Richard Uzzell: Caution rules at Enloe

May 24, 2013 

Caution rules at Enloe

Schools have evidently changed mightily since Barry Saunders attended, judging by the lack of vision in his May 21 column “On school pranks and punishment” about Enloe High School’s troubles last week.

Schools now are populated by much larger numbers of behaviorally and emotionally disabled students, some who have been known to go off the proverbial chizzang over matters much less provocative than being hit by water balloons.

In a school of close to 2,800 students – larger than many small towns – and with a smaller police presence, erring on the side of caution is what parents expect of us.

Furthermore, please ponder the fact that “arrested” does not always translate into “suspended.” We are expected raise graduation rates.

Richard Uzzell

Russian teacher, Enloe High School

Clayton

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