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o Every year in the United States there are over 3 million incidents of domestic violence. That means that every nine seconds someone is beaten by their domestic partner!
o Every year over 4000 victims of domestic violence are killed. Ninety-five percent (95%) of domestic violence victims are women.
o Domestic Violence causes more injuries to women in the USA between the ages of 15 and 44 than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined.
o Nearly a third of the women who seek care from hospital emergency rooms are there for injuries resulting from domestic violence.
Two young men wearing long, black trench coats opened fire in a suburban high school in Littleton, Colo. injuring as many as 23 students, killing 12 students and one teacher, then killing themselves.
A male teacher and a female guidance counselor are shot in a hallway at a Richmond, Va., high school. The man suffers an injury to the abdomen that wasn't life threatening; the woman is reportedly grazed.
A 15-year-old student in Springfield, Ore., expelled the day before for bringing a gun to school, allegedly opens fire in the school cafeteria. Two students are killed. The suspect's parents are later found shot dead in their home.
Three sixth-grade boys had a "hit list" and were plotting to kill fellow classmates on the last day of school in a sniper attack during a false alarm, police in St. Charles, Mo., say.
A 15-year-old boy dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Onalaska, Wash. Earlier in the day, the boy boarded a high school bus with a gun in hand, ordered his
girlfriend off the bus and took her to his home, where he shot himself.
A 15-year-old girl is shot and wounded at a suburban Houston high school when a gun in
the backpack of a 17-year-old classmate goes off in a biology class. The boy is charged
with a third-degree felony for taking a gun to school.
- 19th May, 1998:
Two boys are suspended from school in Johnston, R.I. after being accused of writing and
handing out threatening notes to classmates. The notes said things such as, "All your
friends are dead." The boys are ordered to remain out of school until they have been
evaluated to determine whether they are dangerous.
- 19th May, 1998:
Three days before his graduation, an 18-year-old honor student allegedly opens fire in a
parking lot at Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, Tenn., killing a classmate who
was dating his ex-girlfriend.
- 28th April, 1998:
Two teenage boys are shot to death and a third is wounded as they played basketball at a
Pomona, Calif., elementary school hours after classes had ended. A 14-year-old boy is
charged; the shooting is blamed on rivalry between two groups of youths.
- 24th April, 1998:
A 48-year-old science teacher is shot to death in front of students at a graduation dance in
Edinboro, Pa.. A 14-year-old student at James W. Parker Middle School is charged.
- 24th March, 1998:
Four girls and a teacher are shot to death and 10 others wounded during a false fire alarm
at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Ark., when two boys, ages 11 and 13, open fire
from the woods. Both are convicted in juvenile court of murder and can be held up to age
- 1st December, 1997:
Three students are killed and five others wounded while they take part in a prayer circle in a
hallway at Heath High School in West Paducah, Ky. A 14-year-old student pleads guilty
but mentally ill to murder and is serving life in prison. One of the wounded girls is left
- 1st October, 1997:
A 16-year-old outcast in Pearl, Miss., is accused of killing his mother, then going to Pearl
High School and shooting nine students. Two of them die, including the suspect's
ex-girlfriend. The 16-year-old is sentenced to life in prison. Two others await trial on
- 1st May, 1997:
A student is sho
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