5 Injured After Gunfire in Los Angeles Classroom; at Least 6 Killed and 25 Injured Due to 2018 School Shootings
The 74 will be tracking gun-related injuries and deaths at schools throughout 2018. Bookmark this page for the latest reports, and see below for an interactive map of incidents involving the discharging of a firearm that causes a wound or fatality on school property.
Four students and a teacher were injured after a handgun was fired inside a Los Angeles middle school on Thursday. Authorities have deemed the incident at Sal Castro Middle School an accident. Police officials told the Los Angeles Times it appears a single round was fired from inside a student’s backpack.
A 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl suffered gunshot wounds, the newspaper reports, while two other students and a teacher suffered minor injuries in the commotion that followed.
The suspect, a 12-year-old girl, was charged on Friday with two felonies, including being a minor in possession of a firearm and bringing a firearm to school.
We’ve now updated our running tally of gunfire incidents at schools. As we track below, at least six people have been killed — and 25 injured — on school property in 2018:
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.
If we’ve missed a school incident you think should be included in our coverage, please send an email to email@example.com, and bookmark this page for the latest reports of incidents involving the discharging of a firearm that causes a wound or fatality on school property.