Evening Shooting Outside Ohio Middle School Leaves 1 Dead; At Least 42 Killed and 77 Injured at Schools in 2018

Throughout 2018, will be monitoring and documenting injuries and deaths related to firearms in schools. Keep this page bookmarked for the most up-to-date reports, or subscribe to Newsletter to receive updates directly to your email inbox.

Following a shooting incident in mid-July outside a middle school in Ohio, two individuals have been arrested. This unfortunate event resulted in the death of one person.

The incident took place on the evening of July 11 in the driveway of Milkovich Middle School in Maple Heights. Officials were alerted to a altercation outside the school through a 911 call. Law enforcement officers quickly responded to the scene and discovered Darnez Conion, a 20-year-old, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was immediately transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

In 2018 alone, there have been a total of 42 fatalities and 77 injuries as a result of shootings in schools. For detailed information on each incident, you can explore our interactive map:

The map includes school shootings that occurred on school premises and resulted in injury or loss of life. Incidents resulting in injury are represented by blue labels, while incidents causing death are marked in red. The most recent incident is denoted by a larger icon. Clicking on the icons will provide additional details about each incident.

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1,300 children (17 years old and younger) die from firearm-related injuries annually, with an additional 5,790 receiving treatment for such injuries. While accidental firearm deaths and child homicides have decreased in recent years, instances of suicide have seen a significant rise.

Between 2012 and 2014, 53% of child gun deaths were classified as homicides, 38% were ruled as suicides, and 6% were deemed unintentional.

A recent study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics found that less than 3% of youth homicides and less than 1% of youth suicides occur within a school setting.

If you believe we have overlooked a school incident that should be included in our coverage, please contact us at info@the74million.org. Additionally, remember to save this page for the latest reports on incidents involving the discharge of firearms on school premises resulting in injury or fatality.

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    Rhys Graham is an educational blogger and professor who writes about topics such as literacy, mathematics, and science. He has written several books, including one on the history of science. He is also the co-founder of the website Learn Out Loud, which helps educators create and share classroom activities.