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School Risk Factors
The number of school truancies, suspensions, and expulsions accumulated by girls has increased, but the number of girls who have dropped out of high school has decreased.
Research on academic achievement often indicates that school failure may contribute to delinquent behavior among kids and adolescents.(11) A study of a small sample of girls in correctional facilities found that school was problematic-all had skipped school and been sent to school detention.(12)