ON May 24, 2022, another school shooting in the United States claimed the lives of many.
The Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas is the latest fatal shooting among the top five deadliest US school shootings.
What are the five deadliest school shootings in US?
Sandy Hook Elementary School
On December 14, 2012, the shooting took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Located in Newtown, Connecticut, the school remains the deadliest shooting at a K-12 school in the United States, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
A total of 26 people were killed at the time, including 20 students and six teachers.
Adam Lanza was the perpetrator who killed his mother and 25 other people in the shooting.
Robb Elementary School
On May 24, 2022, 18 people were killed in the deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary.
This shooting is the deadliest K-12 school shooting in the state of Texas and the second deadliest in the nation.
The gunman was identified by Gov. Greg Abbott as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos.
A total of 18 children and three adults were killed in the Robb Elementary shooting.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting happened on February 14, 2018.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is located in Parkland, Florida.
Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school, was responsible for killing 17 people and wounding 17 others with a long rifle, the outlet reports.
He was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder.
Santa Fe High School
The shooting at Sante Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, resulted in the deaths of 10 people.
This shoot took place on May 18, 2018.
The perpetrator was reportedly armed with a shotgun, pistol and pipe bombs.
West Nickel Mines School
On October 2, 2006, the West Nickel Mines School shooting took place.
West Nickel Mines School is located in Bart Township, Pennsylvania.
A total of five Amish girls were killed and five others injured in the fifth-deadliest US school shooting.
Charles Carl Roberts IV was the gunman responsible for the deaths, he also took his own life.
How many school shootings have there been in the United States?
The Robb Elementary School shooting on May 24, 2022 is the 27th school shooting in 2022, NPR reports.
This school shooting takes place 10 days after the Tops supermarket shooting that killed 10 people.
There have been a total of 119 school shootings in the United States since 2018, reports Education Week.
2021 saw the highest number of school shootings with a total of 34 school shootings.
There were a total of 10 school shootings in 2020 and 24 school shootings in 2019 and 2018.
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