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Amazing that more schools aren't closing. First, 1600 kids is about 2 schools; Second, about 10,000 kids who are scared to death of the 1600 who were arrested.
21 schools ... 1600 arrests ... not counting police interventions that didn't result in arrest.That comes to 76 arrests per school on average.Over 20 arrests per school per year.And that, once again, doesn't cover other problems where no one was arrested.When I was a kid in the 50's ... it was a rare rare thing to have someone get arrested at school.Of course, teachers would smack a kid upside the head in those days too.Kids didn't get out of hand or they would get walloped.Looks like we lost something during those years.They made corporal punishment illegal.They said you couldn't fail little Johnny cause it would hurt his " self esteem ".And now our kids rank near the bottom on the educational scales worldwide and we have cops making near daily visits to the schools to ARREST kids.!!
Folks --- I think we took a wrong turn somewhere.
@Arizona Willie. Saving Johnnys self esteem didn't work. Drug abuse is correlated with low self esteem. If drug arrests are this high self esteem saving efforts have failed miserably. Kids need direction, structure and authority.
Please give us a break down of the arrests per school, and offense committed. Parents have a right to know what is going on to help them protect their children,
What...no statistics on the elementary schools? You and I know there are those statistics, somewhere, as well.
AND THESE ARE THE SAME...."BULLY'S AND GANG-BANGERS"......ARE WHAT THE HARD-WORKING MESA TAXPAYER IS SUPPOSED VOTE "YES" ON =TO FORK OVER MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND MILLIOS OF ......MESA BONDS.....FOR THESE ......"LOSERS, ILLEGAL ALIEN STUDENTS AND YOUR EVERYDAY NONE-STUDYING, NONE LEARNING (25% CAN PASS AIMS.....AFTER THE BILLIONS MESA TAXPAYERS HAVE SUNK INTO THESE FAILING SCHOOLS = 25%).
VOTE NO ON EVERY SINGLE BOND.....WE ARE IN A RECESSION....EVERY HARD-WORKING, TAX PAYING, FAMILY IN MESA HAS HAD TO...."CUT BACK"...TIME FOR EVERYBODY ELSE TO.........."BITE THE BULLET" ....TOO.
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