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Lithia Springs High School Shooting is at least the 26th School Shooting in 2017; 234rd School Shooting Since 2013
LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. – The Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, responded today to a shooting at Lithia Springs High School. While details are still unfolding, reports indicate that a teacher shot himself in his office Thursday morning. The teacher’s name and condition have not been released. While students were on campus at the time, none were in the building.
According to Everytown research, this was at least the 26th school shooting nationwide in 2017, and the 234rd since January 2013. Everytown and Moms Demand Action have kept an index of school shootings in America since 2013 – recording anytime a firearm is discharged inside a school building or on a school campus or grounds.
STATEMENT FROM LINDSEY DONOVAN, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER WITH THE GEORGIA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“As a mom, I want to know that my kids are safe at school. The shooting at Lithia Springs High School this morning underscores that school shootings are all too common in this country. While I am thankful that no students were hurt, my thoughts are with the students and members of the school community who were on campus at the time of this shooting.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs