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Surprise! Juvenile violence is much less common than you think!
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By Pat Cunningham
Aug. 20, 2013 12:06 p.m.

I had already decided to post THIS PROVOCATIVE PIECE by Christina Hoff Sommers about how schools have become hostile to boys when the following paragraph prompted me to change the focus of my headline:

Zero tolerance was originally conceived as a way of ridding schools of violent predators, especially in the wake of horrific shootings in places like Littleton, Colo. But juvenile violence, including violence at schools, is at a historic low. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that in 2011, approximately 1% of students ages 12 to 18 reported a violent victimization at school. For serious violence, the figure ...

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