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Reports Indicate That One Person Was Shot and Injured and the Shooter Is in Custody
Italy High School Shooting is at least the 281st School Shooting Since 2013, 30th in Texas
ITALY, Texas – The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to the shooting that took place this morning at Italy High School. While details are still unfolding, initial reports indicate that one person was shot and injured and the suspected shooter is in custody.
According to Everytown research, this was at least the 8th school shooting nationwide in 2018. Since January 2013, there have been at least 281 school shootings across the country and 30 in Texas. As compared to all other states, Texas has had the most school shootings in the country since January 2013.
STATEMENT FROM DR. LISA EPSTEIN, VOLUNTEER WITH THE TEXAS CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“As a mom, my number one priority is that my kids are safe. The shooting this morning at Italy High School underscores that gun violence is all too prevalent in our country, including in our schools. As we pray for the student who was injured, I hope this shooting will serve as a reminder that keeping our kids safe means opposing the gun lobby’s dangerous agenda in our state of guns everywhere, for anyone, no questions asked.”
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