Blaming officials will not solve problem
By JOSH RESNEK
Since Everett High School reopened for in-class live instruction we have been receiving disturbing reports, and sometimes graphic videos, of violent hand-to-hand combat on the stairs in front of EHS and inside the school.
We have also received a number of e-mails from concerned parents who express worry about the safety of their children and teachers who are finding it difficult to coexist in the school with the outbreaks of violence.
At first, the reflexive action is to blame someone, anyone in a position of responsibility for the violence at EHS.
Let’s blame the principal.
Let’s blame the police officer stationed there.
Let’s blame the teachers.
Let’s blame the superintendent of schools and the school committee.
This doesn’t work because all of them together aren’t responsible for what’s
going on in high schools these days with students who go out of control, who attack one another, who fight in the corridors or punch students, and occasionally, teachers.