"School shooter"

On Oct. 1, 1997 at age 16, Luke Woodham shot and killed two students, and injuring seven others at Pearl Highschool.

Killed were Christina Menefee 16, his former girlfriend, and a classmate, Lydia Dew 17.

The shooting spree in Pearl, a community of about 20,000 just east of Jackson, Mississipi, was the first in a series of school-related attacks across the nation.

Woodham was the member of a satanic group called "The Kroth" with six friends, five of whom were charged with conspiracy in this shooting spree.

Before opening fire on his classmates he stabbed and beat his mother to death in their home.

Woodham was found guilty of three murders and seven counts of aggravated assault. He was sentenced to three life sentences and an additional 20 years for each assault charge.

As a result of Woodham's shootings, the Mississippi legislature has passed a law making committing a murder on a school campus punishable by death.

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