A Look At All 18 Shootings That Have Taken Place In 2018 On School Property Since the beginning of 2018, 18 shootings have taken place on school property across the country. That total comes from the gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.
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A Look At All 18 Shootings That Have Taken Place In 2018 On School Property

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A Look At All 18 Shootings That Have Taken Place In 2018 On School Property

A Look At All 18 Shootings That Have Taken Place In 2018 On School Property

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Since the beginning of 2018, 18 shootings have taken place on school property across the country. That total comes from the gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Now we're going to update a list that we first compiled a few weeks ago on January 24 after a school shooting in Benton, Ky.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

That was the 11th shooting on school property in the U.S. this year. Yesterday's shooting in Florida was the 18th.

SHAPIRO: Let's work backwards. On February 8 in the Bronx, a shot was fired inside a high school. No one was injured.

KELLY: On February 5, two shootings - one, a student was shot in the parking lot at Oxon Hill High School in Maryland.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: That victim, said to be a male in 11th grade, then ran into the school for help before collapsing.

KELLY: He survived.

SHAPIRO: That same day at a special education center in Minnesota, a third grader pulled the trigger on a police officer's gun. No one was injured.

KELLY: On February 1 in Los Angeles...

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: Terrifying moments inside a California middle school - students under lockdown, a 12-year-old girl with a gun.

KELLY: That girl brought a gun to school, and it accidentally went off when she dropped her backpack. Two students were shot.

SHAPIRO: On January 31 - gunshots outside a high school in Philadelphia. A 32-year-old man died.

KELLY: January 26, shots were fired in a high school parking lot in Dearborn, Mich. No one was injured.

SHAPIRO: The day before that in Mobile, Ala., a high school student fired a gun at school. No one was injured.

KELLY: January 23 - that shooting at Marshall County High in Benton, Ky.

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: We could hear all of the teachers screaming. I think someone got shot in the chest, and they kept yelling, put some pressure on it.

KELLY: Two students died. Sixteen others were wounded.

SHAPIRO: The list keeps going. On January 22 at a high school in Texas, a girl was shot by another student.

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #2: A firefighter who came to the victim's aid here told me tonight she just kept repeating, don't let me die.

SHAPIRO: She's recovering.

KELLY: That same afternoon, another shooting in the parking lot of a New Orleans charter school. One student was injured.

SHAPIRO: On January 20, a student was shot on the campus of Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He died.

KELLY: January 15 in Texas, a bullet was fired into a college dorm room. Three students were inside. No one was hurt.

SHAPIRO: And January 10 - three shootings in three states - first a suicide at Coronado Elementary School in Arizona.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #3: The school called to report an active shooter around 9 in the morning. When deputies arrived, they found a 14-year-old boy shot dead inside a bathroom.

KELLY: And at Grayson college in Texas a student fired a gun by accident. No one was hit.

SHAPIRO: Then that evening...

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #3: Breaking news - shots fired on the campus of Cal State, San Bernardino.

SHAPIRO: No one was injured.

KELLY: And January 4, two shots were fired into a Seattle high school - no one injured.

SHAPIRO: That same day in Michigan, a man shot and killed himself in the parking lot of an empty elementary school.

KELLY: Eighteen shootings on school property. We are 46 days into 2018.

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Clarification Feb. 15, 2018

A previous Web introduction to this story referred to 18 school shootings. While 18 shootings have taken place on school property, not all of them were described as targeted events.