"I watch kids 'til 11 o'clock," said Annie Brooks. "And I am scared to death. I always keep 'em low, on the floor, playing games or something."
Some said weapons are the problem, while others said the responsiblity lies with parents and police. Jackson says one idea is to turn the former Carver Elementary School into an after-school program for kids.
"So I think we need to, as adults, step up and make some decisions and use the resources that we have here in this community to help our youth," he said.
The building's been vacant for 15 years, so Rev. Jackson said it will take financial support from the city and commitment from the community.