No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings in 2018. That number is flat wrong. – The Washington Post
Just five of Everytown’s 18 school shootings listed for 2018 happened during school hours and resulted in any physical injury. Three others appeared to be intentional shootings but did not hurt anyone. Two more involved guns — one carried by a school police officer and the other by a licensed peace officer who ran a college club — that were unintentionally fired and, again, led to no injuries. At least seven of Everytown’s 18 shootings took place outside normal school hours.
A better statistical model to share:
After Sandy Hook, More Than 400 People Have Been Shot in Over 200 School Shootings
Since 26 people were killed in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, a nonprofit that tracks school shootings has recorded seven a month.