18/44 | | Her Own Beat
18 school shootings in 44 days. 18 school shootings since January 1, 2018. Let that sink in. It's time to protect our communities. We have the right to bear arms. We have the right to be a part of the NRA. We have the right to protect ourselves. But, when will we have the right to protect our children so that they can go to school without fear? An education in which we don't have to worry about what weapons are entering their classrooms. An education where mental health is addressed instead of swept under the rug. An education where your child is crying on the other end as she hides in the closet. An education that finally puts politics aside. An education that doesn't become #19. The list of school shootings in 2018 was copied from the New York Daily News. Jan. 3, St. Johns, Mich. The first school shooting took place just three days into the new year, at East Olive Elementary School in St. Johns, Mich. A 31-year-old man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the former school's