LAWRENCE (CBS) – Lawrence’s elected officials are due to meet on Monday to address the recent fighting at Lawrence High School.
Since the start of the school year, cell phone videos of skirmishes in schools have surfaced several times at the school. For example, two students were arrested after a fight on Tuesday, and a teacher who tried to intervene was injured.
Police chief Roy Vasque said on Wednesday that a dozen students had been summoned to court.
Lawrence Mayor Kendrys Vazquez, who hosted the emergency meeting, said he hoped State Education Commissioner Jeff Riley or Superintendent of Schools Lawrence Cynthia Paris would attend so members community and officials can ask questions about the district’s response.
“Members of the public are deeply concerned about the developments at Lawrence High School,” Vasquez said in a statement. “I have done everything in my power to provide assistance to the district within the confines of the receivership.”
Lawrence City Council and Lawrence School Committee will be present at the meeting.
It starts at 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library.