October 2002

During a series of sniper attacks in the Washington , D.C. area, the Beltway snipers killed ten people and wounded three others, causing significant panic in the region as well as a coordinated response by public safety and school personnel. On October, seventh, 2002, a thirteen year old boy was shot and wounded as he arrived at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie, Maryland. The shooting rampage ended when John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were arrested and charged with some of the attacks. In March, 2004, Muhammad was sentenced to death after his conviction on terrorism statutes. Malvo was sentenced to life in prison.