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Students’ behaviour was deplorable

June 2, 2013

Dear Sir,

It is was with great disappointment and quite frankly, disgust, that I witnessed deplorable behaviour from our local students in Hamilton on Friday afternoon, May 31. At about 4pm I was about to cross the crosswalk at Church Street near the City Hall parking lot, and I could hear loud screaming and tooting of bike horns. Within a minute the street was completely taken over with 50 to 60 teens on motorbikes, screaming, yelling, waving their green and yellow ties etc, as they went right through the red light, endangering anyone who might have been trying to cross on their "green man"! They were a good ten wide, so you could not have even managed to think about that. They were driving dangerously, without any regard to the law, causing havoc for pedestrians and other traffic, and certainly breaking any "public nuisance" laws.

I went into the store on the South side of the street, and came out about five minutes later to witness yet another unruly bunch of about the same number on their bikes doing the same thing. This time, different school colours.

What on earth do you imagine younger children think of this? You can do what you please and no one will stop you. No police in sight! What do you think our tourist think of this? Bermudian teenagers are disrespectful and out of control. Keep in mind, these are teens who will be looking for jobs shortly! Sure, graduating is fun, but that does not give one license to break the law and disrupt the city, street after street. I know this went on for enough time for the police to stop them, as they were witnessed on St John's Road, so, yes, a couple of squad cars across the street would do it.

I sincerely hope the headmistress/headmaster have a very serious talk with these so called "graduates". If they don't, the lessons they have learned is "do what you want, and no one will stop you." If they think they can get good jobs with that attitude, they are in for a serious shock, and we, as Bermudians, have a lot to lose.

PEGGY COUPER

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Published June 06, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 05, 2013 at 10:15 pm)

Students’ behaviour was deplorable

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