Mayor Bloomberg vows to make Bronx and city schools safer with new plan
In regards to school violence in the Bronx and the city, the mayor said Tuesday, "I'm going to fix it."
Mayor Bloomberg is pledging to make schools safer in light of recent incidents in which both teachers and students have been victims of violence.
Part of the mayor's plan to fix the problem is to label schools with the highest number of incidents as "impact schools." What that means is more safety officers and police will be deployed to that school. The other part of the plan deals with students. Students with two or more suspensions within two years will be considered "spotlight students." Those students will then be removed from school. And for students who act violently or bring weapons to school, there will be a zero tolerance policy.
Students suspended under the mayor's plan will be sent to either an off-site suspension center or an alternative school.
The mayor says the goal is to make schools into the safe havens they are supposed to be.