MPS to make changes in wake of recent fights at school

MILWAUKEE -- Some Milwaukee alderman are growing concerned the cost of school violence is tasking the police department. On the same day, Milwaukee Public Schools officials say they will announce what they will start doing to make Bay View High School safer on Monday, October 22nd.

The anticipated changes come after 30 students were arrested after fights broke out at Bay View High School on Thursday, October 18th. Also this week, a 17-year-old student was arrested and now faces criminal charges after striking a teacher at Madison High School.

At a city budget meeting on Friday, aldermen asked Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn about the violence at schools. The chief says cell phones and social media now help escalate the violence.

"When you take that many squads out of a neighborhood, somebody’s going to lose. It is an important issue to us," said Chief Flynn.

MPS says it will be contacting parents and community groups to tell them first how things will change at Bay View High School.

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