Racial violence around the country is spreading into schools and growing in intensity. And thanks to YouTube, school district superintendents and the media are having a harder time denying it.
The latest episode took place this week in Woodland Hills High School in Swissvale, a suburb of Pittsburgh. For two days, 70 black students – and some parents – were punching, kicking, and terrorizing themselves and neighbors.
A “riot,” said Swissvale police chief Greg Geppert.
“At least three of the people we see in this video are all pending juvenile cases coming up, that we’ve taken to (Juvenile Detention Center) and they’re right back out,” Geppert told WTAE. “We can’t keep them in there. We arrest them, they put them right back on the street.”
Several students were arrested, and more are expected. Police would not say how many. But the number is expected to be more than two dozen.