A freshman girl was raped on a third-floor stair landing during
orientation week last summer. Once classes started, a home-economics
teacher and a Russian teacher were attacked by students. A school
accountant was robbed. Throughout the year the school was plagued by
arson, larceny and vandalism. Security officers were called almost
daily to break up fights or investigate thefts.
The setting for this crime wave is not an inner-city blackboard jungle
but suburban Evanston Township High School on Chicago's elm-shaded,
affluent North Shore. For years the high school has been known as one
of the best in the nation, and it still...
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