05/31/2016 in: Education
By Anya Kamenetz of NPR
Just across the train tracks from U.S. Route 321, in the town of North, S.C., nestled among mobile homes covered with red roses, sits the one-story brick campus of North Middle/High School.
Robert Gordon strides forward in the school's entryway to shake my hand. He's slim, dressed neatly in khakis, loafers and a striped polo shirt, with a pleather portfolio under one arm.
"It's been a stressful morning," he says, explaining that one middle school boy stabbed another with a pencil.