Getting The School Safety Story Right

Just two mainstream outlets that I know of have gotten the school safety story right -- NPR and the Chicago Tribune. Thank you!

School Violence Drops, Despite Shocking Crimes NPR
"President Bush's education summit on violence in schools begins Tuesday, following a rash of school shootings. Despite high-profile cases such as the Oct. 2 shooting at an Amish school in Pennsylvania, school violence is down nationwide since the Columbine attack seven years ago."

Recent shootings are scary, but most schools are very safe Tribune
In less than a week, six students and one principal were killed at school...[But] Less than 1 percent of homicides of school-age children happen at school, near school or en route to or from school, according to the Centers for Disease Control Injury Fact Book 2001-2002.


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