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Parents Question School after Anti-Gang Assembly for African American Students (Maumelle, AR): Parents are questioning one school's logic after it held an anti-gang assembly exclusively for black students. The assembly on Wednesday was given by a local pastor. School officials say they presented the assembly as part of their desegregation court-order, which enforces programs for black students.
Source: KNWA News    Date: February 19, 2016

Ozark Guidance creates anti-bullying, anti-gang program (Fayetteville, AR): Elle Robinson said she will think of a program she attended Thursday when she sees someone who needs help. Elle, 12, attended a program organized by Ozark Guidance at McNair Middle School. She and other students sat at tables and listened to a presentation about Kids Helping Kids. It's a "peer education program," according to a news release. The program focuses on students helping each other, encouraging each other to make good choices, reducing bullying and reducing student involvement in gangs.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: January 29, 2016

Street gangs are focus of Criminal Justice Institute training (Blytheville, AR): A six-hour course, designed to teach the identifying traits of gangs, is open to the public. The Mississippi County Juvenile office requested the training made possible by the Criminal Justice Institute.
Source: KAIT 8 News    Date: January 7, 2016

Various agencies work on new force (Little Rock, AR): The FBI is working to form a Northwest Arkansas gang task force including officers from area police departments, including Springdale and Rogers.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: December 19, 2015

Gang violence gets Springdale looking at safety (Springdale, AR): A heightened awareness of school safety in the Springdale School District has followed a handful of gang-related shootings. Everyday safety measures include locking most doors on the outside during the school day and using a buzzer entry system at the main entrance.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 16, 2015

Springdale school officials continue to study campus safety (Springdale, AR): Conversations are ongoing regarding safety at the high school campuses in Springdale. Everyday safety measures include locking most doors on the outside during the school day, a buzzer entry system at the main entrance and staff assigned to oversee parking lots, lunches and exterior doors students use to access different buildings on their campuses.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: November 15, 2015

Springdale school district changes gang policy (Springdale, AR): The Springdale School District has added a new amendment to their gang policy in September. The amendment says that students can now be disciplined for gang activity that may have happened outside of school.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: October 14, 2015

Springdale students linked to shootings (Springdale, AR): Springdale school officials are aware of at least five students who are linked to gang-related shootings that have taken place since March, a deputy superintendent said.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: October 13, 2015

LRPD concerned about 2nd generation gangs (Little Rock, AR): Gang violence in Little Rock hit its peak in the 1990s, but now police are concerned about a new batch of recruits. The children of some of the most notorious gang members in Little Rock's history may be continuing on their legacy, according to Little Rock police.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: October 2, 2015

Springdale police expand gang education program (Springdale, AR): Police officers are expanding an anti-gang education program to all fifth- and seventh-graders in the Springdale School District that's taught in schools across the country. Officers began to teach the Gang Resistance Education and Training program in at least four schools this week, with other schools beginning next week, Capt. Ron Hritz said.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: October 1, 2015

LR joins Department of Justice 'Violence Reduction Network' (Little Rock, AR): A huge announcement was made Monday morning on the future Little Rock's crime-fighting strategy. The Little Rock Police Department has joined a nation-wide initiative to tackle specific problem areas experiencing high rates of crime after it and four other cities were deemed some of the most violent places in America.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: September 28, 2015

Springdale residents fear gang violence despite low crime rates (Springdale, AR): Despite police assurances Springdale is safe, several residents said they remain afraid of what they see as a spike in gang-related crimes. Crime isn't up in Northwest Arkansas, according to figures provided by police and available in the 2013 FBI Uniform Crime Reports.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: September 20, 2015

Gun found, one arrested in shooting investigation (Springdale, AR): A gun police suspect may have been used in a gang-related shooting near Springdale High School was found in the home of a man police described in documents as a "known" gang member.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: September 11, 2015

Springdale School Board updates gang policy (Springdale, AR): Student discipline policies for Springdale schools now extend to gang-related activities involving social media taking place off of school grounds. The School Board on Tuesday voted 5-0 on the changes on gangs and gang-related activities policy in place since 2008.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: September 9, 2015

Region 8 school investigates gang related threats (Blytheville, AR): KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory School is investigating a gang related threat at the school. Friday morning one student struck another student in the arm, according to the school.
Source: KSLA 12 News    Date: August 24, 2015

Chance meeting of rival gang members led to shooting (Springdale, AR): Four days after a 14-year-old boy was shot while riding his bicycle, police searched a silver 2007 Lexus for a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol. They found nothing, according to a search warrant filed Wednesday at the Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: July 26, 2015

Springdale parish taking action against gang shootings (Rogers, AR) : Two gang-related shooting deaths occurring in Springdale this spring proved that no small town is immune from the nationwide trend of increasing gang activity.
Source: Arkansas Catholic    Date: July 13, 2015

Springdale-based program to work with at risk youth (Springdale, AR): Two men plan to create an organization based in the city that will help with gang prevention and intervention. Marcus Carruthers, a minister, and Randall Godinet, who moved to Springdale in 2013, plan to ask for nonprofit status for the organization, called 1NWA.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: June 29, 2015

New police unit in Springdale to help curb recent violence, officials say (Springdale, AR): The Springdale Police Department is stepping up efforts to make the city safer after a rash of gang-related crimes, officials said. The department brought its crime suppression unit back into service in mid-June. Before 2010, it had been dropped due to lower staffing levels, but it has been restarted and comes complete with a sergeant and four patrolmen.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: June 29, 2015

14-year-old boy shot in drive-by, neighbors shaken (Springdale, AR): A 14-year-old boy underwent surgery Friday after he was shot twice in a drive-by shooting at 6:25 p.m. Thursday near Crawford Avenue and Marylyn Street, said Mike Glasgow, a neighbor of the boy.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: June 27, 2015

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