As we explained this week, roughly 300 school buildings in San Diego County were once flagged for possible earthquake risks. Engineers cautioned school districts that more inspections were needed to tell if the buildings were in trouble.

But many of those inspections never happened. To help you understand what happened to these buildings and where they are, I created the graphic below with the help of Emily Alpert, a colleague at, and Kyla Calvert, a reporter at KPBS, who worked on the seismic safety story together.

The graphic breaks down by school district all of the school buildings that state experts flagged for possible earthquake risks nearly a decade ago. The total number of buildings is lower than the 301 listed in the story because I excluded four buildings on the list that school districts say the state listed in error.

Two more quick notes: If you don’t know school districts by name, check out this interactive map, which contains most of the same information. To understand why flagged buildings have remained unchecked, check out the full story.

Keegan Kyle is a news reporter for He writes about public safety, creates graphics and handles the Fact Check Blog. What should he write about next?

Please contact him directly at or 619.550.5668. You can also find him on Twitter (@keegankyle) and Facebook.

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