The problem we are facing today with violence in the schools is a major concern with communities everywhere.
Juvenile homicide is twice as common today as it was in the mid 1980s. It isnt the brain that the kids are born
with that has changed in half a generation; what has changed though is the easy access to guns and the
glorification of revenge in real life and in entertainment. Crime in and around schools is threatening the well
being of students, as well as the staff and surrounding communities. It also affects the learning and student
Violence is found more in public schools rather than Catholic schools. Most Catholic schools have less
tolerance and is a better teaching environment. It is said that uniforms help to keep more peace in the school.
The students dont get made fun of for not wearing the “in look” or name brand clothing. Making fun of, or
laughing at other students contribute to low self-esteem, which is one characteristic of a student who brings
violence in the schools.
In 1997, more than ? of the schools reported at least one crime incident. Also, in 1997 one out of ten schools
reported at least on
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