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Who was supposed to be watching the arrest data?



As John Hopkins Middle School grew increasingly out of control, police and school district leaders failed to share an important piece of data: the number of students arrested on campus. Police Chief Chuck Harmon and school superintendent Julie Janssen met Tuesday and said both sides accept blame for not sharing information that would have alerted them to the school's disciplinary crisis. There were signs, Janssen said, but knowing there were more than 80 arrests at the school — twice that of any other city middle school —would have sounded the alarm. Read story here.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:54am]


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