Sunday, March 04, 2018
How Safe Is Our Schools? Not Safe At All According To The NYPD.
In the first semester of the 2017-18 school year saw a spike in arrests summonses, and use of restraints by the NYPD in the New York City school system. The Daily News article reported that the major crimes in the schools increase was 8% over the same period in the 2016-`17 school year.
The figures published Friday show reported incidents of major crimes in the public schools, such as larceny, arson or robbery, rose to 163 in the period of October through December 2017. That's up from 151 in the same period in 2016.
Obviously, the weakened student discipline code, the emphasis on restorative justice and reduced suspensions have empowered misbehaving students to commit offenses that require NYPD intervention. Mayor Bill de Blaio may claim the schools are safer but with arrests up and students feeling less safe, the opposite is true.
Are the New York City school safe? Not according to the NYPD statistics.