School Shootings

Students protest after the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Students protest after the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
High school students rally at the Capitol in Washington on Feb. 21 in support of those affected at the Parkland High School shooting in Florida. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
States Let School Officials Seek Gun Limits for Potentially Violent Students, Feds Suggest
A model state "red flag" bill would let school officials ask courts to halt students' access to guns if they are deemed a risk.
Evie Blad, June 7, 2021
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Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie appears before the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission in Sunrise, Fla. on Nov. 15, 2018.
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie appears before the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission in Sunrise, Fla. on Nov. 15, 2018.
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School & District Management Superintendent Under Siege Since Parkland Shooting Resigns
Robert Runcie, who has led Broward County schools for nearly a decade, steps down in the face of perjury charges.
Scott Travis, South Florida Sun Sentinel, April 28, 2021
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High school students rally at the Capitol in Washington on Feb. 21 in support of those affected at the Parkland High School shooting in Florida.
High school students rally at the U.S. Capitol in February 2018, three days after a former student shot and killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla.<br/>
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School Climate & Safety How Biden's New Actions on Guns Could Affect Students and Schools
President Joe Biden announced steps to prevent gun violence through executive action and a push for state and federal legislation.
Evie Blad, April 8, 2021
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School Climate & Safety Data School Shootings Over Time: Incidents, Injuries, and Deaths
Explore the data on school shootings that have resulted in injuries or deaths.
March 23, 2021
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School Climate & Safety Interactive School Shootings This Year: How Many and Where
Education Week is tracking shootings in K-12 schools in 2021. See the number of incidents and where they occurred in our map and data table.
March 1, 2021
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Suzanne Devine Clark, an art teacher at Deerfield Beach Elementary School, places painted stones at a memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2019 during the first anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Suzanne Devine Clark, an art teacher at Deerfield Beach Elementary School, places painted stones at a memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2019 during the first anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
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Federal Congress Again Tries to Pass Eagles Act, Focused on School Shootings After Parkland
A group of bipartisan Congressional lawmakers is once again trying to get a law passed aimed at preventing school violence.
Devoun Cetoute, Miami Herald & Carli Teproff, Miami Herald, February 24, 2021
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Rep. Jahana Hayes , D-Conn., addresses delegates during the Democratic convention for the 5th District in Waterbury, Conn., on May 14, 2018.
Rep. Jahana Hayes , D-Conn., addresses delegates during the Democratic convention for the 5th District in Waterbury, Conn., on May 14, 2018.
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Federal Q&A Q&A: Rep. Jahana Hayes on Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories and the COVID-19 Aid Schools Need
Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, also discussed the attack on the U.S. Capitol, and how talking with students "refills my cup."
Andrew Ujifusa, January 29, 2021
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., waves as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Dalton, Ga., on Jan. 4, 2021.
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., waves as then-President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Republican Senate candidates in Dalton, Ga., on Jan.
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Federal Republican Who Endorsed School Shooting Conspiracies to Join House Education Panel
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's comments have drawn calls for her resignation from gun-control groups like March For Our Lives-Parkland.
Andrew Ujifusa, January 26, 2021
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Sara Smith, left, and her daughter Karina Smith visit a makeshift memorial outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018, where 17 students and staff members were killed in a mass shooting.
Sara Smith, left, and her daughter Karina Smith visit a makeshift memorial outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018, where 17 students and staff members were killed.
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Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Rejects Civil Rights Suit by Parkland Survivors
The court in Atlanta held that students who survived the 2018 mass school shooting could not recover from the missteps of public officials.
Mark Walsh, December 14, 2020
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School Choice & Charters Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories you may have missed.
August 18, 2020
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Tony Montalto, whose daughter Gina Montalto was killed in the Parkland shooting, stands on Capitol Hill this month.
Tony Montalto, whose daughter Gina Montalto was killed in the Parkland shooting, stands on Capitol Hill this month.
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School Climate & Safety Opinion We Lost Family at Parkland. You Should Learn From Our Personal Tragedy
On the second anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, three surviving family members write about how they believe schools can be made safer.
Tony Montalto, April Schentrup & Debbi Hixon, February 11, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Active Shooter Drills in Schools: Harmful or Helpful? The Debate Rages On
The National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and Everytown for Gun Safety are recommending in a new report that schools stop using active shooter drills that are either unannounced or simulate gun violence.
Arianna Prothero, February 11, 2020
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In this Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, JT Lewis, brother of Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis, speaks to President Donald Trump during a roundtable discussion on the Federal Commission on School Safety report, at the White House. From left, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Lewis, Andy Pollack, father of Parkland victim Meadow Pollack, and Trump. Lewis lost his 6-year-old brother, Jesse, in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. He now is a University of Connecticut student and is running for the 2020 state Senate as a Republican, calling for better school security and mental health programs.
In this Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, JT Lewis, brother of Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis, speaks to President Donald Trump during a roundtable discussion on the Federal Commission on School Safety report, at the White House. From left, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Lewis, Andy Pollack, father of Parkland victim Meadow Pollack, and Trump. Lewis lost his 6-year-old brother, Jesse, in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. He now is a University of Connecticut student and is running for the 2020 state Senate as a Republican, calling for better school security and mental health programs.
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School Climate & Safety Trump Admin. Unveils School Safety 'Clearinghouse.' Here's What You Need to Know
A new "one-stop shop" website on school safety has gone live, a joint effort of four federal agencies that is drawing strong backing from the families whose loved ones were killed in the 2018 shooting rampage in at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 10, 2020
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School Climate & Safety 'Accidental' Shooting in Houston High School Sparks New Rounds of Questions
A school shooting in Houston has set off yet another round of questions about how students manage to get guns onto campuses undetected. But the Texas tragedy also calls attention to the unique and difficult fallout from gun incidents that are accidental.
Catherine Gewertz, January 16, 2020
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