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Keeping Our Kids Safe, Healthy & In School

Violence & Vandalism

New Jersey schools continue to be fundamentally safe places. However, incidents of violence periodically occur in schools. The regulations at N.J.A.C. 6A:16-5.2, 5.3 and 6 establish school requirements for the prevention, interventionand reporting of incidents of violence and vandalism. Provided below are information and resources to support implementation of these requirements.

Data Collection

Government Agencies


  • All References below can be found at the New Jersey Legislature's website:
    • N.J.S.A. 2C:16-1  Bias intimidation
    • N.J.S.A.18A:17-46, Report of act of violence by school employee; annual report; public hearing
    • N.J.S.A. 18A:36-5.1, “School Violence Awareness Week”
    • N.J.S.A. 18A:37-2, Causes of Suspension or Expulsion of Pupils
    • N.J.S.A. 18A:37-7 through 11, “Zero Tolerance for Guns Act”




Case Law

State Initiatives

Professional Associations