Florida Is Second in School Shootings Since Sandy Hook
Ninety-five school shooting have occurred in the United State in the two years since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, and eight of those have happened right here in Florida according to a new report by Everytown for Gun Safety.
That's the second most of any state, trailing only our neighbors to the north, Georgia.
The tally includes any confirmed report in which a gun went off on the campus of a school or university. Shots fired by law enforcement officers were not counted. Shots fired that were determined to be in self-defense were also left off the list.
Of the total number, 49 of those shootings took place in K-12 schools, while the other 46 occurred on college campuses.
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Here's a rundown on the shootings in Florida, including media accounts of the incidents:
The Apostolic Revival Christian School in Fort Myers on 1/18/2013
One person killed.
Crying children hid under their desks, cowering from the sound of bullets crackling in the air Monday. Fort Myers' first homicide of 2013 was being committed just yards away from the Apostolic Revival Center and Christian School... No students were injured and apparently no children were in the parking lot to witness the shooting, Baker said.
Indian River State College in Fort Pierce on 2/7/2013
One student injured.
When student Nkosi McClain drove into the parking lot at Indian River State College's Public Safety Training Complex nearly hitting a group of students and staff, they heard him 'laughing maniacally' as he fired a 9 mm handgun... A bystander, student Roxette Ojeda of Port St. Lucie, got caught in the crossfire and was shot in her shoulder.
University of Central Florida in Orlando on 3/18/2013
Planned massacre avoided. Gunman committed suicide.
A planned massacre was thwarted today at the University of Central Florida where a student who had assembled an arsenal, including a high capacity drum magazine and home made bombs, took his own life as cops closed in on him.
James Oliver Seevakumaran, who was in the process of being kicked out of his dorm on the UCF campus, had written out a timeline and elaborate plan for how to harm the greatest number of individuals during the planned attack, university Police Chief Richard Beary said today.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach on 6/9/2013
Man kills two janitors
Burgos is a suspect in connection with the fatal shootings of Orama, 56, of Greenacres, and fellow custodian Christopher Marshall, 48, of West Palm Beach. Both men were found shot to death at the school on Sapodilla Avenue in downtown West Palm Beach.
Agape Christian Academy in Pine Hills on 10/4/2013
Two students shot
Two teenage boys were shot Friday outside a private school in Pine Hills Friday afternoon. The shooting happened about 2 p.m. at the Agape Christian Academy on Hiawassee Road in Pine Hills after a fight broke out, Orange Countysheriff's investigators said.
West Orange High School in Winter Garden on 12/4/2013
One Student Shot
A 15-year-old student shot at West Orange High School was in stable condition Wednesday afternoon, hours after an active-shooter situation that county officials said could have been much worse. Meanwhile, authorities identified the gunman as 17-year-old fellow student J-Morian Eddie Patrick Bell.
University of Miami in Coral Gables on 6/27/2014
No one injured
Local 10 reports that the incident involved an ex-girlfriend and boyfriend. Witnesses told the station that a woman was put into handcuffs and taken away. Another witness tells the Miami Herald that the woman entered an equipment room on the ground floor of the building where the shooting took place. No one was seriously injured.
Florida State University in Tallahassee on 11/20/2014
Three wounded, gunman killed by police
Gunshots rattled a peaceful, packed Florida State University library early Thursday, with three people getting hurt as hundreds of students huddled between bookshelves before police encountered and killed the gunman outside.
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