Since the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, CT, there have been at least 74 school shootings in America. This is one of the main findings included in a recent report by Everytown, a gun control advocacy group.
The latest school violence-related incident took place August 19, 2014, when police reported that two South Pasadena, High School students (Pasadena, CA) plotted to kill three staffers and as many students as possible in a mass shooting plot.
The report’s other main findings were:
- In the first six weeks of 2014 alone, there were 13 school shootings including one eight-day period in which there were four shootings in K-12 schools.
- These school shootings resulted in 28 deaths and 37 non-fatal gunshot injuries. In 49 percent of these incidents at least one person died.
- Of the K-12 school shootings in which the shooter’s age was known, 70 percent (20 of 28 incidents) were perpetrated by minors.
- Among those shootings where it was possible to determine the source of the firearm, three-quarters of the shooters obtained their guns from home.
- In 16 cases — more than a third of all incidents — at least one person was shot after a schoolyard argument or confrontation escalated and a gun was at hand.
- The shooters ranged from 5 to 53 years of age.
The report includes a map of the reported and analyzed shootings (see below):
Click HERE to read the entire report.