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U.S. School Shootings

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by kdg411, Sep 19, 2019.

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    Center for Homeland Defense and Security Releases Comprehensive Database of School Shootings in America

    Thirteen hundred shootings have occurred in the U.S. since 1970 at schools serving children in grades kindergarten through 12th (K-12), according to a research project conducted by the program for Advanced Thinking in Homeland Security at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School.

    The K-12 School Shooting Database is an interactive and live database that compiles all incidents “in which a gun is brandished, fired, or a bullet hits school property for any reason, regardless of the number of victims (including zero), time, day of the week, or reason.”

    An accompanying report on the research and methodology used to develop the database explains that the definition of what constitutes a school shooting is often nebulous and may result in the exclusion of unique incidents. The inclusion criteria used in this database involved any brandishing of a gun on a school campus whether it was used or not, and whether there were fatalities, injuries or neither. Incidents in which a shooting began but was averted were also included as they provide data and information on the factors that lead to a shooting incident and highlight methods used to prevent an incident. Incidents at higher education or technical institutions were not included in the database. Incidents that involved students but did not occur on a school campus were also excluded, as were incidents that were thwarted prior to any action occurring.

    CHDS K-12 School Shooting Database

    The K-12 school shooting database documents each and every instance a gun is brandished, is fired, or a bullet hits school property for any reason, regardless of the number of victims, time of day, or day of week.

    This database is updated daily.
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    Gunfire on School Grounds in the United States
    There were at least 69 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in 2019, resulting in:
    • 11 deaths, including 3 suicide deaths (where no one else was harmed) and
    • 42 injuries, including 0 self-harm injuries (where no one else was harmed)
    When it comes to how American children are exposed to gun violence, gunfire at schools is just the tip of the iceberg–every year, nearly 2,900 children and teens are shot and killed and nearly 15,600 more are shot and injured. An estimated 3 million American children are exposed to shootings per year. Witnessing shootings — whether in their schools, their communities or their homes– can have a devastating impact. Children exposed to violence, crime, and abuse are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol; suffer from depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder; fail or have difficulties in school; and engage in criminal activity.
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    School Shooters .info

    Peter Langman, Ph.D., is a sought-after expert on the psychology of school shooters and other perpetrators of mass violence. He conducts trainings on understanding the psychology of school shooters and identifying potential school shooters for professionals in mental health, education, and law enforcement. He has spoken on preventing school shootings at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA and been hired by Homeland Security to train professionals in school safety. He is also a researcher with the National Threat Assessment Center of the United States Secret Service. In 2018 he was invited by the Department of Homeland Security to participate in the National School Security Roundtable. Though his primary focus is school shooters, he has spoken at FBI Headquarters on white supremacist homegrown violent extremists and on American jihadis at the National Counterterrorism Center.
    The primary focus of the School Shooters .info database is on perpetrators who intended to kill multiple victims in educational settings using firearms. A few incidents, however, are included that fall outside of these guidelines.

    This page lists and explains the organizing concepts used on the site to distinguish different types of shooters and different types of attacks.

    Despite frequent references in the media to a “profile” of school shooters, there is no one profile. Based on my research, however, shooters tend to fall into one of three psychological types:

    • Psychopathic shooters are narcissistic, entitled, lacking in empathy, and sometimes sadistic. Some are abrasive and belligerent; others are charming and deceptive.
    • Psychotic shooters have either schizophrenia or schizotypal personality disorder, with a combination of psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thoughts/behavior), eccentric behavior and beliefs, and severely impaired social/emotional functioning.
    • Traumatized shooters grew up in chronically dysfunctional families characterized by parental substance abuse, domestic violence, physical abuse, sometimes sexual abuse, frequent relocations, and changing caregivers.
    *(Dr. Langman's database is very thorough and supports his clinical diagnosis with documentation and does not appear to have an 'ulterior' motive for providing his data to the public.)

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    California school shooting suspect has died, authorities say

    The 16-year-old gunman who shot himself after killing two classmates and wounding three other students has died at a hospital, authorities said.

    The teen opened fire at the school Thursday -- his birthday — and used his last bullet to shoot himself in the head. His motive remains a mystery.

    "There's nothing really that stands out (with the suspect). He wasn't a loner. Wasn't socially awkward. Was involved in student activities. Student athlete," Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told CNN's New Day. "This is kind of out of the blue, shocking pretty much everyone who knew him."


    Students followed their active shooter training

    The sheriff said Saugus High School had an active shooter drill just a few weeks ago. The students on Thursday did exactly as they were trained, he said.

    Victims: Dominic Blackwell & Grace Anne Muehlberger

    *(The article linked does contain the shooter's name, however I chose not to publish it here.)

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