In Past Decade, U.S. Had 57 Times More School Shootings as All Other Major Countries Combined

Diane Ravitch's blog

Do not normalize school shootings as an everyday occurrence caused by too many doors, video games, Ritalin, or other inconsequential things.

CNN reports that the U.S. rate of school shootings far outpaces all other major industrialized nations combined.

“There have been at least 288 school shootings in the United States since January 1, 2009.

“That’s 57 times as many shootings as the other six G7 countries combined.”

See the graph.

At some point, the politicians will have to see that the problem is not theoretical. It is not Ritalin or video games or abortion or something else.

It is too many guns, easily obtained, easily accessible. Available to any teen who is depressed or angry or has a grudge. Instead of settling scores with a fist fight, he comes to school and kills people.

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