Violence in Bronx and city schools sparks thousands of transfer requests

Statistics show that thousands of students citywide are asking for transfers because of safety issues in schools.

Just recently, fights broke out at Walton High School and at Roosevelt High School. Although the mayor's latest safety initiative has increased security at those schools labeled "most dangerous," some say they don't believe it is helping. On Wednesday, a teacher at Evander Childs High School, which is considered one of the most dangerous schools in the city, said she has not seen any difference since security was beefed up at the school.

But some teachers feel the mayor's plan is working and say there has been a drastic difference. At Stevenson High School, which is also on the mayor's "most dangerous" list, teachers say the kids who cause the trouble have simply stopped coming to school.

Meanwhile, the Department of Education says it is looking into the school safety transfer issue.

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