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Shots Fired into Lopez High School

There were 6 shots fired into Lopez Continuation High School on the Mesa in Arroyo Grande over the holiday weekend. Police are calling the drive-by shooting as vandalism.

I’ve blogged in the past about the gang problems in Santa Maria and how we are getting gangs moving North and also coming South too. I wouldn’t be surprised if this vandalism was gang related which if so is really sad for all of us residents. We haven’t put enough resources to try to slow them down when times were good and now with the economy mess, are we going to cut existing resources too?

I guess it’s going to have to get worse before gang prevention becomes a priority (sigh). Kudo’s to all those teachers and workers that are trying to make a difference in the lives of some of these kids that have already got into gangs or think they need to.

Written by Keith Byrd - Go to Keith's Website/Profile