School Shootings This Year: How Many and Where
School shootings—terrifying to parents and communities—always reignite polarizing debates about gun rights and school safety. Those debates often include difficult questions about restricting access to firearms, arming teachers, increasing police presence in schools, and spending money on new security measures for school buildings.
To bring context and a clearer picture to these incidents, Education Week journalists will track shootings in
On Feb. 14, a 19-year-old male with a semi-automatic rifle killed 17 people at a Parkland, Fla., high school in the nation's third-deadliest school shooting. The numbers below reflect the latest news reports. Read more.
Injuries & Deaths
Where the Shootings Happened
Size of the dots correlates to the number of victims. Click on each dot for more information.
About the Shootings
About This Tracker
This page refers to incidents where a firearm was discharged inside a K-12 school building or facility, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored event, resulting in injury or death of individuals who are not the suspect.
We will note if the suspect died as a result of the incident. We will not document suicides by firearm. Injuries include those from media or police reports; they may be minor or major and are not necessarily the result of gunfire.