Since the launch of this public database in 2018, David Riedman has led the research and continued development of the project. He draws on the data for his own research and regularly contributes to the public discussion with Dr. Jill Peterson and Dr. James Densley from The Violence Project. They have published articles on school shootings for the PBS News Hour, The Washington Post, CBS News, LA Times, Star Tribune, Education Week, Sun Sentinel, and The Tennessean (USA Today).
The Violence Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center dedicated to reducing mass shooting and violence in society by using data and analysis to improve public policy and practice.
Dr. Peterson and Dr. Densley have also published findings based on 133 cases in the K-12 School Shooting Database where more than one person was intentionally shot in a school building during between 1980 to 2019. Analysis focused on offender motive, an armed guard on scene during the shooting, and the number and type of firearms the perpetrator used. Findings of the study are published in the JAMA Open Network.