IT FEELS LIKE ALL I’VE SEEN on the news lately are stories related to guns. It’s getting to the point where I can’t even keep up with the shootings and the different circumstances behind them. School shootings seriously hit home for me though; as a teacher, I’ve been present during lockdowns, and it’s definitely not easy to keep a group of students calm when police officers are yelling in the hallway, looking for suspected criminals.

I won’t lecture you about the divergent sides of America’s gun control issues, even though this data comes from the Everytown for Gun Safety. I’ll just leave you with this map, and you can form your own opinions. It marks the 74 locations that have experienced a school shooting since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.