School fight videos prompt oversight hearing

Senator Joe S. San Agustin, appropriations chairman, said no budget is perfect and acknowledged that his Bill 186-35 COR is just a starting point for discussion.

Guam – In a span of 24 hours, two fights broke out at different public high schools. These two fights have since gone viral on social media and have prompted an investigation by the Guam Department of Education.

The first fight took place yesterday at Simon Sanchez High School. The latter, took place today  at Southern High School. School officials broke up both fights and students will be disciplined accordingly. Disciplinary actions could include suspension or even expulsion.

These are just the latest viral videos of school fights. With violence plaguing public schools, PNC has reached out to GDOE Public Information Officer, Isa Baza, to inquire what GDOE plans to do to solve the bigger problem, of fighting in public schools. Baza said she may send an additional statement this afternoon.  However, as of news time, no response has been received.

Senator Joe San Agustin today has sent out a memo calling for a public hearing on October 31 at 9 a.m. to address student safety. In a separate letter to Education Superintendent, the Legislature’s Education Chairman stated, “more needs to be done, to prevent violence of any kind and abuse.”