Dating violence versus domestic violence

School violence statistics show that middle schools have the highest rates of both bullying and sexual harassment.

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Weapons at school Weapons are banned from schools, especially guns, and their presence tends to increase the seriousness of violent incidents.

School violence statistics show boys are twice as likely to be threatened or injured at school with a weapon, and are two to three times more likely to bring a weapon to school.

Violent crimes at school Serious violent crimes at school hit a peak in the 1990s, when a series of school shootings and copycat shootings claimed the lives of a relatively large number of students.

In the 2006-2007 school year there were 27 homicides and 8 suicides that took place at school.

Teen dating violence — also called intimate relationship violence or intimate partner violence among adolescents or adolescent relationship abuse — includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship.