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Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Feb 5, 2013
Have you noticed the increase in gang activity at the school?

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#2 Feb 5, 2013
Nope! Nice try though:)
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Feb 6, 2013
The All Knowing wrote:
Nope! Nice try though:)
JHS parent and alumni. My 16 year old daughter has been talking about it. She says they have been using hand signals to identify themselves behind teachers backs or in the crowds in the hall where they think they won't get caught. It scares her. She says she doesn't know the difference in the hand signals and which indicates which gang. She says she will speak to the wrong person at some time and get attributed to a gang by mistake. She likes to say hello and good morning. I was wondering if any other parent has heard their teen say something about it?
The truth

Jonesboro, AR

#4 Feb 6, 2013
JHS has always had a gang problem. They choose to ignore it because addressing it would mean addressing their complete loss of control when it comes to minority students. The white students are often frightened but can't say anything or they may be labeled as racist and they stand a very good chance of being attacked outside of school. The very wealthy are protected. If you are normal middle class and white you should have found a better school district. Your child is right to be afraid. Look at the number of JHS grads that moved to other districts for their own children. They knew that fear and didn't want it for their kids.
Guest

Mckinney, TX

#5 Feb 6, 2013
LOL, only gangs at JHS is the Golden Gang, try again.
LOL

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#6 Feb 6, 2013
Those loser inbred typing turds from Valley View get drunk and all coked up when they see people telling the truth about them, then start trying to make JHS look as bad as Valley View. What a bunch of losers.
guest482

State University, AR

#7 Feb 6, 2013
Haha! I was there a few years ago, no gangs. This is a big load of BS, those kids try to act hard but they're nothing to be scared of at all. I was white and middle class, no fear from me or my friends. You're crazy if you think any of those "white middle class kids" are just terrified at school, that's ridiculous. Guess people will say anything now to get attention.
Old gal

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Feb 6, 2013
I was there in the early '90s. There was racial tension, but i dont remember any real gangs. Just a bunch of big talking thugs. There was some talk and fear of race riots. Though one never actually happened. Sexual harassment was a real thing that we put up with daily. I also remember a girl a couple of years ahead of me being jumped and beat up pretty good by a gang of black girls. I wasn't really afraid, but there were a lot of race issues back then that nobody ever spoke of.
Craig

San Antonio, TX

#9 Feb 6, 2013
Gangs are for people that can't fight someone on their own. One on One, 95% of them would get their ass handed to them
jhsstudent

United States

#10 Feb 7, 2013
If your white child is having issues with supposed "gang members" which are usually the black kids, put them in Pre-AP or AP classes. That will take them completely away from all the ignorant "gang members" except for changing classes.
Hurricane87

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Feb 7, 2013
jhsstudent wrote:
If your white child is having issues with supposed "gang members" which are usually the black kids, put them in Pre-AP or AP classes. That will take them completely away from all the ignorant "gang members" except for changing classes.
But, how do you protect your children when they play sports with them? Last week a 10th grader (that is white) was was picked up and slammed to the floor in the locker room by a football player (also white). He was unconscious for 10 minutes. Something has to be done about the violence in that school. Unfortunately switching schools seems to be the only option.
guest482

State University, AR

#12 Feb 7, 2013
Hurricane87 wrote:
<quoted text>But, how do you protect your children when they play sports with them? Last week a 10th grader (that is white) was was picked up and slammed to the floor in the locker room by a football player (also white). He was unconscious for 10 minutes. Something has to be done about the violence in that school. Unfortunately switching schools seems to be the only option.
So there was a fight? Maybe the kid said the wrong thing. You think you're gonna get away from potential fights by moving schools?? Haha! Keep dreaming.
Guest

Mckinney, TX

#13 Feb 7, 2013
Hurricane87 wrote:
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But, how do you protect your children when they play sports with them? Last week a 10th grader (that is white) was was picked up and slammed to the floor in the locker room by a football player (also white). He was unconscious for 10 minutes. Something has to be done about the violence in that school. Unfortunately switching schools seems to be the only option.
What gangs were these guys in? Sounds like it was "Jocks" vs "nerds", not like that doesn't happen everywhere. Yep, changing school districts will fix everything, always has??
Old Gal

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Feb 7, 2013
Sounds more like no supervision. I wouldn't want my child there either. Bullying and violence, we know where that leads.

And,no, this does not happen everywhere.
guest482

State University, AR

#15 Feb 7, 2013
Old Gal wrote:
Sounds more like no supervision. I wouldn't want my child there either. Bullying and violence, we know where that leads.

And,no, this does not happen everywhere.
Well I know it happens at schools around here. They might not make it obvious, but I'm not too far removed from high school, I know exactly how it is.

Hell, if I'm not mistake there was a situation a few years ago on the VV basketball team where one kid punched another and broke his nose either at practice or after a game, can't remember all the details though.
grandparent of 12

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#16 Feb 7, 2013
Kids have been raised on violence in television and movies and music for decades, without any positive input from their parents, who also were raised to think that fantasy life seen on the screen is reality. Parents stopped teaching morals and manners and let television and other people raise their kids. Many of us have see n it happening and not fallen into that trap. The rest have taken innocent babies and turned them into human waste that lives to dominate, torment, and destroy. Stop raising your children to be criminals, drunks, drug addicts and stop lying to the police and authorities to keep them from being punished for the wrongs they do. Keep them close to you, have them playing and working with you instead of throwing them out into this troubled world on their own. It's too late for some, regardless of which schools they attend, but not for all.
guest482

State University, AR

#17 Feb 7, 2013
grandparent of 12 wrote:
Kids have been raised on violence in television and movies and music for decades, without any positive input from their parents, who also were raised to think that fantasy life seen on the screen is reality. Parents stopped teaching morals and manners and let television and other people raise their kids. Many of us have see n it happening and not fallen into that trap. The rest have taken innocent babies and turned them into human waste that lives to dominate, torment, and destroy. Stop raising your children to be criminals, drunks, drug addicts and stop lying to the police and authorities to keep them from being punished for the wrongs they do. Keep them close to you, have them playing and working with you instead of throwing them out into this troubled world on their own. It's too late for some, regardless of which schools they attend, but not for all.
Here we go again, blaming tv, music, and movies for the kids doing something. Put blame on the kids for once, if they never receive the blame for what they do then they'll never change. As a kid I watched violent movies, played many different war games, and listened to metal music all the time and still nearly had a 4.0, still went to college, never drank in high school, never have done drugs. It's the kids making these choices, not the DVD they decided to watch or the album they decided to listen to. People are so ridiculous, kids aren't innocent, they make their choices.
Guest

Mckinney, TX

#18 Feb 7, 2013
guest482 wrote:
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Here we go again, blaming tv, music, and movies for the kids doing something. Put blame on the kids for once, if they never receive the blame for what they do then they'll never change. As a kid I watched violent movies, played many different war games, and listened to metal music all the time and still nearly had a 4.0, still went to college, never drank in high school, never have done drugs. It's the kids making these choices, not the DVD they decided to watch or the album they decided to listen to. People are so ridiculous, kids aren't innocent, they make their choices.
How come you didn't have a 4.0, too much Call of Duty, NCAA football, FIFA soccer?
guest482

Jonesboro, AR

#19 Feb 7, 2013
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>How come you didn't have a 4.0, too much Call of Duty, NCAA football, FIFA soccer?
Had a 3.98. 9th grade I got a B. Sad life I live right?
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#20 Feb 7, 2013
Hurricane87 wrote:
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But, how do you protect your children when they play sports with them? Last week a 10th grader (that is white) was was picked up and slammed to the floor in the locker room by a football player (also white). He was unconscious for 10 minutes. Something has to be done about the violence in that school. Unfortunately switching schools seems to be the only option.
omg, A fight at a high school! Shut the place down!!! I'm sure the parent of that child had every right to get the police involved. Did they, since you know so much?

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