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Report says crime, dropouts down at NC schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new report says crime, suspensions and
dropouts were all down in North Carolina schools during the year
that ended last summer.

The state Department of Public Instruction says in its annual
report on school crime and violence released Thursday that offenses
and suspensions relate to whether children stay in school to

The reported number of criminal or violent acts in 2010-11
decreased by 6 percent for high school students, and was nearly
unchanged from the previous year when all grades are counted.

The most frequently crime was drug possession, which made up
nearly 5,000 of the 11,700 reported acts.

The next most common in public schools included nearly 4,000
cases of weapons possession, followed by nearly 1,200 cases of
assault on school personnel.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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