BY BOB HOLT
Violence and bullying incidents are sharply declining in New Jersey schools, according to state officials.
New Jersey Department of Education figures said that nearly 21,000 incidents of bullying, harassment, and intimidation were reported during the 2012-13 school term, a decrease of about 5,000 from the previous school year.
A number of factors were involved in the decrease. Cherry Hill Director of Security Michael Nuzzo said that district’s decline from 226 incidents to 99 came from understanding the new anti-bullying laws better. According to the Courier Post, Nuzzo said that anti-bullying specialists in Cherry Hill now have a “good handle” on what qualifies as a case of harassment, intimidation and bullying.”