5.9% of all high school students carried weapons on school grounds

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According to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics 5.9% of all high school students, nationwide, have carried a knife, gun or club onto campus.

Of the students who brought weapons to school, 9% were boys and nearly 3% were girls.  The 2009 report breaks down the data even more:

  • 7.3% of students who brought weapons to school were Hispanic
  • 6% of students were black
  • 5.3% of students were white

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