Shocking Statistics: There Were Already 18 Shootings in American Schools in 2018

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The latest shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Wednesday left 17 people dead and became the eighteenth gun-related incident in U.S. schools since January 1st. Follow Nexter.org to know more.

Shocking statistics

According to a running count by the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a non-profit organization that tracks gun-related violence in the US, there were already 18 gun-related incidents on school grounds of an elementary, middle, or high school (plus colleges and universities) since the start of the year.

Pay attention that by saying “gun incident” means any related case with gun including a suicide, a stray bullet being fired into a building from off school grounds, an altercation in the school’s parking lot overnight, and, of course, an individual shooting at students.

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Source: Giorgio Viera—EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Gun control march

As a result, almost a week after the deadly school shooting in Florida survivors have announced a march on Washington D.C. to demand an end to gun violence.

Students and parents are plan to gather under the banner of March For Our Lives scheduled for March 24 in both D.C. and in other communities around the country. Their goal is to force collective action on gun control.

“Not one more,” reads the group’s mission statement. “We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students.”

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Source:  MIKE STOCKER/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

Trump’s reaction

President Donald Trump faces major criticism over the way he talk about the latest shooting at Florida school.

Trump posted photos from the meeting with first responders where had a huge smile on his face in the photo, and flashed his now signature thumbs up.


Many criticized Trump for such reaction and compared him with Barack Obama’s reaction to the Sandy Hook massacre in December of 2012. In 2016, Obama also delivered a powerful and emotional speech on gun violence, in which he broke down crying.


Also Trump posted on Twitter:


The response caused a huge wave of outrage from Twitter users including survivals. Some of their responds went .

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