14 U.S. Shootings Ring in the New Year

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14 U.S. Shootings Ring in the New Year

Infographic by Staff

Infographic by Staff

Infographic by Staff

Jennifer Morales and Luis Lopez

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The news of school shootings has become more common while Americans have accepted them as just part of life.  According to the gun control advocacy organization, Everytown For Gun Safety,  14 school shootings have occurred in the U.S., just 4 weeks into 2018, and it is little wonder if Americans are even aware.

The most recent school shooting occurred on Wednesday, January 24, in Western Kentucky where 16  students were wounded and two teens were left dead after a 15-year-old student went on a shooting rampage at Marshall County High School. The shooter was later arrested at the scene of the crime.

School shootings are really tragic, we need to find a solution to reduce the amount of shootings.”

— Robert Martinez

Similar to the “car alarm syndrome,” people no longer seem to feel surprised to hear of yet another shooting. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, nearly 300 school shootings have occurred since 2013.  A total of 65 shootings were reported on school campuses in 2017, and not all shootings have been caused by an active shooter.

Here are the dates of each shooting since the country rang in 2018:

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