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Step 1 in Mont Pleasant reclamation project

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Pleasant is probably the last word anyone reading Wednesday’s Gazette story about problems at Schenectady’s Mont Pleasant Middle School would use to describe the place. For the seemingly decent kids who go there, it sounds more like an out-of-control prison camp, where the inmates run the show. Of course that’s not exactly a surprise given the revolving door in the principal’s office over the past year. But there was a bit of positive news in ...

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wmarincic
October 24, 2013
7:27 a.m.

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The Police are always on board to uphold the law but always in the back of their mind I'm told they worry about lawsuits and being bashed in the Gazette for doing their job. This paper is largely responsible for the crap that happens in Schenectady. If a kid attacks a Police Officer and he has to taze him, what will the Gazette write? I will bet that it will write that SPD tazed an innocent 14 year old. And everyone knows it.

gina99
October 24, 2013
8:19 a.m.

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This is not a police problem. The district has been told time and time again to go to an all K-8 system. They refuse to act decisively trying not to offend anyone. Mont Pleasant must be reopened as a HIGH SCHOOL to end crowding at Linton High. There should be no middle schools in Schenectady. Our police have bigger fish to fry. Hire more resource officers and lock up the lousy alleged parents that are the source of this sickening gang renaissance. The only thing going up in Schenectady are taxes and rents.

kmiac
October 24, 2013
11:38 a.m.

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Parents need to step in and raise their children properly. Sometimes when they refuse, or the child is that defiant yes police action must me take. As stated above by wmarincic they are always on board for upholding the law; the judges are the ones who need to be more strict. They need to stop releasing kids to their parents who are obviously not doing their jobs (take into account the 11 yr old last year released to parents on at least 3 desperate occasions after robbing cars several times) and leniency must stop! Gina99 I also must point out that if more resource officers are hired, or if more officers are dispatched to the schools (even though it is a great idea) the gazette will be screaming about officer overtime, and will press the issue until the spineless mayor caves and gets on the chiefs case about cutting it down.

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