I didn’t say that. However, the fears expressed around here are completely overblown.
When I was in middle school, I was in a fight and a knife was pulled on me. I was in a fight with an 8th grade boy that was taller and bigger than my father (who is not a small man). I was fondled everyday of school by a group of boys that blocked the hallway to the lockers and it was ignored by the teachers. Drug and alcohol abuse at school was rampant. And to top it all off, this was still a time when you could get paddled for chewing gum in class. You are naive if you think fears of public schools are overblown.