Web Extra: Who's at risk for school violence?
A number of factors can increase the risk of a youth engaging in violence at school. However, the presence of these factors does not always mean that a young person
will become an offender.
Risk factors for school and youth violence include:
- Prior history of violence
- Drug, alcohol, or tobacco use
- Association with delinquent peers
- Poor family functioning
- Poor grades in school
- Poverty in the community
Note: This is only some information about risk. To learn more, go to www.cdc.gov/injury/violenceprevention
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