Emerging Dangers

Kids Brought Guns to School at Least 392 Times Last Year

11/2/2019
 

From Fortune: Just one week after a shooter opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people, at least five kids brought guns to school.

That week, the first of the academic year, guns were found in students’ backpacks in Arizona, California, Indiana, and Massachusetts—where a young boy brought a loaded gun to his day care.

While there are no official statistics for the 2018-2019 school year, at least 392 incidents of kids bringing guns to school were reported in the media during that time. But prior data suggests this number is likely much higher.

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