They say it takes a village to raise a child, and one of those villages can be found in Shreveport, Louisiana. Last month, over the course of three days, 23 students were arrested for fighting at Southwood High School. After the last incident, there hasn't been another fight since Dads On Duty started coming into the school.
Founded by Michael LaFitte, Dads On Duty is a group of fathers who have come together to stop the violence that was happening at their kid's school. Around 40 dads take shifts going into Southwood High School to ensure that there is no negative energy and the environment remains peaceful and a place of learning. When asked what qualifies the dads to assist in this matter, La Fitte says, We decided the best people who can take care of our kids are who? Are us."
It's not only the school administration that is appreciative of the fathers being at the school but students are happy to see them and are saying that it's working. "I immediately felt a form of safety," a student shares. "We stopped fighting; people started going to class."
The father figure or presence of a man found inside Southwood High School is inspiring and we appreciate all the work and efforts parents put into their children's lives.
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