Wednesday, October 03, 2007

File Under: Oh Wait, Never Mind


Educators and law enforcement officials are trying to stem a troubling rise in violence among younger students, particularly in wealthier districts.

So much for "poverty causes crime".

A review by The Boston Globe of statistics from the Massachusetts Department of Education found 4,750 reports of violent incidents in suburban or rural middle schools during the 2005-2006 school year. Those included fights, sexual assaults and robbery.

In Massachusetts? But, I thought "lax gun laws cause crime".

It's gotta be something (I mean, besides lack of quality parenting and declining moral values) that's causing all these sweet, innocent children to turn to violence.

Experts say one factor in the increase is that children at younger and younger ages are being exposed to violent images in video games, movies, TV and on the Internet.

But, of course.