The K-12 School Shooting Statistics Everyone Should Know
In 2018, there were 82 school shooting incidents in the United States, the highest there have ever been since 1970. Now, read the rest of the K-12 school shooting statistics.
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Reliability Score and Validation of Research with Official Documents
The information in the database is open-source from online and print news. The validity of the information about each incident was quantified with a reliability score of one to five (five being the most reliable).
- Single newspaper article or online news report
- Multiple News Sources
- Hundreds of news sources or statements/Interview from law enforcement official
- Court records or police report
Validation with Official Sources
The goal is to have every incident in the database have a reliability score of five.
Each of the school shootings in the database includes a date, school name, city and state.
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