School Shootings by State

While school shootings date back to at least the 1840s, their frequency has been rising in the United States. There have been 2,067 school shootings since 1970, with nearly 20% of them occurring between 2020 and 2022. Every state has had a school shooting, however their frequency correlates to the population size of the state. 

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (“CHDS”) has developed a School Shooting Safety Compendium and K-12 School Shooting Database, which documents every instance a firearm is brandished or fired, or a bullet hits school property, no matter the number of victims, time, or day of the week. 

According to a Hamilton College national high school poll, over 90% of high school students feel relatively safe in their schools; still, almost 60% are somewhat concerned, fairly concerned, or very concerned about the possibility of a mass shooting in their school or community. It appears the presence of a good contingency plan can alleviate that fear, with almost 100% of students claiming to feel very safe or relatively safe in their schools when that plan is in place.

Learn for yourself how school shooting statistics compare by state by exploring the data in the charts.

Number of School Shooting Incidents by State

Alabama - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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55

#13 in the US

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53

#14 in the US

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8

#20 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

17

#28 in the US

Alaska - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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5

#44 in the US

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5

#43 in the US

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1

#43 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

8

#39 in the US

Arizona - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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17

#32 in the US

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15

#31 in the US

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6

#27 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

10

#37 in the US

Arkansas - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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26

#22 in the US

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23

#22 in the US

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9

#18 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

69

#11 in the US

California - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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206

#1 in the US

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192

#1 in the US

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69

#1 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

261

#1 in the US

Colorado - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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27

#21 in the US

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25

#21 in the US

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9

#19 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

46

#17 in the US

Connecticut - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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23

#23 in the US

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20

#25 in the US

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7

#25 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

16

#31 in the US

Delaware - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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11

#38 in the US

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11

#38 in the US

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4

#31 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

7

#43 in the US

District of Columbia - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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29

#20 in the US

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29

#20 in the US

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15

#10 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

14

#32 in the US

Florida - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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113

#3 in the US

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107

#3 in the US

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29

#3 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

188

#3 in the US

Georgia - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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64

#10 in the US

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57

#10 in the US

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14

#12 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

137

#6 in the US

Hawaii - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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3

#48 in the US

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3

#47 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

17

#29 in the US

Idaho - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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6

#42 in the US

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5

#44 in the US

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1

#44 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

5

#45 in the US

Illinois - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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104

#4 in the US

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93

#4 in the US

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29

#4 in the US

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230

#2 in the US

Indiana - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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37

#19 in the US

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35

#18 in the US

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11

#15 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

57

#14 in the US

Iowa - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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15

#37 in the US

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14

#34 in the US

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3

#34 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

19

#27 in the US

Kansas - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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17

#33 in the US

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16

#29 in the US

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5

#29 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

27

#23 in the US

Kentucky - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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23

#24 in the US

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22

#23 in the US

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5

#30 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

44

#19 in the US

Louisiana - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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54

#14 in the US

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54

#12 in the US

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13

#14 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

148

#5 in the US

Maine - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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5

#45 in the US

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5

#45 in the US

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1

#45 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

2

#50 in the US

Maryland - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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56

#12 in the US

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54

#13 in the US

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14

#13 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

13

#35 in the US

Massachusetts - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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16

#34 in the US

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15

#32 in the US

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3

#35 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

8

#40 in the US

Michigan - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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82

#5 in the US

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80

#5 in the US

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16

#9 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

64

#13 in the US

Minnesota - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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18

#29 in the US

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16

#30 in the US

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3

#36 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

21

#26 in the US

Mississippi - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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22

#25 in the US

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20

#26 in the US

SCHOOL SHOOTING FATALITIEShelp

7

#26 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

14

#33 in the US

Missouri - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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46

#15 in the US

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44

#15 in the US

SCHOOL SHOOTING FATALITIEShelp

15

#11 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

3

#48 in the US

Montana - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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9

#40 in the US

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8

#40 in the US

SCHOOL SHOOTING FATALITIEShelp

2

#39 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

8

#41 in the US

Nebraska - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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11

#39 in the US

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10

#39 in the US

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2

#40 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

12

#36 in the US

Nevada - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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16

#35 in the US

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14

#35 in the US

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6

#28 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

31

#22 in the US

New Hampshire - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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7

#41 in the US

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7

#41 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

8

#42 in the US

New Jersey - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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21

#26 in the US

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19

#27 in the US

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8

#21 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

6

#44 in the US

New Mexico - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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18

#30 in the US

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15

#33 in the US

SCHOOL SHOOTING FATALITIEShelp

4

#32 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

45

#18 in the US

New York - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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72

#8 in the US

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64

#8 in the US

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17

#7 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

119

#7 in the US

North Carolina - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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67

#9 in the US

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57

#11 in the US

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8

#22 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

88

#9 in the US

North Dakota - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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2

#50 in the US

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1

#51 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

4

#46 in the US

Ohio - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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80

#6 in the US

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70

#7 in the US

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17

#8 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

39

#20 in the US

Oklahoma - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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18

#31 in the US

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14

#36 in the US

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3

#37 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

33

#21 in the US

Oregon - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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21

#27 in the US

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21

#24 in the US

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8

#23 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

22

#25 in the US

Pennsylvania - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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80

#7 in the US

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74

#6 in the US

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22

#5 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

17

#30 in the US

Rhode Island - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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6

#43 in the US

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6

#42 in the US

SCHOOL SHOOTING FATALITIEShelp

3

#38 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

1

#51 in the US

South Carolina - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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43

#16 in the US

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37

#17 in the US

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8

#24 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

48

#16 in the US

South Dakota - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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5

#46 in the US

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5

#46 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

4

#47 in the US

Tennessee - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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64

#11 in the US

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58

#9 in the US

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20

#6 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

86

#10 in the US

Texas - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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165

#2 in the US

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163

#2 in the US

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41

#2 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

150

#4 in the US

Utah - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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16

#36 in the US

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13

#37 in the US

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2

#41 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

66

#12 in the US

Vermont - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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3

#49 in the US

SCHOOL SHOOTING VICTIMShelp

2

#49 in the US

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1

#46 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

3

#49 in the US

Virginia - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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40

#18 in the US

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35

#19 in the US

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10

#17 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

57

#15 in the US

Washington - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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43

#17 in the US

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41

#16 in the US

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11

#16 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

90

#8 in the US

West Virginia - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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4

#47 in the US

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3

#48 in the US

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2

#42 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

14

#34 in the US

Wisconsin - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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20

#28 in the US

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18

#28 in the US

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4

#33 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

26

#24 in the US

Wyoming - Number of School Shooting Incidents

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2

#51 in the US

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2

#50 in the US

GUNS AT SCHOOLhelp

9

#38 in the US