PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Parents, students and staff are coming together to discuss violence at Philadelphia’s George Washington High School.
The meeting follows a fight at the school last week that sent one teen to the hospital.
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Greg Argos: “What are the conditions like right now inside the school?”
Student: “It is violent.”
You’ll find a common theme.
Student: “I have only seen one fight today, it is an improvement.”
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Student: “Yeah, like three a day, last week, every day. I just watched someone get punched in the face today, holding his face.”
Greg Argos: “Today you saw someone get punched in the face?”
Greg Argos: “You don’t think conditions are great?”
Student: “No, it is Washington.”
With social media, with fights like this it is easy to see why administrators decided to hold a public meeting.
Parents and teachers from different schools spoke, hoping to push Philadelphia School District officials to improve safety at George Washington High.
They plan on adding three additional support specialist to help monitoring in all parts of the building to help ensure safety. Officials say they should be in place by early next week, but they are not sure exactly how much it will cost.