As of June 14th there have been 23 school shootings this year! A total of 1,392 children have been killed or injured by firearms. In comparison during the influenza season from October 2017 to May 2018 a total of 172 children died. This year of 2018 has been especially deadly for children, with 547 firearm deaths this year. Thus more children died from firearm injuries this year compared to influenza deaths despite frequent media reports about influenza death compared to firearm injuries.