The Effects Of School Violence

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According to Kann (2015), school violence is youth violence that occurs on school property, on the way to or from school or school-sponsored events, or during a school-sponsored event. A young person can be a victim, a perpetrator, or a witness of school violence. School violence may also involve or impact adults. Youth violence includes various behaviors. Some violent acts such as bullying, pushing, and shoving can cause more emotional harm than physical harm. Other forms of violence, such as gang violence and assault (with or without weapons), can lead to serious injury or even death. A number of factors can increase the risk of a youth engaging in violence at school. However, the presence of these factors does not always mean that a young person will become an offender. Risk factors for school and youth violence includes prior history of violence, drug, alcohol, or tobacco use, association with delinquent…show more content…
School associated violent deaths are rare, 31 homicides of school-age youth, ages 5 to 18 years, occurred at school during the 2012-2013 school years. Of all youth homicides, less than 2.6% occur at school, and this percentage has been relatively stable for the past decade. In 2014, there were about 486,400 nonfatal violent victimizations at school among students 12 to 18 years of age. Approximately 9% of teachers report that they have been threatened with injury by a student from their school; 5% of school teachers reported that they had been physically attacked by a student from their
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