More than 292,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine1
Each day 8 children die from gun violence in America2
Guns used in about 68% of gun-related incidents at schools were taken from the home, a friend or a relative3
The median age of school shooters is 164
An estimated 4.6 million American children live in a home where at least one gun is kept loaded and unlocked5
- “How many children have experienced school shootings in America?” Washington Post, School Shootings Database. Last updated 01.24.22.
- CDC, WISQARS accessed on 1/28/19 at cdc.gov
- Vossekuil, et al, 2002.
- Washington Post, School Shootings Database. Originally published 4/20/18.
- Azrael, D., Cohen, J., Salhi, C. et al. J Urban Health (2018) 95: 295. Accessed on 1/29/19 at www.doi.org.