It’s something police and school administrators understand.
A neighborhood dispute can trigger a fight in school.
Bad blood between kids in school can cause problems in the neighborhood.
Plus – these days – fights aren’t just about throwing a few punches.
Kids are using guns to settle their scores –
And that takes things to an entirely different level.
It may be what happened near Pittsburgh’s Brashear High School Wednesday.
There was a fight and robbery in the school last month.
Students were disciplined – but the victim wasn’t satisfied.
He may have tried to even the score with a gun –
Sending three kids to the hospital.
And now he’s facing some serious charges – as an adult.
This isn’t about security at Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Those buildings could be locked up like Fort Knox –
But that won’t stop violence off school property.
The problem is – kids fight.
It’s why the school district and city police need to share information.
It’s why parents need to teach their children that violence brings its own – often unintended – consequences –
That there are better ways to respond – instead of reaching for a gun.
Ultimately – that’s the only way we can keep our kids safe.