SPRINGFIELD, Ore — Tuesday marks a day that many residents of the Eugene/Springfield area remember vividly, the shooting at Thurston High School in Springfield.
In the early morning of May 21, 1998, 15 year-old Kip Kinkel shot and killed his parents before going to the school and opening fire in the cafeteria.
Two students were killed, and another 25 were injured before Kinkel was tackled to the ground by students and teachers.
Just last month, Kinkel, currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole, filed an appeal, asking an Oregon judge to throw out his sentence.
The State’s Attorney General office denied the appeal.