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.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.