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More Gangs & Drugs in School

More than one quarter of middle and high school students say gangs and drugs are present in their schools according to a survey released by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Forty-six percent of the respondents report gangs at their public school.  Forty-seven percent of public school students said drugs are used, stored or sold at their school.

The annual survey was based on response from more than 2,000 students and 456 parents from across the country.

If the report is accurate, than parents and school officials need to take some pro-active measures to insure the safety of students who attend school.  According to the FBI’s “School Shooter Report” 161,000 students do not come to school because they are afraid.

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