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There Has Been, On Average, One School Shooting Every Week This Year

(CNN) — We’re only 20 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 22 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to more than 1 shooting a week.
The parameters CNN followed in this count are:

A shooting that involved at least one person being shot (not including the shooter)
A shooting that occurred on school grounds
We included grades K through college/university level
We included gang violence, fights and domestic violence
We included accidental discharge of a firearm as long as the first two parameters are met

May 18: Santa Fe, Texas
Someone opened fire at Santa Fe High School , resulting in multiple fatalities, two law enforcement sources told CNN.
May 11: Palmdale, California
A 14-year-old boy went to Highland Hig h, his former school, and began shooting a semiautomatic rifle shortly before classes were scheduled to begin, officials said. A 15-year-old boy was struck in the shoulder.
April 20: Ocala, Florida
A 17-year-old student at Forest High School was shot in the ankle  shortly before students were to walk out  as part of a national protest against gun violence.. The suspect was a 19-year-old former student.
April 12: Raytown, Missouri
A man was shot in the stomach in the parking lot  of Raytown South Middle School during a track meet.
April 9: Gloversville, New York
A student shot another student  with a BB gun in Gloversville Middle School .
March 20: Lexington Park, Maryland
An armed student shot two others at Great Mills High School  before a school resource officer fired a round at the shooter. The shooter was killed. One of the students, 16-year-old girl Jaelynn Willey,  was taken off life support two days later .
March 13: Seaside, California
A teacher  accidentally discharged a gun during a public safety class  at Seaside High School, injuring a student.
March 8: Mobile, Alabama
One person was hospitalized after  a shooting at an apartment building on the campus  of the University of South Alabama.
March 7: Birmingham, Alabama
One student was killed and another critically wounded  after an accidental shooting during dismissal time  at Huffman High School. Police wouldn’t elaborate further.
March 7: Jackson, Mississippi
A student was  shot inside a dormitory at Jackson State Universit y. His injuries were not life-threatening.
March 2: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Two people were shot to death  at a dormitory on the campus of Central Michigan University . The victims were not students and police think the incident stemmed from a domestic situation.
February 27: Norfolk, Virginia
A student at Norfolk State University  was shot from an adjacent dorm room while he was doing homework . He was not seriously injured.
February 27: Itta Bena, Mississippi
A person was shot  in a rec center at Mississippi Valley State University . Police said the person was not a student and the injury was not life-threatening.
February 24: Savannah, Georgia
A person was shot on the campus of Savannah State University and taken to a nearby hospital where he later died. Neither the victim nor the shooter were university students,  the college said .
February 14: Parkland, Florida
A 19-year-old man  gunned down students and staff  with a rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, slaughtering at least 17 unsuspecting students and adults. The shooter, Nikolas Cruz, had been expelled from the high school over disciplinary problems, officials said.
February 9: Nashville
A high school student was shot five times  in the parking lot of Pearl-Cohn High School.
February 5: Oxon Hill, Maryland
A high school student was shot in the parking lot of Oxon Hill High. The victim was treated and later released. Police arrested two teens and s aid they are acquaintances of the victim .
February 1: Los Angeles
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and a 15-year-old girl shot in the wrist at  Sal Castro Middle School  in Los Angeles, officials said. Two other students were grazed by bullets. A 12-year-old girl was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm in that shooting,  which was considered “unintentional,” Los Angeles police said.
January 31: Philadelphia
A fight led to a shooting in the parking lot of Lincoln High School,  fatally wounding a 32-year-old man .
January 23: Benton, Kentucky
A 15-year-old student shot 16 people — killing two other 15-year-olds — at  Marshall County High School , authorities said. The student faces two charges of murder and 12 counts of first degree assault.
January 22: Italy, Texas
A 15-year-old student was wounded in a shooting at a high school in Italy, Texas, authorities said. The suspect, also 15, was quickly apprehended.
January 20: Winston Salem, North Carolina
A Winston-Salem State University football player, Najee Ali Baker, was  shot to death at a party  on the campus of Wake Forest University.
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