Thomasville police create partnership to stop teen violence

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- Parents of Thomasville City Schools students have noticed an extra police presence around school property following several community wide teen fights.

Thomasville Police Chief Jeff Insley said up to six extra patrol officers around campus is a safety precaution for the students.

"They're school aged teens but it's not -- as of yet thank the Lord -- been on school grounds," Insley said.

Since April 6, nine teen group fights have been reported around Doak Park, Lexington Avenue and Miller Street.

Two arrests have been made and more are expected.

Superintendent Dr. Pitre-Martin said the school plans to work with the police the launch youth programs with the community to stop the violence.