Evan E. Ramsey
(born February 8, 1981) was an Alaskan
high school student who perpetrated a school shooting
at Bethel Regional High School in Bethel, Alaska
, on February 19, 1997. During the shooting, Ramsey killed two people and wounded two others. He is serving two 99-year prison sentences and will be eligible for parole in 2066.
When Evan Ramsey was five years old, his father was imprisoned after a police standoff, and his mother became an alcoholic. Evan and his family soon after were forced to relocate to the Anchorage
area after their house was set on fire. When Evan was seven, the Anchorage Department of Youth and Family Services removed Evan and his two brothers from his mother's custody and placed them in foster care. Evan was soon separated from his older brother, John, and lived in eleven foster homes between 1988 and 1991. Ramsey and his younger brother were allegedly abused
by several foster parents. Evan's younger brother, William, claimed that their foster brothers would pay other children to beat Evan as a sick game.
Evan was adopted with his brother at age 10, and settled in Bethel, Alaska
with their foster mother. Evan Ramsey has suffered from depression
since early childhood, and had attempted suicide when he was 10 years old.
Ramsey was believed to have been frequently bullied
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