School Officials Cracking Down On Fights
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
School officials in Putnam County say they dealt with twenty-eight fights in September. Now they're cracking down on the violence. They say the fights all happened at the three high schools in the county.
Administrators say they knew underclassmen were responsible for most of the fights and couldn't figure out why. But some students say the fights are being caused by underclassmen who went to rival middle schools. The superintendent has announced any student who fights will face a two year expulsion. Which seems to be working, since then there's only been one fight at a high school in Putnam County and none at Interlachen High. Principal Suzanne Mathe at Interlachen High says, "They do realize it's not just us at the school, they realize we're going to have support from the district office, to hold them accountable."
The superintendent says the expulsion warning will be in effect as long as it takes.
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