The Causes Of School Violence

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What are the most current statistics?
Violence in any form is damaging to any persons involved. Therefore, it is no surprise that the occurrences of school violence have continued to grow, every year. In the last five years, there have been over 234 school violence incidents involving the use of a firearm (Everytown For Gun Safety, 2017). Furthermore, these incidents indicate that there are many troubled youths in society today. According to one source, the most recent school violent incident was in July of this year at the University of Arkansas where the offender attacked students, injuring and killing several. This same source reports school shootings just about every month and sometimes several in one month (Everytown For Gun Safety, 2017). Actions must be taken to prevent more school violence. Another form of school violence is physical altercations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “nearly 8% of students had been in a physical fight on school property one or more times and 6% of students has not gone to school because they felt they would be unsafe at school or on their way to or from school” (CDC, 2017, pg 1). There are many other forms of school violence that takes place every day. Therefore, society must rally together to provide solutions and preventions to help keep the youth safe.
What are the causes?
When a horrific incident like a school shooting takes place, people want answers. People want to know why the offender did what he or

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