Active Shooter Statistics

NSSPA 2020 Study

We examined 112 Active Shooter Incidents at K-12 Schools from 1985-2019, where shots were fired.
An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.

NSSPA School Transportation Incidents

We examined 40 violent incidents that involved school transportation from 1976-2021

NSSPA Thwarted Attacks

We evaluated 100 thwarted attacks on K-12 schools from 1999-Present.

NSSPA SRO Attack Interventions

We studied active shooter incidents that involved School Resource Officers. 

NSSPA 2019 K-12 Staff Preparedness Survey

In 2019, the NSSPA collected responses from K-12 staff members nationwide. The purpose was to see how prepared staff members are for an active shooter incident in their building. 372 responses were submitted.