Cumberland County Students Look Toward "Peaceful Days" To Prevent School ViolencePosted — Updated
Safe schools coordinator Isaiah Walker keeps track of how many daysDouglas Byrd High Schoolstudents have gone without violent behavior.
"The Peaceful Days sign, we think, motivates them on a daily basis to try to think before they react," Walker says.
Grouped by age and gender, the kids see the program as a competition that encourages teamwork.
"Now, we have grown together and there are not that many fights," says student Lara Steelman.
The senior girls at the school were rewarded Wednesday with a pizza party for 47 straight days without a physical or verbal confrontation. It is only the second time this year that the students have reached that mark.
However, there are setbacks. A fight between a junior and senior male students caused them to start at ground zero.
Students are able to receive help, if they need it, through peer mediation.
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