Violence in American Schools
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This paper is an examination of violence in schools in the U.S. A number of recent shootings, especially the Littleton, Colorado massacre, has brought the problem into sharp focus. This paper discusses the problem and proposed solutions to eliminating or at least minimizing the disruptive influences of violence within the public school system. It examines potential solutions and considers how each alternative might help schools deal with this serious social issue.
From the Paper:"Violence in America is currently on the decline, and serious in-school violence is also going down. According to the National School Safety Center, 42 deaths occurred during the 1997-98 school year, while only 22 occurred in the 1998-99 year, and 13 of these happened in the single incident in the Littleton, Colorado, shootings (Cloud "What Can the Schools Do?" 38). However, violence in the schools takes many other forms, and the U. S. Department of Education notes that, in the last year for which statistics are available, 1996-97, public schools in the United States reported approximately 4,000 cases of rape or sexual battery, 11,000 incidents of physical attacks or fights in which weapons were used, 19,000 physical attacks or fights in which not weapons were used, 7,000 robberies, 115,000 thefts, and 98,000 cases of vandalism."
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Violence in American Schools (2003, May 23) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/violence-in-american-schools-27023/
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