1979 — Brenda Spencer goes on a shooting spree

Brenda Ann Spencer was only 16 years old when, one Monday, she took her father’s gun and began shooting at the school opposite her house. She fired 30 rounds, killing two and wounding eight others. The police were called and a siege ensued.

After seven hours, she surrendered to police, and told them that her motivation for the killings was simply that she didn’t like Mondays, and that this livened up the day. She was sentenced to a term of 25 years to life imprisonment – and has since been denied parole on several occasions (her next hearing is scheduled for 2019).

Referenced in:
Brenda Spencer — The Child Molesters
I Don’t Like Mondays — The Boomtown Rats