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Some students at the school say they fear that unresolved issues will trigger another clash between Latinos and blacks at the school.
CBS Baltimore reports that school officials invited parents to meet with police in order to address parent’s safety concerns.
“There were some problems between students, and that’s what started everything,” said Jose Dominguez, student.
He went on to describe how the tension is almost palpable and has students at the school concerned.
“It’s like segregation. Hispanic kids stay on one side. The African Americans stay on the other,” student Sevi Chaplin said. “They’ve been breaking out into fιghts, riοts, everything else.”
The feud that exists between African-American and Latino students only intensified after the mυrder of 15-year-old former student Oscar Torres.
Parent Kisha Jackson admitted keeping her child out of school due to the tensions.
“I didn’t send mine back Monday or Tuesday, yesterday or today. No, I didn’t,” she said.
Even political leaders in the city are addressing the issue.
“You have to confront it. You can’t pretend that it doesn’t exist,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
If this story sounds familiar, it’s probably because a similar situation has been unfolding at a Chicago high school.
As Your Black World reported, six students at Streamwood High School in Chicago were recently arrested after police were called to breαk up a racially motivated fιght.
“It was at least 40 kids fighting, then it travelled all the way up to the 2nd floor. They fought inside the offices,” said student Deshawn Cavin, according to CBS Chicago.
“The African-Americans and the Hispanics, they were just attαcking each other today,” said student Sarah Sullivan.