The Myth of School Shootings

From that biased, right wing media outlet… NPR

"NPR investigated school shootings over a three month period and found that — at least — more than two-thirds of school shootings reported to the authorities during one school year did not actually occur.

Out of 240 school shootings cited, only 11 are confirmed."

Whew! Good to know school shootings are not a problem.


Not sure that report is saying what you or the Independent Sentinel hoped it did. From the actual report:

In addition to the foregoing incidents of serious offenses, for the first time, the CRDC required schools to report on school-related shootings and school-related homicides. Nearly 230 schools (0.2 percent of all schools) reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting, and over 100 schools (0.1 percent of all schools) reported a school-related homicide involving a student, faculty member, or staff member. About 1 out of every 100,000 students was enrolled in a school that reported a school-related shooting or school-related homicide during the 2015–16 school year.

So from what I’m seeing, 230 schools reported at least one school related shooting, and over 100 schools reported a school related homicide. during the 2015-2016 school year. In other words, 230 incidents involving firearms, and 100 homicides (that may or may not have involved a gun). Unless you can point to something I’m missing directly from the report itself, there’s nothing there about reported shootings that did not actually occur.