4:08 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

School Safety Report Positive

Richmond, KY – The number of Kentucky public school students disciplined for serious violations of school board policy or committing a crime on campus is on the decline. That's according to the latest safe schools data project report issued by the Kentucky Center for School Safety. Director Jon Akers says the drop, over a five-year period, is due in part to increased diligence by school administrators. He says one recent trend that concerns officials is the rising number of terroristic threatening incidents.

That's where kids are basically threatening to do bodily harm to kids. I think we're seeing major impacts around the state of principals, superintendents and boards of educations really trying to cut down on these bullying types of activities, menacing, terroristic threatening, assaults, things like this.

Akers says school officials also remain concerned about a jump in the number of alcohol-related violations.