Madison High School Shooting is Tenth School Shooting in 2016; 170th School Shooting Since 2013
CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to recent reports of a school shooting at Madison High School on Monday morning. Reportedly two students were shot and injured. One person is in custody. Everytown and Moms Demand Action have kept an index of school shootings in America since 2013. This is the tenth school shooting in 2016 and the 170th school shooting since 2013.
STATEMENT FROM MICHELE MUELLER, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER, OHIO CHAPTER, MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Today, yet another school community has been rocked by gun violence. Our thoughts are with the students, faculty and families affected by the shooting at Madison High School. Although details are still unfolding, we know that this is at least the 170th school shooting since 2013—and the tenth in 2016 alone. I refuse to accept that this as the new normal. While there’s no one fix to stop every episode of gun violence, there is so much more we can do to keep guns out of dangerous hands and away from our Ohio schools. We must demand our Ohio lawmakers and leaders in Congress act to reduce gun violence.”