Friction between different factions of students
has resulted in heightened security and suspension of priviledges at Fieldcrest High School. Principal
Steve Wallick closed all school entrances except one and limited students
to their classrooms on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Students had attempted to cut down a tree after a football game last week. The
tree was used by smokers before and after school and was referred to as the
"Smokers Tree". The action appeared to be the result of a dispute
among different groups of students.
In addition, there were reports of a fight between students in front of a downtown business
this past week. These incidents led Wallick to heighten security at the school
in order to prevent disputes from spilling over into the classroom.
Restrictions were removed on Wednesday but school officials are continuing to
monitor the situation.