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NYPD grappling with skyrocketing teen violence despite plan to stop shootings near schools

By Tina Moore and Steve Janoski
March 27, 2023

The NYPD implemented a plan at the start of the year to try to stem the Big Apple’s soaring number of teen shootings, but nearly three months later, the bloodshed continues —  including near city schools.

Just weeks ago, two teenage boys were separately shot and wounded blocks from their high schools in Upper Manhattan — areas the NYPD has said it would be flooding with cops in its effort to stop the violence.

Experts and advocates suggested more needs to be done, including increasing the number of school safety officers or resurrecting more aggressive plain-clothes anti-crime units that sought to get guns off the streets.

In January, after a spate of teen shootings, the NYPD launched a new safety initiative that included stationing members of New York’s Finest in areas frequented by youths, including near schools.

“We put more cops in and around the schools, the corridors, the transit hubs, the Chipotles, the McDonald’s of the world,” NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell told The Post last month. “So we’ve kind of made a ring around schools and are just basically trying to give them safe passage.”

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Source:  https://nypost.com/2023/03/27/nypd-grappling-with-rising-teen-violence-despite-plan-to-stop-shootings-near-schools/

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