Friday, February 23, 2018

High school students perform deed of kindness

Today's crumb comes from an alert reader in Bloomington, Indiana. Students at Carmel High School near Indianapolis were distressed by the high school shooting in Florida. Then they learned local police had investigated both rumored and real threats of gun violence against their school. Two students were arrested and face felony intimidation charges. Tensions were so high that some students misunderstood and fled the cafeteria when staff restrained a special education student who had a "behavioral struggle." The students needed good news, and they got it on February 21.

                                                                                              Carmel High School
Art teacher Sarah Wolff said her class of 30 kids in grades 9-12 had been challenged earlier this year to come up with a random act of kindness that cost $20 or less. They used the money to buy painter's tape, and printed encouraging notes which they attached to all 5,100 student lockers.  Some said, "You are loved." Others said, "Be the type of person you want to meet." Students fastened the notes to the lockers during the final 90-minute period of the day. One of the organizers said, "With the rough past couple of weeks, I feel like Carmel really needed this."

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