Gunfire on school grounds at historic highs

Texas school shooting: Gunfire on school grounds at historic highs

  • Gunfire on school property is at an all-time high, according to the K-12 School Shooting Database.
  • Indiscriminate attacks at a school make up a small portion of the more than 2,000 school shooting incidents since 1970.
  • Firearms became the leading cause of death among children and teens in the U.S. in 2020.

Children on lockdown. Armed officers rushing into a school. Parents and loved ones in tears waiting anxiously outside.

It’s an all-too-common scene in the U.S., where gunfire on school grounds is at historic levels. And it’s not just after mass shootings — smaller-scale incidents at schools are also happening at alarming rates.

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