Wednesday, 05 December 2007 21:42
The number of violent or criminal incidents in public
schools rose during the 2006-2007 school year, even as the overall rate
due to the growing student population, the Associated Press reports.
Just over 11,000 acts of crime and violence were reported- a .5 percent
increase from the previous year. About 85 percent of the incidents were for
drug or alcohol possession or having a weapon that wasn’t a gun or explosives.
The Department of Public Instruction released the report yesterday to the State
Board of Education.