One Student Was Killed And Four Students And An Administrator Were Injured In A Shooting On The First Day of The School's 2024 Semester.

Washington, D.C., January 4, 2024 – This morning, authorities confirmed the presence of an active shooter on Perry High School’s campus in Dallas County, Iowa. One student was killed in the shooting and four students as well as a school administrator were injured. This is already the second school shooting incident of 2024 after a grim 37 school shootings occurred in 2023. Brady, the leading national gun violence prevention organization, released the following statement:

Kris Brown, President of Brady, said:

New year, same horror. These students were returning to campus after their holiday break only to be met with gun violence that has uniquely plagued their generation. No child should have to hide in their classrooms fearing for their lives. No teacher should have to stand guard over their students potentially shielding them from bullets. No parent should have to fear that any day they send their child to school could be their last.
The fact is 76% of school shooters under 18 obtain their firearms from the home, and given the age of the shooter, that is likely the case here as well. All Americans must do their part and make sure their firearms are stored safely, locked, and away from ammunition. Everyone can take that step and be part of the solution today."

Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.


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