Friday, February 25, 2011

Four students suspected of starting fires at Southwest and Northeast high schools

Posted By on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 6:00 AM

click to enlarge Southwest: finally safe?
  • Southwest: finally safe?

Could the mess that is Southwest and Northeast high schools be getting cleaned up? After fires started at the schools in the last few weeks, school officials believe that they know the four students who started 'em, the Star reported. That's got to be a minor relief for parents of students at the schools.

Expect expulsion hearings for the students, who aren't named. Even so, the schools have sounded worse than those in shitty movies like Dangerous Minds, just without the inspiring teacher to rally the students. But Southwest won't be turned back into an early college magnet school.



"The district will not allow the actions of a small cadre of students to

derail the learning and threaten the safety of the entire student and

staff population" at Southwest, Superintendent John Covington reportedly

said at last night's school board meeting.

On February 11, firefighters were called to Southwest three times to put out fires in a first-floor locker room, a second-floor break room

and a third fire in a locker. Add the fires to a reported 10 fights, and school sounds more like a riot.


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