School Violence Reality Check Quiz - FamilyEducation

School Violence Reality Check Quiz

The media focuses on tragic crimes, but just how serious is the violence in schools today?

Quiz

The media focuses on tragic crimes, but just how serious is the violence in schools today?

1. What percent of homicides and suicides of school-aged kids occur at school, or during school activities?

  • Less than 1 percent.
  • About 10 percent.
  • More than 20 percent.

2. A 1993 study questioned public- and private-school kids in grades 6-12 about the availability of guns. How many said they could get a handgun if they wanted one?

  • 19 percent.
  • 29 percent.
  • 59 percent.

3. In 1991, almost 12 percent of high-school kids carried a weapon (such as a gun, knife, or club) on school grounds. How had that changed by 1997?

  • More students were armed in 1997.
  • Fewer students were armed in 1997.
  • The number of armed students stayed about the same.

4. Which class is more likely to engage in violent behavior at school?

  • Freshmen.
  • Sophomores.
  • Juniors.
  • Seniors.

5. Too scared to learn? According to a 1997 study, in an average month, how many students missed one or more days of school because they felt unsafe?

  • 44 percent
  • 24 percent
  • 4 percent

1. What percent of homicides and suicides of school-aged kids occur at school, or during school activities?
Less than 1 percent.

2. A 1993 study questioned public- and private-school kids in grades 6-12 about the availability of guns. How many said they could get a handgun if they wanted one?
59 percent.

3. In 1991, almost 12 percent of high-school kids carried a weapon (such as a gun, knife, or club) on school grounds. How had that changed by 1997?
Fewer students were armed in 1997.

4. Which class is more likely to engage in violent behavior at school?
Freshmen.

5. Too scared to learn? According to a 1997 study, in an average month, how many students missed one or more days of school because they felt unsafe?
4 percent

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