Fox News anchor Shepard Smith lists all 25 fatal school shootings since Columbine

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith delivered an emotional monologue during his broadcast on Wednesday after suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at a Parkland, Fla., high school

The horror that unfolded at Stoneman Douglas High School marked the 18th school shooting in 2018 and 25th fatal school shooting since 1999. Smith, a longtime gun control advocate, made a point of noting the nation's long history of shootings that have plagued school hallways and classrooms.

"Since Columbine in 1999, there have been 25 fatal, active school shootings at elementary and high schools in America," Smith said. He then went on to list every fatal school shooting in chronological order, placing specific emphasis on the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in which 20 children and six adults were killed.

Watch Smith's emotional narrative on the modern American history of school shootings below:

"We have seen it again and again and I will never forget for as long as I live being outside of Columbine High School in the early evening as those two men had gone on the rampage there in the cafeteria," Smith said. "Young people do not witness what they have witnessed today in Broward County Florida without being changed."

In 2013, the 22-year Fox News host compared public opinion on gun control to racial atrocities, saying, "If we stuck with the polls, we'd have had slavery a lot longer than we did."

See the full list of all 25 deadly school shootings since 1999:

25 fatal school shootings since Columbine
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25 fatal school shootings since Columbine

April 20, 1999 - Columbine High School 

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Nov. 20, 1999 - Deming Middle School, New Mexico 

(photo by Joe Raedle)

 February 29, 2000 - Buell Elementary School, Michigan 

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May 26, 2000 - Lake Worth Middle School, Florida 

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March 5, 2001 - Santana High School, California 

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April 25, 2003 - Red Lion Area Junior High School, Pennsylvania

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September 24, 2003 - Rocori High School, Minnesota 

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March 21, 2005. Red Lake High School, Minnesota

REUTERS/John Gress 

November 8, 2005 - Campbell County Comprehensive High School, Tennessee 

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 Aug. 24, 2006 - Essex Elementary School, Vermont

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September 29, 2006 - Weston High School, Wisconsin 

(Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

October 2, 2006 - West Nickel Mines School, Pennsylvania 

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January 5, 2011 - Millard South High School, Nebraska 

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February 27, 2012 - Chardon High School, Ohio

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December 14, 2012 - Sandy Hook Elementary, Connecticut 

 (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

October 21, 2013 - Sparks Middle School, Nevada. 

(Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

December 13, 2013 -  Arapahoe High School, Colorado

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June 10, 2014  - Reynolds High School, Oregon

(Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)

October 24, 2014 -  Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Washington


February 12, 2016 - Independence High School, Arizona 

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September 28, 2016 - Townville Elementary, South Carolina

(Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

April 10, 2017 - North Park Elementary School, California 

 (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

September 13, 2017 - Freeman High School, Washington

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January 23, 2018 - Marshall County High School, Kentucky

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February 14, 2018 - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


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