20 years later: Looking back at the Thurston Shooting


SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Monday is the 20th anniversary of the shooting at Thurston High School, and a memorial has sprung up on Campus.

Two students were killed, and 25 others were injured in 1998 when Kip Kinkel opened fire on his classmates. Now, flowers mark the school fence in honor of those who lost their lives in the shooting.

Flowers were also laid out on the permanent memorial at the school.

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Kinkel was convicted in the shooting, and is now serving a 111 year prison sentence.

In the wake of the anniversary of the shooting, students and staff from Centennial Elementary recited a peace pledge that was first created a few days after the Thurston High School shooting by three fifth grade students.

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