Persistently Dangerous Schools
The district says that overall, violent incidents declined 32 percent, down for the third year in a row.
Until this year, the Samuel Fels High School in Northeast Philadelphia was listed as a “persistently dangerous” school, as defined by the state. But the climate is changing there.
There is a new atmosphere at one Philadelphia high school where, students say, violence used to be commonplace.
In this report, KYW’s Mike DeNardo looks at how Philadelphia’s new schools superintendent plans to tackle school violence.