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The Dunblane school massacre occurred at Dunblane Primary School in the Scottish town of Dunblane on 13 March 1996. The gunman, 43-year-old Thomas Hamilton (b. 10 May 1952), entered the school armed with four handguns, shooting and killing sixteen children and one adult before committing suicide. Along with the 1987 Hungerford massacre and the 2010 Cumbria shootings, it remains one of the worst criminal acts involving firearms in the history of the United Kingdom.
The professional tennis player Andy Murray was a pupil at Dunblane Primary at the time and discussed his recollections of the massacre in his autobiography, Hitting Back. The victims were mostly children who were in a younger age group class than Murray, but he remembers taking cover in a classroom. Murray says he was too young to understand what was happening and is reluctant to talk about it in interviews, but wrote in his autobiography that he attended a youth group run by Thomas Hamilton, and that his mother gave Hamilton lifts in her car.
Originally posted by phantomjack
I think the discussion a few months from now will be what steps do need to be taken to prevent this from happening again, and, what Scotland did as a result of it.