Every day there seems to be unsettling reminders that keeping students safe in school is a full time job.
Administrators in the Madison school district, for example, hope for a better week after dealing with a lock down, threats of gun violence and numerous fights. One altercation knocked a student unconscious after he tried cutting in the lunch line.
Madison School Board President Johnny Winston Jr. feels school violence hasn't necessarily increased, we're just more sensitive to it. But while discipline is necessary, he hopes to offer help to students who have trouble coping.
Winston says it may mean taking them out of school but troubled students should be offered alternative help. Some where or some program that will help them control anger and see that violence won't solve anything.
Winston says school leaders need to identify students who face challenges and help them before they become violent.