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Roosevelt Elementary School Prevents Gang Activity Early

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YAKIMA, WA-- Yakima's Roosevelt Elementary School is taking a proactive approach to ending youth gang involvement before it starts.

Last month the school's principal sent a newsletter to parents explaining the possible signs their child might be involved with gangs.

The principal said after working at the middle and high school level for almost two decades, he has seen a lot of kids turn to gangs and he wants to make sure young kids have other alternatives.

He said the district set up a policy a few years ago to address the issue.

"We have a policy that's written a few years ago and so it is in our district policy that we have this as a preventative policy on gang signs and gang attire," said principal Dan Williams.

The newsletter lists many different signs that may indicate your child is involved in gang activity.

They include wearing an excessive amount of one color in their clothing, drug use, and practicing hand signs.

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