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US school shootings doubled last year — RT World News

School shootings in the United States hit a new high in 2021-2022, doubling the previous record set the year before, according to newly released federal data.

The surprising findings were presented in the latest annual crime and safety report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), released this week, which counted 188 school shootings with victims during the year school 2021-2022.

The report stated that the figure was “more than twice the second highest number of documented shootings (93), which was documented the year before,” noting that 57 of the 188 incidents resulted in at least one death.

School shootings have seen a sharp increase in the United States over the past decade, with only 17 recorded by the NCES between 2010 and 2011. Since 2015, the number of shootings has increased steadily each year, even though the government said the latest figures represent a “outlier case” in the data. The statistics agency then warned readers to interpret the results “With caution” given the large variation compared to previous years.

A series of active shooter incidents have been reported at U.S. schools in recent months, including a University of North Carolina professor murdered by a gunman on campus in late August. Another mass shooting at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, left six people dead and one injured in March, while a 16-year-old boy died and several others were injured in an attack during from a high school football game in Oklahoma last month. .

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