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A school shooting is an occurrence in which an individual discharges a gun at an educational institution, such as an elementary school, secondary school, or post-secondary institution. A school shooting involves an individual discharging a firearm at a school infrastructure and may refer to incidents of an individual or individuals discharging a firearm on a school bus or near school property while school is in session. A school shooting can happen anywhere in the world where a person takes a gun into a school setting. These shootings have sparked a political debate over gun violence, whether firearms should be allowed in the classroom and whether there should be stricter gun control.

There are notable school shootings all over the world, with the United States having the highest number of school-related shootings.

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