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Nine weeks into the year and there have already been 12 school shootings standard

By Darran Simon, CNN The parameters CNN followed in this count are: A shooting that involved at least one person being shot (not including the shooter) A shooting that occurred on school grounds We included grades K through college/university level We included gang violence, fights and domestic violence We included accidental discharge of a firearm as long as the first two parameters are met March 2: Mount Pleasant, Michigan Two people were shot to death at a dormitory on the campus of Central Michigan University. The victims are not students and police think the incident stemmed from a domestic situation. February 27: Norfolk, Virginia A student at Norfolk State University was shot from an adjacent dorm room while he was ...

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Parkland School Shooting 208th Since Columbine: The Tragic List standard

Michael Roberts | Denver Westword  |  February 15, 2018 Reporters and anchors covering yesterday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, frequently mentioned the disturbing similarity between images from the latest tragic event, during which seventeen people died, and those from the April 20, 1999, attack on Columbine High School in Littleton. But Columbine’s terrible legacy has been felt consistently over the intervening eighteen-plus years. As documented below, the Parkland incident was at least the 208th school shooting to take place in Columbine’s wake. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first school-shootings rundown we’ve had to assemble. Our original post, published on April 20, 2009, the tenth anniversary of the massacre, counted 108 school shootings following Columbine. Including incidents noted in a ...

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US School Violence Fast Facts standard

CNN Library Updated 3:27 PM ET, Sun September 17, 2017  Photos: Photos: Shooting at Washington high school Shooting at Washington high school – Students from Marysville-Pilchuck High School write messages and prayers during a vigil Friday, October 24, at a church in Marysville, Washington. Earlier in the day, a student shot five people at the school before he committed suicide, law enforcement officials told CNN. (CNN)Here is a list of incidents of random elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to the present. This list does NOT include suicides, gang-related incidents, or deaths resulting from interpersonal conflicts. US Timeline (selected only): September 13, 2017 – Freeman High School – Spokane, Washington. One student ...

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When did it become a teacher’s job to stop a bullet for your child? standard

PBS Newshour By Charlie Gaare December 4, 2015 Here’s the thing they don’t teach you when you’re going to school to be a teacher. There will be days where you have to think about how you are going to fit three adult-sized children into a glass cupboard and cover yourself with desks in order to protect the four of you. They don’t tell you that there’s going to be days where you are going to have a SWAT team member come in and put a gun in your face. They don’t tell you in 12 years time there will be more school shootings than you can remember or maybe even count. They don’t tell you that you are going to ...

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U.S. School Violence Fast Facts standard

Source: CNN Library Updated October 1, 2015 Visit Website (CNN)Here is a list of incidents of random elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to the present. This list does NOT include suicides, gang related incidents, or deaths resulting from interpersonal conflicts. U.S. Timeline (selected only): October 24, 2014 – Marysville-Pilchuck High School – Marysville, Washington. Freshman Jaylen Fryberg shoots five people in the school cafeteria, killing one. Fryberg dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene. A second victim dies of her injuries two days later; a third dies on October 31. A fourth victim dies on November 7, bringing the total fatalities to five, including the gunman. June 10, 2014 ...

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FBI: Active Shooter Incidents on the Rise standard

U.S. News & World Report By Lauren Fox, Sept. 25, 2014 Source:  Visit Website Shootings occur everywhere from movie theaters to schools. The number of active shooter situations in the United States is on the rise, according to a report released Thursday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The report finds that between 2000 and 2013, there have been 160 active shooter scenarios. In the 14-year period, 557 people have been wounded and 486 people have been killed. Yet in the first seven years studied by researchers, there were 6.4 incidences annually on average. Between 2007 and 2013, the annual average jumped to 16.4 incidences a year. The report looked at many high-profile shooting sprees, including the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School ...

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FBI: U.S. now has one active shooter incident every three weeks standard

The Washington Post By Christopher Ingraham September 25, 2014 Source:  Visit Website Active shooter incidents are becoming more common, according to an FBI report released Wednesday. The study defines “active shooter incident” as one involving “an individual or individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.” An active shooter incident isn’t exactly the same thing as a mass killing, which according to a new federal definition involves at least three fatalities. Only 40 percent of the incidents in the FBI report would qualify as mass killings. (Sidebar: How sad is it that our official vocabulary of killing has grown so complex and precise in recent years?) Over the past seven years, we’ve averaged 16.4 ...

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Report: School Crime and Violence Rise standard

U.S. News & World Report By Allie Bidwell, June 10, 2014 Source: Visit Website The number of teachers who say they’ve been physically attacked by students is the highest yet. Parents worried about their children’s safety while at school might not just be over-protective. While the number of school-related deaths are starting to decrease, incidents of theft and violence – including student violence against teachers – are on the rise in America’s schools, according to a federal report released Tuesday. And schools are beefing up security, including video cameras and armed security guards, as a result. The National Center for Education Statistics released its annual “Indicators of School Crime and Safety” report, finding that during the 2010-11 school year – ...

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Active shooters in schools: The enemy is denial standard

Preventing juvenile mass murder in American schools is the job of police officers, school teachers, and concerned parents Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief May 5, 2010 Source:  Visit Website “How many kids have been killed by school fire in all of North America in the past 50 years? Kids killed… school fire… North America… 50 years… How many? Zero. That’s right. Not one single kid has been killed by school fire anywhere in North America in the past half a century. Now, how many kids have been killed by school violence?” So began an extraordinary daylong seminar presented by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a Pulitzer Prize nominated author, West Point psychology professor, and without a doubt the world’s foremost ...

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