Violence in schools in 2012 and 2013 has sparked a national debate on the safety of students and school security. Many may wonder, has anything changed? Have educational institutions nationwide put any new policies in place? According to Campus Safety Magazine, "Parents of k-12 aged children are more fearful of their kids' safety than in recent years, although children aren't expressing concern to parents any more than in recent years." Additionally, deaths in schools have decreased since 2011, according to recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Many schools have also increased their budget for school security.
Take a look at the below infographic to learn more about safety and security in our schools nationwide.