Despite President Obama promising “meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this” after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators, at least 74 more shootings have taken place across the country.
According to Everytown, a grassroots gun control group launched by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, most of the shootings occurred at K-12 schools, not colleges of universities.
Their data of school shootings since Newtown was mapped out on Zeemaps by The Huffington Post‘s Mark Gongloff.
The incidents were “classified as school shootings when a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented in publicly reported news accounts,” and “includes assaults, homicides, suicides, and accidental shootings.”
Data shows that, on average, there has been a school shooting every 7.35 days since the massacre in Newtown.
The most recent shootings took place at Seattle Pacific University and at high school east of Portland, Oregon, where the gunman and a student have been reported dead.