State: NJ schools less violent

September 16, 2008 5:05:30 AM PDT
Officials say school violence was down in the 2006-07 school year in New Jersey. The Education Department released its latest report on violence on Monday.

Plainfield High School was the only school in the state that was identified as a "persistently dangerous school" and must come up with an action plan.

Overall, incidents of violence were down by 1 percent.

The state says 70 percent of its public schools had five or fewer incidents of reported violence. And nearly two in five had none.

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