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It's no surprise that there's violence in the nation's schools, but a new survey says almost everyone -- even in small towns and suburbs -- thinks school safety is a big problem and worsening. According to the National League of Cities study, 38 percent of the 700 cities surveyed said had been an increase in school violence over the last five years, a trend painfully obvious in big cities. Just 17 percent said violence had decreased or wasn't a problem, while the remainder said the degree of the problem hadn't changed. Only 11 percent of communities surveyed said violence was not a problem. Among other findings: one in four areas reported serious injury or death at schools in 1994, 70 percent have police patrol the hallways and 19 percent use metal detectors.Post comment toSociety