College shootings hit two-decade report excessive in 2021, based on authorities report

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There have been 93 college shootings at Okay-12 campuses all through the US within the 2020-21 college 12 months, the very best quantity because the federal authorities began monitoring the information about 20 years in the past, based on a report by the Nationwide Heart for Training Statistics launched on Tuesday. 

Deaths resulted from 43 of these shootings, whereas the opposite 50 triggered accidents. 

The 93 college shootings within the final college 12 months mark a grim enhance from the 2000-01 information, when simply 23 shootings had been information on college campuses. 

Hearts on a banner cling on a fence at a boarded up Robb Elementary College, the place 19 kids and two adults had been killed on Could 24. 
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The report did word some constructive traits, together with a lower in bullying. Simply 15% of public faculties reported incidents of scholar bullying no less than as soon as per week within the 2019-20 college 12 months, in comparison with 23% in 2009-10. 

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As college students spend extra time on social media although, cyberbullying has been on the rise, growing from 8% a decade in the past to 16% in 2019-20, based on the report. 

“The involvement of younger bullying victims in current suicides and college shootings has additionally heightened issues concerning the general public well being implications of bullying,” the authors of the report wrote. 

The Nationwide Heart for Training Statistics makes use of a broad definition for varsity shootings, together with any incidents during which a gun is brandished on college property or any time {that a} bullet strikes college property. 

College security has come underneath elevated focus in current months following a spate of shootings throughout the US. 

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A gunman opened fireplace at Robb Elementary College final month in Uvalde, Texas, leaving 19 kids and two adults lifeless. 

Final November, a sophomore at Oxford Excessive College in Michigan allegedly shot and killed 4 of his classmates.