Rumors of gang violence at Groves High School seem to be quieting down. Today members of a task force composed of school council, parents and students, met for the first time. They discussed ways to crack down on violence in the school, such as surveillance cameras in and outside of the school, picture IDs for students and increased parental patrols. They also added a second police officer on campus.
"We want to give students a second chance, but some of the students, when we look at their records, have been given second chances 20 times over and there comes a point in time that it looks like it's more chronic," said Dr. Lucy Phillip, the school's principal. "We definitely need to crack down and we are."
There have been no reported acts of violence at the school in the past three weeks.