Violence in U.S. K-12 Schools, 1974–2013: Patterns in Deadly Incidents and Mass Threat Violence in U.S. Schools
MAR 2013 | Data, Data Tag
This Rural Trust Special Report on School Violence report presents information gathered from some 700 media accounts of specific incidents of violence in schools since 1974.
Among these incidents, we found 80 accounts of mass violence, claiming 155 lives Although mass violence events capture more media attention, we found three times more deaths in one-on-one incidents. Overall, students were the most frequent perpetrators and victims of violence in schools. Only in elementary schools did adult intruders constitute a significant percentage of violent actors.