Mount Vernon School District officials have plan to stop violence

Since the beginning of the school year there have been several reported incidents of robberies and violence at Mount Vernon High School.

Administrators, who held a news conference Wednesday, say much of the alleged negative activity occurs at dismissal around school property.But one male student claims someone got violent with him inside more than a week ago and pulled a gun on him. School officials say they're not sure if this student is telling the truth, or if the person allegedly holding a gun was a trespasser.

In a separate incident that same week a student was allegedly robbed at school.

Administrators have put together a long-term comprehensive plan to battle teen violence, including an ID system, an interactive theatrical program for students, parent-teacher meetings and an increase in security guards from 25 to 30.

The district also plans to hold a town meeting about the issue tentatively scheduled for November.

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