August 31, 2019
Youths in America these days.
What are we to do?
At least 100 individuals can be seen in video involved a brawl that forced a response from police and paramedics in Stockton Thursday afternoon.
Cell phone video captured the chaos that spilled off-campus at Stagg High School. A crowd can be seen converging around one fight at first, then another and another.
Theresa Saunders shot video of the massive melee on her cell phone. She owns a flower store across the street from the school.
“This one went from boom boom boom boom, all these different fights,” Saunders said. “It’s like what happened in school? Was it a day to get revenge for each other?”
At one point video shows a single Stockton Unified School District police SUV attempt to break up the fights. An officer inside using a loudspeaker commanded people out of the street, but the crowd did not disperse.
“I asked her ‘where the backup?’ she said, ‘they coming,’” Saunders said.
More Stockton Unified School District police officers eventual arrived. Video shows officers taking one person into custody.
What we really need is more money for those programs to prevent this sort of thing.
Kids these days, the youths.
Look at Alabama high schools.
Mobile Police say at least 10 people have been shot at Ladd Peebles Stadium. Police say the age of those injured ranges from 15 to 18. Mobile Fire-Rescue confirms 10 people were transported to area hospitals. The five patients transported by MFRD were taken to the hospital in critical condition, but with non-life threatening injuries.
This is just horrific to watch from Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Football coaches instructing players to take cover, fans hiding under the stands from a suspected shooting. This is a high school football game and should be a place of fun competition for everyone! Not violence! #Mobile pic.twitter.com/MmA1oP9LTW
— Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_TV) August 31, 2019
Three other patients were transported to the hospital via private ambulance service and two others were driven to the hospital by private vehicle.
Police say two people are in custody. Police say they are questioning them, but have not confirmed if they are the shooters.
Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste asks “Why are the young people bringing this type of violence to public events. They’re bringing their beefs that they have with each other in their neighborhoods and they’re putting other people in harm’s way. ” Chief Battiste and the Mobile Police Department has been advocating to prevent teen violence in the city.
We have to reach the youth in this country, and the only way I know to do this is to get more money into those programs.