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U.S. School Shootings Hit Another Annual Record High

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

The number of school shootings with casualties in the United States hit a new record in the 2021-2022 school year and more than doubled from the previous school year. National Center for Education Statistics

 The report defines a school shooting as an incident where a gun is wielded, fired, or a

bullet hits school property for any reason, regardless of victims, time of day, or day of the


 There were 188 school shootings with casualties reported in the 2021-2022 school year at public and private elementary and secondary schools.

 According to the report, the most commonly known situations associated with such

incidents included "escalation of dispute," "drive-by," "accidental firing of a weapon,"

and intentional property damage."

 Approximately a third of the school shootings during this time had an unknown situation.

 Nearly 98% of the shooters at elementary and secondary schools between 2000 and 2021

were males.

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Axios: Shauneen Miranda

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