The number of mass shootings on US school campuses have risen steeply in recent years and have become much deadlier, a new US government report shows.
Between 2016 and 2018, eight multiple-victim shootings claimed the lives of 31 kids at primary, middle and high schools in the United States, according to the report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
By comparison, 90 kids died in 30 multiple-victim homicides at school during the previous two decades, between July 1994 and June 2016, the CDC data showed.
Firearms were used in 95 percent of multiple-victim homicides in schools between 1994 and 2018, accounting for 115 murders, the study reports.
The murder of 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and the shooting of 10 people at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, are two of the most recent examples that highlight the escalating violence.
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