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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, intervention and 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