New study reveals disturbing trend with school violence in Ohio

Amanda Klinger of the Educator’s Safety Network knows there is cause for concern with the recent uptick of violence in schools.

“I don’t want to ever talk anything up to just being a sign of the times, but as parents and educators, we do need to be concerned.”

That’s the message from Klinger. ESSN is a national, non-profit group based in northwest Ohio that studies school threats and incidents from elementary school through high school.

According to the new analysis looking at the 2016-17 school year, each state was given a composite score based on the categories of: Total number of incidents and threats; Incidents and threats per million residents; Total number of violent threats; Total number of violent incidents; Threats per million residents; and Incidents per million residents.

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