Number 25

This morning the Daily Beast published an article by Brandy Zadrozny reporting that there have been a total of 24 school shootings claiming 17 lives since Newtown.

Well, today brought number 25, at Arapahoe High School in hard-hit Colorado. The shooter’s dead, and a victim is in critical condition.

Saturday will mark the anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook. It’s doesn’t look like we learned a lot.

UPDATE: A WaPo report shows that 71 young children were killed by gunfire in 2012 other than in Newtown.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.