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US School Children's Death Tolls

Gun deaths of school-age children in the US have increased at an alarming rate, with 38,942 fatalities among 5- to 18-year-olds from 1999 to 2017,according to a new study by Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine.

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Long-term Impact of Mass Shootings

Parkland mourns 2 student suicides; the National Center for PTSD estimates that 28% of people who have witnessed a mass shooting develop post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, and about a third develop acute stress disorder.

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Students Make School Protection Solution

In the era of mass shootings, some high school teens are taking their safety into their own hands. Two groups of high school students have been recognized in a nationwide contest for developing safety solutions during a school shooting.

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Hope After 19 Years of School Shootings

Even in his worst nightmare, Tom Mauser would never have dreamed what happened on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. On that day, Mauser recalls getting the news of his son's death in agonizing bits and pieces. He went to sleep that night still praying his son Daniel was alive, but knowing deep down, that he was almost certainly not.

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Timeline of School and Mass Shootings

In the U.S. alone there were 346 mass shootings in 2017, or about one per day. Despite attempts by nonprofits like the Gun Violence Archive and by government agencies, it is almost impossible to present every mass shooting. In this list,  you will see the long list of dates, locations, and a short description of each incident.

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Since Parkland, A School Shooting Every 12 Days

n the year since a troubled teen gunned down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, by CNN's count, there have been at least 31 incidents at K-12 schools in the United States in which someone was shot. That averages out to a shooting every 11.8 days.
In those shootings 19 people were killed and another 44 were injured.
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