For Your Consideration: Keeping Our Schools Safe

The start of the academic year always reminds me of the dangers our students and teachers face being in a preschool, elementary school, high school or college campus. Once again, I offer this reminder to you.

According to Everytownresearch.org, “Since 2013, there have been at least 153 school shootings in America — an average of nearly one a week.” This below list is gleaned from data found at Everytown for Gun Safety and Wikipedia. It does not include attempted or realized suicides, but does include every intentional or accidental shooting in a school setting.

Consider a moment the length and scope of this list.

Consider that this list is longer than the list of shootings from 1990-1999.

Then consider what we might do to keep our schools safe.

 

10/15/2015 San Antonio, TX Wagner High School High School
10/15/2015 Langston, OK Langston University College or University
10/11/2015 Tampa, FL University of South Florida College or University
10/9/2015 Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona University – Flagstaff College or University
10/9/2015 Houston, TX Texas Southern University College or University
10/6/2015 Houston, TX Texas Southern University College or University
10/2/2015 University City, MO University City High School High School
10/1/2015 Roseburg, OR Umpqua Community College College or University
9/30/2015 Harrisburg, SD Harrisburg High School High School
9/28/2015 Butte, MT Montana Tech of the University of Montana College or University
9/22/2015 Statesville, NC Central Elementary School Elementary School
9/14/2015 Cleveland, MS Delta State University College or University
9/11/2015 Lafayette, LA Northside High School High School
9/3/2015 Sacramento, CA Sacramento City College College or University
8/27/2015 Savannah, GA Savannah State University College or University
8/26/2015 Houston, TX Texas Southern University College or University
8/25/2015 Augusta, GA Hornsby Elementary School Elementary School
8/23/2015 Richmond, TX William Velasquez Elementary Elementary School
8/8/2015 Paradise, TX Paradise High School High School
8/8/2015 Wichita, KS Wichita State College or University
7/27/2015 Gainesville, FL University of Florida College or University
7/24/2015 Converse, TX Elolf Elementary School Elementary School
7/5/2015 Dallas, TX Coppell Middle School East Middle School
6/23/2015 Fort Calhoun, NE Fort Calhoun Elementary School Elementary School
6/4/2015 Franklin, NC South Macon Elementary School Elementary School
5/27/2015 Everglades City, FL Everglades City School Preschool
5/24/2015 Flint, MI Southwestern Classical Academy High School
5/20/2015 Robinson, TX Robinson High School High School
5/12/2015 Tempe, AZ Corona del Sol High School High School
5/5/2015 Conyers, GA Conyers Middle School Middle School
5/4/2015 Cleveland, OH Willow Elementary School Elementary School
5/4/2015 Orem, UT Utah Valley Univeristy College or University
4/27/2015 Lacey, WA North Thurston High School High School
4/22/2015 Las Vegas, NV Ruthe Deskin Elementary School Elementary School
4/19/2015 Dover, DE Delaware State University College or University
4/19/2015 Charlotte, NC Johnson C. Smith University College or University
4/18/2015 Dover, DE Delaware State University College or University
4/17/2015 Seguin, TX Seguin High School High School
4/13/2015 Goldsboro, NC Wayne Community College College or University
4/4/2015 Everett, WA Everett Community College College or University
4/2/2015 Monaca, PA Community College of Beaver County College or University
4/2/2015 Jackson, TN Lane College College or University
3/9/2015 Coon Rapids, MN Northwest Passage High School High School
2/23/2015 Daytona Beach, FL Bethune-Cookman University College or University
2/15/2015 Merced, CA Tenaya Middle School Middle School
2/15/2015 Athens, GA University of Georgia College or University
2/15/2015 Little Rock, AR Lawson Elementary School Elementary School
2/5/2015 Columbia, SC University of South Carolina College or University
2/4/2015 Frederick, MD Frederick High School High School
2/2/2015 Mankato, MN Minnesota State University College or University
1/26/2015 Roseville, MN Hand and Hand Montessori Preschool
1/23/2015 Hardeeville, SC Royal Live Oaks Academy High School
1/20/2015 Mobile, AL Williamson High School High School
1/16/2015 Ocala, FL Vanguard High School High School
1/15/2015 Milwaukee, WI Wisconsin Lutheran High School High School
12/17/2014 Pittsburgh, PA Sunnyside Elementary School Elementary School
12/17/2014 Waterville, ME Benton Elementary School Elementary School
12/5/2014 Claremore, OK Rogers State University College or University
11/23/2014 Annapolis, MD St Johns College College or University
11/20/2014 Tallahasse, FL Florida State University College or University
11/3/2014 Dover, DE Delaware State University College or University
10/24/2014 Marysville, WA Marysville Pilchuck High School High School
10/21/2014 Memphis, TN A. Maceo Walker Middle School Middle School
10/18/2014 Langston, OK Langston University College or University
10/13/2014 Nashville, TN Tennessee State University College or University
10/8/2014 Elizabeth City, NC Elizabeth City State University College or University
10/3/2014 Fairburn, GA Langston Hughes High School High School
9/30/2014 Louisville, KY Fern Creek High School High School
9/30/2014 Albermarle, NC Abermarle High school High School
9/29/2014 Terre Haute, IN Indiana State University College or University
9/27/2014 Nashville, TN Tennessee State University College or University
9/24/2014 San Antonio, TX Joel C Harris Academy Middle School
9/11/2014 Taylorsville, UT Westbrook Elementary School Elementary School
9/10/2014 Lake Mary, FL Greenwood Lakes Middle School Elementary School
9/5/2014 Savannah, GA Savannah State University College or University
9/2/2014 Pocatello, ID Idaho State University College or University
8/14/2014 Newport News, VA Saunders Elementary Elementary School
8/13/2014 Fredrick, MD Heather Ridge High school High School
6/27/2014 Miami, FL University of Miami College or University
6/23/2014 Benton, MO Kelly High School High School
6/10/2014 Troutdale, OR Reynolds High School High School
6/5/2014 Seattle, WA Seattle Pacific University College or University
5/21/2014 Milwaukee, WI Clarke Street School Playground Elementary School
5/8/2014 Lawrenceville, GA Georgia Gwinnett College College or University
5/8/2014 Georgetown, KY Georgetown College College or University
5/5/2014 Augusta, GA Paine College College or University
5/4/2014 Augusta, GA Paine College College or University
5/3/2014 Everett, WA Horizon Elementary Elementary School
5/2/2014 Milwaukee, WI Marquette University College or University
4/21/2014 Provo, UT Provo High School High School
4/21/2014 Griffith, IN St. Mary Catholic School Elementary School
4/16/2014 Council Bluffs, IA Iowa Western Community College College or University
4/11/2014 Detroit, MI East English Village Preparatory Academy High School
4/3/2014 Kent, OH Kent State University College or University
3/30/2014 Savannah, GA Savannah State University College or University
3/23/2014 Newark, DE University of Delaware College or University
3/8/2014 Oshkosh, WI University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh College or University
3/7/2014 Tallulah, LA Madison Parish High School High School
3/2/2014 Westminster, MD McDaniel College College or University
2/20/2014 Raytown, MO Raytown Success Academy Preschool
2/12/2014 Jackson, TN Union University College or University
2/11/2014 Lyndhurst, OH Charles F. Brush High School High School
2/10/2014 Salisbury, NC Salisbury High School High School
2/7/2014 Bend, OR Bend High School High School
1/31/2014 Phoenix, AZ Cesar Chavez High School High School
1/31/2014 Des Moines, IA North High School High School
1/28/2014 Grambling, LA Grambling State University College or University
1/28/2014 Nashville, TN Tennessee State University College or University
1/24/2014 Orangeburg, SC South Carolina State University College or University
1/21/2014 West Lafayette, IN Purdue University College or University
1/20/2014 Chester, PA Widener University College or University
1/17/2014 Philadelphia, PA Delaware Valley Charter High School High School
1/15/2014 Lancaster, PA King Elementary School Elementary School
1/14/2014 Roswell, NM Berrendo Middle School Middle School
1/9/2014 Jackson, TN Liberty Technology Magnet High School High School

Submitted by Robyn-Jay Bage

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