Since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting around 2 years ago (Dec. 14, 2012) in Newtown, Connecticut there have been 95 school shootings across the nation.
Those 95 shootings have taken place in 33 states across the country and include fatal and nonfatal assaults, unintentional shootings and suicides, according to a report released by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
According to that report, Georgia ranks No. 1 with 12 shootings. The shootings caused at least three deaths, the report states.
Sherri Lonon from Patch.com finds that the reports include:
- Of the K-12 school shootings in which the shooter’s age was known, 70 percent (28 of 40 incidents) were perpetrated by minors. When it was possible to determine the source of the firearms, nearly two-thirds of the shooters (10 of 16) obtained their guns from home.
- In 35 of the reported shootings, at least one person was shot following an argument that escalated while a gun was on hand
- Fifty-two percent of the shootings occurred at K-12 schools while 48 percent took place on college or university campuses
- The combined school shootings resulted in 45 deaths and 78 nonfatal gunshots
- In 65 of the shooting incident, the shooter intentionally killed or injured another with a gun. Sixteen of the incidents involved attempted or completed suicide. Six of the incidents were deemed accidental while 14 involved gunfire with no injuries.
- In the last three months alone there have been 17 school shootings including one week that witnessed five incidents in five different states
Check out the full report on the Everytown website.