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December 18, 2012
Schools actually safer than ever
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Bloomberg reports:

As students return to classes today after the murder of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, parents may find some reassurance in a single fact: Students are far less likely to be killed in school than elsewhere.

In the 2009-2010 year, 17 children ages 5 to 18 died in homicides at school, traveling to or from campuses or at school events, according to the U.S. Education Department. That’s about half the annual figure during much of the 1990s. In a population of more than 50 million students, the school-related death toll has been about 1 percent of all homicides for that age group.
12/18/12 6:11 AM
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