Mayor Bloomberg says violent crime is down at some Bronx schools

Mayor Bloomberg (R-NY) was at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Fordham Wednesday to announce the results of his Impact Schools Program.

According to Bloomberg, violent crime is down almost 50 percent at some Bronx schools because of his program. Bloomberg?s program targets schools with high amounts of crime. Schools on the impact list get more campus police officers and safety devices.

NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein says there is also an increase in discipline among students as a result of the program. Some Theodore Roosevelt High School students say they have seen less violence and less fights in school.

Bloomberg says schools enter the Impact Schools Program when they show clear signs of a lack of discipline. He adds that after schools show improvements they are phased out of the program.

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