School Violence Down In North Carolina

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Although zero is the only universally acceptable number for violent incidents in schools, it should be noted that in North Carolina at least, the number of violent incidences has actually gone down although not all the numbers are good. “The Department of Public Instruction releases annual reports on school crime and violence. For the 2016-17 school year, the reportable crime rate for high schools decreased by nearly 5 percent,” Lindsay Marchello reports in The Carolina Journal. “Possession of a firearm or powerful explosive and possession of a weapon decreased from the previous school year, too, but the number of bomb threats dramatically increased — from 69 to 89 for the 2016-17 school year.”

“Assaults, including those resulting in serious injury or committed with a weapon, also increased.”