UCC Is The 45th School Shooting This Year

At least 10 people are dead, including the gunman, and another 7 injured after a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday. This marks the 45th school shooting this year. Yes, that's right: 45 instances in which a firearm was discharged in a school, in less than one calendar year. The locations range from pre-K schools to colleges, many of them include the injury and/or death of victims, and some of them include the suicide or attempted suicide of the shooter. While the aftermaths of the incidents vary, one thing they all do have in common is gun violence. In a time in which the conversations surrounding gun control are so heated, and yet at such a stagnant impasse, one cannot help but be deeply saddened by the harrowing statistics on gun violence in schools — particularly in light of today's shootings at UCC.

(Update: The shooter was confirmed dead by Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin Thursday afternoon. Hanlin could confirm 10 fatalities and seven injuries. The shooter was identified by the New York Times as Chris Harper Mercer, 26, on Thursday night. Update: The victims' names were released Friday night: Lucero Alcaraz, 19; Treven Taylor Anspach, 20; Rebecka Ann Carnes, 18; Quinn Glen Cooper, 18;Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59; Lucas Eibel, 18; Jason Dale Johnson, 33;Lawrence Levine, 67 (assistant professor); Sarena Dawn Moore, 44.)

Below is a complete list of all school shootings that have happened in America so far in 2015.

1. 1/15/2015: Milwaukee, Wis., Lutheran High School, K-12

2. 1/16/2015: Ocala, Fla., Vanguard High School, K-12

3. 1/20/2015: Mobile, Ala., Williamson High Schoo,l K-12

4. 1/23/2015: Hardeeville, S.C., Royal Live Oaks Academy, K-12

5. 1/26/2015: Roseville, Minn., Hand in Hand Christian Montessori School, K-12

6. 2/2/2015: Mankato, Minn., Minnesota State University College

7. 2/4/2015: Frederick, Md., Frederick High School, K-12

8. 2/5/2015: Columbia, S.C., University of South Carolina College

9. 2/15/2015: Athens, Ga., University of Georgia College

10. 2/15/2015: Little Rock, Ark., Lawson Elementary School, K-12

11. 2/15/2015: Merced, Calif., Tenaya Middle School, K-12

12. 2/23/2015: Daytona Beach, Fla., Bethune-Cookman University College

13. 3/9/2015: Coon Rapids, Minn., Northwest Passage Alternative High School, K-12

14. 3/30/2015: Springfield, Mass., American International College

15. 4/2/2015: Beaver Falls, Pa., Community College of Beaver County College

16. 4/2/2015: Jackson, Tenn., Lane College College

17. 4/4/2015: Everett, Wash., Everett Community College College

18. 4/13/2015: Goldsboro, N.C., Wayne Community College

19. 4/17/2015: Seguin, Texas, Seguin High School, K-12

20. 4/19/2015: Charlotte, N.C., Johnson C. Smith University College

21. 4/22/2015: Las Vegas, Nev., Ruthe Deskin Elementary School, K-12

22. 4/27/2015: Lacey, Wash., North Thurston High School, K-12

23. 5/4/2015: Cleveland, Ohio, Willow Elementary School, K-12

24. 5/5/2015: Conyers, Ga., Conyers Middle School, K-12

25. 5/12/2015: Tempe, Ariz., Corona del Sol High School, K-12

26. 5/20/2015: Robinson, Texas, Robinson High School, K-12

27. 5/24/2015: Flint, Mich., Flint Southwestern Classical Academy, K-12

28. 5/27/2015: Everglades City, Fla., Everglades City School, K-12

29. 6/4/2015: Franklin, N.C., South Macon Elementary School, K-12

30. 6/23/2015: Fort Calhoun, Neb., Fort Calhoun Elementary School, K-12

31. 7/5/2015: Dallas, Texas, Coppell Middle School East, K-12

32. 7/24/2015: Converse, Texas, Elolf Elementary School, K-12

33. 7/27/2015: Gainesville, Fla., University of Florida – Gainesville College

34. 8/8/2015: Wichita, Kan., Wichita State University College

35. 8/8/2015: Paradise, Texas, Paradise High School, K-12

36. 8/23/2015: Richmond, Texas, William Velasquez Elementary, K-12

37. 8/25/2015: Augusta, Ga., Hornsby Elementary School, K-12

38. 8/27/2015: Savannah, Ga.,Savannah State University College

39. 9/3/2015: Sacramento, Calif., Sacramento City College College

40. 9/11/2015: Lafayette, La., Northside High School, K-12

41. 9/14/2015: Cleveland, Miss., Delta State University College

42. 9/22/2015: Statesville, N.C., Central Elementary School, K-12

43. 9/28/2015: Butte, Mont., Montana Tech of the University of Montana College

44. 9/30/2015: Harrisburg, S.D., Harrisburg High School, K-12

45.10/1/2015: Roseburg, Ore., Umpqua Community College