The number of gunfire incidents surged in schools across the United States during the last academic year, according to a report released on Friday.

Iran PressAmerica: There were 193 incidents of gunfire at preschools and K-12 schools, that left 59 people shot and killed, and 138 people shot and wounded between Aug. 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022, said the report, published by Everytown For Gun Safety, an American organization that advocates against gun violence.

At least six in 10 of the victims killed and four in 10 of the victims wounded were current or former students of the school where the gunfire occurred, it added.

Findings in the report also confirmed four trends about school gun violence -- those discharging guns on school grounds often have a connection to the school; guns used in incidents generally come from the home, family, or friends; shooters nearly always exhibit warning signs; and gun violence in American schools has a disproportionate impact on students of color.


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