(FOX NEWS) — A new study says one in 18 US teens brings a gun to school.
That’s nearly one million armed teens.
The sobering statistic is part of a study that looked at nearly 180,000 high school students.
Boys were more likely than girls to be armed and while teens reported taking guns to school in every state 83-percent were in states that did not have universal background checks.
The reasons for the weapons, teens said they were more likely to bring a gun to school if they felt threatened.
Firearms are the second leading cause of death for kids and teens.
The study results were published today in the journal “Pediatrics.”
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