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Old 02-15-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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Admittedly, I didn't specify my claim.

I'm refering to Jesus Christ. There is nowhere in the Bible where Jesus Christ advocates violence of any sort.

Keep in mind that Christ is the basis of Christianity.
Ah, no, your religion doesn't have any place in public schools. And, isn't Salt Lake City the spiritual home of Mormonism? Doesn't seem to be helping much in this case.

OP, I have never been a proponent of homeschooling, but if that is your only option, I'd recommend it. How is the principal reacting to this?

I suppose there is always the press.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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Religious debate goes in the Religion forum. Thank you!
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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Can you afford to move? I don't think that 2nd graders in most of the U.S. have to deal with this. It will only get worse as he gets older and he'll have two choices: Join a gang or be victimized by one.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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Can you afford to move? I don't think that 2nd graders in most of the U.S. have to deal with this. It will only get worse as he gets older and he'll have two choices: Join a gang or be victimized by one.
I am trying to move to Washington. Been looking for work for a while now and can't get a lead
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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With second grade children, I'm not sure why the principal and teachers aren't taking a firm stand. These aren't hardened criminals, they're babies! They aren't a real threat...yet. But they will be very soon if someone doesn't step in and tell them that that behavior will not be tolerated, and since quite obviously their parents aren't going to be the ones, the school needs to do something, and NOW.

If the principal doesn't act, then go to the school board, the superintendent, whoever you have to go to to make sure your child is in a safe environment. If it doesn't happen, then it's time to start looking for a different school or other options. Easier said than done, I know, but having a 7 year old gangbanger in training is not what you want either.

Good luck.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:15 PM
 
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I had no idea there were gangs in Salt Lake City.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:41 PM
 
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I know enough to know that once you are in, it is nearly impossible to get out. If I thought my son was truly at risk, I might consider changing schools or moving. I don't know. Some might say that is just running away from the problem, not solving it.
If you run away, you live to play another day!

I agree, move ASAP, or homeschool the boy; he needs to be out of there like last year.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:32 AM
 
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I had no idea there were gangs in Salt Lake City.
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Signs your child may be getting recruited by a gang member - ABC4.com - Salt Lake City, Utah News
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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I had no idea there were gangs in Salt Lake City.

Here's the list by the Metro Gang Squad of the ones just in Salt Lake.
http://updsl.org/divisions/metro_gan...0Alliances.pdf

The little gang in his class are associated with the Surenos groups. They brag about their tagging in class and sometimes bully the other kids on the playground.

The principal knows and the teacher knows. The teacher gave a 10 minute talk on why we don't do this at school and GET THIS the principal refuses to return the detectives messages about gang activity in the 2nd grade! I emailed and talked to the metro gang squad yesterday with the names of the kids involved, their signs, the gang's name, and some of the things that has been going on. I talked to him last night and he said the principal refuses to take his calls or return his messages.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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Here's the list by the Metro Gang Squad of the ones just in Salt Lake.
http://updsl.org/divisions/metro_gan...0Alliances.pdf

The little gang in his class are associated with the Surenos groups. They brag about their tagging in class and sometimes bully the other kids on the playground.

The principal knows and the teacher knows. The teacher gave a 10 minute talk on why we don't do this at school and GET THIS the principal refuses to return the detectives messages about gang activity in the 2nd grade! I emailed and talked to the metro gang squad yesterday with the names of the kids involved, their signs, the gang's name, and some of the things that has been going on. I talked to him last night and he said the principal refuses to take his calls or return his messages.
Sounds like it might be time to go above the principal's head to the superintendent or the school board.
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