1 injured in California School Shooting on Friday; At Least 31 Killed and 55 Injured at Schools in 2018
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A high school student was injured in a campus shooting near Los Angeles on Friday morning after a dispute with a classmate turned violent, the Los Angeles Times reports. Police detained the 14-year-old suspect, who has not been identified, in a nearby parking lot shortly after the incident.
The shooting at Highland High School in Palmdale, just north of Los Angeles, unfolded just after 7 a.m., before classes had begun. The 14-year-old victim, who was shot in the arm, was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities say the rifle used in the shooting was recovered off campus.
In 2018, at least 31 people have been killed and 55 have been injured due to school shootings. Learn more about each incident with our interactive map:
This map includes school shootings that took place on campus where a person was injured or killed. Incidents resulting in injury are labeled blue, while incidents resulting in death are labeled red. The most recent incident is indicated with a larger icon. Click on the icons to see details about each incident.
Behind the numbers:
Nationally, nearly 1,300 children (17 years old and younger) die from gunshot wounds each year and 5,790 are treated for injuries, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. While unintentional firearm deaths and homicides of children have decreased in recent years, suicides have spiked.
Among child gun deaths between 2012 and 2014, 53 percent were homicides, 38 percent were suicides, and 6 percent were unintentional.
Less than 3 percent of youth homicides and less than 1 percent of youth suicides occur at school, according to a recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics.
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