Monday: 7:10 A.M. School Security

Always on the lookout for signs of trouble

The student had stuck a straight pin through his tongue and casually worked it around in his mouth as he chatted with his teacher. When she persuaded him to remove it, he asked if she had a safety pin that he could put in its place. Then he asked what would happen to a student who threatened a teacher.

That chilling little drama took place last week, and now, 20 minutes before the opening bell, 10 fully caffeinated members of the Webster Groves staff, led by principal Voss, are discussing what to do about it--beyond the temporary suspension the student received...

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