A N.C. District Panel May Offer New Anti-gang Initiative

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Gang-related offenses represent a tiny portion of student violations in Guilford County Schools.

But a committee of parents, student advocates and district staff want to help schools prevent gang activity from becoming a bigger problem.

The school safety committee could recommend a district wide initiative to the Board of Education later this year.

Deena Hayes, a school board member and the committee’s chairwoman, said she hopes any program will address the root causes of why children join gangs rather than focus solely on curbing bad behavior.

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