Anna-Lisa Paul and Bobie-Lee Dixon
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Early intervention can curb school violence
As has become painfully clear in recent times, school violence comes in multiple forms, so the interventions formulated must be multidimensional and broad-based, involving law enforcement, education, mental health, and other services.
The differing views being expressed by leading public figures about how violent youngsters should be dealt with highlights the lack of a cohesive approach to this problem. Responses to the recent viral video of a fight involving several female students of Mucurapo West Government Secondary have included calls for remedies ranging from a boot camp for violent students to criminal charges and even imprisonment for the teens involved.