Austin Peace Center Fights for State Funding
According to the Chicago Tribune, school-related violence has claimed the lives of 22 district students so far this school year.
These statistics have led some to call for harsher gun penalties, and longer suspensions and expulsions of juveniles exhibiting disruptive behavior in schools. However, others, like Lynn Morton, founder and coordinator of the Austin Peace Center, have called for more “restorative justice” methods to overcome school violence.
Teaching students how to be peacemakers – Austin Weekly News