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Saturday, June 4, 2016
Bath rooms or guns what's the problem? Since 1999, 141 people killed by guns in our schools, zero molested by a transgender student.
Since the Columbine massacre in 1999, the following has happened in the nation's schools
50 – The number of mass murders or attempted mass murders at a school since Columbine. (FBI records)
141 – The number of people killed in a mass murder or attempted mass murder at a school since Columbine. (FBI records)
73 – The percentage of school shooters with no prior criminal record, not even an arrest. (U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Education)
17– The number of kids aged 15 or younger who have committed or attempted a mass school shooting since Columbine. (FBI records)
68– The percentage of school shooters who got their guns from relatives or at home. (US Secret Service, US Department of Education)
270– The number of shootings of any kind at a school since Columbine. (ABC News review of reported cases)
1 – The number of shootings per week, on average, on a school or college campus in 2015. (ABC News review of reported cases)
270 shootings, 141 people killed and not one report of a transgender student molesting a fellow child in a bathroom. What's the real problem.
People who support banning transgender students from the bathrooms they identify with claim all they want is to keep their children safe, well if that is the case then it seems obvious what we need to do. .
We do have lots of issues, serious issues in education, transgender children using the bath room is not one of them.