Since the 80's Major School Shootings have been on the Rise. 8 School Shootings already in Jan. 2013!!
According to the U.S. Dept. of Ed. in 1998-1999, surveying of 3,523 Students, 57% High Schoolers, 33% Junior Highers, & 10% Elementary kids were expelled for bringing a gun to school. I can just image what it is today. Before, the 80's School Shootings were basically 1 on 1 killing. But, since the 4-20-99 Columbine, CO massacre that killed 12 students, 1 teacher & injured 21, there seems to be an sharp increase of these 'mass' killings.
Just in this month, Jan 2013 alone, there has been 8 school shootings. Prior to 1989 only a few incidents have occurred. A Gallup poll taken 10-31-11, indicates that 'most' Americans believe crime in the U.S. is worsening, even though stats. not are not showing that. I wonder why that is? I believe it's the Economy. In 2008, 'overwhelmingly Americans feel it's worse, even if it's not.
I read too where in 2010, 2011 (can't find that stat.) school shootings were also very high. I believe a total of 8 each yr. My question, is why do you think this is happening more often? Stats. show where most guns were obtained legally. Perhaps, there's an increased on gun ownership, therefore their kids are able to easily obtain them.
Here's some links I found: When you get to the search, scroll down to the title of the link. I don't quite know how to post it directly.
"A Digital map reveals America's Deadly History of School Shootings:
"U.S. timeline deadliest attacks at U.S. Schools & Colleges"
Another site is at http://www.stoptheshooting.com/ (google this site)