Study Uses Overly Broad Definition Of ‘School Shooting’
By Tom Knighton
The anti-gun media has run countless stories about how there has been this plague of school shootings this year. While there have been more than any of us are comfortable with (any number greater zero is more than anyone should be comfortable with), the plague isn’t quite what people are claiming.
Today, we have another study claiming a horrendous number of school shootings. There’s just one problem.
The past year has seen 93 gun-related incidents in K-12 schools across the United States, the highest number since recording began in 1970 and more than double the number of shootings in 2017.
The previous record was 59 incidents, set in 2006, according to data from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security Naval Postgraduate School.
The data counts any time a gun “is brandished, is fired, or a bullet hits school property for any reason.” It includes shootings where there was no victim.