Over the past 15 years, Americans have witnessed a sharp upswing in the number of deadly shootings involving elementary, secondary and college-level schools. There have been 387 shootings since 1992 with 59 percent of those victims being between the ages of 10 and 19. The majority of the shooters themselves have been in virtually the same age group. 80% of these violent incidents were committed with weapons obtained from the perpetrator’s home or from a close friend or relative.
In the wake of the deadly school shootings that have occurred recently, schools around the country are implementing new safety tools and protocols to help protect students and teachers.
To learn more about school shootings in the U.S. and what’s being done to prevent them, checkout this infographic created by Eastern Kentucky University’s Online Master of Science in Safety, Security & Emergency Management degree program.