Zip ties and pepper spray. Will new rules help boost scores at Gibbs High?
Cell phone on? Will be confiscated.
Droopy drawers? Will be zip-tied.
Fighting? Expect pepper spray.
Administrators emphasized the changes at student assemblies today, intent on setting a strict new tone for a school that must turn things around soon or face the prospect of state-ordered restructuring.
Several students shared their views in today's story: "It's a whole lot different. It's bad," said 10th-grader Alissa Lingo. "It feels like we're back in elementary school."
James Wiggins, also a sophomore, said: "They need to let us have fun."
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Photo: Gibbs freshman Carlos Spradley pulls up his pants at the request of principal Kevin Gordon. Scott Keeler | Times