01/10/19971997Pearl, Mississippi, United StatesMississippi37Pearl High School shooting: Luke Woodham, 16, murdered his mother at home before killing his ex-girlfriend and another student and wounding seven others at Pearl High School. The perpetrator attempted to flee police and continue his killing spree at a nearby middle school, but he was stopped and detained by the Vice Principal, Joel Myrick, who had retrieved his .45 caliber handgun from his coat after hearing the shots fired. Woodham and his friends were said to be outcasts who worshipped Satan."They Don't Talk Much About Joel Myrick: Pearl High School Shooting". Ronpaulforums.com. Retrieved 2014-06-12.