How has the number of people killed in non-gang, non-suicide shootings at K-12 schools changed over the last 20 years?

17 Feb , 2014  

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UPDATE: Problems with the Bloomberg claims on school shootings is available here.

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Using data from the National School Safety Center, Slate, and Michael Bloomberg shows a significant drop in firearms deaths over the last 20 years. The National School Safety Center already has done a good job of noting whether the shootings involved gangs and whether they occurred on or near school property. Bloomberg and Slate were nowhere near as careful, and required a systematic search of news stories.

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