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Colorado ranked in top 10 for school threats, violence

Report says incidents spiked in 2017-2018
Posted at 8:22 AM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 10:22:05-04

A reportfrom the Educators School Safety Network finds that threats of school violence, and violent incidents surged in the 2017-2018 school year.

The report found Colorado had at least 59 threats and 9 violent incidents in 2017-2018, pushing the state into the top 10 for states with concerns about school violence. The Educator's School Safety Network compiled numbers from media and other reports.

In Colorado you can anonymously report school threats or concerns to Safe 2 Tell, by calling 1-877-542-7233 or sending tip via the website or mobile app.

Key Findings from the Educator's School Safety Network:

3,375 threats recorded in the 2017-2018 school year.

279 incidents of violence, an increase of 113% from the previous school year.

35 school shootings nationwide.

38 school violence plots thwarted.

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