A tough day in Cherry Hill
I'm not the lead reporter on today's breaking news story about the massive fight among students at New Era and Southside academies, but it sounds like it stemmed from ongoing tension between the two schools. I interviewed a New Era student recently who said that kids from Southside view the students from New Era (one of the city's six "innovation" high schools) as nerds, and the New Era kids then feel the need to protect themselves.
This isn't the only campus in Baltimore experiencing conflict between different schools under the same roof. I'd be interested to hear from those of you in these multiplexes about the dynamics at play and what might be done to improve the situation.