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School Shootings in America Since Sandy Hook

Since the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, CT, there have been at least 96 school shootings in America — an average of nearly one a week. How many more before our leaders pass common-sense laws to prevent gun violence and save lives?

Communities all over the country live in fear of gun violence. That’s unacceptable. We should feel secure in sending our children to school — comforted by the knowledge that they’re safe.

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Analysis of School Shootings
Everytown for Gun Safety has tracked school shootings since Newtown. Click here to read the full report.

Legend:

Discharged Firearm: Shooter discharged firearm on school property
Injured 1+ Person: Shooter injured at least one person but did not kill anyone
Killed 1+ Person: Shooter killed at least one person
Attempted Suicide: Shooter attempted but did not complete suicide
Committed Suicide: Shooter committed suicide

#

Date

City, State

School Name

Type

Discharged Firearm
Injured 1+ Person
Killed 1+ Person
Attempted Suicide
Committed Suicide
1. 1/08/2013 Fort Myers, FL Apostolic Revival Center Christian School K-12 X X X    
2. 1/10/2013 Taft, CA Taft Union High School K-12 X X      
3. 1/15/2013 St. Louis, MO Stevens Institute of Business & Arts College X X   X  
4. 1/15/2013 Hazard, KY Hazard Community and Technical College College X  X X    
5. 1/16/2013 Chicago, IL Chicago State University College X  X X    
6. 1/22/2013 Houston, TX Lone Star College North Harris Campus College X X      
7. 1/31/2013 Atlanta, GA Price Middle School K-12 X X      
8. 2/1/2013 Atlanta, GA Morehouse College College X X      
9. 2/7/2013 Fort Pierce, FL Indian River St. College College X X      
10. 2/13/2013 San Leandro, CA Hillside Elementary School K-12 X X X    
11. 2/27/2013 Atlanta, GA Henry W. Grady HS K-12 X X      
12. 3/18/2013 Orlando, FL University of Central Florida College X     X X
13. 3/21/2013 Southgate, MI Davidson Middle School K-12 X     X X
14. 4/12/2013 Christiansburg, VA New River Community College College X X      
15. 4/13/2013 Elizabeth City, NC Elizabeth City State University College X X      
16. 4/15/2013 Grambling, LA Grambling State University College X X      
17. 4/29/2013 Cincinnati, OH La Salle High School K-12 X X   X  
18. 6/7/2013 Santa Monica,CA Santa Monica College College X X X    
19. 6/19/2013 W. Palm Beach, FL Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts K-12 X X X    
20. 8/15/2013 Clarksville, TN Northwest High School K-12 X X X    
21. 8/20/2013 Decatur, GA Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy K-12 X        
22. 8/22/2013 Memphis, TN Westside Elementary School K-12 X        
23. 8/23/2013 Sardis, MS North Panola High School K-12 X X X    
24. 8/30/2013 Winston-Salem, NC Carver High School K-12 X X      
25. 9/21/2013 Savannah, GA Savannah State University College X X X    
26. 9/28/2013 Gray, ME New Gloucester High School K-12 X     X X
27. 10/4/2013 Pine Hills, FL Agape Christian Academy K-12 X X      
28. 10/15/2013 Austin, TX Lanier High School K-12 X     X X
29. 10/21/2013 Sparks, NV Sparks Middle School K-12 X X X X X
30. 11/1/2013 Algona, IA Algona High/Middle School K-12 X     X X
31. 11/2/2013 Greensboro, NC North Carolina A&T State University College X X      
32. 11/3/2013 Stone Mountain, GA Stephenson High School K-12 X X      
33. 11/21/2013 Rapid City, SD South Dakota School of Mines & Technology College X     X X
34. 12/4/2013 Winter Garden, FL West Orange High School K-12 X X      
35. 12/13/2013 Arapahoe County, CO Arapahoe High School K-12 X X X X X
36. 12/19/2013 Fresno, CA Edison High School K-12 X X      
37. 1/9/2014 Jackson, TN Liberty Technology Magnet HS K-12 X X      
38. 1/14/2014 Roswell, NM Berrendo Middle School K-12 X X      
39. 1/15/2014 Lancaster, PA Martin Luther King Jr. ES K-12 X        
40. 1/17/2014 Philadelphia, PA Delaware Valley Charter HS K-12 X X      
41. 1/20/2014 Chester, PA Widener University College X X      
42. 1/21/2014 West Lafayette, IN Purdue University College X X X    
43. 1/24/2014 Orangeburg, SC South Carolina State University College X X X    
44. 1/28/2014 Nashville, TN Tennessee State University College X X      
45. 1/28/2014 Grambling, LA Grambling State University College X X      
46. 1/31/2014 Phoenix, AZ Cesar Chavez High School K-12 X        
47. 1/31/2014 Des Moines, IA North High School K-12 X X      
48. 2/7/2014 Bend, OR Bend High School K-12 X     X X
49. 2/10/2014 Salisbury, NC Salisbury High School K-12 X X      
50. 2/11/2014 Lyndhurst, OH Brush High School K-12 X        
51. 2/12/2014 Jackson, TN Union University College X X      
52. 2/20/2014 Raytown, MO Raytown Success Academy K-12 X X X    
53. 3/2/2014 Westminster, MD McDaniel College College X        
54. 3/7/2014 Tallulah, LA Madison High School K-12 X X      
55. 3/8/2014 Oshkosh, WI University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh College X        
56. 3/21/2014 Newark, DE University of Delaware College X        
57. 3/30/2014 Savannah, GA Savannah State University College X X X    
58. 4/3/2014 Kent, OH Kent State University College X        
59. 4/11/2014 Detroit, MI East English Village Preparatory Academy K-12 X X X    
60. 4/16/2014 Tuscaloosa, AL Stillman College College X X      
61. 4/21/2014 Griffith, IN St. Mary Catholic School K-12 X X X    
62. 4/21/2014 Provo, UT Provo High School K-12 X     X  
63. 4/16/2014 Council Bluffs, IA Iowa Western Community College College X X      
64. 5/2/2014 Milwaukee, WI Marquette University College X X      
65. 5/3/2014 Everett, WA Horizon Elementary School K-12 X X      
66. 5/4/2014 Augusta, GA Paine College College X X      
67. 5/5/2014 Augusta, GA Paine College College X X      
68. 5/8/2014 Georgetown, KY Georgetown College College X X      
69. 5/8/2014 Lawrenceville, GA Georgia Gwinnett College College X X   X  
70. 5/21/2014 Milwaukee, WI Clark Street School K-12 X X      
71. 6/5/2014 Seattle, WA Seattle Pacific University College X X X    
72. 6/10/2014 Troutdale, OR Reynolds High School K-12 X X X X X
73. 6/23/2014 Benton, MO Kelly High School K-12 X X X    
74. 6/27/2014 Miami, FL University of Miami College X        
75. 8/13/2014 Fredrick, MD Heather Ridge High School K-12 X X      
76. 8/14/2014 Newport News, VA Saunders Elementary K-12 X X X    
77. 9/2/2014 Pocatello, ID Idaho State University College X        
78. 9/5/2014 Savannah, GA Savannah State University College X X      
79. 9/11/2014 Taylorsville, UT Westbrook Elementary School K-12 X        
80. 9/24/2014 San Antonio, TX Joel C. Harris Academy K-12 X        
81. 9/27/2014 Nashville, TN Tennessee State University College X X      
82. 9/29/2014 Terre Haute, IN Indiana State University College X X      
83. 9/30/2014 Albermarle, NC Albermarle High School K-12 X X      
84. 9/30/2014 Louisville, KY Fern High School K-12 X X      
85. 10/3/2014 Fairburn, GA Langston Hughes High School K-12 X X X    
86. 10/8/2014 Elizabeth City, NC Elizabeth City State University College X        
87. 10/13/2014 Nashville, TN Tennessee State University College X        
88. 10/18/2014 Langston, OK Langston University College X X      
89. 10/21/2014 Memphis, TN A. Maceo Walker Middle School K-12 X        
90. 10/24/2014 Marysville, WA Marysville-Pilchuck High School K-12 X X X X X
91. 11/3/2014 Dover, DE Delaware State University College X X      
92. 11/20/2014 Tallahassee, FL Florida State University College X X      
93. 11/23/2014 Annapolis, MD St. John’s College College X X      
94. 12/5/2014 Claremore, OK Rogers State University College X     X X
95. 12/16/2014 Pittsburgh, PA Sunnyside Elementary School K-12 X X X    
96. 12/17/2014 Waterville, ME Benton Elementary School K-12 X     X X

Data: Incidents were classified as school shootings when a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented by the press or confirmed through further inquiries with law enforcement. Incidents in which guns were brought into schools but not fired, or were fired off school grounds after having been possessed in schools, were not included.

Over the course of two years, we identified a total of three incidents in which a private citizen discharged a firearm at a school that was ultimately determined to be self-defense — February 4, 2013 at Martin Luther King, Jr., High School in Detroit, MI, January 30, 2014 at Eastern Florida State College, and April 7, 2014 at Eastern New Mexico University. These three incidents were not included in the analysis.

Last updated: 12/18/2014