Urgent Call to Address School Fights

The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) urgently appeals to the general public, particularly parents and
guardians of high school students, regarding the alarming proliferation of videos depicting school
fights circulating on social media platforms.
In recent observations, KPSM have witnessed numerous distressing videos showcasing violent
altercations among students. Of grave concern is a particularly harrowing video where a female
student was subjected to severe mistreatment by two other young females, culminating in a brutal
physical assault where she was dragged along the road by her hair.
This distressing trend of school fights demands immediate attention and collective action from the
entire community. We implore parents and guardians to engage in candid conversations with their
children about the gravity of their actions and the consequences of engaging in violence.
The escalation of school fights is a matter of utmost concern for law enforcement and the wider
community. While the KPSM is dedicated to maintaining public safety and order, we recognize that
addressing this issue requires a multifaceted approach involving collaboration with various
organizations and stakeholders.
Our community officers and the Juvenile Division are actively engaged in addressing these incidents.
However, it is crucial to understand that this problem cannot be solved by the police alone.
We are committed to working collaboratively with parents, guardians, educators, and community
leaders to address the underlying causes of school fights and promote positive conflict resolution
strategies among our youth.
We urge parents and guardians to seek support and guidance for their children before these conflicts
escalate further and pose significant challenges for law enforcement. By intervening early and
effectively, we can prevent these incidents from spiraling out of control and safeguard the well-being
of our community.
The KPSM remains committed to fostering a safe and secure environment for all residents of Sint
Maarten. However, we cannot tackle this issue alone. We call upon parents, guardians, educators, and
community leaders to join us in addressing the underlying causes of school fights and nurturing a
culture of respect, understanding, and conflict resolution among our youth.