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Day 1 — School Violence, May 20, 2006
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SCHOOL VIOLENCE: While South Shore schools are widely considered safe, especially when compared to more rough-and-tumble urban districts, hundreds of fights and other acts of violence take place at local schools each year.
DEALING WITH VIOLENCE: Whether it’s peer mediation, increased security or tough discipline policies, South Shore administrators say they use a host of approaches to curtail violence and keep kids safe at school.
OTHER CRIMES: From theft to vandalism, some of the other crimes that take place on school property.
OUR NUMBERS: Where we got the numbers and what they mean.
Day 2 — Drugs in Schools
DRUGS EVERYWHERE: From Quincy to Plymouth, drugs can be found on school campuses in nearly every community. And the numbers only tell part of the story.
DISCIPLINE: The punishments administrators mete out to keep schools safe and kids learning.