Lynchburg city schools, in collaboration with the Health Department, have released findings from a study of risky behavior among school-aged children. The survey is completed every three years in 6th, 9th and 12th grades. The surveying began in 1999.There are two different surveys used – one for High School, one for Middle School. Students took the survey during the winter of 2012. Not much has changed since the last survey, there has been no substantial decline in tobacco use, and by high school age, half reported having an alcoholic drink. Researchers found numbers for intentional violence in school decreased between 2008 and 2012.