Riverton school board told of more teen violence amid pandemic
November 18, 2021
RIVERTON — There has been an “extreme increase” in violence among Fremont County youth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Riverton school board heard last month.
“It is alarming,” Sydney Allred, executive director of the Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, told the board. “COVID changed things. …We are seeing really, really incredibly adult violent behaviors, ranging from dating violence and stalking behaviors through rape occurring with teenagers.”
COVID-19 introduced a lot of “dynamics” that typically fuel domestic violence,...