Superintendent of Springfield Schools Michael Davino presented a report on harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB), violence and vandalism within the district at Monday's Board of Education meeting.
During the second half of the 2012-13 school year, there were a total of 15 reported incidents, Davino said. Nine were allegations of HIB, five incidents were classified as violence, which Davino described as "threats of a fight," and one was an act of vandalism, which took place inside of Jonathan Dayton High School and involved students defacing bulletin boards.
Davino said some students did receive "home instruction days," which generally occur when two students engage in a physical altercation and ultimately find themselves "in a cooling off period."
No police reports were filed and only one complaint was filed with police for an incident that took place off school grounds, Davino said.
"It's a very short report, which is what is indicative of our school," Davino said.