According to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics 5.9% of all high school students, nationwide, have carried a knife, gun or club onto campus.
Of the students who brought weapons to school, 9% were boys and nearly 3% were girls. The 2009 report breaks down the data even more:
- 7.3% of students who brought weapons to school were Hispanic
- 6% of students were black
- 5.3% of students were white