Does focus on school shootings divert attention from more common school crimes?

Barely one of every 100 murders of school-age Americans takes place at school, but when other violent crimes like rapes and muggings are included, nearly a third of the violence involving teen-agers is occurring in schools. Given the stark disparity, the people who monitor school violence worry that the focus on school shootings drains money from programs to counter the much greater threat of one-on-one assault.

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