Report analyzes common factors in school attack incidents

2013-10-09T10:45:00Z Report analyzes common factors in school attack incidentsPatrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

An recent study from the state of Massachusetts' Commonwealth Critical Infrastructure Program about school shooting incidents.

The report analyzes some of the commonalities in school shooting incidents across the country from 1992 to 2012.

A few interesting facts include:

  • 42 percent of school attacks occurred in morning hours
  • 96 percent of assailants were male
  • 80 percent of attacks were perpetrated by current or former students.

Read the report overview here.

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@azstarnet.com. On Twitter @pm929.

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