School violence is a form of youth violence that happens on school property, or when going to or from school or at school-sponsored events or activities. Examples of school violence include bullying, gang-related violence, fighting, electronic aggression, and homicide. School violence can have short- and long-term consequences for the young people who commit it, and for witnesses and victims. School violence also negatively impacts teachers, families, and the community.
This fact sheet describes school violence, who it affects, its impact, and prevention strategies.