US school shootings doubled last year

Lazy eyes listen


According to newly disclosed official data, school shootings in the United States reached a new high in 2021-2022, more than double the previous year’s total.

The shocking figures were detailed in the National Centre for Education Statistics’ (NCES) most recent annual crime and safety report, which documented 188 school shootings with fatalities during the 2021-2022 school year.

The figure was “more than twice as high as the next highest number of documented shootings (93), which was documented the year before,” according to the report, which noted that 57 of the 188 instances resulted in at least one death.

School shootings have increased dramatically in the United States over the recent decade, with the NCES recording only 17 incidents between 2010 and 2011. Since 2015, the number of shootings has progressively grown year after year, while the government has stated that the most recent figures are a “outlier” in the data. The statistics office then cautioned readers to view the figures “with caution” because to the wide difference from previous years.

In recent months, a number of active-shooter situations have been recorded in US campuses, including the murder of a University of North Carolina faculty member on campus by a gunman in late August. In March, a mass shooting at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, killed six people and injured one, while a 16-year-old kid died and several others were hurt in an attack at a high school football game in Oklahoma last month.