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Has there been one school shooting per week since Sandy Hook?

The group uses a broad definition of school shooting: when a firearm is discharged on school ... said he has not seen an authoritative data source or universal definition on “school shootings.” Trump ... read more

School Shooting Tracker: Counting school shootings since 2013

vary depending on the news organization and its definition of a school shooting. Several organizations and databases track gun violence in schools, including Everytown for Gun Safety, the Washington ... read more

Verify: Is there a definition for what a school shooting is?

Everytown defines "school shooting" as "any time a firearm discharges a live round inside a school building or on a school campus or grounds." This is a broad ... accepted definition of what a school ... read more

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I9: School Shooting statistics clarified

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - In our coverage of the Florida school shooting, many have questioned a number about 17 school shootings so far this year. We want to foster an educated debate on gun ... read more

Spin Factor: New School Shooting 'Database' Includes Incidents That Don't Belong

Incident was an accidental discharge by a law enforcement or school resource officer. The database is also built on news ... shows the difference between taking an overly broad definition of a school ... read more

Why there’s so much inconsistency in school shooting data

The U.S. Department of Education used the results of this question to estimate the number of school shootings ... of Education’s data was so inaccurate. First, there are problems with the definition ... read more

How Many School Shootings Have Taken Place So Far in 2018?

The media is either sheepishly or deliberately moving the goalposts and widening the definition of what constitutes a school shooting ... with Everytown’s raw data, which is useful and important, only ... read more

Spinning Statistics on School Shootings

Q: Have there been 74 school shootings since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut? A: No. The group making this claim uses a broad definition that more than doubles the number of school ... read more

School safety bill would arm teachers. But what else does it do?

But as the bill heads for a vote by the full Senate, other provisions dealing with mental health, campus crime reporting and active shooter policies have broad ... school security is handled in ... read more

Friendly Reminder: School Shootings Are Still Rare. More Kids Are Killed Walking To School

In one instance, a BB gun broke a school bus window. No one was hurt, but it was still classified as a school shooting (via Free Beacon): Everytown for Gun Safety uses its own definition ... campus or ... read more

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