With bullying, mental health and wellness issues, overwhelming amounts of stressors, and tragic precedents, the fear of school violence is not unfounded. Furthermore, according to the CDC, a 2019 survey showed that "8% of high school students had been in a physical fight on school property one or more times during the 12 months before the survey," "more than 7% of high school students had been threatened or injured with a weapon (for example, a gun, knife, or club) on school property one or more times during the 12 months before the survey," and "about 9% of high school students had not gone to school at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey because they felt they would be unsafe at school or on their way to or from school." In an effort to help prevent and mitigate school violence, this section includes resources on several school violence topics. From school climate and connectedness; to promoting the See Something, Say Something campaign; to knowing what steps to take in the event of a bomb threat, this section addresses various forms of school violence by providing information including statistics, handouts, and other resources.
School Violence Resources