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

By The Associated Press — May 05, 2015 1 min read
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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.

A version of this article appeared in the May 06, 2015 edition of Education Week as N.Y.C. District Underreported School Violence, Audit Finds

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