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Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Rape - School shooting
Number of victims: 2
Date of murders: October 27, 1975
Date of birth: 1957
Victims profile: Kimberly Rabot (female, 17) / Mark Potvin (male, 18 - He was  hit by gunfire when he heroically tried to kick the door shut)
Method of murder: Stabbing with knife - Shooting
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Status: Committed suicide by shooting himself the same day

Robert Poulin, an 18-year-old militia sharpshooter, shoots six people at Ottawa's Saint Pius X school and then kills himself. One wounded student dies just over a month later. Poulin had killed a girl at a youth home before he went to the school.


The St. Pius X High School shooting was a school shooting that occurred on October 27, 1975, at St. Pius X High School in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Robert Poulin, an 18-year-old St. Pius student, opened fire on his classmates with a shotgun killing one and wounding five before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.

Poulin had raped and stabbed his 17-year-old friend Kim Rabot to death and set fire to her body in his basement bedroom, prior to the incident. A book entitled Rape of a Normal Mind was written about the incident.

Further reading

  • Cobb, Christopher and Avery, Bob. (1977). Rape of a Normal Mind. Toronto: Paperjacks. ISBN 0-7701-0025-2



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