The safety situation in our schools continues to deteriorate endangering our children.
According to the New York Police Department, the number of guns seized in schools in the city has increased by an astonishing 80 percent this year, with 3,315 weapons collected in schools from July 1 to February 20, compared to 1,845 around the same timeframe in the 2019-2020 pre-pandemic year.
14 guns have been recovered from schools this year, whereas before the Covid-19 pandemic just 1 gun was discovered on a student.
In comparison to the 2019-2020 academic year, taser discoveries have surged by 600%. The recovery of knives has increased by 25%. The NYPD’s data indicates a 326 percent increase in the “other” category, which includes objects such as brass knuckles and pepper spray.
We have a shortage of 1800 School Safety Agents.
No child can learn in an unsafe environment.
Join us for our School Safety Town Hall Meeting on March 2, at 7:00PM to address school safety concerns with the NYPD School Safety Division and other stakeholders.
Register for the Town Hall Meeting on Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/schoolsafetynyc
Read the latest news articles by clicking on the links below or visit our website at https://www.nycschoolsafetycoalition.com/
NYC school weapons recoveries have skyrocketed by 80 percent this academic year
NYC mayor calls student weapons busts an ‘indictment’ of the city
NYC parents pull kids from school over escalating violence among students: ‘Very disturbing’
School Safety Coalition Team