NUMEROUS students and teachers have tragically died at the hands of mass shootings over the years.
After the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, many people expected change, but school shootings are still happening, with several in 2022 alone.
How many school shootings took place in 2022?
The world faced another deadly shooting on May 24, 2022 at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
The shooter eventually claimed the lives of 19 children and two adults, marking the 27th school shooting of the year, according to Education Week.
The company has reportedly tracked school shootings since 2018, adding that the highest number of shootings since then occurred in 2021, when there were 34 school shootings.
Other school shootings in 2022 include:
How many mass shootings took place in 2022?
As if school shootings weren’t tragic enough, there were more mass shootings in various locations across the country.
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According to NPR data, the country has seen 212 mass shootings so far in 2022.
A mass shooting is described as an “incident in which four or more people are shot or killed, excluding the shooter”.
The year’s most notable mass shootings include a shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and a shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church in California.
What is the deadliest school shooting in history?
When people talk about school shootings, the tragedies at Sandy Hook Elementary and Columbine High School often come to mind, but there’s another school shooting that, according to Statista data, occurred among those with the highest fatalities.
Finally, in 2007, 32 people lost their lives during the Virginia Tech massacre.
At that time, senior English Major Seung-Hui Cho, armed with a 9-millimeter pistol, a 22-caliber pistol and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, went on a shootout that began around 7:15 a.m. local time.
According to HISTORY, Cho’s first victims were a college freshman and a male intern, prompting police to pursue the female victim’s boyfriend as a suspect because they believed it was an isolated domestic violence incident.
However, just a few hours later, at around 9:40 a.m., Cho continued his stroll before shooting himself.
In all, the shooting killed 27 students and five faculty members.
Behind the Virginia Tech massacre are the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which killed 26 people, and the Uvalde Elementary School shooting, which killed 21 people.
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