March 1, 2019 at 3:06 pm #942763
PARENTS BEWARE!! WSH STUDENTS ARE BEING ROBBED AND ASSAULTED BY GANGS at Lunchtime!
My daughter was assaulted and robbed at lunchtime today on the Hiawatha Field. In speaking with WS High administration I was advised that this has been happening for some time now. At the Safeway across the street, at the McDonald and on the Hiawatha Field.
As a parent if I had known that students were being specifically targeted at lunchtime in this manner by Off Campus GANGS, I would have not allowed my daughter to go the the Hiawatha field at lunch time or would have at the very least warned her of this threat. As a parent I find it appalling that this has been going on specifically at lunchtime and that the WSH Administration has not at the very least warned parents of this current targeted threat. We all live with violence and robbery in our neighborhoods but we believe that our students are safe at school and not being specifically targeted at Lunchtime. BEWARE!!March 1, 2019 at 3:14 pm #942764March 1, 2019 at 3:17 pm #942766
As a music educator in White Center, close to West Seattle, I feel a need for the parents of these gang members, most likely due to economics, that cannot spend as much time with their children, which creates a need for their children to belong to a group and ending up in their being accepted by gangs, should have more support from the community. Otherwise, the community will experience effects from such lack of compassion. It always starts in the home. I would teach any gang member FREE MUSIC LESSONS if it would get them to stay off the streets and practice their piano, bass or guitar homework. I want to help my community and I want to help gang members’ parents and families. Call me if you need my help. (206) 835-0840. We all must do what we can to help this world.March 1, 2019 at 3:20 pm #942767
Police were called to the WSH administration office, a report was filed. I was advised that this is not an isolated caseMarch 2, 2019 at 11:42 am #942858
I am very sorry that happened to your daughter. Was she hurt, or did they just steal her lunch money?
As for the gang aspect, do you just mean gang as in a group of kids or gang as in coordinated criminal enterprise? I’m assuming it was the former, as stealing lunch money doesn’t seem like anything the latter would dabble in. I’m often at Hiawatha, at least once a week, and have never noticed anything coming close to what I’d consider gang activity.March 6, 2019 at 11:50 am #943303
A group of 5 girls all wearing red bandannas pepper sprayed, punching and kicking her. This was an outright criminal assault not just a simple event to steal lunch money. Apparently this is an ongoing issue according to Principal Vance with kids being robbed for cell phones, ipads, money at the surrounding area during lunch period however this simple issue of property crime has now escalated to criminal assault. Kids are not safe at lunchtime to be visiting off campus establishments.March 6, 2019 at 1:57 pm #943311
That sounds just awful, I feel for her. I’m surprised this assault didn’t garner more media attention–is there a case number for this attack? I’d be curious how the PD is following up.March 7, 2019 at 10:12 am #943388
It’s a common misconception that somehow we all know everything that police respond to. We (referring to the wider media community) don’t. As I often try to explain, an increasing # of responses happen off-radio – the officers are dispatched screen-to-screen. So direct reader reports (especially when responses are in progress, of course AFTER authorities have been contacted and everyone’s safety secured) are all the more important. SPD, meantime, only features a microfraction of cases on its blotter website. Anyway – the OP here has now contacted us directly and I’m requesting the report from SPD for starters. – TRMarch 11, 2019 at 4:43 pm #943686
Yes, it would be foolish to think that everything that happens, even in just West Seattle, could be covered.
Nevertheless I do hope you can shed more light on this story–especially since the original commenter mentioned that there have been several(?) similar(?) incidents.
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