UPPER DARBY, PA – After incidents involving fires and violence, a Delaware County high school is making change.
Last week a fire broke out and a fight broke out at Upper Darby High School.
Action News reports that the school was evacuated on Wednesday last week after a a student lit a paper towel roll on fire, causing an evacuation. Then on Thursday, the school was closed when a group of girls, then their parents, got into a fight, the media reported.
These incidents prompted the school to switch to distance learning on Friday last week.
According to Fox 29, the neighborhood is send staff from main office to high school this week to help school administrators and there will be lesson plans on appropriate behavior and communication. In addition, the district hires classroom monitors at $ 20 an hour.
District Superintendent Dan McGarry appealed to parents and guardians for their help in tackling similar behavior.
“We all play a vital role in promoting a positive learning environment. We continue to work with staff to build positive relationships with students through our system of positive behavior and interventions and supports, trauma-informed care and education and our work on equity ”he said. said, according to the Delaware County Daily Times. “I know the past few months have been physically and emotionally draining, but our schools should be one of the safest places in a young person’s life.”
The district is looking to bring in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, Police Superintendent and Fire Chief for a presentation to students and parents on social media in light of some student behavior, Fox reports.