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A Missouri man who was 11 when he shot and killed four students and a teacher in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in 1998, was killed in a car crash Saturday night in Independence County, Ark., according to state police.

The two-vehicle crash unfolded near Cave City, about 100 miles northeast of Little Rock. Drew Grant, 33, who had changed his name from Andrew Golden, had been released from prison in 2007.

Daniel Petty, 59, of Essex, Missouri, was going south on Highway 167 in a Chevy Tahoe when he drove left of the center-line and hit Grant's Honda CRV head-on at around 9 p.m., investigators said.

Petty also died. Paramedics rushed three other people to hospitals in Little Rock and Batesville, according to KAIT and a state police preliminary summary of the crash. The conditions of the injured were unknown.

Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler told KAIT that Grant and Golden were "one in the same."

Golden and Mitchell Johnson were 11 and 13 when they set off a fire alarm at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro. As kids and faculty were evacuating, they shot and killed four students, including 12-year-olds Paige Herring and Stephanie Johnson; 11-year-olds Brittney Varner and Natalie Brooks; and teacher Shannon Wright.
 

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BuffettGirl

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Thank you for your service to humanity, Daniel Petty.

I guess I will always think of Kip Kinkle from Eugene, Oregon as the godfather of school shootings. I believe he was a few months earlier.
I always have too, and not just because it happened in Oregon. It wasn't until I looked yesterday that I found out this kid was first. I was shocked! I was at home attempting to recover from an on-the-job injury when Kip did his thing. Completely gorked on muscle relaxants and pain meds, trying to make sense of it all... Needless to say I wasn't successful! o_O

PS: it was Springfield, not Eugene, which is next door and bigger. ;)
 

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Sudonim

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When I think of the godfather of school shootings its much much earlier than the 90's lol

Charles Whitman, 1966, the texas tower shooter. 15 dead, 31 wounded in an hour and a half stand off. He shoot and killed his wife and mother before kicking off the school shooting. Until the one at Virgina Tech it was considered the deadliest school shooting.
 

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FrayedKnot

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When I think of the godfather of school shootings its much much earlier than the 90's lol

Charles Whitman, 1966, the texas tower shooter. 15 dead, 31 wounded in an hour and a half stand off. He shoot and killed his wife and mother before kicking off the school shooting. Until the one at Virgina Tech it was considered the deadliest school shooting.
Hook em Horns!
 

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