VIDEO: Data Shows Threats in New Jersey Schools are Down
New data shows that New Jersey schools have seen a drop in threats to public schools over the last three academic years. According to the department of education's analysis, in 2014 to 2015, the state's schools received 39 bomb threats by phone, email, or other methods. That number is down from 48 bomb threats in 2013 to 2014, and 57 in 2012 and 2013. The data also revealed, handgun or rifle incidents are some of the rarest threats, with six handgun incidents and no rifle incidents in 2014 to 2015. The department electronically publishes data gathered from new jersey's nearly 600 operating public school districts. More than 1.3 million students attend New Jersey public schools.