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27 school shootings have taken place so far in 2022 : NPR

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Police reply to a capturing at Robb Elementary College in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.

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Police reply to a capturing at Robb Elementary College in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.

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A capturing at an elementary faculty in Uvalde, Texas, that has killed 19 youngsters and two adults marks the twenty seventh faculty capturing this yr. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott mentioned the shooter behind Tuesday’s incident was killed.

This comes simply 10 days after a shooting at a Tops grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y., that took the lives of 10 individuals.

Education Week has been monitoring faculty shootings since 2018. In line with its database, 119 such incidents have taken place since then.

There have been 27 faculty shootings with accidents or deaths this yr.

The group tracks shootings the place a firearm was discharged and the place any individual (apart from the suspect) has a bullet wound ensuing from the incident. Training Week additionally contains solely incidents that occur on a Ok-12 faculty property or on a college bus and that happen when faculty is in session or throughout a school-sponsored occasion.

It does not monitor instances wherein the one photographs fired have been from a college useful resource officer or police officer.

The U.S. has surpassed 200 mass shootings this yr

The Gun Violence Archive, an impartial information assortment group, has counted 212 mass shootings which have occurred up to now this yr, as of Tuesday. It defines a mass capturing as an incident wherein 4 or extra individuals have been shot or killed, excluding the shooter.

Information on the mass shootings which have occurred up to now this yr can be found here.

The U.S. ended 2021 with 693 mass shootings, per the Gun Violence Archive. The yr earlier than noticed 611. And 2019 had 417.

As for varsity shootings, in line with Training Week, 2021 had 34 such incidents at instructional establishments (the very best because the group began its database). In 2020, there have been 10 shootings. Each 2019 and 2018 recorded 24 shootings.

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