Local News

Children Becoming More Familiar with Violence

Posted June 9, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— As scary as it sounds.. the numbers show our classroom are becoming more and more violent. A third of all K-through 12th graders in city schools, are shot, stabbed or injured by another student at school or on their way to and from school. Thirty five percent of students threaten another student or teacher. The statistics also show the murder rate for males between 15-and-19 is up 154% since 1985.