There have been 27 school shootings this year. There have been 119 school shootings since 2018, when Education Week began tracking such incidents. The highest number of shootings, 34, occurred last year. There were 10 shootings in 2020, and 24 each in 2019 and 2018. – EducationWeek
Mass shooters have killed hundreds of people throughout U.S. history in realms like stores, theaters and workplaces, but it is in schools and colleges where the carnage reverberates perhaps most keenly — places filled with children of tender ages, older students aspiring to new heights and the teachers planting the seeds of knowledge, their journeys all cut short.
By Angelica Casas & Max Matza | May 25, 2022 | BBC News, Uvalde https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61573377
The wave of violence this month has been relentless, deepening a gnawing sense that shootings are now just a deplorably consistent fact of American life.
By Daniel Arkin, Jiachuan Wu and Nigel Chiwaya | May 25, 2022 | NBC NEWS https://www.nbcnews.com/data-graphics/shootings-two-weeks-bullets-death-america-rcna30489
Democrats moved quickly to clear the way for votes on legislation to strengthen background checks for gun purchasers.
Within hours of the shooting in Uvalde, Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the majority leader, moved to clear the way to force votes in coming days on legislation that would strengthen background checks for gun purchasers, pushing to revive measures with broad appeal that Republicans have blocked in the past.
May 24, 2022. |. THE NEW YORK TIMES