April 2010
Dolly;Apr2010, Issue 473, p46
This article examines the security of schools in Australia. It notes the rising incidents of violence in Australian schools since the February 2010 fatal stabbing of 12-year-old Elliott Fletcher at a school. According to counsellor Louise Rémond, there is a possible link to a person's psychological growth during puberty. Adjunct Professor Ken Rigby of the University of South Australia claims that violence in the home is more common than school violence. A 20 million U.S. dollar pledge was made by the government to schools that are at risk.


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