The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

Once again, CNN is at it with its distorted statistics. This time they’re claiming there have been 44 school shootings in 2019. As much as I want to see guns taken out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them, exaggerating these numbers is disingenuous at best. At worst, it’s causing a panic among school-age …

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Last week, the U.S. Secret Service released an analysis of school shootings and attacks (PDF) that took place from 2008-2017. They limited the subject only to attacks that took place in grades K-12 that were committed by students. So this does not include shootings like Sandy Hook. Parkland falls out of their time frame also. …

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Students from around the country are learning how to use gauze and a tourniquet to stop bleeding under a new government initiative called ‘Stop the Bleed’. While I’m all for school-age children learning first-aid, this program is specifically designed to stop the bleeding from bullet wounds. So rather than the government doing anything about the …

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Last week, some edgelord fashion brand unveiled their new line of hoodies with the names of schools where school shootings have taken place. The most prominent ones were those emblazoned with the names of Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Columbine, and Sandy Hook. I think there was a Virginia Tech one too but I …

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In Michigan, Fruitport High School is being constructed to have curved hallways designed to minimize a school shooter’s line of sight. An elementary school in Bergen County, New Jersey, has bought 50 bullet-resistant doors to the tune of $2500 each. It’s not like schools could put that money to better use. Jefferson County public schools …

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CNN is back at it again with its fearmongering headlines. Back in May, they claimed that there had been 15 school shootings in 2019.  This was in the wake of the shootings at UNCC and STEM School Highlands Ranch.  Now, only two months later, CNN is claiming that there have been 22 school shootings so …

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Speaking of the Right getting things wrong about school shootings, because we were, another right-wing pundit claims that they have the answer to preventing school shootings. A Townhall columnist claims that a study done by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that schools that allow their staff to be armed have not had a school …

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It was bound to happen. With two school shootings happening so close together, UNCC and  STEM School Highlands Ranch respectively, It was inevitable that some organization or news outlet would come out with an exaggerated number about how many school shootings have happened this year. This time it was CNN claiming that there have been …

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According to a recent poll conducted by the Associated Press, half of all Americans believe that school shootings are caused by bullying. These people are what I like to call misinformed, and also idiots. In case you’re sick of me talking about what I call the Columbine bullying myth too bad because I’m going to …

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