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2018 School Firearm Incidents Examined After Fla. Mass Shooting

by Giam Pierre


The Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. has renewed calls for more gun control. 



18 School Firearm Incidents in First Two Months of 2018

Whether one is a firm supporter of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution or anti-gun, hopefully most people will agree that 18 school firearm incidents (including incidents that happened on a campus not involving students) in less than two months is way too much.

Schools once were a safe haven for learning and growth for students. Now school shootings are becoming more commonplace.

In 2018, American schools have endured over 2.5 firearm incidents per week so far this year.

Below is a list of each firearm incident as of Feb. 14 based on information provided by the New York Daily News.

Jan. 3—In St. Johns, Mich., a 31-year-old man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the former parking lot of East Olive Elementary School.

Jan. 4—In Seattle, a gunshot was fired at New Start High School. No one was injured.

Jan. 10—A teen found dead of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in restroom at Coronado Elementary School in Sierra Viesta, Ariz.

Jan. 10—Glass shattered by gunshot in California State University classroom in San Bernadino, Calif. No one injured.

Jan. 10—Gunshot accidentally fired through classroom in Dennison, Texas at Grayson College Criminal Justice Center. No one injured.

Jan. 15—Gunshots erupt at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas with a bullet going through a dorm room. No injuries reported.

Jan. 20—A Winston-Salem State University student is killed at a Wake Forest University event in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Jan. 22—A 16-year-old suspect shoots and wounds an Italy High School student in Italy, Texas with a semi-automatic handgun.

Jan. 22—A 14-year-old boy is injured in shooting outside of The NET Charter High School in Gentilly, La.

Jan. 23—Two people killed and 15 people shot at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky.

Jan. 25—A Murphy High School student in Mobile, Ala. shot a gun at school but no one injured.

Jan. 26—Gunshots fired from a car in the parking lot of Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Mich.

Jan. 31—After a fight, gunshots erupt at Lincoln High School in Pennsylvania, killing a 32-year-old man.

Feb. 1—Accidental shooting at Salvador B. Castro Middle School in Los Angeles injures five students.

Feb. 5—Teen is shot, but survives, outside of Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Md.

Feb. 5—Elementary school student pulls trigger on police officer’s gun at Harmony Learning Center in Maplewood, Minn. No one injured.

Feb. 8—Shots fired inside Metropolitan High School in New York. No one injured.

Feb. 14—Former student kills 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

This article was published on Friday 16 February, 2018.
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