178 School Shootings In America Since 2013

October 3, 2015

Since 2013, there have been at least 178 school shootings in America — an average of nearly one a week.

 

How many more before our leaders pass common-sense laws to prevent gun violence and save lives? Communities all over the country live in fear of gun violence. That’s unacceptable. We should feel secure in sending our children to school — comforted by the knowledge that they’re safe.

 

Consistent with expert advice and common sense, Everytown uses a straightforward, fair, and comprehensive definition for a school shooting: anytime a firearm is discharged inside a school building or on a school campus or grounds, as documented by the press and confirmed through further inquiries with law enforcement. Incidents in which guns were brought into schools but not fired, or were fired off school grounds after having been possessed in schools, are not included. Over the course of nearly three years, Everytown has identified a total of three incidents in which a private citizen discharged a firearm at a school that was ultimately determined to be in self-defense — February 4, 2013 at Martin Luther King, Jr., High School in Detroit, MI, January 30, 2014 at Eastern Florida State College, and April 7, 2014 at Eastern New Mexico University. These three incidents were not included. A previous version of this list also included a shooting on March 29, 2015 at American International College, which Springfield Police originally indicated took place on campus, but subsequent reporting revealed occurred on the street just outside. This incident has been removed. The database is updated as new shootings occur or as new evidence emerges about prior incidents.

 

When it comes to American children being exposed to gunfire, these shootings are just the tip of the iceberg. A report by the Urban Institute showed that in the single school district of Washington, DC, there were at least 336 gunshots in the vicinity of schools over a single school year. And school shootings have long-term impacts on the school community as a whole: a recent analysis of school shootings found that those involving a homicide reduced student enrollment in the affected schools, and depressed students’ standardized test scores by nearly 5 percent.

 

In 2014, Everytown analyzed the incidents for trends that might help prevent future violence. Click here to read the full report.

5/2/2016 Dallas, TX Kimball High School High School Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
4/29/2016 Charleston, WV University of Charleston College or University Gun fired but no one injured
4/16/2016 Tuskegee, AL Tuskegee University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/2/2016 Manhattan, KS Kansas State University College or University Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
3/27/2016 Tacoma, WA University of Puget Sound College or University Gun fired but no one injured
3/23/2016 Charlotte, NC Johnson C. Smith University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
3/21/2016 Atlanta, GA Georgia State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
3/15/2016 Birmingham, AL Huffman High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/29/2016 Middletown, OH Madison High School K-12 School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/26/2016 Palestine, TX Palestine High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/17/2016 Homosassa, FL Rock Crusher Elementary School Elementary School Gun fired but no one injured
2/12/2016 Glendale, AZ Independence High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/9/2016 Muskegon Heights High School, MI Muskegon Heights High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/29/2016 Philadelphia, PA Benjamin Franklin High School High School Gun fired but no one injured
1/22/2016 Indianapolis, IN Lawrence Central High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/20/2016 Indianapolis, IN Northwest Community High School High School Gun fired but no one injured
1/13/2016 Camden, AR Harmony Grove High School High School Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
1/12/2016 Dover, DE Central Middle School Middle School Gun fired but no one injured
12/29/2015 Greeley, CO, CO Aims Community College College or University Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
12/18/2015 Jackson, TN Lane College College or University Gun fired but no one injured
11/29/2015 Columbus, OH Ohio State University College or University Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
11/11/2015 Sulphur Rock, AR Sulphur Rock Magnet School Middle School Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
11/10/2015 Lecanto, FL Lecanto High School High School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
11/5/2015 Moultrie, GA Vereen School Middle School Gun fired but no one injured
11/1/2015 Winston-Salem, NC Winston-Salem State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
10/25/2015 Durham, NC North Carolina Central University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
10/24/2015 San Antonio, TX Ed White Middle School Middle School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
10/22/2015 Nashville, TN Tennessee State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
10/15/2015 Langston, OK Langston University College or University Gun fired but no one injured
10/15/2015 San Antonio, TX Wagner High School High School Gun fired but no one injured
10/11/2015 Tampa, FL University of South Florida College or University Gun fired but no one injured
10/9/2015 Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
10/9/2015 Houston, TX Texas Southern University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
10/6/2015 Houston, TX Texas Southern University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
10/2/2015 University City, MO University City High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
10/1/2015 Roseburg, OR Umpqua Community College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
9/30/2015 Harrisburg, SD Harrisburg High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
9/28/2015 Butte, MT Montana Tech of the University of Montana College or University Gun fired but no one injured
9/22/2015 Statesville, NC Central Elementary School Elementary School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
9/14/2015 Cleveland, MS Delta State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
9/11/2015 Lafayette, LA Northside High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
9/3/2015 Sacramento, CA Sacramento City College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
8/27/2015 Savannah, GA Savannah State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
8/26/2015 Houston, TX Texas Southern University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
8/25/2015 Augusta, GA Hornsby Elementary School Elementary School Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
8/23/2015 Richmond, TX William Velasquez Elementary Elementary School Gun fired but no one injured
8/8/2015 Paradise, TX Paradise High School High School Gun fired but no one injured
8/8/2015 Wichita, KS Wichita State College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
7/27/2015 Gainesville, FL University of Florida College or University Gun fired but no one injured
7/24/2015 Converse, TX Elolf Elementary School Elementary School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
7/5/2015 Dallas, TX Coppell Middle School East Middle School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
6/23/2015 Fort Calhoun, NE Fort Calhoun Elementary School Elementary School Gun fired but no one injured
6/4/2015 Franklin, NC South Macon Elementary School Elementary School Gun fired but no one injured
5/27/2015 Everglades City, FL Everglades City School Preschool Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
5/24/2015 Flint, MI Southwestern Classical Academy High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
5/20/2015 Robinson, TX Robinson High School High School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
5/12/2015 Tempe, AZ Corona del Sol High School High School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
5/5/2015 Conyers, GA Conyers Middle School Middle School Gun fired but no one injured
5/4/2015 Cleveland, OH Willow Elementary School Elementary School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
5/4/2015 Orem, UT Utah Valley Univeristy College or University Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
4/27/2015 Lacey, WA North Thurston High School High School Gun fired but no one injured
4/22/2015 Las Vegas, NV Ruthe Deskin Elementary School Elementary School Gun fired but no one injured
4/19/2015 Dover, DE Delaware State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/19/2015 Charlotte, NC Johnson C. Smith University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/18/2015 Dover, DE Delaware State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/17/2015 Seguin, TX Seguin High School High School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
4/13/2015 Goldsboro, NC Wayne Community College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/4/2015 Everett, WA Everett Community College College or University Gun fired but no one injured
4/2/2015 Jackson, TN Lane College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/2/2015 Monaca, PA Community College of Beaver County College or University Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
3/9/2015 Coon Rapids, MN Northwest Passage High School High School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
2/23/2015 Daytona Beach, FL Bethune-Cookman University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/15/2015 Merced, CA Tenaya Middle School Middle School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/15/2015 Little Rock, AR Lawson Elementary School Elementary School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/15/2015 Athens, GA University of Georgia College or University Gun fired but no one injured
2/5/2015 Columbia, SC University of South Carolina College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/4/2015 Frederick, MD Frederick High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/2/2015 Mankato, MN Minnesota State University College or University Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
1/26/2015 Roseville, MN Hand and Hand Montessori Preschool Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/20/2015 Mobile, AL Williamson High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/16/2015 Ocala, FL Vanguard High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/15/2015 Milwaukee, WI Wisconson Lutheran High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
12/17/2014 Waterville, ME Benton Elementary School Elementary School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
12/17/2014 Pittsburgh, PA Sunnyside Elementary School Elementary School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
12/5/2014 Claremore, OK Rogers State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
11/23/2014 Annapolis, MD St Johns College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
11/20/2014 Tallahasse, FL Florida State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
10/24/2014 Marysville, WA Marysville Pilchuck High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
10/21/2014 Memphis, TN A. Maceo Walker Middle School Middle School Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
10/18/2014 Langston, OK Langston University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
10/13/2014 Nashville, TN Tennessee State University College or University Gun fired but no one injured
10/8/2014 Elizabeth City, NC Elizabeth City State University College or University Gun fired but no one injured
10/3/2014 Fairburn, GA Langston Hughes High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
9/30/2014 Albermarle, NC Abermarle High school High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
9/30/2014 Louisville, KY Fern Creek High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
9/29/2014 Terre Haute, IN Indiana State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
9/27/2014 Nashville, TN Tennessee State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
9/11/2014 Taylorsville, UT Westbrook Elementary School Elementary School Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
9/10/2014 Lake Mary, FL Greenwood Lakes Middle School Elementary School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
9/5/2014 Savannah, GA Savannah State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
9/2/2014 Pocatello, ID Idaho State University College or University Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
8/14/2014 Newport News, VA Saunders Elementary Elementary School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
8/13/2014 Fredrick, MD Heather Ridge High school High School Gun fired but no one injured
6/27/2014 Miami, FL University of Miami College or University Gun fired but no one injured
6/23/2014 Benton, MO Kelly High School High School Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
6/10/2014 Troutdale, OR Reynolds High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
6/5/2014 Seattle, WA Seattle Pacific University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
5/21/2014 Milwaukee, WI Clarke Street School Playground Elementary School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
5/8/2014 Lawrenceville, GA Georgia Gwinnett College College or University Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
5/8/2014 Georgetown, KY Georgetown College College or University Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
5/5/2014 Augusta, GA Paine College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
5/4/2014 Augusta, GA Paine College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
5/3/2014 Everett, WA Horizon Elementary Elementary School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
5/2/2014 Milwaukee, WI Marquette University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/21/2014 Griffith, IN St. Mary Catholic School Elementary School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/21/2014 Provo, UT Provo High School High School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
4/16/2014 Council Bluffs, IA Iowa Western Community College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/11/2014 Detroit, MI East English Village Preparatory Academy High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/3/2014 Kent, OH Kent State University College or University Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
3/30/2014 Savannah, GA Savannah State University College or University Gun fired but no one injured
3/23/2014 Newark, DE University of Delaware College or University Gun fired but no one injured
3/8/2014 Oshkosh, WI University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh College or University Gun fired but no one injured
3/7/2014 Tallulah, LA Madison Parish High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
3/2/2014 Westminster, MD McDaniel College College or University Gun fired but no one injured
2/20/2014 Raytown, MO Raytown Success Academy Preschool Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/12/2014 Jackson, TN Union University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/11/2014 Lyndhurst, OH Charles F. Brush High School High School Gun fired but no one injured
2/10/2014 Salisbury, NC Salisbury High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/7/2014 Bend, OR Bend High School High School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
1/31/2014 Des Moines, IA North High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/31/2014 Phoenix, AZ Cesar Chavez High School High School Gun fired but no one injured
1/28/2014 Nashville, TN Tennessee State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/28/2014 Grambling, LA Grambling State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/24/2014 Orangeburg, SC South Carolina State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/21/2014 West Lafayette, IN Purdue University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/20/2014 Chester, PA Widener University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/17/2014 Philadelphia, PA Delaware Valley Charter High School High School Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
1/15/2014 Lancaster, PA King Elementary School Elementary School Gun fired but no one injured
1/14/2014 Roswell, NM Berrendo Middle School Middle School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/9/2014 Jackson, TN Liberty Technology Magnet High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
12/19/2013 Fresno, CA Edison High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
12/13/2013 Centennial, CO Arapahoe High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
12/4/2013 Winter Garden, FL West Orange High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
11/21/2013 Rapid City, SD South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Preschool Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
11/3/2013 Stone Mountain, GA Stephenson High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
11/2/2013 Greensboro, NC North Carolina A&T State University Preschool Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
11/1/2013 Algona, IA Algona High/Middle School Middle School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
10/21/2013 Sparks, NV Sparks Middle School Middle School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
10/15/2013 Austin, TX Lanier High School High School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
10/4/2013 Pine Hills, FL Agape Christian Academy Elementary School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
9/28/2013 Gray, ME Gray-New Gloucester High School High School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
9/21/2013 Savannah, GA Savannah State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
8/30/2013 Winston-Salem, NC Carver High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
8/23/2013 Sardis, MS North Panola High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
8/22/2013 Memphis, TN Westside Elementary School Elementary School Gun fired but no one injured
8/20/2013 Decatur, GA Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy Elementary School Gun fired but no one injured
8/15/2013 Clarksville, TN Northwest High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
6/19/2013 West Palm Beach, FL Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
6/7/2013 Santa Monica, CA Santa Monica College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
5/3/2013 Hattiesburg, MS University of Southern Mississippi College or University Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
4/29/2013 Cincinnati, OH La Salle High School High School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
4/16/2013 Tuscaloosa, AL Stillman College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/15/2013 Grambling, LA Grambling State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/13/2013 Elizabeth City, NC Elizabeth City State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
4/12/2013 Christiansburg, VA New River Community College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
3/21/2013 Southgate, MI Davidson Middle School Middle School Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
3/18/2013 Orlando, FL University of Central Florida College or University Attempted or completed suicide, with no intent to injure other person
2/27/2013 Atlanta, GA Henry W. Grady High School High School Gun fired unintentionally resulting in injury or death
2/13/2013 San Leandro, CA Hillside Elementary School Elementary School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/7/2013 Fort Pierce, FL Indian River State College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
2/1/2013 Altanta, GA Morehouse College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/31/2013 Atlanta, GA Price Middle School Middle School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/22/2013 Houston, TX Lone Star College North Harris Campus College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/16/2013 Chicago, IL Chicago State University College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/15/2013 Hazard, KY Hazard Community and Technical College College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/15/2013 St. Louis, MO Stevens Institute of Business & Arts College or University Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/10/2013 Taft, CA Taft Union High School High School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death
1/8/2013 Fort Myers, FL Apostolic Revival Center Christian School Elementary School Attack on other persons(s) resulting in injury or death

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