Anchorage schools see increase in rude, violent behavior

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There’s been an increase in rude, violent behavior in Anchorage schools, and the superintendent wants parents to help address it with children.

The bad behavior has included a fight at a high school that prompted a large police response, along with a TikTok challenge where students caused thousands of dollars in damage to school bathrooms, KTUU-TV reported.

Superintendent Deena Bishop said the pandemic may be behind the behavior.

“We are just finding, more and more, our young people, our children, are mostly as stressed out as the rest of us,” Bishop said. “And the stress and the anxiety in the community has taken effect. And we just want

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