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Florida school shooting is already the 6th to injure students this year  6 Days ago

Source: USA Today  

In just 45 days, there have already been at least six school shootings in 2018 that have wounded or killed students in the United States, including a shooting at a Florida high school Wednesday.

At least 17 people were killed after shots were fired at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., around 2 p.m. The gunman has been taken into custody, police said.

According to Everytown Research, a nonprofit that tracks shootings and other incidents related to gun safety near U.S. schools, there have been at least 17 other incidents involving a gun fired on or near U.S. campuses in 2018. However, some were accidents and many did not result in shooting injuries.

In addition to Wednesday's shooting in Florida, five others resulted in deaths or gunshot wounds:

Oxon Hill High School, Oxon Hill, Md.: A student was shot in the high school's parking lot after a disagreement broke out with two other teens. The student was shot after getting into an SUV in the evening on Feb. 5. The two other teens were charged with attempted murder and other related charges.

Salvador B. Castro Middle School, Los Angeles: A 12-year-old girl accidentally fired a gun she brought to school, resulting in four injuries on Feb. 1. The student had the firearm in her backpack, and the weapon accidentally went off when the bag dropped. A 15-year-old student sustained a non-fatal gunshot to the head.

Marshall County High School, Benton, Ky.: Two students were killed at a rural high school when a 15-year-old opened fired Jan. 23, injuring more than a dozen other students. The shooter was charged with two counts of murder and a dozen assault charges.

Italy High School, Italy, Texas: A 15-year-old girl was wounded by gunfire when a 16-year-old boy fired several shots inside the school cafeteria Jan. 22. The injured girl was airlifted to a Dallas hospital.

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.: A North Carolina college football player was fatally shot at an event on Wake Forest's campus Jan. 20. The 21-year-old walk-on from Winston-Salem State University was killed during a fraternity event.

Other incidents of gun-related deaths on or near campuses include at least two suicides and a man killed in a Philadelphia high school's parking lot at a basketball game.

Eight incidents that Everytown Research cites involved accidental gunfire that did not cause injuries.

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