Why fights are happening at Enochs and how we can stop them

Why fights are happening at Enochs and how we can stop them

Jason Woods, General Editor

The recent buzz around the campus is centered around the nearly daily fights. They remain the main spectacle during lunch, causing a swarm during every instance. Every slight altercation leads to an instant flood of flash photographers looking to get featured on WorldStar. As of recently, this has been a detrimental problem on campus. 

Turning to the students, a broader understanding of what the consensus is around campus can be found. An Enochs senior who would like to remain anonymous, who will be referred to as “Bryan” per his wishes, provides an interesting opinion on the fights happening around Enochs.

“Sometimes other students just can’t like each other no matter what and it gets to the point where they have to fight,” Bryan said. 

“The relationship will most likely be forever lost, but it’s not impossible to set aside the beef.

— Bryan


“Maybe it is for the best that these relationships never get fixed.”

Looking at where the main problem is coming from, an Enochs senior that has participated in a fight at Enochs has some commentary to spill about the issue. For anonymity’s sake, he would like to be called “Santiago”. The sole reason Santiago had gotten in the fight was because “a guy at school kept making rude comments about one of my friends”. The interaction would have stayed at that until the other guy “kept saying things out of pocket” which led to shoving, then fists. After being asked if he had any regrets, Santiago said, “No, I honestly believe that he had it coming because people can’t get away with being a jerk like that.”  He believes “that fights are bound to happen no matter what precautions are used, but one way to discourage them would be to enforce a strict punishment policy”. It is interesting to hear from someone a part of the “problem” and to be able to hear their voice. 

In order to reduce this problem on campus, ways to prevent violence must be advertised to the students. The CDC gives a few facts regarding such violence including: “About 1 in 5 high school students reported being bullied on school property in the last year.”, and another interesting statistic, “Almost 9% of high school students had not gone to school at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey because they felt they would be unsafe at school or on their way to or from school.” It is insane to visualize this amount of students being affected by school violence.

To see more facts about the issue and even ways to prevent school violence, visit https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/youthviolence/schoolviolence/fastfact.html