News conference held for rescheduled football games

News conference held for rescheduled football games
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SCHOOLS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE SENDING OUT A CALL TO ACTION. 19 YEAR OLD DAVID WHITE—A LAKE TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT– WAS SHOT AND KILLED ON HIS WAY HOME FROM A FOOTBALL GAME FRIDAY NIGHT. A 15 YEAR OLD IS CHARGED IN HIS MURDER. AND LAST MONTH 19 YEAR OLD CARLTON DEAN–A RECENT GRADUATE OF MAURY HIGH SCHOOL– WAS SHOT AND KILLED JUST BLOCKS FROM HIS HOME. NORFOLK’S SUPERINTENDENT CALLED A NEWS CONFERENCE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT’S BEING DONE TO MAKE OUR SCHOOL AND NEIGHBORHOODS SAFER. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S STEPHANIE HARRIS WAS THERE. THIS WAS BASICALLAY A SHOW OF UNITY BETWEEN A BRAND NEW SUPERITNEDNET AND A BRAND NEW POLIC CHIEF. THEY STOOD WITH THE SHERIFF AND ACKOWLEDGED NORFOLK HAS SOME PROBLEMS AND SAY THEY ARE WORKING ON SOLUTIONS. THE NIGHT DAVID WHITE WAS MURDERED HE ATTENDED A FOOTBALL GAME AT BOOKER T WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL. SECURITY THERE WAS EXTENSIVE ACCORDING TO NORFOLK SCHOOLS SUPERITENDENT, DR. SAMUAEL KING. BUT HE TOLD A GROUP OF REPORTERS THERE ARE SOME THINGS SURROUNDING THE INCIDENT, SOME UNASNWERED QUESTIONS THAT HE CAN’T TALK ABOUT THAT PROMPTED HIM TO ALTER THE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON. POLICE CHIEF MICHAEL GOLDSMITH SAID HE SUPPORTS THAT DECION. REACTION FROM STUDENTS AND PARENTS IS MIXED. DR. KING ADMITS THIS IS NOT A PERMANENT SOLUTION. HE SAID THAT WILL TAKE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS – AND MADE THIS CALL TO ACTION : KING ALSO SAID OFFICERS AND DEUPTIES HAVE RECENTLY STEPPED UP TO INCREASE SECURITY AT SCHOOL EVENTS, AND HOPES A NEW CRIMELINE TEXTING FEATURE WILL APPEAL TO YOUNGER PEOPLE AND HELP MAKE SCHOOLS AND SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS SAFER. NORFOLK POLICE SAY THAT NEW TEXTING FEATURE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ON CRIMELINE BY THE END OF THE MONTH. ITS ALREADY SUCCESSFUL IN OTHER CITIES. STEPHANIE HARRIS TOYS SUPERITNEDENT KING ALSO ENCOURAGED CITIZENS TO MENTOR STUDENTS AND JOIN ACTOIN COMMITTEES THAT ARE DEVELOPING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE FUTURE, WHICH INCLUDES SAFETY. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED THERE’S A LINK ON WAVY.COM

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