ZACHARY, La. (BRPROUD) – The Zachary School District is implementing a new policy that says if a student records a fight with their phone could be suspended or even expelled.
Students are barred from using their phones, except in an emergency situation.
Click here to read the new policy.
This new policy comes after a town hall meeting the school district held with parents to discuss safety.
Last week a student was stabbed and another student was injured.
The district has seen an uptick in violence this year with multiple fights and the recent on-campus stabbing.
According to the district, during the current 2021-2022 school year, 19 students instigated or participated in fights. The number was four more than they saw in the 2019-2020 school year.
The student accused in the stabbing is charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder. The injured student is said to be in stable condition.