Officials say there is more violence, problems with cell phones in schools

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Posted on November 19, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 19 at 7:34 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - School officials say they're seeing more violence at school and problems with cell phones.
 

Jefferson County Public Schools are trying to change the behavior.
 

In the first two months of school, 44 students were suspended for sexting, which is sending nude pictures over phones.
 

From sexting to fighting, school suspensions in Jefferson County are up.
 

Suspensions are up 16.8% in elementary schools in one school there have been ten suspensions.
 

That’s up 14.4% in middle schools and 14% in the high schools.
 

22 high schools have police who have made 400 arrests; the majority for fighting.
 

But JCPS is trying to keep kids in the classroom by changing their behavior.
 

In the first two months of school, there were 576 suspensions for fighting; 77 for striking a teacher or school employee.
 
 

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