Another story with a moral of, know who your kid is hanging out with and be able to recognize signs of gang activity.

My mom was a high school teacher in Indianapolis and this was a gang at the high school where she worked.  They are known to be extremely violent and are one of the largest gangs in the US.

In light of the recent killing of a teen girl in a satanic ritual in Houston, I thought is would be good to share some detailed information on the MS-13 gang.

From CNN, “Salvadoran immigrants fleeing the country’s civil war started MS-13 decades ago in Los Angeles. Its members are also immigrants from Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and other Central and South American countries, according to an FBI Threat Assessment of the gang.

Members often wear clothing or tattoos incorporating MS-13 or the number 13, the FBI said.
The gang has expanded its reach through recruitment and migration, the FBI said. Members often move to get jobs and be near family members. MS-13 recruits new members through the internet and absorbs rival street gangs.
MS-13 became so powerful that the FBI started a MS-13 National Gang Task Force in 2004.

‘Transnational criminal’ enterprise

In 2012, MS-13 became the first, and remains the only street gang designated by the United States government as a “transnational criminal organization,” according to the US. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
MS-13 is one of the largest criminal organizations in the country, with more than 6,000 members in at least 46 states and the District of Columbia, the US Attorney’s Office said. In addition, more 30,000 members operate internationally, mostly in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, the US Attorney’s Office said.
In Massachusetts, MS-13 is largely composed of immigrants and descendants of El Salvador.”