Report: Some New Jersey schools grow more violent

    Figures released by the state Department of Education indicate there were more reports of violence in school districts across New Jersey.

    The Star-Ledger reports the findings show a 5.6 percent rise over the past three years of violent incidents, which included gang fights, robberies, sex offenses and criminal threats.

    Officials tell The Star-Ledger much of the increase was attributed to reported cases of harassment, intimidation and bullying.

    Although the findings from the Department of Education show a rise in violent incidents, there were 276 fewer assaults in schools, according to The Star-Ledger.

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