School Shootings in US at Highest Number in 20 Years

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A National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) report published on Tuesday indicates a 20 percent increase in school shootings with casualties from the prior year, with 43 shootings in the 2020-21 year causing at least one death and the 50 others causing only injuries, The Hill reported.

Those figures include any incident in which a gun was brandished or fired on school property or when a bullet hit school property. Many schools remained closed for parts of the 2020-21 academic year, indicating some of the shootings occurred while students were in remote instruction.




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