I thought I was watching an old Western movie when the kids started hitting each other over the head with chairs.
Instead of taking cell phones from students, why not give all students cell phones when they get to school since they love recording fight videos and putting them on Facebook?
In what seems to be the best way to fight crime in Chester, allow students bring their cellys to school so they can arrest themselves.
Five students were taken into police custody following an investigation involving a fight inside Chester High School on Tuesday, which was videotaped and posted online.
The video was brought to the attention of the Chester Police Department on Wednesday morning and according to city Mayor John A. Linder, “They immediately opened an investigation resulting thus far in the arrest of all five students.”
No one knew, or cared about the fight until it went on Facebook which has become more effective at fighting crime than an entire kennel of K-9.
In a prepared statement released Wednesday afternoon, Linder called it “inconceivable” that school authorities did not immediately report the incident to city police.
It takes a little while to edit those videos and upload them to Facebook. I’m sure it could have been uploaded faster if the school had a WIFI hotspot.
In a follow-up release, Linder indicated that Chester Upland School District Receiver Joe Watkins was working with authorities in the ongoing investigation.
How about working with the people in the school to stop or report these fights before they reach Facebook.
“I am thankful to our police who moved fast … and pleased that the district is working with us, that Receiver Watkins is working on ways to increase our communication regarding school security,” Linder said in the second prepared release.
The police didn’t find out until a day later. The Mayor needs to hook up with Facebook to get school news fast. Thank God no one was dying.
Watkins said he and Linder have been working on the issue of school security, holding meetings with school officials in recent weeks.
Should we assume this may not be the first fight of the school year if Mr. Receiver and Mr. Mayor have been holding secret security meetings? Or, is it just a strange coincidence?
“The mayor and I communicate with each other regularly, working together, and be assured, the actions of a few will not impact all.
Well, it has impacted all. All the students, security staff, the librarian, the injured, the accused, and everyone who watches the news and reads the paper.
Our students and district don’t deserve negative impact of a few,” Watkins said. “The district is thankful that our Chester police acted so expediently.”
Here we go with the expedient police again. Did the police break up the fight or not? It sounds like they came a day later after they were called. Maybe they came fast after the call.
I’m so confused.
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