Opinion Letters

Tuesday 24 October 2017

We have crossed a line

Sir -- I would like to express my thoughts on the issue of violence, which is ever increasing in my community. However shocked as I am by an incident I witnessed recently, I was absolutely horrified to see the young onlookers' reaction.

A fight after school broke out on school grounds between a student from my school and an unknown male. I do understand that there will always be fights and disagreements amongst students, but I believe we have crossed a line.

The unknown male involved had two weapons, a knife and a baseball bat. Sadly, many readers will not be shocked by this. This is what our culture has become familiar with. Teenage boys are now using knives in after-school fights.

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