SuccessTech Academy shooting
|SuccessTech Academy shooting|
|Location||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Date||Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Approximately 1:06 p.m. (EST)
|Attack type||School shooting|
|Weapon(s)||.22-caliber and .38-caliber revolvers|
|Deaths||1 (the perpetrator)|
|Perpetrator(s)||Asa H. Coon|
Asa Coon, a student at the school, came to school armed with two handguns and three tactical folding knives. After being punched in the face for bumping into Michael Peek, whom he shot in the abdomen as he walked away. He walked through the school's halls shooting at another student Darnell Rodgers but the bullet just grazed him causing a wound in his elbow. He proceeded to go to a Social Studies class where he shot the teacher "Michael Grassie" in the chest. Another teacher, David Kachadourian, was shot in the shoulder while evacuating his students to safety and A 14-year old student, Trinnetta McGrady, had knee and back injuries received from being trampled in a hallway by fleeing students. The only person killed was the perpetrator Asa Coon who committed suicide by shooting himself in the right side of his head.
A controversial crime scene photo taken of Coon after his suicide was leaked to the public from a radio disc jockey from the Rover's Morning Glory show. A Cleveland police officer Walter Emerick, who took the picture using his camera phone was suspended from duty for eight days for sending the photo to other people, eventually leading to it being leaked on the Internet.
- "Report: Teen shoots four; kills self at Cleveland high school". Associated Press. CNN. 2007-10-10. http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/10/cleveland.shooting/index.html. Retrieved 2009-03-06.