A promised, I have been trying to do some reading on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission report. Right out of the gate, it has great info.
Since the terms Mass Shootings and School Shootings have been co-opted to mean whatever political movement are abusing them, the went with the secret Service and the FBI call a “Targeted Attack”:
“..an attack that was planned for days, weeks or months and serves a purpose and accomplishes an objective set by the attacker. A targeted attack can be directed at a selected individual; however, for the purposes of this report, the definition of targeted attack includes only those attacks that were directed at multiple individuals and towards a school in a general sense.”
Using that very sensible definition makes sense. We have seen how Gun Control has included Non-school incidents in their “lists” of school shootings such as drug related shootings happening at night when there are no classes, students or staff. If you want to fix something, you need to shed the bullcrap and target the real issue, not what political operators think they can get away with it. So, from the hundreds of “school shootings’ the Opposition keep blasting about in the last 20 years (or even one year as the screen cap shows), we come down to a realistic number.
Targeted attacks can be divided into insider threats and outsider threats. The Department of Homeland Security defines an insider threat as one or more individuals with the access and/or inside knowledge that would allow them to exploit the vulnerabilities of an entity’s security and systems with the intent to cause harm. Among the 46 targeted attacks reviewed, 33 of the attackers were students and 10 were former students (insiders). Only five attacks were initiated by strangers (outsiders). Even more telling was that all middle school attacks were by insiders and all but one of high school attacks were by insiders. Only at the elementary school level were the majority of attacks committed by outsiders.
The age of attackers aligned well with the insider designation. Attackers ranged in age from 11 to 56 years-old. Thirty-four (34) of the attackers were 14 through 19 years-old.
Six (6) attackers were 13 years-old or less, and six (6) attackers were 32 to 56 years-old.
To use a cliché, it is the enemy within we should fear. And how about those evil black rifles?
The type of weapon utilized varied. Semi-automatic pistols, semi-automatic rifles and shotguns collectively made up the majority of weapons. Semi-automatic pistols were the most frequently used weapon. In some cases, explosive devices were also used along with weapons, but with limited success. It should be noted that in two cases, easily obtained, easily concealed edged weapons were used by insiders with success. Since most attackers could not legally purchase the weapons utilized, the source of the weapons is a relevant factor. Fifty percent of the weapons were stolen from parents or relatives. All attackers, ages 11 through 15, obtained their weapons by stealing them from parents or relatives. Beginning at age 16, ownership of weapons begins to emerge among the attackers. Some theft from relatives and parents continues in this age group up through 19. Beginning at age 18, legal ownership becomes predominant. However, in the case of the attackers at Columbine two of the weapons were illegally purchased. In another case,
an adult with a felony record constructed a semi-automatic rifle from parts he obtained.
Scared cows already being slaughtered. I am sure I will find some from my herd also sacrificed in the altar of eliminating misconception and not politics.
I’ll continue reading the report and trying to bring you what I find interesting or revealing. I want to see what was found and what led to their conclusions, including the controversial arming of the teachers which is hated by the Left and Usual Suspects in general.
One thought on “Interesting data on Targeted Attacks to Schools. Where do School Shooters come from?”
Ok, I’ll admit to being a bad person and laughing when they said “Only at the elementary school level were the majority of attacks committed by outsiders.” Hum.. whats different with 6-11 year olds…
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