Recently, I wrote an article for Civitas on a fight at Apex high that was caught on video and made the rounds on social media. When I looked deeper into Wake county schools and crime, I found that the police being called to area high schools was disturbingly common.
This is not an isolated set of events. This is going on all over North Carolina.
Keep the following information in mind as the creeping wave of practicing “restorative justice” in schools begins to swell. Also keep it in mind the next time you hear ‘school to prison pipeline‘ being uttered.
In the article I cited from WRAL, a student called this “normal”.
Apex High sophomore Taylor Griffin said fights happen about once a month. Since the beginning of the school year Raleigh Police have responded to 209 fight calls at the city’s eight high schools.
“It was a little scary, but it’s almost become a normal thing,” she said.
Now consider some of these stories, all of which came out just in the last month:
- Fight involving officer, 6 students at Harding High School under investigation
- Mother says special-needs daughter sexually assaulted at East Chapel Hill High
- Former South Point teacher charged with sex with student
- Teen arrested in alleged on-campus rape, strangulation at High Point Central High School
- Mint Hill Police: 3 Rocky River HS students robbed classmate at gunpoint
- Victims, Parents Expose Students Posting Nude Photos – Kings Mountain High
If that wasn’t a frightening enough sample, head over and check out Carolina PlottHound’s “Not A HomeSchool” collection.
By the way, the Principal at Harding high has been suspended for threatening a teacher and an investigation regarding a nude photo posted on Instagram is also going on.
It didn’t happen in a school, but it’s worth noting that five teens were charged in a ‘violent sexual assault‘ on a teenage girl in Mint Hill.
Charlotte Mecklenburg schools has clammed up on what’s happening in their schools and just refused a request by WBTV for data on how often police are responding to incidents in their schools.
Parents, what is going on at your child’s school?