What a difference a definition makes. There've been only three Chicago-area school killings in the last 26 years -- including last year's NIU tragedy -- according to this Columbine anniversary package of stories from USA Today that is limited to in-school killings.
5/20/88 Location: Winnetka, Ill. Killed: 1 (Hubbard Woods Elementary School )
3/30/01 Location: Gary, Ind. Killed: 1 (Lew Wallace High School)
2/14/08 Location: DeKalb, Ill. Killed: 6 (Northern Illinois University)
You can click on the map here.
What do you think? Is this a better way to measure school violence, or the other way?
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