Many people in Austin don’t realize that calling the police in the heat of a domestic dispute will probably result in someone being arrested for the offense of Assault / Family Violence, even when the alleged victim begs law enforcement not to make the arrest.Responding officers frequently conduct sloppy investigations, jump to conclusions, and arrest innocent people for Assault / Family Violence.Surveys from the National Center for Education Statistics (2015) revealed that, in 2013, approximately 37 out of 1,000 students ages 12-18 experienced violent victimization at school, and in 2014, 18 percent of high school students in urban areas reported gang activity within their school.At the state level, 7.1 percent of students in Texas in 2013 reported that they were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, while 7.7 percent said that they felt unsafe and skipped school at least once during the thirty days before the survey.We know it's stopped them, so we know that if we expand those background checks, to online sales and private sales, it's going to save lives.”The statistics in Texas as shown by the Stanford University MSA index revealed that of the 13 instances, the most time between two of the shootings was almost 20 years.AUSTIN - Austin will soon have a new high school program available to help fight the recent uptick of sexual assault cases nationwide.It is worth noting, however, that despite these somewhat alarming statistics, schools remain very safe spaces for children, with deaths at school accounting for less than one percent of all suicides and homicides among children ages 5 to 18 in the United States.Fear of violence at school is a particularly concerning issue that can lead to truancy, weapon carrying on school property, poor academic achievement, and other unfavorable outcomes.
Stanford University's Mass Shootings in America (MSA) database, a resource of shootings indexed from online reports, found a total of 13 instances where at least four victims were killed during one attack in Texas since 1966.
The Texas High School Coaches Association and the Texas Education Agency gathered Friday morning to announce details about the start of their "Starting the Conversation" initiative.
Its main focus will be to raise awareness about the issue of dating violence.
"We want our coaches to realize that their major task is to teaching the intangibles that they have a platform to teach.
And their minor task is really teaching the techniques of the game."This initiative came about due to the recent rise in high-profile sexual assault cases across the country.