Documents when a gun is fired, brandished, or bullet hits school property.
Podcast episodes from Freakonomics Radio, the New England Journal of Medicine, Democracy Labs, Emergency Management Weekly and Iowa Public Radio.
Researcher David Riedman argues that every school shooting is the culmination of a long chain of failures. Could his database be the key to stopping them?
Listen the uncut full hour interview with Stephen Dubner and David Riedman. Portion of this interview was featured on Freakonomics Episode 561: How to Succeed at Failing.
The K-12 SSDB includes detailed information about every school shooting, a reliability score that quantifies the dependability of the information, and the verified primary source citation(s) (e.g., newspaper article, court records, interviews, police reports) to allow for further academic research. The scope is widely inclusive to allow for a comprehensive analysis of school shooting data.
Through the inclusion, rather than exclusion, of criteria that are cross-referenced, unfiltered, and agnostic, users can conduct more detailed analyses of gun violence in schools within their areas of interest from which to make better informed decisions about school safety.