Tackling Violence in Our Schools

Is violence on the rise in our schools?
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Earlier this week, the General Assembly passed a bonding package allocating $22 million to strengthen school security across the state.

That news came shortly after the fatal stabbing of a Milford high school student, and just one day before the stabbing of another student right here in Hartford.

This hour, a look at violence in our schools. We talk about how school safety has changed over the past 20 years and discuss some of the efforts being made to make our schools safer.


Deputy Chief Brian Foley - Hartford Police Department 

William Shea - Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection - Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Donald DeFronzo - Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services

Dr. Stephen Brock - Professor of School Psychology at California State University, Sacramento and President Elect of the National Association of School Psychologists

Dr. Amanda Nickerson - Director at the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention and Associate Professor of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at University at Buffalo, SUNY’s Graduate School of Education