Concerned is Concerned.
It has been reported to Concerned that Hamburg High School is a cesspool of violence.
Just this week, it was reported a young man in the 9th grade was pummeled by a 10th grade boy. The violence occurred this week during a lunchroom attack witnessed by hundreds of students, and the 9th grade boy was taken away by ambulance. It was reported by several bystanders that the 9th grade boy had his head bashed into a wall in the cafeteria. It has also been reported that this 9th grade boy is regularly subjected to the kind of violence that is characteristic of a school absent of leadership, tolerance and consequences. The aggressor in this attack is a 10th grade boy, who students rallied around the following day making t-shirts and signs supporting the attacker. It seems, the moral fabric of many Hamburg High School students is to revere the aggressor not the victim.
Concerned can report six other fights that have been reported to us. One fight goes back to early September, and it was based on a racial conflict between and white girl and an african american girl.
So, why are these kids so angry, hate-filled and unbridled?
Where is the authority, guidance, and leadership at Hamburg High School ?
Concerned has been told by countless teachers, that there is no authority, leadership and guidance.
We have been told Hamburg High School is a free for all.
It is time Hamburg, Mr. Gallagher must go.
He has been given years to make Hamburg High School all that it could be, and once was.
A school resource officer would save the taxpayers tens of thousands dollars, restore law and order and provide an environment free of violence so that Hamburg staff and students can focus on excellence.