How many students have been exposed to gun violence at school since the shooting at Columbine nearly 20 years ago?
More than 187,000 students (equivalent to the population of Salt Lake City!) attending at least 193 primary or secondary schools have experienced a shooting on campus during school hours.Source: Washington Post Analysis
Gun-related deaths are the _______ leading cause of death overall among U.S. children.
While unintentional injuries and cancer are the two leading causes of death among U.S. children, gun-related deaths surpass birth defects, heart disease, and flu or pneumonia.Source: American Academy of Pediatrics Journal
True or False? Children of color make up 63% of students who’ve been exposed to gun violence at school.
62.6% of the students exposed to gun violence at school were children of color.Source: Washington Post Analysis
What percentage of educators say they would not carry a gun in school?
Even among members who own guns, 63% say they would not agree to be armed in school. What's more, 2/3 of educators say they would feel less safe if school personnel were armed.Source: NEA Member Poll
What percentage of educators support increased funding and resources for mental health counseling in schools and communities?
There is near universal support among educators for increasing funding for mental health counseling in schools and communities -- just one of the many actions Congress can take to help end gun violence.Source: NEA Member Poll
What percentage of educators support legislation to require criminal background checks on every gun sale?
To end gun violence, Congress needs to pass legislation that will keep students and educators safe, both inside and outside of schools. Universal background checks are one measure that has broad support among educators and other Americans alike.Source: NEA Member Poll
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