More students have died this year in school than military soldiers in combat
A new analysis by The Washington Post found that more people have been kіIIed at schools so far in 2018 than have been kіIIed while serving in the U.S. military, based on data from Defense Department news releases.
After the shooting deaths of 10 people at a Texas high school on May 18, the newspaper’s database recorded 29 deaths in 16 different incidents in the United States. Since the Post published it article, the death toll increased by 10 people.
Since the publication of the Post’s article, the dеаth toll has risen to 10 people. According to Defense Department data during the same time, only 13 service member fаtаlіtіes were recorded in 7 incidents.
Seven of those fаtаlіtіes occurred during a helicopter crash in Iraq this March. Three military casualties were not related to combat. The Post did not suggest that schools are more dangerous than combat zones. According to more recent data compiled from the websites of each of the military branches, there have been more people kіIIed while serving than in school shootings.
The Post noted that there are more than 50 million students in public schools but only 1.3 million members of the armed forces. Service members are still about 17 times more likely to be kіIIed than someone in a school shooting. However, 2018 is still shaping up to be unusually dеаdly at schools.