307 Killed & 718 Injured in 95 multiple victim ( 4 or more injured and/or killed) School Shootings (1764-2015)
239 of the Deaths & 627 injuries in multiple victim (4 or more injured and/or killed) school shootings have happened since 1959!
click on blue links to Excel spreadsheet. To access database you must click allow and then click cancel when asked for a password. The Excel spreadsheet with 50 columns of 1,350 school shootings will then pop up. This is only comprehensive database of American School Shootings that exists! There wasn't one so I built one! There are charts at the bottom spreadsheet! I have found many more school shootings since then. My research is still on going so there is still much to learn & do to finish my project. I had up to 1970 entered onto the site but the way I did it (in one big section) caused the page to run incredibly slow! So I am starting over. It will take me some time to plug in my data on to the site.
EXCEL SPREADSHEETS OF 1,350+ AMERICAN SCHOOL SHOOTINGS-ALL
TYPES IN OUR HISTORY! Over 1.150 school shootings have occurred since 1945. 99 ARE Multiple victim school shootings (FOUR OR MO
RE INJURES AND/OR KILLED NOT INCLUDING THE SHOOTER).
JUST UPDATED! A LOT OF NEW INFORMATION!
Different Definitions of "School Shootings" from Opposing Agenda's
Everytown for Gun Safety & Moms Demand Action- "Any incident a firearm is discharged inside a school building or on campus or grounds, as documented in publicly reported news accounts. This includes assaults, homicides, suicides, and accidental shootings".
Kath Tsakalakis (volunteer of Mom's Demand Action for Gun sense in America-part of Everytown)- "I think a common sense way to look at school shootings is any time a gun is discharged in a school building or on school grounds"
bearingarms.com (Bob Owens)- "A school shooting is an on campus attack with firearms against the faculty, staff, or students, that occurs or during school functions. We'll also include attacks on college students in or near their campus dorms".
Charles C. Johnson- It's not a school shooting when someone goes and shoots a specific person on campus. It's a shooting that happens to take place at a school".
CNN- A school shooting is only when a minor or adult actively shooting inside or near a school...should not include personal arguments, accidents and alleged gang activities and drug deals in it's numbers".
Mother Jones (mass shootings)- "If he kills four or more people in a single incident (not including himself) typically in a single location- excludes armed robbery, gang violence, or domestic violence".
I will leave it to you to decide!
I believe that we need to take a look at ALL the different classifications of "school shootings" to grasp the reality of what America's children face everyday just by going to school. This is why I have taken 8 years of my life to do this research. I will spend another 8 years if I have to!
We need clarification NOT quibbling over the definition of a "school shooting"!
America's children and young adults deserve "our best foot forward".
4-16-2007 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech
5-18-1927 Bath, MI Consolidated School of Bath
In 2009, I decided to start independently researching American school shootings. It has been an epic challenge, to say the least, with the result being the only comprehensive database(s) of American school shootings being constructed that exists! When I began my research I found it very surprising & disappointing that no government agency or someone in the media had built a comprehensive database especially, since the extensive new coverage the Mass school shootings receive.
So, I saw it as an opportunity & set out to do so. I am an INDIVIDUAL AMERICAN. I am NOT affiliated with gun control advocates, anti-fluoride activists, or any other agenda! Simple question for all of them? Why didn't you build a database? Why not let the numbers tell you, not the other way around. Figures don't lie!
I believe that the American public, especially children & young adults, have been shortchanged by the dereliction of duty from many different sources. Why hasn't our government built a comprehensive database on all the different type of school shootings? We hear the word "comprehensive", but their actions never seem to follow suit! Where is the CDC considering the fact that they are involved with school shootings in threat assessment courses and research (SAVD)-School Associated School Deaths and also endorse use of fluorosilicic acid-H2SiF6 (see table below). The lack of credible data on school shootings is concerning, as is, to only focus on gun control or accessibility to firearms which is a one dimensional argument and ignores the multiple complexities involved that create the climate that leads to a school shooting. WE MUST ADdRESS THE CHILDREN INVOLVED, ESPECIALLY THE SHOOTER (if possible). Not addressing the child & other internal problems within our culture that contribute to these tragedies and only focusing on the gun, which itself is not a cause of school shootings, leaves our children vulnerable by not investigating & addressing possible root causes. The problem I see with gun control is that it does not address the root causes or other contributing factors of why the shooting happened in the first place & it also strips away gun rights, a civil right in this country, as a by-product. School shootings are too complex of an issue to blame on an inanimate piece of metal that only discharges with human intention, negligence, or provocation. The question where did they get the gun, albeit important, is not as important as why did they want to use the weapon or even have it.
On a hunch I decided to see how many shootings at American schools were in fluoridated communities by using Fluoridation Census from 1985, 1992, & calling many water departments throughout the country. See Columns V, W, X in Excel spreadsheet for
-Fluoridation Status for each community at the time of the school shooting ( column V),
-Start date of fluoridation if community fluoridates thier water supply (column W),
-Natural fluoride Content for communities that do not artificially fluoridate (Column X)
Not Artificially Fluoridated (natural)-304
Unknown fluoride status-43
Between 1999 & 2009, 10 peer reviewed scientific studies co-authored by Myron Coplan & Roger Masters documented significantly higher rates of violent crime in counties using either fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6) or sodium fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6) instead of sodium fluoride (NaF) for the purpose of water fluoridation. Consistent with this research mass school shootings (56 0f 87) have been more likely by a ratio of 56 to 31 where silicofluorides are added to the public water supply instead of NaF or not fluoridated. Of the 1150 school shootings of all classifications in the Fluoridation Era 752 school shootings are in communities using either silicofuoride (H2SiF6 or Na2SiF6) compared to 351 school shootings where NaF is used or not fluoridated. (Coplan & et. al,) NEUROTOXICITY vol 5 (Sept 28,2007) pp 1032-42 or available on the web at: http://www.dartmouth.edu/-masters
Now, I am very fortuate to be working with Roger Masters, Professor Emeritius of Dartmouth College, who has studied these chemicals for 17 years. After reading research by him & Myron Coplan about silicoflorides neurotoxicity & connection to lead poisoning I sent him an email about my research. My research is consistent with their 10 peer reviewed scientific studies of higher rates of violent crime in counties using H2SiF6 compared to NaF or Not Fluoridated.
99 of the 1,347 school shootings in my database are the mass school shootings we all have come to know & fear which have killed 308 & injured 730+ since the Enoch Brown Massacre in 1764. The total number of killed & injured in school shootings in American history, at this point in my research, 797 have been killed and 1,331 injured in these tragedies. The other 1,224 (92.80%) school shootings (0-3 killed and/or injured) in my database, 490 have been killed & 613 more injured. I can't help but wonder why the same amount of media attention has not been granted to the school shootings of a lesser degree (from 0-3 killed and/or injured) given the fact 183 more have been killed than in the mass school shootings and another 613 have been injured. This silent "isolated incident" school shooting epidemic that flys under radar because the excessive news coverage mass school shootings receive needs to be remedied quickly. Extremely often in my research a shooting at a school is labeled as an "isolated incident" by school administrators to ensure that the campus is secure & a safe place for their students, faculty & the public as a whole. How many "isolated incidents" do we have to endure before we realize we have a serious & deadly cumulative problem? How long before we realize ignorance is not nirvana? Is it passion or lust that drives our actions & conscience? A question each of us should ask ourselves.
I have a lot more information to share & still have a lot of work done before my research is completed. I want to hear from you! If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please email me at [email protected]
I am very open to suggsetions about other possible causes of school shootings & ideas!
There are about 30 different classifications of school shootings which include:
_Gang related shootings
-Protests against Administrative authority (bad grades or suspended, etc...)
-Fights (spontaneous fights or revenge based feuds)
-Rejection (divorce or breakup)
- And many more
(browse school shootings by clicking on School
Shooting Databases above then click on the
blue links to different school shooting spreadsheets in excel format)
"Kill me, please. I can't believe I did that".
-Michael Carneal school shooter in West Paducah, KY after opening fire in a prayer group at heath High school that killed three & injured five