74 school shootings since the Sandy Hook massacre

A growing memorial of flowers and candles is shown at Seattle Pacific University near Otto Miller Hall Friday, June 6, 2014 in Seattle, where a shooting took place Thursday afternoon. A 19-year-old man was fatally shot and two other young people were wounded after a gunman entered the foyer and started shooting. Aaron R. Ybarra, 26, was booked into the King County Jail late Thursday for investigation of homicide, according to police and the jail roster. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — It’s been almost 18 months to the day that over 20 people, including children, were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary by 20-year-old Adam Lanza. On Tuesday, the shootings at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon that left a 14-year-old freshman dead, marked the 74th school shooting since that December day in Connecticut.

That number includes shootings resulting in death, suicide, wounded victims and unintentional shootings. Minors were responsible for 70% of the K-12 school shootings.

Below is a map of all 74 school shootings since the Sandy Hook Massacre:

Map: Courtesy of WWLP, WIAT 42’s sister station in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

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