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School Shootings Report

School Shootings Report

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 In the ourteen months since the mass shooting in Newtown, CT, there have been at least 44 school shootings including atal and nonatal assaults, suicides, and unintentional shootings — an average o more than three a month.
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In he firs six weeks o 2014 alone, here were 13 school shooings including one eigh-day period in which here were our shooings in K-12 schools.
 These school shootings resulted in 28 deaths and 37 non-atal gunshot injuries.
In 49 percen o hese incidens a leas one person died. O he K-12 school shooings in which he shooer’s age was known, 70 percen (20 o 28 incidens) were perperaed by minors.
Among those shootings where it was possible to determine the source o the firearm, three-quarters o the shooters obtained their guns rom home. In 16 cases — more than a third o all incidents — at least one person was shot afer a schoolyard argument or conrontation escalated and a gun was at hand. The shooters ranged rom 5 to 53 years o age.
ANALYSIS OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
DECEMBER 15, 2012 — FEBRUARY 10, 2014
1 Incidents were classified as school shootings when a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented in publicly reported news accounts. Incidents in which guns were brought into schools but not fired, or were fired off school grounds after having been possessed in schools, were not included.
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
DECEMBER 󰀱󰀵, 󰀲󰀰󰀱󰀲 󲀔 FEBRUARY 󰀱󰀰, 󰀲󰀰󰀱󰀴
 
󰀴󰀴 SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IN 󰀱󰀴 MONTHS
The 44 school shooings occurred in 24 saes across he counry. Sixy-our percen o he shooings ook place a K-12 schools and hiry-six percen ook place on college or universiy campuses. Thiry-hree shooings (75 percen) involved an assaul or homicide; o hese, 12 incidens resuled in a leas one homicide. In 11 incidens, he shooer atemped or compleed suicide — in 4 incidens afer shooing someone else. In 4 oher incidens, no one was injured.
School Conrontations Lead to Shootings
A leas 16 o he shooings — more han a hird o oal incidens — occurred afer a conronaion beween sudens inensified and shos were fired. Among he shooings ha occurred afer an alercaion escalaed:
 January 9, 2014, Liberty Technology Magnet High School, Jackson, Tennessee
Two male sudens, ages 16 and 17, go ino a disagreemen over a emale suden. Afer classes were dismissed, he wo boys go ino a figh, and one suden sho he oher in he high.
 January 30, 2014, Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay, Florida
A verbal argumen beween sudens escalaed ino a figh in he parking lo o he main academic building, and a 24-year-old suden pulled a handgun rom his car and sho anoher suden in he ches.
August 23, 2013, North Panola High School, Sardis, Mississippi
A 15-year-old was killed by a single gunsho o he ches afer a figh broke ou a a high school ooball game. Three people involved in he figh were arresed or he shooing, including a 17-year old.
 January 16, 2013, Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois
Afer a baskeball game beween wo rival high schools a Chicago Sae Universiy, a figh eruped during he pos-game handshake and a 17-year-old high school suden was aally sho.
January 22, 2013, Lone Star College, Houston, Texas
A conronaion ha began when wo young men bumped ino each oher in he doorway o an academic building ended when one fired a leas 10 shos. Three people were wounded, including wo sudens and a 55-year-old mainenance worker who was sho in he leg.
 April 15, 2013, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana
Three sudens, ages 19 o 21, were reaed or gunsho wounds afer a figh broke ou ouside a school dormiory.
 December 4, 2013, West Orange High School, Winter Garden, Florida
A 17-year-old suden sho a 15-year-old classmae during a figh ha began as classes were being dismissed.
SHOOTINGS BY TYPE OF SCHOOLSHOOTINGS BY INJURY AND INTENT
K󲀓󰀱󰀲 SCHOOLCOLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
󰀲󰀸󰀱󰀶ANALYSIS OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
DECEMBER 󰀱󰀵, 󰀲󰀰󰀱󰀲 󲀔 FEBRUARY 󰀱󰀰, 󰀲󰀰󰀱󰀴
NON󰀭FATAL OR FATAL ASSAULTS
NON󰀭FATAL OR FATAL ASSAULTS FOLLOWED BY ATTEMPTED OR COMPLETED SUICIDES
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K󰀭󰀱󰀲 SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IN FOCUS
An average o wo school shooings ook place a K-12 schools each monh beween December 15, 2012 and February 10, 2014.
Among shootings at K-12 schools in which the shooter’s age was known, 70 percent (14 o 20 incidents) were perpetrated by minors.
Many o he sudens who perperaed hese shooings had easy access o guns a home. In several cases, invesigaors declined o commen on how he child obained a firearm because he incidens are under acive invesigaion. Bu in he eigh incidens where he source o he firearm was known, hree-quarers o he shooers used a gun hey obained rom home. This includes hree cases where a minor used a gun o atemp or complee suicide in his school.The incidens included he ollowing:
 January 10, 2013, Taf Union High School, Taf, Caliornia
Sixeen-year-old Bryan Oliver walked ino his science classroom wih a 12-gauge Wincheser shogun ha belonged o his broher, aimed a a 16-year-old classmae he said had bullied him, and fired a single sho ha sruck he boy in he ches. Bryan fired one more sho, bu no one else was harmed.
March 21, 2013, Davidson Middle School, Southgate, Michigan
Jus beore classes sared one morning, 13-year-old Tyler Nichols walked ino he bahroom a his school, pulled ou a handgun, and commited suicide. Police repored ha he gun was legally owned by a amily member bu had no been saely secured.
 April 29, 2013, La Salle High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
Joseph Poyner, age 17, was siting a his desk in a compuer lab wih abou wo dozen oher sudens a jus afer 9:00 AM one morning when he pulled ou a .45-caliber semi-auomaic handgun and fired a single sho a his head. Joseph had acquired he gun rom home, where i was ordinarily sored in a sae.
 October 21, 2013, Sparks Middle School, Sparks, Nevada
Shouing “Why are you laughing a me? Why are you doing his o me?” 12-year-old Jose Reyes aally sho a eacher and wounded wo 12-year-old sudens wih a 9mm semiauomaic Ruger handgun. His parens old invesigaors ha he gun had been sored in a case on a shel above he rerigeraor. The case was no locked.
 January 14, 2014, Berrendo Middle School, Roswell, New Mexico
During cold or inclemen weaher, sudens a Berrendo Middle School gaher in he school gymnasium o wai or school o sar. They were here one morning when Mason Campbell, age 12, walked ino he gym and pulled ou a 20-gauge shogun ha he’d aken rom home. The boy opened fire on his ellow sudens, criically wounding an 11-year-old boy, seriously injuring a 13-year-old girl, and slighly wounding an adul saff member. Afer Mason fired all hree rounds in he gun, a eacher sepped orward and persuaded him o pu i down.
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