On Monday, January 21, 1985 at Goddard Junior High School, in Goddard, Kansas a 14-year-old student came to school today with an M-1A rifle. He killed James McGee, his principal, and wounded two teachers and a student during his rampage. The shooter said his he was upset at other students who had been calling him names and picking on him.
Jim McGee was a husband, father of three with his fourth child on the way. He was a beloved principle, and his community 1400 individuals were shocked and stunned by the event. Flags flew at half staff in honor of McGee.