The most violent year to date for school shootings was 2021, with 193 people killed or wounded. Thus far this year, there have already been 145 victims. This is unacceptable and unconscionable.
The complexity and frequency of school safety threats has steadily increased over the last decade—and not only in the ways we’ve come to expect.
A Texas House committee investigating the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, released a preliminary report on Sunday.
Local news reports that several teenagers arrested in Donna, Texas, have admitted to planning a school shooting.
National news reports that a man who tried entering a Gadsden, Ala., elementary school while a summer program was in session was shot and killed by police on Thursday morning.
On Sunday, May 29, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it will be conducting a review of local law enforcement’s response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School last week.
- By Ralph C. Jensen, Matt Jones
Pandemic-related disruptions exacerbated existing disparities in student learning and well-being, which disproportionately hurt low-income students, students with special needs and school systems that are under-resourced.
Local news reported in March that a school officer from the Kenosha Unified School District in Kenosha, Wis., placed his knee on a 12-year-old student’s neck to restrain her during a fight in the school cafeteria. CNN reported last week that the student is now facing disorderly conduct charges related to the incident, according to her family lawyer.
A fight at North Forney High School in Forney, Texas, on Monday afternoon sent a teen suspect and an officer to the hospital, local news reports.
A suspect involved in a shooting at Erie High School in Erie, Pa., on Tuesday turned himself into the Erie Police Department on Wednesday, according to national news.