Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he’s heartened that there’s been a general decline in violence in the nation’s schools.
Mr. Holness is a former Education Minister. He says he recalls in 2007 when he had that portfolio there was an upward trend in violence in schools.
Mr. Holness says the reduction in violence in public schools is as a result of targeted action.
He says these actions include the training of deans of discipline, the installation of school resource officers and the development of a school safety policy.
The Prime Minister says there are lessons to be learnt from the initiatives.
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