Education: Jalopy Scandal

Whooping out of a tavern in suburban New Rochelle, N.Y. at 3:30 a.m., four high-school-age boys hopped into a jalopy and set off up broad North Avenue. Soon they sighted an older friend driving another car and began to play. Weaving around, they managed to bump their friend's car twice—and caromed into a tree. All four boys were killed.

On the grounds of New Rochelle High School the totally wrecked jalopy was placed as a grim warning to the city's youth. And shocked parents and school officials learned that New Rochelle bars were an after-school hangout; that a survey showed 94% of...

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