School Violence Lands Over 90K in ER a Year: Report

Despite anti-bullying campaigns, many kids are still being seriously hurt while on school grounds, a new study reports. Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the emergency room, according to the study published in Pediatrics. While cuts and bruises were the most common injuries at 40 percent, fractures accounted for 12 percent, brain injuries for 10 percent and sprains and strains another 7 percent. The vast majority of injuries -- 96 percent —- were the result of an assault, with most perpetrators identified as friends or acquaintances.

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