K-12 School shooting database

Posted by Naval Postgraduate School on November 6, 2018

Students Create Database of Every K-12 School Shooting

A new database with information on every shooting at a school in the last 50 years is now available publicly online. The database was created by David Riedman, a former student at the Naval Post Graduate School while working on a project for the Center for Homeland Security. Riedman and Desmond O’Neill created the database after trying to research school shootings and discovering how difficult it was to find detailed information. “We wanted to record every single time that a gun has been brandished, fired or a bullet hits school property for any reason regardless of the time of day or day of the week,” Riedman said. “When we got online, and we were looking for information and looking through official databases. We couldn’t find a single source that provided us really comprehensive information about school shootings.” The database records any time a gun has gone off in or around a school campus, including incidents of suicide. The data is also searchable by 16 different categories.


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