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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Indicator 6.3: Violence on School Grounds

Figure 6.3. Percentage of high school students who reported that they were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, engaged in a physical fight on school property, or carried a weapon to school, by race/ethnicity: 2003
Percentage of high school students who reported that they were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, engaged in a physical fight on school property, or carried a weapon to school, by race/ethnicity: 2003
1 In the past 12 months.
2 On one or more occasions in the past 30 days.
3 This category does not include Pacific Islanders.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), "Youth Risk Behavior Survey" (YRBS), 2003.

Twenty-four percent of American Indian/Alaska Native high school students have been in a physical fight on school property in the past year.

In 2003, American Indian/Alaska Native high school students were more likely than the total population of their peers to report having been threatened or injured with a weapon on school property (22 percent vs. 9 percent) and being in a physical fight on school property (24 percent vs. 13 percent).

In 2003, American Indian/Alaska Native high school students (22 percent) were also more likely than Black (11 percent), Hispanic (9 percent), and White (8 percent) students to report being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property in the past 12 months. American Indian/Alaska Native high school students (24 percent) were more likely than Asian and White students (13 percent and 10 percent, respectively) to report being in a fight on school property on one or more of the past 30 days. American Indian/Alaska Native high school students (13 percent) were more likely than White (6 percent) and Hispanic (6 percent) students to report carrying a weapon to school over the same period.

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