PhillyVoice.com published an article today about an “impromptu fight club” and allegations of ongoing bullying at Central Montco Technical High School in Plymouth Meeting. If you are not familiar with the school, it is a joint campus of the Colonial, Norristown Area and Upper Merion Area School Districts. Its programs focus on the arts, sciences, and technology.
From the PhillyVoice.com article:
Last Friday, a 16-year-old Norristown girl named Nya walked out of juvenile court at the Montgomery County Youth Center after pleading guilty to simple assault.
Soft-spoken and far from physically intimidating, Nya was saddled with both lingering injuries and painful memories from more than two years of harassment, threats and physical attacks by members of what police are calling “an impromptu fight club.”
Minutes earlier, the honors student had begrudgingly accepted a plea deal that saw the dismissal of disorderly conduct and harassment charges stemming from a December 13 fight.
Nya’s court-appointed attorney told her it was a good deal, despite her mother Rae Dean’s staunch claim that she was a victim, targeted for assault that day by two girls – a former friend, 15, and her cousin – outside Central Montco Technical High School in Plymouth Meeting.
The article mainly focuses on issues originating in Norristown, which are spilling into the tech high school in Plymouth Meeting. Read the entire article here (if you have a kid going to the tech school, you will really want to read this).