Recent school violence gets LISD Superintendent's attention
May 10, 2010
May 11, 2010
Students and teachers at Martin High School say they are fed up with the recent acts of violence on their campus.
LISD Superintendent Dr. Marcus Nelson was on the campus throughout the school day looking into ways to deter these types of distractions in the future.
"Many leaders of this great city county and state are graduates of Martin High School and that's why it makes it even more important to keep the reputation its had throughout the years."
"As one of Laredo's original high schools Martin high school has a long and storied tradition. A tradition that may be tarnished after acts of violence on students and teachers that have happened recently, Dr. Nelson says he plans to address these acts immediately."
"We expect teachers to be teaching and students to be learning and anyone who compromises what we want for students won't be tolerated here."
Unfortunately, for LISD, batches of students have recently created a myriad of problems for their instructors and classmates.
Multiple fights and even an assault on a faculty member have administrators and the superintendent on high alert.
"There will be some changes here because we want the problems that happened last week to go away."
The superintendent didn't make it clear exactly what changes are in store for Martin High School, but after meeting with administrators and security staff he says if he is given no other choice he will remove students who continue to cause problems.
"The fact that we have some students who are operating in a way as if they aren't here to learn then we need to find some other place for them to go."
As the school year winds down LISD says adjustments to supervision and security won't be just for this year, but for the future of the school.