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There have been 380 school shootings since 1999 in the U.S.

Over 352,000 students have experienced gun violence at school.

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As the federal government does not track school shootings, The Washington Post has gathered data from a variety of news outlets and databases to state that there were more school shootings in 2022, 46, than in any other year since the Columbine High massacre, in 1999. 

More than 352,000 students have experienced gun violence at school in 380 school shootings since 1999; certainly traumatizing children, families and communities.  

Across all such incidents, The Post has found that at least 199 children, educators and other people have been killed, and another 428 have been injured.

In Pennsylvania, there have been 15 school shootings since Columbine. The deadliest attack was in 2006 at West Nickel Mines Amish School, in Nickel Mines. A 32-year-old man with several guns held students and staff hostage before wounding five of them and killing five more, then himself. 

The Post also found that the school shootings disproportionately impact children of color in higher levels. Hispanic students are twice more likely to experience campus gun violence, and Black over three times. 

Black students make up 16.6% of the school population, but 33% of them experience school shootings.

Although the number of shootings decreased in 2020 due to the pandemic, since 2018 violent incidents have been climbing like never before. After only nine shootings in 2020, 42 episodes were reported in 2021. 

To learn more about The Post findings, click here

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