School shootings are extraordinarily rare. Why is fear of them driving policy?

| March 9, 2018

School shootings are extraordinarily rare. Why is fear of them driving policy?

The chance of a child being shot and killed in a public school is extraordinarily low. Not zero — no risk is. But it’s far lower than many people assume, especially in the glare of heart-wrenching news coverage after an event like Parkland. And it’s far lower than almost any other mortality risk a kid faces, including traveling to and from school, catching a potentially deadly disease while in school or suffering a life-threatening injury playing interscholastic sports.

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