American schools seem to be getting safer

From Greg Toppo:

It’d be easy to conclude that school has never been a more dangerous place, but for the USA’s 55 million K-12 students and 3.7 million teachers, statistics tell another story: Despite two decades of high-profile shootings, school increasingly has become a safer place.

…By nearly every measure, safety has improved and violence has dropped for students and teachers, according to recent findings issued jointly by the Justice Department and Education Department.

The data do not include post-2011, but still the overall trends, as outlined in the longer article, seem pretty clear.


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