Gang fo­rum sees few par­ents

Gangs ac­tive and present in New­ton, say deputies

The Covington News - - Front page - By Am­ber Pittman

New­ton High School hosted their first gang aware­ness fo­rum Thurs­day night in an ef­fort to get par­ents in­volved and to pro­vide them with more in­for­ma­tion about gang is­sues in the school. Parental at­ten­dance, how­ever, was strongly lack­ing at the meet­ing, a fact NHS prin­ci­pal Dr. Rod­er­ick Sams ad­dressed.

“I had hoped this room would be full,” he said, ad­dress­ing those in at­ten­dance. “But, at the end of the day I still be­lieve that New­ton County wants what is best for our chil­dren. I just think some peo­ple are in de­nial, but the is­sue is not go­ing away and the only way we are go­ing to solve it is to­gether.”

The as­sem­bled group was given a pre-

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