On Monday 24 September, two groups of students from two neighboring high schools in South Jakarta, i.e. SMA 6 and SMA 70, fought against each other using knives and other sharp weapons, causing the death of a student of SMA 6, Alawy Yusianto Putra.
Two days later on Wednesday 26 September, two other groups of high school students i.e. SMA Yayasan Karya 66 and SMK Kartika Zeni in Manggarai, South Jakarta, causing the death of Deni Yanuar of SMA YK 66.
On the same day, Susilo, a student of SMK Mahardika, East Jakarta, was stabbed by two students of another high school, luckily he was able to be brought to the hospital on time so his life has been saved.
The above three fighting were parts of many decades of fighting among students of high schools in Jakarta that seemingly cannot be prevented by the schools' management, students' parents and the Police.
In this connection I would like to quote an interesting opinion of blogger Unspun as follows :
School violence has been around in Jakarta for the better part of at
least the past 25 years. Each time there is an intensifying of violence,
the Government and others make the appropriate concerned voices and vow
to put it to an end.
Then the problem ebbs from the headlines and everyone forgets about it…until
the next spate of violence. This is a big pity because the ways of
combating the violence have been discovered and even applied to at least
one school. The solution is there but it’s all forgotten.
Considering that the student fighting is getting more deadly and regular every day, I hope that the government, the school management and parents of students would be more serious in finding ways to end such fighting.