Curbing gang violence in Gainesville

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

GAINESVILLE, Tex. -- City officials in Gainesville addressed gang violence on school campuses at a council meeting Tuesday.

Council members say it's going to take a concerted effort by the city, schools and police to curb the violence happening on school grounds.

Police agree they have already been going into schools and question students with gang symbols on books and any other signs that they may be involved in gang activity.

Many worried parents say they plan to transfer their children out of the high school because of the recent gang activity.

Police announced Wednesday they plan to work with a federal program that targets illegal immigrants that are committing violent crimes.

They say 70 percent of suspects charged do not have legal citizenship to be living in the United States.


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  • by Thanks Mr. Principal Location: Gainesville on Oct 7, 2007 at 01:50 PM
    That stupid letter the principal sent out was just a bunch of lies?????? Why is this article on the news and the principal tells us that there is no gang violence in the schools and we have nothing to worry about. This is rediculous!
  • by TRACY Location: SHERMAN on Oct 5, 2007 at 08:49 AM
    ITS ALWAYS THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WELL YES THEY ARE BUT GAINSVILLE HAS HAD A BAD RAP FOR GANGS FOR A LONG TIME ITS BLACKS WHITE HISPANIC AND THEY ARE EVERY WHERE BUT OUR SYSTEM ALLOWS THEM TO GO TO JAIL GET OUT AND DO WHAT THEY DO ALL OVER AGAIN PROBATION IS CRAP TO THEM COME ON GET THEM IN PROGRAMS AND HELP THEM HELP THEIR SELVES
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