While there, he saw how the growing gang influence within the community spread to the schools. Winston, who grew up in La Grange and graduated from Booker T.
Washington High here, is one of three new principals who were hired from outside the district this year when 25 positions opened up. He thinks if we have braids and wear earrings, we're in gangs," said junior Devin Fason Jr., 17, who was wearing two small hoop earrings.
" "I was looking for him," said Icy Mae Franklin... She said the suspects had been threatening his 20-year-old sister.
When the suspects saw her and two cousins in the parking lot, a fight broke out...
The price of failing to follow the rules is high, including possible Saturday school, night class or detention for both students and parents.
Along with the rules, Winston also is trying to revive the school's spirit.
Many have begun wearing their stud earrings on their shirt tails or sleeves during school.
"I want to see what rules they are going to challenge," he said.
Our school rules and procedures are designed to ensure that every student have equal access to the curriculum and leave East prepared academically for the 21st Century." [posted August 17, 2008] The Commercial Appeal Friday, April 11, 1980 A man who was upset apparently because he was refused admittance to Memphis Veterans Hospital late Wednesday returned to the hospital about an hour later and took a hospital policeman hostage for several minutes before surrendering to police.
Chief Inspector Tom Marshall, Uniform Patrol Commander, credited the coolness of Patrolmen Patricia Lovett and Georgia Gantt and hospital policeman Kathryn Malone ['68] with preventing serious injury to persons inside the hospital.
yesterday when she noticed a man whom she had seen at the hospital earlier walking toward her with a sawed off shotgun.
"He was coming toward me with this shotgun pointed toward me. When I saw him I stopped so he wouldn't think I was going to try anything. Gantt said when she saw that he was armed she drew her pistol and ordered him to lay the shotgun on the floor. Gantt and Miss Malone continued to talk to the man while Ms. "That shotgun was loaded and cocked," Miss Malone said. He kept telling them he would shoot me, but he told me he wouldn't.