“Our schools, our after-school activities need to be safe havens,” said District Attorney Larry Krasner.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police plan to step up security efforts after a shooting killed a teenager and wounded four others in front of Roxborough High School on Tuesday.
The shooting happened after a football game involving several teams.
“If we get any information where there might be problems or problems during scrimmage and practice, we will have officers present,” said Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Joel Dales.
The police asked the school district to provide a list of all the dates and times of the scrimmages so they could make a plan to protect them. They already provide security at football matches, but now officers in nearby zones will stop by at matches to ensure security.
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“Our schools, our extracurricular activities must be safe havens. They are the alternative to the streets,” District Attorney Larry Krasner said during a news conference on Wednesday.
As police investigate safety concerns for after-school programs, city officials pointed to guns as a problem and said combating this type of crime will be difficult.
“As long as guns are pouring into the city and this state is what it is, it’s going to be a tough job,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.
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