in Springfield, Oregon, Paducah, Kentucky, and Littleton, Colorado, by...

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