In August of 2009, I began the epic task of creating a comprehensive empirical database of shootings at America's schools. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would spend 10 years (and counting) of my life on this project! The fact that a credible quantitative database about shootings at U.S. schools had never been constructed really bothered me. Frankly, there are many feeble and false attempts to construct a database of school shootings out there!  seen it as a unique opportunity to make a positive difference for the country I love, especially for America's kids and young adults, so I got to work. I am an independent American citizen and I am NOT affliated with any anti-gun or pro-gun activist group. I am not a charity or a non-profit.  I am an independent researcher who seen an opportunity to build a database, the correct way, where others decided not to for whatever reason. I am concerned about one thing and that is the kids and young adults affected by our inepitude into understanding and solving the problem! We must do better to #FixIt! If you have any comments, questions, ideas or know of a shooting at a U.S. school that is not in the database or if you notice an error, please contact me.

America's students deserve much better!

Eric Laurine
Phone: (740) 317-2406 

E-mail: ericlaurine5181@gmail.com

Twitter: @ericlaurine51

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