Gun-Related Incidents in US Schools in 2018


FILE - Mourners hold signs during a solidarity vigil in memory of victims of the Las Vegas music festival mass killing, in Newtown, Connecticut, site of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, Oct. 4, 2017.
FILE – Mourners hold signs during a solidarity vigil in memory of victims of the Las Vegas music festival mass killing, in Newtown, Connecticut, site of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, Oct. 4, 2017.


Halfway of 2018, there have been seven school shootings across the United States that have either killed or wounded children, including one Wednesday.

At least 17 people were killed when a former student, who had been expelled for disciplinary problems, opened fire at a Florida high school. Sixteen others were wounded.

According to Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun safety advocacy group, there have been 17 gun-related incidents in schools across America in 2018.

Of those, some were accidents. Eight of those incidents involved a gun being shot in or near a school, but caused no injury or death. Two were an attempted or completed suicide where the shooter had no intent to injure anyone else.

Source: https://www.voanews.com/a/gun-related-incidents-us-schools-2018/4255525.html


School safety

‘As if education quality and financial considerations aren’t stressful enough, recent years have seen increasing incidents that compromise safety and security of students’
The concern isn’t limited to their surrounding environment like rising criminality encountered in their commute.

On-campus security issues have been on the rise such as drug proliferation and fraternity hazing. Years ago such concerns were usually associated with certain brands of schools. But not anymore. Even top tier institutions have found themselves in the thick of things.

 


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