Janine Davis

UVALDE, TEXAS - MAY 24: A family grieves outside of the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, 19 students and 2 adults were killed, with the gunman fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Our country has sustained yet another mass shooting at a school. An active shooter took the lives of 19 students and three adults at  Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. It is considered the fourth-deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

It is unfortunate this shooting is all too familiar in our country. Mass school shootings that have occurred in the U.S. share similar and  interesting facts.

  • The most common age of a shooter is 17
  • Most school shootings happen in the morning
  • In 887 incidents (43.1%), the shooter was a student at the school
  • 37.1% incidents were the result of an escalated dispute
  • Most of the shooters were male in 1,737 incidents and female in 79 cases
  • Most of victims (1,729) were males; 515 victims were females
  • 86% of shooters died from suicide
  • The most commonly used weapon was a handgun or multiple handguns

Here’s a look at the history of school shootings in the United States. Data compiled by Cox Media Group & Campus Safety Magazine.

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