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NPR: 'The School Shootings That Weren't' (Article About Government Misreporting)

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https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/08/27/640323347/the-school-shootings-that-werent

This spring the U.S. Education Department reported that in the 2015-2016 school year, "nearly 240 schools ... reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting." The number is far higher than most other estimates.

But NPR reached out to every one of those schools repeatedly over the course of three months and found that more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened. Child Trends, a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization, assisted NPR in analyzing data from the government's Civil Rights Data Collection.

We were able to confirm just 11 reported incidents, either directly with schools or through media reports.

In 161 cases, schools or districts attested that no incident took place or couldn't confirm one. In at least four cases, we found, something did happen, but it didn't meet the government's parameters for a shooting. About a quarter of schools didn't respond to our inquiries.
This is an interesting report. I wonder what the CDC will report now that they can study this sort of thing.
 
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That's a garbage title post that is NOT what the article is about.

It is about mis-reporting by the government (numbers that are not often-cited) that is out of line with other estimated numbers (that are often cited). The OP Title makes it sound like there are less school shootings than we actually know there are (like everytown numbers) when it's an article that is about the governments lack of accountability in tracking such things.
 
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That's a garbage title post that is NOT what the article is about.

It is about mis-reporting by the government (numbers that are not often-cited) that is out of line with other estimated numbers (that are often cited). The OP Title makes it sound like there are less school shootings than we actually know there are (like everytown numbers) when it's an article that is about the governments lack of accountability in tracking such things.
My apologies, I didn’t mean to mislead. A mod can correct the title.