WASHINGTON (AP) – The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools, with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.READ MORE: TEA Releases Guidelines For Keeping Students, Teachers Safe From COVID-19
The National Center for Education Statistics and the Justice Department say about 3-percent of students ages 12 to 18 said they were a victim of a crime at school in 2014. About 1.3 million students were suspended for at least one full school day for alcohol violations, violence or weapons possession.READ MORE: 'Every Day Is An Opportunity To Change The Narrative': Plano Police Officer Helps Needy Family Escape Heat, Pays For Hotel
On college campuses, the number of sexual attacks more than doubled from 2001 to 2013.
Lauren Musu-Gillette, an author of the report, says there’s no way to know if those numbers reflect an actual increase or more people coming forward and reporting the sexual assaults.MORE NEWS: 1 Person In Serious Condition Following 3-Vehicle Crash On I-30 In East Fort Worth
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