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Students in tears after a school shooting. Photo: Joe Amon/Denver Post via Getty Images

More than 4.1 million students were subjected to at least one school lock down during the 2017-18 school year, according to an analysis by the Washington Post.

The big picture: 2018 was a record year for gun violence, including 94 incidents in schools across the United States. Schools are taking more precautions, but students are still being exposed to gun violence. This report quantifies just how many have been impacted.

What they did: The Post reviewed 20,000 news stories and scoured data from school districts across the 31 largest cities in the country.

By the numbers: In total, there were 6,200 lockdowns last year.

  • A typical day saw 16 campuses placed on lockdown.
  • Lockdowns happen in buildings with as few as four students or as many as 5,000.
  • Bomb threats accounted for just 15% of lockdowns. 61% of the lockdowns recorded were related to firearms.

The big picture: "The number of students affected eclipsed the populations of Maine, Rhode Island, Delaware and Vermont combined," The Post reports.

Be smart: That number is likely to be much larger than what is being reported.

  • Many school districts, including those in Detroit and Chicago, don't track lockdowns and hundreds never make the news — "particularly when they happen at urban schools attended primarily by children of color," The Post reports.

Go deeper: Read the piece from The Post.

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Inequality Index signals October jobs growth for lower-income Americans

Data: Morning Consult/Axios Inequality Index; Chart: Axios Visuals

Polling for the Morning Consult/Axios Inequality Index suggests that as the Delta variant ebbed over the last month, job security improved for lower-income Americans.

The big picture: As a result of the improving environment, the Inequality Index this month declined to its lowest point since April — reversing a significant spike in September.

White House unveils landmark reports on climate links to security, migration

Photo Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

The Biden administration on Thursday released a sweeping set of assessments on climate change's threat to national security and its role in fueling migration.

Why it matters: One of the key products, a formal National Intelligence Estimate on climate change, marks the first time all 18 elements of the U.S. intelligence community have released a consensus report on the topic.

Scoop: Garland defends DOJ's handling of Jan. 6 probe

Attorney General Merrick Garland. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Attorney General Merrick Garland will tell the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that federal prosecutors "are doing exactly what they are expected to do" in seeking accountability for the "intolerable assault" on the Capitol on Jan. 6, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Allies of former President Trump, including Republican congressmen, have criticized the department's treatment rioters charged with crimes, and sought to recast the insurrection as a righteous protest. Garland's testimony with be his first appearance before the panel.