At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Howell Board of Education Superintendent Enid Golden gave her report on violence and vandalism for the last months of the last school year and also delivered good news about harassment, bullying and intimidation for this year.
From January through June of 2013 Golden said there were 18 cases of violence in the district, two cases of vandalism and four incidents involving weapons. During that time there were also 22 instances of harassment, intimidation and bullying.
The incidents resulted in the police being notified eight times without a complaint filed and five times when a formal complaint was made. There were also five in school suspensions and 19 out of school suspensions but no expulsions or removals.
Golden said the more recent news is better for the district. Since the board met on September 18 there have been no reports of harassment, intimidation or bullying according to the superintendent.