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Parents have concerns after fights continue at Fivay High School

Posted: 5:11 PM, Jan 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-27 05:02:34-05
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HUDSON, Fla. — After back-to-back days of violence at a Pasco County high school, parents are asking what is being done to keep kids safe.

“Unfortunately, the bad is kind of outweighing the good right now," said parent Jenna Bryant.

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On Thursday, there was an honor roll celebration going on at Fivay High School along with a weightlifting meet.

But fights the last couple of days and an intentionally set bathroom fire has parents worried once again.

“At this point honestly, I’m real close to pulling my child out and home schooling her so that I know that she is safe," said Bryant.

We reported on excessive fighting at Fivay High School in September and October.

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That led the principal to announce a new set of rules.

“We will not tolerate this violent and disruptive behavior," said principal Jason Jones said at the time.

But there was more of that behavior this week leading to more law enforcement watching over the school.

“The principal is making a very clear statement that if you come to school, and you are going to fight, you are not going to be going to the school anymore," said Steve Hegarty, a Pasco School District spokesperson.

The students involved in the latest fights, are facing suspension and expulsion. They’ll also have to deal with charges from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

The district says they had gone several weeks at Fivay with no significant problems. They also say one of those involved in Wednesday's fight was a former student who was trespassing.

“Does she succeed in this school absolutely. A huge amount. But is it worth my child’s life? No," said Bryant.

The principal says Friday's controlled campus was done out of an abundance of caution to make sure there are no more fights.