My community is not “sheltered” but just a middle class community. There are no rich here or mansions. People work for a living just as in your neighborhood.
Most of the negative news originates from the Black neighborhoods or the Latino ones where gangs run rampant. In fact, there is a handful of high crime areas which distorts the view of the whole city.
90% of the crime comes from 1 or 2% of the population not just here but everywhere.
The major change that drives all these problems is the collapse of the Black family from having a majority intact with fathers in the home to 70-80% single mothers. We have subsidized vicious bastards for fifty years.
Nothing I have said comes from arrogance.
I attempted to say why my granddaughters are now homeschooled.....because of their fears... which you seem to believe are overblown... and not happening in the better schools. That is simply not the case. There school system is one of the best in the area and why it was selected when the family moved here. Yet still the episodes happen where teachers do not intervene and the school is un-co-perative with parents....and that is not the only school.
My son and daughter in law did not make there decision lightly and since they are good parents they certainly thought this through...as most parents do who choose to homeschool their kids. They determined their kids will not be subjected to how the schools are run...nor the lack of intervention when needed....nor put them in an unsafe environment. The tensions and happenings which are neither overblown nor looked at as such are all to frequent and increasingly so. How many schools have had to be locked down for bomb threats...shooters within the schools etc.?
This did not happen fifty years ago.
Principle found dead (in pool of blood) at school. Just posted in Breaking news.