STARNES: Something Unusual Happened When Dads Started Patrolling Hallways of Violent Public School
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In a span of three days 23 students at Southwood High School were arrested for fighting.
The out-of-control violence was the talk of Shreveport, Louisiana. No matter what the school district did – they could not control the students.
And that’s when a group of dads decided to take matters into their own hands.
40 fathers — Dads on Duty – volunteering to walk the hallways and stand guard over the high school.
None of the fathers have any professional training in counseling or law enforcement. But they do have professional training in parenting.
And that made all the difference in the world.
Since the dads started patrolling the hallways something miraculous happened. Kids stopped fighting and started going to class.
There’s a great debate being waged across the nation about the role of parents in higher education.
But educators need not look any further than Southwood High School to discover that sometimes father knows best.
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