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Teachers, Social Workers Study Gangs

Posted March 29, 1996 6:00 a.m. EST

— March 30, 1996 - 3:00 p.m. EST

In Johnston County, some teachers are trying to put a stop to the threat of gang violence in their community and schools.

Friday, they turned to the professionals for help, meeting with members of the Fayetteville Police Department who are often called upon to help others deal with gang-related violence.

Social workers joined with the teachers Friday to learn more about gangs.

Officer Roberto Riveria told them not to think that 'it can't happen here', because it can and does.

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The officers also said parents, teachers and others involved with children can look out for other signs, such as gang-related tattoos, branding and graffiti.