BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district has released its student safety data system reports for the first period, an annual requirement, and found that incidents of violence, vandalism, substances and HIB have remained about the same over last year.
There were a total of 46 incidents reported at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School, according to the report from the first half of the 2019-2020 school year, with 26 total confirmed incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying, and 11 incidents of violence.
“As a matter of comparison, when we look at the report from the year past, they are incredibly close in numbers,” Superintendent Russell Lazovick said of the report.
For example, he said there were a total of 41 incidents in the last report from the high school, compared to 46 this time.
“All the numbers are within 5 to 10 percent of where they were,” he said, citing that none of the statistics were alarming or wildly different from the past.
With regard to harassment, intimidation and bullying, Lazovick said, the district does mandatory training for all staff working with students.
The high school had the most confirmed HIB incidents, while most other schools had zero confirmed incidents. Only Adamsville Primary, Hamilton Primary and John F. Kennedy Primary had one incident each.