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Shootings and other violent acts continue to take place in schools across the nation. These horrific events have continued to increase in number and impact. In response, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) is developing a School Shooting Safety Compendium to aid officials and researchers on the topic.

About the CHDS School SHOOTING Safety Compendium

Shootings and other violent acts continue to take place in schools across the nation. These horrific events have continued to increase in number and impact.  In response, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) is developing a School Shooting Safety Compendium to provide a comprehensive, curated collection of resources to aid CHDS students, academics, officials, researchers, policy makers, and the public on the topic.  

The new Compendium website will include data, research links, recommended policies, procedures, and resources related to school safety and preventing violence in schools. Please check back in the next couple of weeks for the soon-to-be-launched CHDS School Shooting Safety Compendium. See the FAQs for additional information.

About the CHDS K-12 School Shooting DataBASE

The CHDS K-12 School Shooting Database is a widely inclusive dataset documenting each and every instance a gun is brandished, is fired, or a bullet hits K-12 school property for any reason, regardless of the number of victims, time, day of the week. The database compiles information from more than 25 different sources including peer-reviewed studies, government reports, mainstream media, non-profits, private websites, blogs, and crowd-sourced lists that have been analyzed, filtered, deconflicted, and cross-referenced. All of the information is based on open-source information and 3rd party reporting.

This dataset covers incidents from January 1970 through June 2022 and can be viewed and filtered in our data map.

As part of the new Compendium effort, the CHDS K-12 School Shooting Database will become the CHDS K-12 School Shooting Data Report.  The data and analysis presented in this report will be validated, academically peer-reviewed, and published annually.

ADDITIONAL DATA SOURCES FOR DOWNLOAD AND ANALYSIS*

*These sites are additional research resources that do not reflect endorsement or represent the views of the Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy or the Naval Postgraduate School.

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