Published Online: May 5, 2015
Published in Print: May 6, 2015, as N.Y.C. District Underreported School Violence, Audit Finds

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N.Y.C. District Underreported School Violence, Audit Finds

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The state comptroller says New York City failed to report hundreds of violent public school incidents to the state as required by law.

An audit looked at 10 schools, two in each borough, during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years. It found the city's education department did not report more than 400 incidents, 126 of which were defined as violent, such as assault, sexual offenses, and weapons possession.

The department says the audit made mistaken assumptions about the reporting process.

Vol. 34, Issue 29, Page 5

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