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Central Michigan University Student Arrested for Killing Parents in Residence Hall Shooting; At Least 26 Killed & 45 Injured at Schools in 2018

By Mark Keierleber | March 5, 2018

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.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that killed his parents Friday in a Central Michigan University residence hall.

The suspect, James Eric Davis Jr., was taken into custody early Saturday after a daylong manhunt. He was a sophomore at the university, according to the Chicago Tribune. The shooting reportedly unfolded at about 8:30 a.m. Friday after a domestic dispute as the parents, James Eric Davis Sr. and Diva Jeneen Davis, picked up their son for spring break.

In 2018, at least 26 people have been killed and 45 injured from 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:

Throughout 2018, The 74 is tracking in real time — or close to it — shootings at American schools. Our analysis will focus on incidents that occur on school grounds and result in injury or death. That includes suicides, which account for nearly two-thirds of all firearm deaths in the U.S., according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

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 [email protected], 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.

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