September 19, 2021
Local Schools See Increase In Violence, Aggression Among Students
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Source: wrtv.com | Repost Fight for Life Foundation 9/19/2021 –
Mental health professionals and school district leaders are reporting a troubling trend in the classrooms. They say they have noticed an increase in violence and aggression among students.
On September 8, a student at North Central High School stabbed a classmate, critically injuring him. That recent incident is the most serious, but it is just one of several acts of violence at schools across the Indianapolis area.
“I have seen some increased aggression and it has been significant,” Donald Kite, President of the Washington Township School Board said.
Kite has grandchildren in the district and added that the violence being seen in schools right now is unacceptable.
“I want school to be safe. It should be a place where kids can go and they can learn and whatever their challenges, there are people that love and care about them and want to try to do everything that they can to help them,” Kite said. “That is one of the reasons why we simply cannot accept violence.”
But the violence is being seen more frequently. The district superintendent released a video after the stabbing incident at North Central addressing the increase.