There were no fights or altercations involving injuries at Asheville High School on the week that ended Aug. 28, according to school officials who have disputed allegations of school violence made in an email said to be from a group calling itself Asheville Students Against Violence.
“Officials at Asheville High School are unaware of any of the incidents alleged by the group,” said Charlie Glazener, public information officer at Asheville City Schools. “There’s no sanctioned group by that name. It could be an informal group or anybody,” he added.
“Typically our advisers know if there’s a fight. It’s pretty rare that they don’t know about fights. And where there is an injury, we certainly know about that,” Glazener said.
There was one call for an ambulance last week at the high school, Glazener said, but that was for a medical condition, not an injury.
Asheville High School has four administrators, as well as at least one school resource officer, a uniformed officer from the Asheville Police Department on campus — all of whom are responsible for and respond to incidents that are or might be violent. Additionally, the school maintains a number of video cameras to monitor campus activities.