A Rundown of Recent United States High School Shootings in 2018

January has seen an alarming number of high school shootings in 2018. Just weeks into the new year, the number of school shootings has hit double digits.

11 School Shootings in 24 Days

You may be asking, how many school shootings in 2018 have there been? During the first 24 days of the 2018, there have been 11 school shootings across the United States. This is equal to roughly one school shooting every other day in this country.

In the 11 shootings that have occurred, there have been fatalities, injuries, and even suicides.

The most recent school shooting in the U.S. occurred on January 23 at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. A 15 year-old male student is the suspected gunman. 18 people were injured and two people were killed.

The suspect will be tried as an adult. He is charged with two counts of murder and 12 counts of first-degree assault.

Below are the details of the 10 other shootings, from college shootings to high school shootings in 2018.

Recent School Shootings in the U.S.

January 3: Michigan, East Olive Elementary School

This incident ended with the alleged gunman, a 31-year-old man, committing suicide. The man had called 911 from the school’s parking lot, stated he was suicidal, and declared that he had a handgun with him. A police negotiator spoke to the man for several hours before he shot himself. The school was closed and no children or staff were onsite.

January 3: Washington, New Start High School

This shooting took place just after lunch and no one was injured. One round was shot from outside the school and went through a window. The bullet hit a cabinet and a binder. The school went immediately into lockdown.

January 5: Iowa, School Bus

A 32-year-old man is accused of shooting a pellet gun at a school bus, shattering a window. No one was injured. Martin Tindall is charged with felony intimidation with a dangerous weapon and with misdemeanor criminal mischief.

January 9: Arizona, Coronado Elementary School

According to authorities, a 14-year-old boy fatally shot himself in a school washroom with a firearm that belonged to a family member. No one else was hurt in the incident.

January 10: California, California State University

Cal State University San Bernardino was on lockdown for over five hours after a gun was fired from off campus and a bullet struck the Visual Arts Building. Officers searched multiple buildings during the lockdown, but they found no suspect. There were no injuries.

January 10: Texas, Grayson College Criminal Justice Center

According to school officials, a gun was accidentally fired in a classroom. A student mistook a live weapon for a training firearm and fired at a target on the wall. There were no injuries.

January 15: Texas, Wiley College

Police believe that two suspects in a car exchanged gunfire with a third person in a dormitory parking lot. One bullet entered a dorm room, but the gunfire didn’t result in any injuries.

January 20: North Carolina, Wake Forest University

Najee Ali Baker, a 21-year-old football player, was shot to death after a fight had broken out on campus. Malik Patience Smith, 16, is charged in the murder.

January 22: Louisiana, NET Charter High School

A teenager was sent to hospital for a superficial elbow wound. after being shot at the high school during lunch. Police believe shots were fired from a pickup truck outside the school.

January 22: Texas, Italy High School

One female student was shot and rushed to hospital. A 16-year-old boy is accused of opening fire in the school cafeteria.

 


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