13 school shootings in KS and MO in last 5 years

13 school shootings in KS and MO in last 5 years
Posted at 7:02 PM, Feb 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 11:24:07-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Parkland, Florida school shooting now joins a growing list in America.

The group "Everytown for Gun Safety" has tracked close to 300 incidents from news reports of guns going off at U.S. schools since 2013.

The gun safety advocacy group started that tracking shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in Dec. 2012.

Twenty children and six adults died at Sandy Hook. 

The group's data does include misfires, suicide attempts and other shootings where there was no target.

Those shootings have been documented by news organizations inside school or on campus.

It also includes shootings resulting in injuries and death like the one in Parkland, Florida.

A map posted on Everytown's website shows with red dots where the incidents have happened in the last roughly five years.

Clicking on the red dots reveals what happened, when it happened and also the reporting news organization.

That same map shows 9 shootings at schools in Missouri since 2013.

They include a 17-year-old girl shooting herself at Lee's Summit North High School last September in an apparent suicide.

The map shows Kansas has had 4 shootings in that five-year time frame.

All of them resulting in injuries or deaths.

They include two men arrested for the fatal shooting of a man outside a Wichita State University dorm in 2015.

Less than two months into 2018, the group has already tracked 18 shootings at schools.

Everytown members believe the school shootings represent only a small portion of children being exposed to gunfire.

They cite an Urban Institute study which notes a single Washington, D.C. school district had 336 gunshots fired near its schools in a single school year.