Many Americans think of school shootings as mass casualty events involving an adolescent with an assault-style weapon. But a new study says that most recent school shootings orchestrated by teenagers do not fit that image — and they are often related to community violence. But unlike many of the school shootings that make headlines, Sathya said, nearly 60% of the shooters in the study were Black. Investing in community violence intervention programs can help reduce this kind of violence in schools, according to Sathya. They also said there is a need for a standardized national reporting system, as many Americans depend on media sources to learn about school shootings.
Source: CNN November 27, 2023 21:10 UTC