Report Says School Violence Drops In North Carolina

Figures released Thursday show crime and violence in North Carolina schools dropped in the 2008-09 school year.

The state says the number of crime and violence dropped from 7.85 acts per 1,000 students to 7.59. Schools are required to report 17 different offenses.

Some school system here in Eastern Carolina also saw a drop, while others reported a slight increase.

In Beaufort County there were 22 drug cases last year, compared to 26 the year before. There were 15 firearms and weapons found last year, compared to 20 the year before.

Craven County saw 43 drug cases last year, an increase of three from the year before. Firearms and weapons also saw a slight increase, 40 last year compared to 39 the year before.

Lenoir County saw an increase in drug cases on campus, 38 last year, compared to 30 the year before. The county saw a slight drop in firearms and weapons, 19 last year compared to 20 the year before.

Onslow County saw a drop in drug cases last year, 61 compared to 70 the year before. Firearms and weapons also saw a drop, 35 last year compared to 47 the year before.

In Pitt County there were 58 drug cases last year, while 78 the year before. There were 71 firearm and weapons found last year, compared to 96 the year before for Pitt County.


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  • by dorothy Location: cook on Mar 5, 2010 at 01:32 AM
    I wonder who they asked when they was collecting the info they used to determine that violence decreased because the U S Department of Edu Office of Civil Rights found that Nash Rocky Mount School district wasnt keeping accurate records because they was suspending students from school but on the behavioral referrals if they gave one it stated the student was "sent home" and the state when they counted the number of suspensions data from the schools doesnt count sent home as suspended, these findings were made in the 2008/2009 school years as a result of a complaint i filed against NRMS. There was an corrective action contract signed and hasnt been completed to my knowledge so i know with the violence in the NRMS being listed as sent home it wasnt counted so this report isnt accurate for the NRMS District acts of violence took place but it was written of in a manner it wouldnt be counted in the disaplinaty action counting it as never occuring but it did.
  • by DDR on Mar 4, 2010 at 06:21 PM
    Hmmm. There might be something to the school uniform programs after all.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Mar 4, 2010 at 05:25 PM
    Is this really worth reporting? Might as well list all the students grades, too.
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