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1 Student Killed in North Carolina High School Shooting; At Least 46 Killed and 87 Injured by Guns at Schools So Far This Year

The 74 will be tracking gun-related injuries and deaths at schools throughout 2018. Bookmark this page for the latest reports, or sign up to receive updates straight to your inbox via The 74 Newsletter.

One student has died after being shot Monday morning at a high school in North Carolina. The shooting reportedly unfolded at about 7 a.m. after a fight broke out at Butler High School in Matthews, a suburb of Charlotte.

The victim, who authorities identified as male but have not identified, died after being transported to the hospital, according to The Charlotte Observer. Police arrested another student who is suspected to be the shooter. Authorities have not identified the suspect. The shooting is being described as an “isolated event” that followed a disagreement between two students in a school hallway before classes began for the day.

In 2018, at least 46 people have been killed and 87 have been injured due to shootings on school property. 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.

If we’ve missed a school incident you think should be included in our coverage, please send an email to info@the74million.org, and bookmark this page for the latest reports of incidents involving the discharging of a firearm on school property that results in a wound or fatality.

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