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DALLAS(CBSDFW.COM) – DISD Superintendent Mike Miles is promising change to Dade Middle School parents after a school year full of problems.
Miles spoke to parents at a special meeting Wednesday evening at the school.
Media was not allowed inside.
Several teachers have been let go, two principals are gone and fights continue between students.
The most recent incident involved a large fight where officers used pepper spray to break up the crowd.
“It’s horrible. It’s like prison,” said Nijail Meadows, a Dade Middle School student who was hit during the fight on Monday.
Nijail and her mother LaShundra Meadows want to see security increased at the school.
“I feel since I brought my child to this school that I’ve let my child down and that is a hard feeling for me,” said LaShundra Meadows.
LaShundra Meadows was one of the dozens of parents who packed inside the Dade Middle School to hear Mike Miles speak.
“They don’t want to hear a bunch of talk. They want to hear more security. They want to see their teachers there every day,” said Miles.
Miles said the district is adding an additional three to four administrators for the remainder of the school year. He also established a “zero-tolerance” policy for fighting and has added more cops on campus.
“We’re talking about a problem y’all need to fix today,” said LaShundra Meadows. “Mine will not be back stepping foot on this campus again. Never.”
More changes are being discussed for the new school year after summer break.
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