There have already been 12 school shootings in 2018, and that’s unacceptable By US
On February 14th, at least 17 people were killed in a Florida high school shooting. And sadly, it’s far from the only school shooting the United States has experienced this year.
The gun control advocacy group Everytown USA defines a school shooting as when a firearm discharges on school property. And based on these criteria, ABC reports that there have been 18 school shootings since January 1st.
In the latest and deadliest shooting of the year, at least 17 people have been reported dead from a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School today, February 14th.
New York City
A gun was fired at The Metropolitan High School on February 8th. No one was injured.
A third-grader at the K-12 Harmony Learning Center pulled the trigger on a school liaison officer’s holstered gun on February 5th. Luckily, no one was hurt.
xon Hill, Maryland
At Oxon Hill High School on February 5th two suspects shot a 17-year-old student in an attempted robbery. The victim survived.
Los Angeles, California
A 12-year-old girl accidentally shot four students at Salvador B. Castro Middle School on February 1st.
On January 31st, a 32-year-old man was killed outside Lincoln High Schoolafter a fight was reported.
Shots were fired at a basketball game at Dearborn High School on January 26th. There were no casualties.
At Murphy High School on January 25th, a 16-year-old student pointed a gun at members of administration before going outside and firing into the air.
On January 23rd, 17 students were injured and two were killed at Marshall County High School.
A 16-year-old boy shot a teenage girl at a high school on January 22nd. The victim survived.
New Orleans, Louisiana
A car shot at a group of students in the parking lot at NET Charter School on January 22nd, injuring one boy.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
On January 20th, a Winston-Salem State University football player was shot at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. The 21-year-old Najee Ali Baker later died from his wounds.
Google data shows how the US searches for contrasting things simultaneously. These maps show which states search for "gun shop" vs "gun control" — purchasing as opposed to controlling guns.