There was good news and bad news for parents who attended the gang prevention and intervention workshop at Martin Luther King Middle School.
The good news was: The number of gang members attending Madera Unified’s schools is decreasing. The bad news: Gang activity has not been eliminated in Madera.
This update was given to approximately 20 parents who attended the Thursday evening workshop and heard a presentation by Lawrence Fernandez, Madera Unified’s gang intervention specialist.
Fernandez told the participants that according to the Department of Justice, Madera County is one of 20 California counties that has been identified as being a “high impact gang area.”...