New York Schools Reported 32,000 Violent Incidents In 2017-18
New York State public and charter schools reported more than 32,000 violent and disruptive incidents in the 2017-18 school year.
That's according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
The incidents included assaults, bomb threats and sexual offenses.
"Violence of any kind has no place in our schools and the public rightly demands that school officials take the necessary steps to protect all students and faculty from threats," DiNapoli said. "In order to learn effectively, students need to feel safe. Sadly, many students and faculty are confronted with violent and disruptive activity on a regular basis. My office recently completed a series of audits looking at the programs New York has in place to keep our school children out of harm’s way. We found much work needs to be done. We will continue to examine and report on the issues that most affect New York’s schools and education.
You can read the full report on the Comptroller's website.