Resources about Violence in Schools

  • As of May 27, 2022, more than 311,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since the shooting at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. In 2021, there were 42 school shootings; so far, in 2022, there have been at least 24 acts of gun violence on K-12 campuses during the school day (source: Washington Post).
  • Seven out of 10 school shooters are under the age of 18 (including a 6-year-old boy).
  • The Department of Homeland Defense and Security website houses a K-12 school shooting database, that documents shootings on school grounds dating back to 1970.

How to help children and families cope in the aftermath of a school shooting:

How to help children understand lockdown drills:

How to prevent school shootings:

Highlighting the need for mental health services in schools:

The effect of gun violence on mental health

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