Rise & Shine: Middle school student had an unloaded gun in locker
Last year, parents raised concerns about discipline problems at School 43 and said the struggling IPS school was short-staffed. The comments came after the principal left – the school’s fifth principal in as many years.
Now, there’s a new principal, Lauren Johnson, and new plan for turning the school around. She’s starting by implementing positive routines and “chill out” spaces.
During an event moderated by our own Dylan Peers McCoy, Johnson said she wants parents and neighbors to know that she is here to stay.
— Emma Kate Fittes, reporter
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TURNAROUND: From ‘chill spaces’ to weekend hours, a new principal attempts to turnaround School 43. Chalkbeat
GUN: A middle school student in Washington Township brought an unloaded gun to school. IndyStar, Fox59, WISH, RTV6, WTHR
THREAT: A 15-year-old in Richmond was arrested after allegedly making a threat against his high school on social media. Fox59, Pal-Item
SAFETY: Here’s how much each Indiana school district will receive from the state’s increased Safety Grant. WISH
ARREST: An Indiana coach and substitute teacher has been arrested on felony charges including sexual misconduct with a minor. WISH
UPGRADE: The school natatorium in Center Grove will get a facelift as part of $45 million in renovations. Fox59