Shooting in schools has been on the rise recently, but the scale of Tuesday’s massacre at an elementary school in Uwald, Texas, is by far the worst since the 2018 attack Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
This year there were 26 school shootings and 118 incidents since 2018, reports Education Week, which has been tracking school shootings for the past four years. During this period, the largest number of shootings took place – 34 last year.
By Tuesday, six people had died in school shootings since 2018, including five students and children, and 40 had been injured. Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uwalde rewrote the data.
У Edwick According to statistics, an incident was defined as a firearm and when any person other than a suspect or criminal was wounded by a bullet as a result of an incident that was to occur at a K-12 school or school bus during school or an event that funded by the school.
The deadliest shooting at an American school occurred on April 16, 2007 Virginia Techwhen a 23-year-old student killed 32 students and faculty in two attacks, then committed suicide.
Next is 2012 Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, in which a 20-year-old killed 20 first-graders and six adults, including four teachers, a principal and a school psychologist.
One of the most recorded incidents was the massacre Columbine High School in Colorado. Two students killed 12 students and one teacher; most of the victims were in the school library. The shooters were killed by suicide.
According to Archive of violence with weaponsthe increase in incidents reflects a broad trend in the country over the seven periods of the study, which ended in 2020. In the last year of the survey, 999 children under the age of 11 and under died from gun violence in all forms compared to 603 in the first year of study.
A similar picture was between the ages of 12 and 17: 2,318 killed in 2014; 4142 killed in 2020.