We live next to a closed elementary school. The district has consolidated into fewer campuses, so this one sits idle, in wait of a solution.
Anyway, the city police department sent us a letter, to notify they will use the school for "active shooter" training.
Separately, our niece in Flagstaff was assaulted by another girl, two years older than she. (16 vs. 14)
Two girls were taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault. Apparently it is over a guy issue, from months ago. The aggressor was about to stomp on the young girls head, when a boy protected her on the ground.
Something has gone off the tracks, for some youths. I think a combination of violent media programming, whereby they cannot differentiate real from unreal, lack of morality training, by parents.
One thing I hear often is that parents cannot perform their roles of punishment, lest the child turn them into teachers or the police where a spanking becomes an assault.