Barely a week into the new year, a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia, becoming one of the youngest school shooters in the nation’s history. While details of the case are still emerging, his teacher remains hospitalized with serious injuries. David Riedman, creator of the K-12 School Shooting Database, discusses the relative rarity of school shooters under age 10 and the likely aftermath of the event.
How rare is it to have a school shooter this young?
This is the 17th shooting involving a student under the age of 10 at a school since 1970 – the first year for which my database keeps track.
Most of these shootings…
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