The truth behind “18 School Shooting in 2018”

The citation for 18 school shooting seems to be Everytown Research which only list 17 including the Parkland, Florida incident.

Using this sample the obvious conclusion for legislation to end “School Shooting” is to ban and confiscate all handguns.

By the numbers:

94% involved handguns
12% involved police handguns
47% the shooter was a student

6% involved long guns
41% had no injuries
22 Deaths
22 Injuries

The incidents are:

17 – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Long gun, identified as AR-15
17 deaths, 13 injuries

16 – Metropolitan High School

Likely a handgun.
No injuries

Police are investigating after a gunshot was fired in a Bronx school Thursday.

It happened Metropolitan High School in the Longwood section around 3 p.m.

Police responded to the call at 3:20 p.m. They found a bullet hole in the floor of a classroom inside the school.

A 17-year-old is in custody, officials said. He is being questioned at the 41st Precinct.

No injuries were reported.

15 – Harmony Learning Center

Policeman’s handgun.
No injuries

Nobody was injured Monday afternoon when a student at the Harmony Learning Center fired a school liaison officer’s gun, Maplewood police say.

The officer was sitting on a bench talking with some students about 1:45 p.m., when a third-grader pressed the trigger of the officer’s holstered weapon, according to a news release issued by the Maplewood Police Department.

The gun discharged through the bottom of the holster and a bullet struck the floor, the news release said.

The officer, who was unaware that the child was touching his gun, was wearing a department-approved, Level 3 security holster, the news release said. The holster is equipped with a trigger guard designed to prevent a gun from being fired while in it.

Twin Cities Pioneer Press

14 – Oxon Hill High School

It is a real stretch to call this a “school shooting”.  Likely a handgun.
One injury.

Two teenagers are charged in the shooting outside a Maryland high school Monday evening.

A 17-year-old Oxon Hill High School student got into an SUV with the suspects about 5:15 p.m. and was shot in what appears to have been a robbery attempt, Prince George’s County police said. He went into the school for help, and someone called 911 about 5:15 p.m.

Police charged 17-year-old Zanaya Bryant and 18-year-old Anthony Hollingsworth with attempted murder and related charges. The victim knew the suspects, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital and was released several hours later, police said.


13 – Salvador B. Castro Middle School

Police recovered a semi-automatic handgun.
Five injured.

A shooting at a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday that left one boy in critical condition, injured four others and had panicked parents in tears was an accident, police said.

The shooting was reported just before 9 a.m. and within minutes a 12-year-old girl was taken into custody without incident. Police interviewed her and by evening they announced that they would book her on a charge of negligent discharge of a firearm on school grounds.

12 – Lincoln High School

They know shots were fired from at least 3 different weapons.  Likely handguns.
One death.

Thursday, February 01, 2018
MAYFAIR (WPVI) — The 32-year-old man, who was shot and killed outside Lincoln High School in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia on Wednesday has been identified as Ralph Kennedy.

His family says he was a resident of North Philadelphia and the father of 8 with 2 more on the way.

911 calls came in reporting a large fight and shots fired in the school’s parking lot around 3:51 p.m.

Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded in the parking lot during a school basketball game.

Police say there was an enormous fight outside among dozens of people. Many believed to be students from rival schools.


11 – Dearborn High School

Likely handgun.
No injuries.

Someone fired shots from a car Friday night in the Dearborn High School parking lot during a basketball game, but nobody was injured, according to the school district.

Shortly after 8 p.m., two people — who appear to have been students from another school district — had a fight in a hallway at the high school on 19501 West Outer Drive in Dearborn. School officials contained the situation and moved the two outside, where, a short time later, the car pulled up and shots were fired at one of them, according to a Facebook post by the verified Dearborn Public Schools account, signed by Superintendent Glenn Maleyko.

The car was quickly driven away, and no injuries or damage were reported. Police arrived and began an investigation.

Detroit Free Press

10 – Murphy High School

Likely hand gun.
No injuries.

“Mobile, AL – The Mobile Police Department has arrested a Murphy High School student for shooting a gun on campus. The investigation revealed that Jonah Neal, 16, pointed the gun at school administrators and other students in the school before going outside and firing all the rounds in the air.

No one was injured. Neal will potentially face a number of charges. He will be charged as an adult.


9 – Marshall County High School

Two Deaths, fourteen injuries.

The Marshall County High School shooting occurred at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, on January 23, 2018. As students were gathering in an open area prior to the start of classes, a 15-year-old student opened fire with a handgun, killing one 15-year-old at the scene, and wounding another who died at a nearby hospital. Eighteen other people were injured, fourteen by bullets and three critically.


8 – The NET Charter High School

Likely a handgun.
One injury.

On Monday, January 22, The NET:Gentilly campus was placed on lock down due to a shooting outside of the school. The shots came from a car driving by. A 17 year old student, who was outside at the time, sustained a minor abrasion on his arm.

All students are safe and were released to their parents at the end of the day. The school is working closely with NOPD police and detectives to investigate the incident and insure the continued safety of all students and staff.


7 – Italy High School

Semi-automatic .380 handgun.
One Death.

A teenage boy shot a teenage girl in a high school cafeteria in Texas on Monday morning, officials said. The suspected shooter is in custody, and the victim was taken to a hospital.

… the suspect in the shooting at Italy High School is a 16-year-old male student.

Ellis County Sheriff Chuck Edge said the suspect “engaged the victim” and fired several shots from a semi-automatic .380 handgun. Edge did not say at a Monday afternoon news conference how many times the victim was shot.


6 – Wake Forest University

Likely handgun.
One death.

Winston-Salem police are searching for a man in connection with the death of a Winston-Salem State University football player who was shot and killed at an event at Wake Forest University Saturday morning.

Police have obtained warrants for arrest charging Jakier Shanique Austin, 21, with murder and possession of a firearm on educational property.

Police were called to The Barn, an event venue on the Wake Forest University’s campus in the 1800 block of Wake Forest Drive, at about 1 a.m. after a gunshot was fired.

Police said the victim, 21-year-old Najee Ali Baker, was shot following an argument. It happened at an event hosted by the Pi Omicron chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., a Wake Forest University student organization.

On Jan. 24, the Winston-Salem Police Department announced that it has made an arrest in the investigation into the Jan. 20 on-campus shooting.


5 – Wiley College

Again a little bit  of a stretch to call this a school shooting, IMHO.

Likely handgun.
No injuries.

(MARSHALL, TX) – The Marshall Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on the Wiley College campus.  On Monday, January 15, at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of University Avenue near Wiley Avenue on reports of gunshots. Preliminary reports indicate that a black sedan entered the Strickland Hall parking lot and possibly exchanged gunfire with a person who was in the parking lot. It is believed the black sedan was occupied by two subjects. The suspects in the sedan crashed into a retaining wall, causing damage to the retaining wall and the vehicle. The vehicle left the scene prior to officers arrival.

During their investigation, officers discovered that a bullet went through a window in one of the Strickland Hall dorm rooms. Three female students were inside the dorm room at the time of the shooting and no injuries were reported. It is not believed that the dormitories were the target of the shooting.

4 – California State University, San Bernardino

Again a little bit  of a stretch to call this a school shooting, IMHO.

Likely handgun.
No injuries.

Authorities say a gun was fired and a bullet hit a building on a Southern California college campus, but there were no reports of any injuries.

Officials at California State University, San Bernardino said the gunfire was reported at about 6 p.m. Wednesday local time.

San Bernardino police say the shot most likely came from just off campus and hit a window of the visual arts building on its west side.

Police went building-to-building searching for a shooter for hours before giving the all-clear. No shooter has been found, reports CBS Los Angeles.


3 – Coronado Elementary School

Likely handgun.
One death.

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday a 14-year-old boy shot himself with a family member’s firearm inside an elementary school bathroom in southern Arizona.

Sheriff Mark Dannels said in a news release that investigators recovered the weapon in Tuesday’s shooting from the bathroom at Coronado Elementary School, located between the towns of Hereford and Sierra Vista. The school serves about 460 students from kindergarten through eighth grade.


2 – Grayson College

Again a little bit  of a stretch to call this a school shooting, IMHO.

Instructor’s (a Policeman) handgun.
No injuries.

School officials said a bullet from an accidental discharge went through a classroom wall, came out through the other side and exited through a window.

It happened at the Grayson College Criminal Justice Center on Jan. 10.

Vice President of Business Services Giles Brown said a criminal justice club advisor was showing two students how to use a computerized firearms simulator before the incident occurred.

He said the instructor took his live weapon and put it in a box so it would not be confused with the training weapon.

We’re told that the box did not have a lock on it, and that the instructor later left the room, taking the training firearm with him.

“One of the students thought the instrument inside the box was the training instrument so she picked it up,” Brown said.

Then, Brown said, she fired it at a target on the wall, realizing her mistake instantly.

“Shot a hole in the wall,” Brown said. “Crossed over and broke a window.”

Brown said the instructor is a licensed peace officer who is permitted to carry a firearm on campus, and, being an officer, has been able to even before the new concealed carry law went into effect last August.


1 – New Start High School

Likely handgun.
No injuries.

A bullet was fired into New Start High School Thursday, but no one was injured, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.

The “round entered office window and lodged in a 3 ring binder,” the sheriff’s office tweeted. “Major Crimes detectives are handling.”

At about 1:30 p.m., the high school AT 614 SW 120th St. was “advised to go into lockdown after two shots were fired outside the building,” said Tove Tupper, assistant director of communications for Highline Schools. “One bullet hit the school’s administrative offices. No one was injured. The school remained in lockdown until dismissal at 3:25 p.m.”





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