There have been 28 school shootings that have resulted in injury or death in 2021, 21 of those since August, according to Education Week, an education news publication. Statista.com, however, states there have been 170 shootings affiliated with K-12 schools throughout the year, not all necessarily resulting in injury or death.
These are scary numbers for parents who send their students to public school. In the St. Vrain Valley Schools District, it is important for the administrative staff to look at all sides of the issue of safety.
“I want every child and every adult to be safe, welcomed and protected in our schools so we send them home safe-and-sound everyday,” Superintendent Don Haddad said.