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Infographic: 5 alarming trends in school violence

Infographic: 5 alarming trends in school violence

Violent threats and incidents have become a seemingly daily occurrence in U.S. schools, especially since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. According to The Educator’s School Safety Network, the Parkland school shooting is one of more than 81 school-based violent incidents and threats reported in Florida this school year.

Nationally, the 2016-2017 school year featured 2,221 threats and incidents that impacted at least 3,000 schools. And those are just the ones we know about.

A new infographic from K12 Insight explores the alarming pattern of school violence nationwide–and points to the critical importance of effective school safety policies.

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Design by Claudia Mora

How is your school or district dealing with incidents or threats of violence? What safety protocols do you have in place? Tell us in the comments.

This story was originally posted on the K12 Insight blog.

About the Author

Kyle Freelander
Kyle Freelander is a Communications Specialist at K12 Insight.

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