A new open source database at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, being developed in partnership with the University of Texas at Dallas and Michigan State University, will track shootings at K–12 schools and analyze the factors involved in such attacks. The project is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Justice‘s Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, a research effort focused on identifying the root causes of school violence as well as developing and evaluating strategies for boosting school safety.
Research on the individual, institutional, and community factors related to school violence has been hindered by lack of reliable data. The goal of this project is to address this gap and to inform potential policy responses tailored for individuals and communities. The database will include data about all publicly known school shootings that resulted in at least one injury from 1990 to December 31st, 2016 and will be completed and made public in the spring of 2019.
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