Kudos to Kurth for cracking down on students leaving


Jahlea Douglas, Editor-in-chief

After giving a warm welcome back to school, Vice Principal Frank Kurth got over the PA and reminded students that we do not have open lunch and that there will be no exceptions.

At first, it sounded like another rule that would fail to be enforced, something that is just said to scare students. But Kurth was not messing around. 

At 10:25 a.m. when the bell rang and students started to leave for numerous reasons: their internship, the Career Center, or a quick run to get some lunch, what used to be a “free for all” came to an end. With the help of teachers, Kurth is now stopping students and asking for them to show their ID’s to make sure that they have an internship or that they need to go to the Career Center for class, which are the only reasons that they should be leaving the building. 

This was a great shock to students, frustrating many. But, in reality, Kurth is in the right. It is a big safety issue, especially during this era to have students coming and going as they please. Putting pencils, pens, and even paper in the door to keep it open while one makes a quick run to Martin’s may seem like an innocent act, but it is putting everyone in our school building in danger.

The administration’s goal is not to upset students, but rather to keep us safe, and they cannot do that without everyone doing their part. 

Yes, school lunch is not always the greatest, but there are other options! Like packing a lunch from home and even picking a sub up before heading into school in the morning. 

As students we have a lot on our plate and a lot of things to worry about. The last thing we should be worried about is our safety, so let’s all do our part to keep our school safe.