SAN ANTONIO — Flanked by six life-size cutouts of victims of domestic abuse, Patricia Castillo publicly applauded the Edgewood Independent School District on Tuesday night for taking a stand against family violence.
"Every school district is being plagued by this crime," said Castillo, the executive director of the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative.
The P.E.A.C.E. Initiative is a coalition of groups in San Antonio whose main purpose is to educate the public about domestic violence.
Castillo says Edgewood ISD is the first school district in San Antonio to adopt a resolution aimed at cutting down on family violence in the community.
"I'm very sad to hear there's teenage violence in dating, because I have a teenage boy," said concerned parent Rosalie Avila.
Avila says the silhouettes of women killed as a result of domestic abuse made the issue more realistic for her.
"We have a tendency to see flaws, but we overlook them. We get involved in other situations. We fall in love," Avila said.
The resolution means the district may create a public campaign against domestic violence or even add new rules that try and stop the crime from taking place on school campus.