Gang Concerns At High School

The colors some students are wearing at one high school are causing some concern.

The Woodford County High School principal sent a letter home to parents about some believed-to-be gang members at school, using their clothes to cause trouble.

The principal says he's told those students not to wear North Carolina blue or black and gold, which happen to be the school's colors.

But he says other students shouldn't worry about this color concern.

"The only reason the student would be addressed about this is if it were in connection of a violation of the code of conduct. There shouldn't be concern, we're not trying to make an issue with them," said Rob Akers, the principal of WCHS.

The principal says the blue represented the "Two Two Boys" gang and the black and gold stood for "The Latin Kings."


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  • by Doug Location: Texas on Dec 2, 2008 at 09:39 AM
    It's stupid to say that they should be deported just becuase they are wearing certaint colors. How do you know they weren't born and raised in the states. It's stupid how all of you accusse them of being illegals.
  • by charles on Sep 27, 2008 at 07:33 AM
    How long before we wake up and address the negative impacts, in so many areas of our society, that are directly attributable to illegal immigration? "Latin Kings" ? It's a safe bet that the principal's letter was also in Spanish. Deny all illegals from all countries any type of work or benefits, and they will self-deport.
  • by Deport Location: Deport on Sep 26, 2008 at 08:23 PM
    Deport
  • by Donnie Jones Location: Lexington on Sep 26, 2008 at 04:56 PM
    What a pathetic joke!!! Deport their (explicits) and the problem will be solved.
  • by Christy Location: Kentucky on Sep 26, 2008 at 11:21 AM
    First the issue of gangs is not a new concept. We have had gangs in Kentucky and the US for many years as far back as we can see. We (the family unit) can be considered a "gang". A gang is a reflection of care. We need to embrace the needs that our youth has today and meet those needs. Yeah for the school personnel that will stand up and stay we have issues. Now we need to collectively have a plan of action. I work with disadvantage youth daily and may of them are products of the "Gang" society. Good luck with your schools, community, and young adults.
  • by Brandy Location: lexington on Sep 26, 2008 at 10:53 AM
    to david: i am there with you, i just found out about your lawsuit and i say AMEN, i am a single mother of 3 raising them on my own. i can't get the support that the government says i can get because they say " I make too much money" i make 10.00 hour. i can't afford rent so i live with my parents. i work 40 hours a week and make just enough to pay the basic needs. if the system worked the way it is suposed to then maybe all the illegals would go home and then there would be help for the Americans. What the gov. is forgetting about is us. WE THE PEOPLE. this system was set up to help us not them it just really sets me off when i see someone with 5 kids not paying rent getting every kind of assistance that there is and they don't work and they have a brand new car. what is wrong with that pic????
  • by Rick Location: Lexington on Sep 26, 2008 at 12:05 AM
    As long as central Ky continues to cater to these people they will continue to come. Festival De Latino, thanks for spending my tax money on an event that should not be taking place. These kinds of events prove that Lexington and Central Ky are sanctuary cities.
  • by JB Location: KY on Sep 25, 2008 at 08:30 PM
    Easy solve to the problem: Put all students in school uniforms, that way everyone is dressed the same...
  • by Amos Location: Lexington on Sep 25, 2008 at 10:58 AM
    Elizabeth - deporting does take care of the problem...
  • by Kayla Location: somerset on Sep 25, 2008 at 06:53 AM
    Gangs are stupid why can't every body get along?
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