When Bill de Blasio became Mayor, he weakened the student discipline code, allowed student cellphones use in the schools, and reduced student misbehavior that had previously resulted in arrests or suspensions. The result was that the De Blasio administrationhttps://nypost.com/2018/04/21/students-attacked-threatened-thousands-of-school-employees-last-year/ shwed student arrests and suspensions wewre down and the schools were safer. While school arrests and suspensions are down, due to lax discipline rules, school have becoming more unsafe.
The New York Post had an article that showed an increase in student assaults and threats against staff. The numbers are very disturbing.
- 2016-17, 10.825 incidents.
- 2015-16, 10,357 incidents.
- 2014-15, 9.686 incidents.
“The mayor’s narrative is that the schools are safer, crime is down. These stats show crime is not down. Assaults are high, threats are high,” said school-agent union leader Gregory Floyd.
“I’ve said from the beginning of the de Blasio administration, the schools are out of control.”
The bottoim line is that the schools are more unsafe then ever.