Jeremiah Kittredge | New York Post
“Violence has become a routine part of life for many students in New York City schools.
There’s ample data to prove it, but even more powerful are the stories of the students affected by this epidemic of violence — the 8-year-old boy who stabbed his ear with a pencil to block out his peers’ taunts, the 11-year-old girl who eats lunch in the bathroom to avoid her longtime bully and the 13-year-old boy who was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder after years of abuse.
These three stories — along with thousands more that haven’t yet come to light — have something in common. In each of these cases, school administrators and city officials knew that violence and harassment were taking place but did nothing to fix the situation, endangering the victims over and over again.”