Specifically, Klinger said there’s been a more than 60 perccent jump in threats against schools in the last year. Of those, about 800 were bomb threats.

But just because they didn’t involve guns, Klinger said there’s still plenty of reason to be concerned.

“If every gun in America magically disappeared tomorrow, we would still have school safety issues," she said.

Much of the reason behind the huge increase, Klinger found, was due to heightened attention around school safety.

“It’s in the media more. It’s in the consciousness more,” she said.

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