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How Prevalent Are Gangs in Houston Schools?

A recent workshop by the Harris County Department of Education sought to bring attention to gang activity in schools, and to educate both students and parents to prevent kids from getting mixed up in gangs. We ask Michael Benford, Assistant Chief of Police at HISD, if gang activity is as significant a problem on school […]

A recent workshop by the Harris County Department of Education sought to bring attention to gang activity in schools, and to educate both students and parents to prevent kids from getting mixed up in gangs.

We ask Michael Benford, Assistant Chief of Police at HISD, if gang activity is as significant a problem on school campuses as off of them.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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