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When will we end the carnage?

America’s young continue to be slain in their schools. We must find a solution.

People wait for loved ones as they are

People wait for loved ones as they are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after Wednesday's shooting, Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle

The heartbreaking toll:

Jonesboro, Arkansas, March 24, 1998 — Five killed and 11 wounded at Westside Middle School.

Littleton, Colorado, April 20, 1999 — Thirteen killed and more than 20 wounded at Columbine High School.

Santee, California, March 5, 2001 — Two killed and 13 wounded at Santana High School.

Grundy, Virginia, Jan. 16, 2002 — Three killed and three wounded at Appalachian School of Law.

Tucson, Arizona, Oct. 29, 2002 — Three killed at the University of Arizona School of Nursing.

Cold Spring, Minnesota, Sept. 24, 2003 — Two killed at Rocori High School.

Red Lake, Minnesota, March 21, 2005 — Seven killed and seven wounded at Red Lake Senior High School.

Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2, 2006 — Five killed and five wounded in West Nickel Mines School, a one-room Amish schoolhouse.

Blacksburg, Virginia, April 16, 2007 — Thirty-two killed and 17 wounded at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Feb. 8, 2008 — Two killed at Louisiana Technical College.

DeKalb, Illinois, Feb. 14, 2008 — Five killed and 16 wounded at Northern Illinois University.

Chardon, Ohio, Feb. 27, 2012 — Three killed and three wounded at Chardon High School.

Oakland, California, April 2, 2012 — Seven killed and three wounded at Oikos University.

Newtown, Connecticut, Dec. 14, 2012 — Twenty-six killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Santa Monica, California, June 7, 2013 — Three killed at Santa Monica College.

Marysville, Washington, Oct. 24, 2014 — Four killed and one wounded at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

Roseburg, Oregon, Oct. 1, 2015 — Nine killed and seven wounded at Umpqua Community College.

Aztec, New Mexico, Dec. 7, 2017 — Two killed at Aztec High School.

Benton, Kentucky, Jan. 23, 2018 — Two killed and 14 wounded at Marshall County High School.

Parkland, Florida, Feb. 14, 2018 — At least 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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