74 School Shootings Across America Since Sandy Hook Tragedy
A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.
According to Everytown.org, it was the 74th school shooting in America since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in December 2012.
Everytown classified incidents as a "school shooting" when: "a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented in publicly reported news accounts.
This includes assaults, homicides, suicides, and accidental shootings. Incidents in which guns were brought into schools but not fired there, or were fired off school grounds after having been possessed in schools, were not included."
The Oregon violence came less than a week after a gunman opened fire on a college campus in neighboring Washington state, killing a 19-year-old man and wounding two others. It follows a string of mass shootings that have disturbed the nation, including one on Sunday in Nevada that left two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian dead.
King Elementary School in Lancaster made the list after a shots fired incident on school property on January 15, 2014.
"Officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police received a call for Shots Fired in the area of Martin Luther King Elementary School, 455 S. Duke St. Lancaster, PA.
An anonymous caller related that two males had been in the playground area of the school. One of the males fired a single shot from a handgun. The school went into lockdown. Once it was determined that there was no longer an immediate danger to students, staff or parents the lockdown was lifted and parents were able to pick up their children at the school. Officers located a single spent casing on the southwest corner of the school playground."
Map: School Shootings Since Sandy Hook
This map shows all incidents when a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented in publicly reported news accounts, since January 1, 2013. To see information about a specific shooting, hover your mouse over a red dot.
The Tuesday shooting was the first fatal school shooting in Oregon since May 1998 when 15-year-old Kip Kinkel killed two students and wounded 25 others at Thurston High School in Springfield near Eugene. He killed his parents prior to the attack and is serving a 111-year prison sentence.
Article Taken From - Lancaster Online
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