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Stanford researchers uncover the silent cost of school shootings

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Dec 16 2019
Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students

The toll from gun violence at schools has only escalated in the 20 years since the jolting, horrific massacre at Columbine High.

By December 2019, at least 245 primary and secondary schools in the United States had experienced a shooting, killing 146 people and injuring 310.

Now, new Stanford-led research sounds an alarm to what was once a silent reckoning: the mental health impact to tens of thousands of surviving students who were attending schools where gunshots rang out.

Study co-author Sam Trejo is a 2016 EDGE-SBEH Fellow.

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