News Coverage of the K-12 School Shooting Database

CHDS wins award for K-12 School Shooting Database


On June 29, 2019, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) was presented with an award from the Monterey County Business Council(MCBC).  MCBC recognized the significant research conducted by students at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security and awarded CHDS for the national attention that was brought to the Naval Postgraduate School with the compilation and presentation of the national School Shooting Database. Read the full story here.


Homeland: The Podcast — Episode 009: Facts, Emotions, and the K-12 School Shooting Database


Video Coverage



Read the story: Database shows information on school shootings in US. WIVB Buffalo, NY. Oct 9, 2018.


Read the story: Database of school shootings includes ’73 shooting at Rayen High School. WKBN Youngstown, OH. Oct 8, 2018.


Read the story: All Central Coast school shootings documented in new database. KSBW Monterey, CA. Oct 8, 2018.


Reported Stories

Are School Shootings Becoming More Frequent? We Ran The Numbers. Guns & America. May 17, 2019.

A Half-Century of School Shootings Like Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland. The New York Times. May 11, 2019.

Meme Inflates School Shooting Deaths. May 14, 2019.

Nation’s School Attack Toll: 202 Deaths Since 1970. The Crime Report. May 13, 2019.

Sohn: School shootings more numerous than reported. Chattanooga Times Free Press. May 11, 2019.

Tennessee among states with most ‘incidents’ involving guns at schools since 1970. FOX17 Nashville. May 10, 2019.

Factbox: U.S. States With the Most and Fewest School Shootings. U.S. News & World Report. May 08, 2019.

Factbox: U.S. states with the most and fewest school shootings. Reuters. May 08, 2019.

Viral image from Colorado school shooting shows young students embracing following deadly attack. The Inquirer. May 08, 2019.

What Conversations About School Shootings Sound Like In Europe. Refinery29. May 07, 2019.

Jeffrey Eric Jenkins/review | ‘On the Exhale’ will make you hug your children. The News-Gazette. Apr 28, 2019.

Opinion: The Hard Truths About How to Prevent School Shootings. Times of San Diego. Apr 23, 2019.

Three Decades of School Shootings: an Analysis. Wall Street Journal. April 19, 2019.

By the Numbers: School Shootings Since Columbine. NBC CT. Apr 19, 2019.

Twenty years and countless lives later, what have we learned from the Columbine massacre?. Los Angeles Times. Apr 19, 2019.

What we know about school mass shootings since Columbine and how to prevent them. The Seattle Times. Apr 19, 2019.

20 years ago, the Columbine massacre changed everything about school security. New Jersey On-Line. Apr 19, 2019.

Report: School safety measures fall short. Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Apr 19, 2019.

Twenty years and countless lives later, what have we learned from the Columbine massacre? New York Daily News. Apr 19, 2019.

Hard truths about school shootings 20 years after Columbine. Here’s legislation that can help. CALmatters. Apr 18, 2019.

Three Decades of School Shootings: an Analysis. The Wall Street Journal. Apr 17, 2019.

Study: There’s no evidence that hardening schools to make kids safer from gun violence actually works. Washington Post. Apr 16, 2019.

Schools are less safe than 20 years ago, most parents say in poll ahead of Columbine anniversary. New York Daily News. Apr 16, 2019.

K-12 School Shooting Database. Government Technology. Apr 2, 2019.

VERIFY: Yes, 2018 was the worst year for gun violence on school grounds. WUSA 9. Mar 13, 2019.

Life after Parkland. New Statesman. Feb 14, 2019.

Pa. school districts struggle to find efficient, effective ways to prevent shootings. Penn Live. Feb 13, 2019.

Multiple-Victim School Shootings Are Rare. But They Are Becoming More Common And More Deadly. WAMU. Feb 12, 2019.

School Shootings and the Cheerily Gruesome World of DIY Classroom Prep. Jezebel. Feb 12, 2019.

Was there one school shooting a week in 2018, as a Florida lawmaker said? Politifact. Feb 11, 2019.

School shooters usually show these signs of distress long before they open fire, our database shows. The Conversation. Feb 8, 2019.

Gun violence: A growing threat at American schools. WKMG News 6. Feb 8, 2019.

13-year-old boy detained after telling Siri ‘I’m going to shoot up a school’. Feb 5, 2019.

Thirteen-Year-Old Student Arrested after Telling Siri ‘I’m Going to Shoot up a School’. Newsweek. Feb 3, 2019.

Video campaign shows ‘school shooting’ sympathy cards for sale. The Independent. Dec 26, 2018.

Data Shows 2018 Worst Year on Record for Gun Violence in Schools. Campus Security & Life Safety. Dec 18, 2018

Gun Deaths in the U.S. Are at Their Highest Rates in Decades, CDC Says. Time.  Dec 14, 2018

The Sandy Hook Massacre Was 6 Years Ago Today. This Year Had More School Shootings Than Ever. Rolling Stone. Dec 14, 2018

A Growing Response to School Shootings: Panic Buttons — on Phones. Governing. Dec 13, 2018

Study: 2018 worst year for gun incidents in schools. The Inquirer. Dec 12, 2018

2018 ‘worst year for US school shootings’. BBC News. Dec 12, 2018

Imagining a school shooting through the gunman’s eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video. Yahoo News. Dec 10, 2018

2018 was by far the worst year on record for gun violence in schools. Vox. Dec 10, 2019

This year worst ever for gun violence in US schools. Taipei Times. Dec 10, 2018

2018 is worst year on record for gun violence in schools, data shows. The Guardian. Dec 9, 2018

2018 Was a Record Year for School Gun Violence — and it Wasn’t Even Close. Slate. Dec 9, 2018

Somber stats: 2018 sets alarming new record for gun violence in US schools. RT. Dec 9, 2018

Database Provides Accurate Accounting of School Shootings. THE Journal. Nov 13, 2018

K-12 School Firearm Statistics Everyone Should Know (Multi-Video). American Security Today. Oct 24, 2018

K-12 School Shooting Statistics Everyone Should Know. Campus Safety Magazine. Oct 15, 2018

New Findings On School Shootings; Hurricane Shuts Classrooms; And Midterm Ballots On Education. NPR. Oct 13, 2018

The government is finally tracking school shootings. The numbers are alarming. VICE News. Oct 12, 2018.

Students Create Database of Every K-12 School Shooting. Campus Security & Life Safety. Oct 11, 2018

New database includes school shootings from past 5 decades. KOLD Tucson, AZ. Oct 9, 2018.

Database shows information on school shootings in US. WAVY Portsmouth, VA. Oct 9, 2018.

California students create school shooting database. WTNH New Haven, CT. Oct 9, 2018.

School Shooting Database: K-12 database goes back decades. Emergency Management. Oct 1, 2018.