Summary of School Shootings in 2018

  • Jan 10, 2018 - Sierra Vista, Arizona

A 14-year-old student at Coronado Elementary School shot himself in the bathroom at school. The shooting was initially reported as an active shooter, forcing the school into lockdown. The seventh grader was pronounced dead at the scene.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/01/10/sheriff-teen-found-dead-arizona-elementary-school-bathroom/1022749001/

  • Jan 20, 2018 – Winston-Salem, NC

A 21-year-old football player, Najee Ali Baker, was shot and critically injured following an altercation at a Wake Forest University party. Baker was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injury.

http://www.wthitv.com/content/national/470394383.html

  • Jan 22, 2018 – Italy, Texas

A 16-year-old student at Italy High School opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun in the school cafeteria. The gunman wounded a fellow student, who later recovered. The school was placed under lockdown, following the incident.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/texas-teen-charged-assault-italy-high-school-shooting-n840301

  • Jan 23, 2018 - Benton, Kentucky

A 15-year-old student brought a handgun to Marshall County High School and opened fire in the school's atrium, leaving two dead and 17 injured.

https://www.apnews.com/8dd0b081ed07484cb62e624613bd8d2b

  • Jan 31, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA

A 32-year-old man was shot and killed outside of Lincoln High School during a basketball game. Police responded to reports of a fight, and said at least three different weapons were discharged. The school was put into lockdown.

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/01/31/lincoln-high-school-lockdown/

  • Feb 1, 2018 - Los Angeles, California

A 12-year-old student at Salvador B. Castro Middle School was charged with negligent discharge of a firearm after a semi-automatic rifle she brought to school went off. Four students were injured, and the school was placed on lockdown for several hours.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/01/2-teens-wounded-l-school-shooting-female-student-custody/1087151001/

  • Feb 14, 2018 - Parkland, Florida

A 19-year-old former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and opened fire, killing 17 and injuring multiple others. The school was put into lockdown. The incident has been ranked as one of the top 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/police-respond-shooting-parkland-florida-high-school-n848101

  • Feb 5, 2018 – Oxon Hill, Maryland

An Oxon Hill High School junior was shot twice in a school parking lot, during what police say was an attempted robbery. The 17-year-old later recovered. The shooting took place on school grounds, but after school hours.

https://wjla.com/news/local/teens-charged-as-adults-in-oxon-hill-high-school-parking-lot-shooting

  • Feb 8, 2018 - New York, New York

A 17 year-old student fired a gun, hitting the floor of a classroom at Metropolitan High School. Police took the student in custody, but no injuries were reported.

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/02/08/shot-fired-in-bronx-classroom/

  • Jan 22, 2018 – Gentilly, Louisiana

An unknown person in a pickup truck drove past The NET Charter High School and fired shots at students standing in the campus parking lot. One boy was injured, but not by gunfire. Two students were arrested on suspicion and the school was temporarily placed into lockdown.

https://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/01/shooting_near_net_charter_high.html

  • Jan 15, 2018 - Marshall, Texas

Gunshots were fired from a vehicle in the parking lot of a dorm at Wiley College. A bullet was found to have gone through a window into a dorm room, but none of the residents were injured.

https://www.ktbs.com/news/east-texas/shooting-reported-at-wiley-college-in-marshall/article_a161689a-fa2a-11e7-9338-3bf76949bb06.html

  • Jan 10, 2018 - San Bernadino, California

Gunshots came through a window at California State University. The university immediately went into lockdown. No suspects were identified and no injuries were reported.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cal-state-san-bernardino-reports-shots-fired/

  • Jan 4, 2018 - Seattle, Washington

Shots were fired by an unidentified shooter into an administrative office at New Start High School. The school went into lockdown, though no injuries were reported.

https://q13fox.com/2018/01/04/bullet-fired-into-window-at-highlines-new-start-high-school-but-no-injuries/

  • 26, 2018 - Dearborn, Michigan

A fight broke out during a basketball game at Dearborn High School. School officials removed the two persons involved, who were not students. Shots were later fired in the parking lot, but no injuries were reported.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2018/01/27/dearborn-high-school-shooting/1071836001/

  • Jan 25, 2018 - Mobile, Alabama

A disagreement between two 16-year-old students at Murphy High School escalated when one of them pulled out a handgun. The student with the handgun then fled school administrators, who tried to calm him, firing four or five times into the air. Nobody was injured. The suspect was taken into custody and charged for multiple offenses, including possession of a weapon on school property.

https://www.wkrg.com/news/local-news/shots-fired-at-murphy-high-school/938917276

  • Feb 5, 2018 - Maplewood, MN

A third-grader at Harmony Learning Center pressed the trigger on a school liaison officer's gun. Although the weapon was outfitted with a trigger guard, it discharged and hit the floor. No injuries were reported.

https://www.twincities.com/2018/02/05/maplewood-police-officers-gun-fires-at-school-no-injuries-reported/

  • Jan 10, 2018 - Denison, Texas

A student at Grayson College picked up a gun, belonging to an advisor. She discharged the weapon, believing it was not loaded and shot through the wall. There were no injuries and no charges filed.

http://www.kxii.com/content/news/Bullet-fired-through-classroom-at-Grayson-College--469653223.html