Arkansas school shooter who killed five people in 1998 died in a car accident


Andrew Golden, who changed his name to Drew Grant, and Mitchell Johnson shot a teacher and four students at Westside High School.

Police said that a person who was 11 years old and had shot dead a teacher and four students in his high school in 1998, died on Saturday in a car accident on an Arkansas highway.

The 33-year-old Drew Grant, who changed his name from Andrew Golden and lived in Missouri, the driver of Chevy Taho collided with Honda City CR-V Grant, about 160 km north-east of Keew City on Highway 167 Collision According to Little Rock, State Police.

According to a report, the 59-year-old Chevy driver Daniel Belt, who was going south toward Grant's crash in Honda, was located in a central lane, a turning lane, and two lanes. police

According to the report, Stephanie Grant, 29, and a 2-year-old boy were in the car with Grant and was injured. The 59-year-old Cathy Tanner, who was sitting in the car with the box, was also injured.

Grant and Michelle Johnson, who was 13 years old, played fire alarm at Westside Middle School near Jonesborough, Ark on March 24, 1998, and fired on people while fleeing the building.

Both Page Herring and Stephanie Johnson, 12, Britney Warner and Natalie Brooks, both 11, and teacher Shannon Wright were killed. Ten others were injured. At that time, shooting was one of the most deadly school shooting in America. U.U., up to the Massacre in Columbine High School in April 1999.

Johnson and Golden were tried as minors and were released at 21 and in 2005 respectively at 21 years of age. Because he was tried to be a minor, his records were sealed.

Grant applied for a concealed arms permit in 2008, but according to NBC affiliate KAIT, his request was rejected by the Arkansas state police.

In 2017, the families of the victims were given $ 150 million in damages, and Grant and Johnson were barred from availing anyway from shooting.

Wright's husband and son, Mitch and Zen released a statement on Saturday after the unexpected death of Grant.

"The news of the death of Andrew Golden fills our family with mixed feelings today because I am convinced that this is the same with other families and students shooting towards the west. The sadness is mainly due to the misery, sorrow for his wife and son, because they will also feel the damage to us, "KAIT has been told in a statement issued.

The statement said, "For his family, we are very sorry for his loss, we are praying for his wife and son to be completely healed."