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Will 2024 see fewer school shootings?

July 8, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

School shootings in the first half of 2024 paced slightly slower than this time last year, and the total number of shootings by the end of this year is expected to remain around the same level as 2023, according to the K-12 School Shooting Database.

If the slower pace continues to the end of 2024, it would mark the first time in three years that school shootings don’t reach a new record high.

“I think it’ll be about the same as last year,” said David Riedman, an independent school shooting researcher and founder of the database. ”It is a very good sign that the increasing trend from the last few years appears to be leveling off.”

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