Schools are safer than they were in the 90s, a…

Schools are safer than they were in the 90s, and school shootings are not more common than they used to be, researchers say:


“The thing to remember is that these are extremely rare events, and no matter what you can come up with to prevent it, the shooter will have a workaround,” Fox said, adding that over the past 35 years, there have been only five cases in which someone ages 18 to 20 used an assault rifle in a mass shooting.

In 2014-15, the student-to-school counselor ratio was 482-to-1, according to the American School Counselor Association, nearly twice the organization’s recommended ratio.

8 mass shootings at schools since 1996. 8 things in 22 years. 
Everyone’s bad at math it seems. 
If you go here:,_1990-present#Quick_facts Add up all fatalities and injuries from school shootings you get: 518 since 1990. 

There’s an estimated 55 million students in the US per the study from Northeastern. 55 million divided by 12 grades = 4,583,333 students per grade (averaged). Even going the easy route and assuming that 55 million per year is the same for all 28 years in question in the 2nd link – 55 million * 28 years = 1,540,000,000 – 1.54 billion chances of being a student during the last 28 years of K-12 education. Even assuming all things were equal and K-12 had the same rate of shootings/injuries/deaths by school shootings…You’re looking at a chance for a student to be involved in a mass shooting of – 518 (involved) divided by 1.54 billion = 0.000000336363  – or 0.0000336363% – 33 millionths of a percent. 
Please stop saying its for the children when we know you’re just bad at math.