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School Shootings in America Since 2013 #MarchForOurLives

School Shootings in America Since 2013:

School Shootings in America Since 2013

March For Our Lives - March 24, 2018

Since 2013, there have been more than 300 school shootings in America — an average of about one a week.

How many more before our leaders pass common-sense laws to prevent gun violence and save lives? Communities all over the country live in fear of gun violence. That’s unacceptable. We should feel secure in sending our children to school — comforted by the knowledge that they’re safe.
Consistent with expert advice and common sense, Everytown uses a straightforward, fair, and comprehensive definition for a school shooting: any time a firearm discharges a live round inside or into a school building or on or onto a school campus or grounds, as documented by the press and, when necessary, confirmed through further inquiries with law enforcement or school officials. Incidents in which guns were brought into schools but not discharged are not included. The database is updated as new shootings occur or as new evidence emerges about prior incidents.
When it comes to American children being exposed to gunfire, these shootings are just the tip of the iceberg. A report by the Urban Institute showed that in the single school district of Washington, DC, there were at least 336 gunshots in the vicinity of schools over a single school year. And school shootings have long-term impacts on the school community as a whole: a recent analysis of school shootings found that those involving a homicide reduced student enrollment in the affected schools, and depressed students’ standardized test scores by nearly 5 percent.
Since 2014, Everytown has analyzed these incidents for trends that might help prevent future violence. Click here to read the full report

March For Our Lives - March 24, 2018

March For Our Lives - March 24, 2018

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