Maybe, maybe not. But those are all issues in the past and the kids have overcome and still excel in academics and athletics (State Titles). Your issues are current with both no state titles and poor academics. Sorry man, that is a tough draw...I guess our kids are just stronger.The psychological damage from the pedophilia and gun violence in your school is sure to have its affect on your kids and their ability to be employed.
I wonder if this would still be the case now due to the impact of the coronavirus. Say, for example, there is a severe upswing in the virus and school in the Fall is going to be 100% remote. Given that unlikely scenario, would the school system have the willingness to say "no" to parents who determine the lack of social contact is too big of an impediment to learning and request that their child be held back? I'm not sure how that would play out.As someone who held back a 2nd grader for medical reasons many years ago, saying you are going to "hold back" a kid and actually being able to do it through the schools without medical/academic merit to support your decision is difficult/impossible in most cases.