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.

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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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