JAMESTOWN – A group of concerned parents who are worried about their children’s safety gathered at Jamestown High School last night, although no one from the school administration or school board was on hand to hear from them.
The Post-Journal is reporting that the Jamestown High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association held its monthly meeting in the High School auditorium last night with the main topic of discussing focusing on violence in the school, following last week’s fight that put the school in emergency lock-down and led to charges being filed against some students.
Parents said that while they understand that fighting came happen in any school, they feel it is growing especially out of hand in Jamestown and are also concerned with how the school has dealt with the issue, saying the students who are allegedly causing the most trouble are continuously allowed to remain in the school with other students who are there to learn.
The meeting was to include an appearance by high school principal Rosemary Bradley. However, she was instead called to attend a special meeting by the Jamestown School Board, which was scheduled to take place at the same time. That meeting dealt with student discipline issues and as a result it was held in executive session, meaning it was not open to the public.
The next public school board meeting is set to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the school administration building.