UPDATE: The front page after Friday's school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, has been added to this compendium of Tampa Bay Times front pages after mass shootings.

May 18, 2018: A 17-year-old stormed art classrooms, killing 10 and injuring 13 people, including a school resource officer
May 18, 2018: A 17-year-old stormed art classrooms, killing 10 and injuring 13 people, including a school resource officer

The original story is below:

If journalism is the first rough draft of history then newspaper pages are history.

Think of famous newspaper pages such as the New York Times after  the Titanic sank in 1912 (you can still buy a replica) or any newspaper after the moon landing or 9/11. They are  historical artifacts, physical and  visual reminders of what just happened.

In the past two decades, newspaper pages have marked a grim chapter in modern U.S. history: Mass shootings. The history of attacks like the Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people on Feb. 14 has been oft-told on the front pages of newspapers.

Feb. 14, 2018: 17 killed. An expelled student returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people at the school in Parkland, FL. He was captured and awaits trial.
Feb. 14, 2018: 17 killed. An expelled student returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people at the school in Parkland, FL. He was captured and awaits trial.

The front page of the Tampa Bay Times the day after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School seems familiar, doesn't it? Like we've all seen and been through this before.

And we have. Many, many times. Think of the front page after the 2016 attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando that killed 49.  That was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history for about 15 months —until  the 2017 Las Vegas massacre that killed 58 people.

But do you recall the Sutherland Springs shooting that took place just a few weeks later, the one that saw 26 die in a Texas church in 2017?

Do you remember how many mass shootings there were in 2015 before the San Bernardino terrorist attack? Or that Fort Hood in Texas was the target of not just one mass shooting but two such incidents in four years?

So, to mark these events, to remind ourselves of what has happened so often in the past and what will undoubtedly happen again, we've assembled a collection of the front pages of the Tampa Bay Times (and the St. Petersburg Times) to mark the deadliest and most notable mass shootings of the past two decades.

This was compiled from lists assembled by the Tampa Bay Times and Associated Press, CNN and the New York Times. It is meant to be comprehensive but not meant to be complete. Any omissions are unintentional and no disrespect is meant. Older front pages are also harder to come by in the archives, but we will update this as we find new pages.

The Tampa Bay Times is also dedicated to covering local news, so unfortunately some incidents may not have made the front page due to the local news happening in the Tampa Bay area on that particular day.

Let's start where it all seemed to start: the 1966 University of Texas clock tower shooting, where 14 people died in what is believed to be the first mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

1966:

Aug. 1, 1966: 14 killed. A former military sharpshooter fatally stabbed his mother and wife. Then he took a rifle to the top of the 300-foot University of Texas clock tower in Austin and started firing below at random people, killing 14 and injuring 31. Police killed the sniper.
Aug. 1, 1966: 14 killed. A former military sharpshooter fatally stabbed his mother and wife. Then he took a rifle to the top of the 300-foot University of Texas clock tower in Austin and started firing below at random people, killing 14 and injuring 31. Police killed the sniper.

1999: The attack on Columbine High School in Colorado inaugurates a new era in mass shootings, and foreshadows the targeting of schools and children.

April 20, 1999: 13 killed. Two students attacked their own school and killed 12 other students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado. Then they committed suicide. The 25 dead listed was due to incomplete information at the time.
April 20, 1999: 13 killed. Two students attacked their own school and killed 12 other students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado. Then they committed suicide. The 25 dead listed was due to incomplete information at the time.

2005:

March 21, 2005: 9 killed. A teenager at the Red Lake Indian Reservation killed his grandfather, a tribal officer, and his grandfather’s girlfriend. Then he used his grandfather’s arsenal to kill five students and two adults at Red Lake Senior High School. He committed suicide.
March 21, 2005: 9 killed. A teenager at the Red Lake Indian Reservation killed his grandfather, a tribal officer, and his grandfather’s girlfriend. Then he used his grandfather’s arsenal to kill five students and two adults at Red Lake Senior High School. He committed suicide.

2007:

April 16, 2007: 32 killed. A gunman stormed two locations on the Virginia Tech campus, killing 32 people and wounding many more before committing suicide in Blacksburg, Va.
April 16, 2007: 32 killed. A gunman stormed two locations on the Virginia Tech campus, killing 32 people and wounding many more before committing suicide in Blacksburg, Va.
Dec. 5, 2007: 8 killed. A gunman killed eight people at Westroads Mall in Omaha, Neb., then committed suicide.
Dec. 5, 2007: 8 killed. A gunman killed eight people at Westroads Mall in Omaha, Neb., then committed suicide.

2008:

Feb. 4, 2008: 5 killed. The gunman entered a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University and opened fire on the students, killing five on the Dekalb, Ill., campus. He committed suicide.
Feb. 4, 2008: 5 killed. The gunman entered a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University and opened fire on the students, killing five on the Dekalb, Ill., campus. He committed suicide.

2009:

April 3, 2009: 13 killed. A man fired more than 100 rounds from two handguns, killing 13 at an immigrant community center in Binghamton, N.Y. He committed suicide.
April 3, 2009: 13 killed. A man fired more than 100 rounds from two handguns, killing 13 at an immigrant community center in Binghamton, N.Y. He committed suicide.
Nov. 5, 2009: 13 killed. An Army major carried out the worst mass shooting at a U.S. military base. The gunman was wounded in a shootout, left paralyzed and later sentenced to death in 2013.
Nov. 5, 2009: 13 killed. An Army major carried out the worst mass shooting at a U.S. military base. The gunman was wounded in a shootout, left paralyzed and later sentenced to death in 2013.

2011:

Jan. 8, 2011: Six killed. A Congresswoman was meeting her constituents when a gunman opened fire on the crowd, killing six. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, was shot in the head but survived. The gunman pleaded guilty in 2012 and was sentenced to 140 years in federal prison.
Jan. 8, 2011: Six killed. A Congresswoman was meeting her constituents when a gunman opened fire on the crowd, killing six. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, was shot in the head but survived. The gunman pleaded guilty in 2012 and was sentenced to 140 years in federal prison.

2012:

July 20, 2012: 12 killed. A gunman dressed in tactical gear stormed movie theater in Aurora, Colo., and ended up killing 12 and wounding about 70. Then he surrendered to police. In 2015 he was sentenced to life in prison.
July 20, 2012: 12 killed. A gunman dressed in tactical gear stormed movie theater in Aurora, Colo., and ended up killing 12 and wounding about 70. Then he surrendered to police. In 2015 he was sentenced to life in prison.
Aug. 5, 2012: Six killed. A gunman entered the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and killed six people in Oak Creek. The gunman was wounded by an officer, then committed suicide.
Aug. 5, 2012: Six killed. A gunman entered the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and killed six people in Oak Creek. The gunman was wounded by an officer, then committed suicide.
Dec. 14, 2012: 26 killed. The gunman killed his mother, then stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School armed with a semiautomatic rifle and two handguns. He killed 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults at the Newton, Conn., school then committed suicide.
Dec. 14, 2012: 26 killed. The gunman killed his mother, then stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School armed with a semiautomatic rifle and two handguns. He killed 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults at the Newton, Conn., school then committed suicide.

2013:

Sept. 16, 2003: 12 killed. A civilian contractor entered the Navy Yard military facility in Washington D.C. and killed 12 people before police killed him.
Sept. 16, 2003: 12 killed. A civilian contractor entered the Navy Yard military facility in Washington D.C. and killed 12 people before police killed him.

2014:

April 2, 2014: 3 killed. A soldier opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three at the military base then committed suicide.
April 2, 2014: 3 killed. A soldier opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three at the military base then committed suicide.

2015:

June 17, 2015: 9 killed. A white supremacist entered Charleston, S.C.’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and killed nine black people during a prayer service in a bid to start a race war. The shooter was captured and sentenced to death in 2017.
June 17, 2015: 9 killed. A white supremacist entered Charleston, S.C.’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and killed nine black people during a prayer service in a bid to start a race war. The shooter was captured and sentenced to death in 2017.
July 16, 2015: Five killed. The gunman shot a military recruiting center in a drive-by shooting, then drove to a military building and killed four Marines and a Navy sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was killed in a firefight with law enforcement. The FBI said he was radicalized by Islamic extremists online and had drug and mental health issues.
July 16, 2015: Five killed. The gunman shot a military recruiting center in a drive-by shooting, then drove to a military building and killed four Marines and a Navy sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was killed in a firefight with law enforcement. The FBI said he was radicalized by Islamic extremists online and had drug and mental health issues.
Oct. 1, 2015: 9 killed. A gunman killed nine people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. He was wounded in a shootout with police, then committed suicide.
Oct. 1, 2015: 9 killed. A gunman killed nine people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. He was wounded in a shootout with police, then committed suicide.
Nov. 27, 2015: A gunman killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. The shooter was ruled incompetent to stand trial last year.
Nov. 27, 2015: A gunman killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. The shooter was ruled incompetent to stand trial last year.
Dec. 2, 2015: 14 killed. A couple killed 14 people in a terrorist attack on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif. The husband’s coworkers were holding a Christmas party there. The couple were later killed in a shootout with police. Husband and wife had pledged allegiance to ISIS. Authorities said they were radicalized in the U.S. but had no links to overseas groups. Their neighbor was later arrested.
Dec. 2, 2015: 14 killed. A couple killed 14 people in a terrorist attack on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif. The husband’s coworkers were holding a Christmas party there. The couple were later killed in a shootout with police. Husband and wife had pledged allegiance to ISIS. Authorities said they were radicalized in the U.S. but had no links to overseas groups. Their neighbor was later arrested.

2016:

Feb. 25, 2016: 3 killed. A gunman went on a shooting spree in Newton and Hesston, Ka., killing three people at the lawn care company where he worked. He was then killed by police.
Feb. 25, 2016: 3 killed. A gunman went on a shooting spree in Newton and Hesston, Ka., killing three people at the lawn care company where he worked. He was then killed by police.
June 12, 2016: 49 killed. A gunman killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. The gunman was later killed when police stormed the club. The FBI called it a terrorist attack and a hate crime. It was the deadliest terror attack in the U.S. since 9/11 and the deadliest attack against the LGBTQ community.
June 12, 2016: 49 killed. A gunman killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. The gunman was later killed when police stormed the club. The FBI called it a terrorist attack and a hate crime. It was the deadliest terror attack in the U.S. since 9/11 and the deadliest attack against the LGBTQ community.
July 7, 2016: Five killed. At the end of a protest in downtown Dallas, five police officers were killed by a gunman who set out to kill white officers. Police later killed the gunman in a standoff using a robot with a remote-controlled explosive.
July 7, 2016: Five killed. At the end of a protest in downtown Dallas, five police officers were killed by a gunman who set out to kill white officers. Police later killed the gunman in a standoff using a robot with a remote-controlled explosive.
July 17, 2016: 3 killed. Two Baton Rouge police officers and an East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy were killed in an ambush attack. Their attacker was killed in a firefighter with other officers.
July 17, 2016: 3 killed. Two Baton Rouge police officers and an East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy were killed in an ambush attack. Their attacker was killed in a firefighter with other officers.

2017:

June 14, 2017: No one killed. A gunman opened fire on a group practicing for a charity baseball game that included U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise. He was among the four wounded. The gunman was mortally wounded in a shootout with police in Alexandria, Va.
June 14, 2017: No one killed. A gunman opened fire on a group practicing for a charity baseball game that included U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise. He was among the four wounded. The gunman was mortally wounded in a shootout with police in Alexandria, Va.
Oct. 1, 2017: The shooter fired more than 1,000 rounds at the Route 91 Harvest music festival from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel. The 58 killed and the more than 500 wounded were victims of the worst mass shooting executed by on person in the U.S. The gunman committed suicide soon afterward.
Oct. 1, 2017: The shooter fired more than 1,000 rounds at the Route 91 Harvest music festival from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel. The 58 killed and the more than 500 wounded were victims of the worst mass shooting executed by on person in the U.S. The gunman committed suicide soon afterward.
Nov. 5, 2017: 26 killed. The shooter killed 26 people at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, including eight members of one family. The shooter was later found dead.
Nov. 5, 2017: 26 killed. The shooter killed 26 people at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, including eight members of one family. The shooter was later found dead.

2018:

Feb. 14, 2018: 17 killed. An expelled student returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people at the school in Parkland, FL. He was captured and awaits trial.
Feb. 14, 2018: 17 killed. An expelled student returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people at the school in Parkland, FL. He was captured and awaits trial.
May 18, 2018: A 17-year-old stormed art classrooms, killing 10 and injuring 13 people, including a school resource officer.
May 18, 2018: A 17-year-old stormed art classrooms, killing 10 and injuring 13 people, including a school resource officer.

Times senior news researcher John Martin contributed to this report. Contact Jamal Thalji at [email protected]