The article reports that things came to a head earlier this month when police had to enter the school to break up a fight that occurred between lunch periods. Three students were arrested and led away in handcuffs.
A week later several students got in trouble for playing with pellet guns at a school bus stop.
The article also chronicles other disturbing acts of violence among city school students including two May 2005 incidents. The first was when a 14 year old student, Adam Dudley, was stabbed three times in the back while walking home from school. The second was when 14 year old Datron Washington was shot in the abdomen.
After reading this article, I would encourage you to buy and read Doug Wilson’s book "Excused Absence: Should Christian Kids Leave Public Schools?" (Cruxpress, 2001). Fathers, I think we need to think seriously about what we need to do to shelter and protect out own children and those of others.