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State comptroller's office release school violence report

August 13, 2019 10:42 PM

As the school year approaches, the State Comptroller's Office has released a report on school violence. 

The state requires public and charter schools to document violent and disruptive incidents taking place on school property. 

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During the 2017-2018 school year, there were more than 32,000 of those incidents including assaults, alcohol or drugs, weapons possession, bomb threats, and one homicide. 

New York City schools have 40% of all students in the state but they reported 56% of the violent and disruptive incidents. 

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Muneib Chater

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