Over the last week there have been some troubling incidents around two of our high schools, Roosevelt and Garfield.
Sometime last night or early this morning, a man was beaten to death just blocks from Garfield High School.
Last weekend, there were several incidents right by Roosevelt including Bellevue police using a compression bomb to get into a house to make an arrest and two armed robberies. (This is also near my house which makes it doubly scary.)
I reported these crimes to the Board and Dr. Enfield. She promptly wrote me back voicing her concern and said that she was having a meeting with Councilman Burgess this week and would bring it up with him. (He is the chair of the Public Safety committee which also oversees education and, of course, is a former cop.)
I don't know what the answer is - more police patrols around schools after dark or alerting the kids to be watchful at their school after dark - but it is troubling.