This year's anti gun chorus is singing. The tune this time? They are claiming that 2018, even though it is only 26 days old, has seen 11 school shootings. They are lying. The lie is being repeated by news outlets all over the nation. It's almost like this is an organized disinformation campaign.
Here are the 11 shootings that are being claimed:
First, the ones that resulted in no injuries:
1 A bus in Iowa was hit by a BB gun on January 6th.
2 The window of a college building on the San Bernardino campus of Cal State was hit by a bullet believed to have come from the foothills of the city- more than half a mile away.
3 A bullet hit a window at a Seattle high school. No one was hit, no shooter was seen, no shots were heard.
4 A student in a criminal justice class fired a shot through the wall of a simulated firing range after the instructor left a live firearm inside a simulated firing range.
5 Unknown people traded gunfire in a COLLEGE parking lot. One bullet hit a nearby dorm. No one was injured by the gunfire.
6 One high school was injured while diving for cover when a group of students he was with exchanged gunfire with unknown parties. Appears to be gang related. No one was injured by the gunfire. The high school is an "alternative" school for so-called "at risk" youth. (Meaning criminals in training and gang members)
Then there were the suicides where the only person injured was the shooter:
7 A 14 year old boy shot himself in a Tuscon school's bathroom.
8 A 31 year old man pulled into a school parking lot and committed suicide in his car.
There are the ones involving someone other than the shooter being shot:
9 A student at Wake Forest COLLEGE was killed after being shot during a fight at a sorority party. Alcohol was involved. Some of those involved were minors, not students of the college, and IMO there was some gang affiliation here.
10 Two were killed and 18 wounded when a 15 year old fired shots at Marshall County High school in Kentucky. Two were killed and 14 wounded by bullets, the rest of the people injured were injured trying to escape.
11 A 15 year old with a troubled history shot and killed a girl in the cafeteria before school. The boy had a troubled past. It seems that he had previously made threats, and the school did exactly nothing.
So there you have it: 11 so called school shootings. One of them involved a BB gun, not a firearm. One didn't involve a school at all, as it had been closed permanently months before. One involved a police training accident. In all, no one was shot in six of the incidents. Many of the incidents were colleges not schools.
A further two of them were suicides.
In fact, only two of the shootings involved actual "schools" and actual shootings. Of those two, one of them was carried out by a student who had a troubled past and probably should have been in jail. When you have to lie or mislead to make your point, your point probably isn't worth making.