US News The Florida School Shooting Was the 18th School Shooting of the Year. And It's Only February

04:25  15 february  2018
04:25  15 february  2018 Source:   time.com

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A school shooting at a Florida high school has killed multiple people and injured at least 20 — and it ’ s the 18 th school shooting in the U.S. this year . ‘We are responsible:’ Senator blames Congress for Florida shooting as it unfolds. US official: Florida high school shooter identified.

And It ’ s Only February . Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was the latest of several school shootings of 2018 — in a year that’s not even two months old.

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Militia says school shooting suspect was member

  Militia says school shooting suspect was member <p>The leader of a white nationalist militia says Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills in Tallahassee.</p>Jordan Jereb told The Associated Press on Thursday that his group wants Florida to become its own white ethno-state. He said his group holds “spontaneous random demonstrations” and tries not to participate in the modern world.

And It ’ s Only February . Jamie Ducharme. Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was the latest of several school shootings of 2018 — in a year that’s not even two months old.

And It ' s Only February . Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was the 18 th school shooting of 2018 — a year that’s not even two months old.

Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was the 18th school shooting of 2018 — a year that’s not even two months old.

While many of these incidents — including the most recent before Wednesday’s shooting, one on Feb. 8 at New York City’s Metropolitan High School — did not result in any fatalities or injuries, schools nationwide have been rocked by gun violence in recent days.

There have been school shootings in 13 states so far this year, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a non-profit that advocates for gun control. Texas, California and Michigan have each seen at least two school shootings.

a person sitting in a car: A woman consoles another as parents wait for news regarding a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. © Joel Auerbach—AP/REX/Shutterstock A woman consoles another as parents wait for news regarding a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. On Jan. 23 in Kentucky, a 15-year-old student killed two of his peers and injured almost two dozen others. Just the day before, a 15-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting in Texas.

No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings in 2018. That number is flat wrong.

  No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings in 2018. That number is flat wrong. Everytown for Gun Safety’s figure is everywhere. Except it’s inflated and misleading.The figure originated with Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit group, co-founded by Michael Bloomberg, that works to prevent gun violence and is most famous for its running tally of school shootings.

RELATED: The Florida school shooting was the 18 th U.S. school shooting of the year . And it ' s only February . Twelve of the dead were killed inside the school , two others just outside, one more on the street and two other victims died of their injuries at a hospital, Israel said.

It ' s not halfway through February , and there have already been 17 school shootings in 2018. The attack on Florida 's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the 17 th school shooting in the U.S. within the first 45 days of 2018.

At least 17 people were killed in the shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s office.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson told MSNBC he had gotten word of “a number of fatalities” from the school superintendent. A suspect in the Florida shooting has been identified as Nikolas Cruz, the Associated Press reports. The 19-year-old suspect is not a current student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and has been taken into custody, according to the sheriff’s office.

President Donald Trump offered “prayers and condolences” in the wake of the Florida shooting, tweeting that “no child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”

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President Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to craft regulations banning bump stocks “very soon,” while the White House says it is keeping all options open on gun control.&nbsp;In the first daily briefing since a Florida school shooting left 17 people dead, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that the Trump Administration has not put together a concrete plan.

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