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Nevada Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Shooting near Chaparral High School

January 31, 2022

The Nevada chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, today released the following statement after a shooting near Chaparral High School. According to reports, three teenagers have been taken to the hospital as a result of the shooting – including 2 Chaparral High School students. Details are still developing.

“Our hearts are with the families and communities of the teenagers impacted by today’s shootings,” said Jamie Bunnell, a volunteer with the Nevada chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Gun violence can leave an unimaginable scar that stays with someone forever. As we continue to learn more details about the shooting, it’s important lawmakers commit to action on gun violence – not only send thoughts and prayers.”

This school year saw a historic surge in gun violence in and around schools. Since the start of the school year in August 2021, there has been an unprecedented level of gunfire at schools compared to past years. The following period saw more incidents recorded since Everytown began tracking in 2013. In addition to unprecedented levels of gun violence in schools, the pandemic also has exacerbated the root causes of gun violence – so we’ve seen increases in gun violence in cities across the country, which also impacts students in and out of school.

In an average year, 519 people die by guns in Nevada, and 1,119 are wounded. In the last decade,  gun homicide has also increased 52%. Gun violence is the leading cause of death for children and teens in the state. Nevada also ranks 18 in the country for gun law strength. More information on gun laws in Nevada is available

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