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NHC schools look to educate parents and teachers about gangs

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The New Hanover County School District is trying to educate parents and teachers about gangs. Thursday night marked the first of four gang training sessions. Ashley High School hosted the meeting. Due to the sensitive material presented at the forum, students were not allowed to participate. Detectives Michelle Guarino and Calvin Barnes coordinated the forum. “The reason for this is educate them on gang signs, symbols and things that a student might display at school or at the home,” said New Hanover County Sheriff’s Captain Calvin Barnes. “Its to let parents and teachers be more aware of it so they can better report it and get law enforcement assistance to address the problem.” The next gang training for parents is December 1st at New Hanover High School. Laney and Hoggard will both host the training later in the school year.

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How about educating the kids

How about educating the kids on what happens to them when they are caught fighting? My child was in a fight that they didn't even start and they ended up with community service out of it and two weeks suspension. Instead of it being self defense when they were hit first and the teacher not looking. It is called affray/assault back. Which is not even listed in the school disipline policy anywhere. Or it isn't in the computer anywhere.