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Woman: NW Side neighborhood 'overrun' by destructive teens

Neighbors overwhelmed by middle schoolers destroying property, vandalizing homes

SAN ANTONIO - At first glance, the 5800 block of Cliffbrier, just north of Culbera, appears to be a quiet street.

And for the majority of the day, it is.

But around 3:45 p.m., when nearby Zachary Middle School lets out, the street becomes crowded with middle schoolers, some of whom are getting into trouble.

“They trample people’s property, they’ve picked up my kittens and tried to take them off the property,” said Christina Bryant, a neighbor who lives on the street.

Bryant said she got fed up and started sitting out on her porch with a BB gun she said was unloaded.

She said she scared off the kids, but the next morning, she said an angry parent confronted her.

“She grabbed my hair and threw me to the ground and beat me up,” said Bryant.

A week later, the bruises are still very apparent.

She has two black eyes, bite marks, and a fractured nose, along with severe contusions up and down her arms.

Neighbors said the problem with the pre-teens has gone on for some time now.

“All of us have been victims at one point or another,” said Paige Fabela, another resident along Cliffbrier. “It’s happening to all of us.”

Records show San Antonio police have been called out to the street 52 times over the last six months, for incidents ranging from assault in progress to vandalism.

“We just want the madness to stop out here,” said Bryant. “It’s getting out of control.”

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