February 21, 2018
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen students and staff dead. Fourteen more wounded.
Marshall County High School in Kentucky. Two students dead, 18 wounded.
Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Eight students and one teacher dead, seven more wounded.
Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington. Five students dead, one wounded.
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty first-graders and six staff dead. Two more wounded.
Chardon High School in Ohio. Three students dead, three more wounded.
Virginia Tech University. Thirty-three dead, 23 wounded.
Buell Elementary School in Beecher, Michigan. One 6-year-old student — Kayla Rolland — killed, by her 6-year-old classmate.
These are just some of more than 200 shootings that killed or injured someone at a United States school since 2000. Nine, including last week’s massacre in Florida, have occurred in the first six weeks of this year.
That’s nearly 250 dead thus far in the 21st century. More than 300 wounded.