The Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida responded to reports of a shooting at the Parkland school on Wednesday, where aerial footage from the scene showed a number of people lying on the ground outside the school building. Students streamed away from the school, some running while others walked quickly in orderly lines with their hands on or above their heads.
In the first month of 2018, there were two other shootings at middle or high schools that resulted in student deaths or injuries:
On January 23, a
15-year-old student shot 16 people -- killing two other 15-year-olds -- at Marshall County High School
in Benton, Kentucky, authorities said. The student faces two charges of murder and 12 counts of first degree assault, authorities said.
died on the Marshall campus in western Kentucky. Preston Cope
died at a hospital.
On January 22, a 15-year-old student was wounded in a shooting at a high school in Italy, Texas, authorities said. The suspect, a 15-year-old, was quickly apprehended.
The incidents above were at middle or high schools. There also have been shootings
on college campuses this year, including the fatal shooting of a Winston-Salem State University
student at Wake Forest University last month.
Two shootings occurred near high school buildings in January.
On January 31, a 32-year-old man was shot and killed in a parking lot outside a Philadelphia high school during a basketball game, according to CNN affiliate WPVI
. The station said 911 calls came in reporting a large fight and shots fired.
In New Orleans, shots were fired at students who were outside for lunch on January 22, CNN affiliate WDSU
reported. One student suffered an abrasion on his elbow, according to CNN affiliate WVUE