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Suspect Wounds Teacher, Fellow Student

There has been another school shooting in the US. This time, a shooter at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana reportedly injured two people. A suspect is in custody.

The incident comes just a week after the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas, where ten people were killed and 13 more were injured. And it comes the same year as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, where 17 were killed and another 17 were injured, Vox reported.

According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, school shooting deaths and injuries are up in 2018 compared to 2017.

In all of 2017, there were 44 shootings in elementary and secondary schools, resulting in 25 deaths and 60 injuries.

So far in 2018, there have been 28 elementary and secondary school shootings, resulting in 40 deaths and 66 injuries. With the year not even halfway over, 2018 already has more injuries and deaths than all of 2017 and appears to be on track to outpace 2017 in terms of overall incidents.

It is hard to say if this means that the US is seeing a new uptick in school shootings that will sustain for years to come.

In general, America’s gun homicide rate, along with its overall homicide rate, has declined over the past couple of decades. But there was an uptick in homicides over the past couple of years.

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