Several fights took place on the campus of a Buffalo school, causing injuries to two teachers. The violent incidents took place on Monday, March 21, 2022. A series of altercations happened at Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, located at 450 Masten Avenue in Buffalo. The school educates students in grades 5 through 12. City officials said the fights occurred during student dismissal. Channel 4 didn't specify how badly the teachers were injured or if any students or other staff were injured.

The Top 5 Schools In Buffalo With Violent Incidents On Campus

The list below is based solely on one school year 2019-20, which was partially during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many students were learning remotely. The enrollment of each school is listed next to the number of incidents.  The data provided by the district did not provide any details about the assaults or what type of weapons were found.

These 5 schools had the highest number of assaults and weapons on campus for the 2019-2020 school year, which is the most recent published data.
The totals below include the combined number of each of the following incidents: Assault - Physical Injury, Assault - Serious Physical Injury, Weapons Possession: Routine Security Check, and Weapons Possession: Other.

5. MIDDLE EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL (Senior High) - 5 incidents / 320 students

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4. PATHWAYS ACADEMY (Senior High) - 6 incidents / 249 students

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3. BURGARD HIGH SCHOOL (Senior High) - 8 incidents / 461 students

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2. ACADEMY SCHOOL (Junior-Senior High) - 10 incidents / 146 students

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1. MCKINLEY VOC HIGH SCHOOL (Senior High) - 11 incidents / 990 students

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Data provided by NYSED, analyzed by Yasmin Young

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