Gang forum sees few parents
Gangs active and present in Newton, say deputies
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-