“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: https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_school_shootings,_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.