A public school district in Virginia has descended into a violent “free-for-all” after the district removed school resource officers amid the defund-the-police movement, worried parents claim.
Shocking videos posted on social media by students — and sent to WJLA by concerned parents — show middle and high school students kicking, punching and stomping on each other on or near school property.
Some adults are also filmed being attacked.
The reported uptick in violence comes after the Alexandria City Council voted in May to pull school resource officers (SROs) from schools and allocate some $800,000 to recruit mental health professionals — which have still not yet been hired, WJLA reported.
“I think not having them there has made it, I hate to