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DALLAS(CBSDFW.COM) – One Dallas I-S-D mom says things are so out of control at one middle school, she has no choice but to take her child out.
LaShundra Meadows says she reached her breaking point after police pepper-sprayed students at Dade Middle School.
“I want my daughter out of the school so she can get an education,” says Meadows.
A beefed-up display of police for Dade Middle School stood along the entrance one day after 14-year old Nijail Meadows found herself under attack by a group of fellow female students. Police used pepper spray to control a crowd of 60 students.
But the fight reopened a wound not yet healed for this school for 700 students.
“I would say at this time, this school is in total chaos,” says LaShundra Meadows.
School Board member Bernadette Nutall says those students waving out windows, displaying crude gestures with their fingers illustrates the school’s primary dysfunction: the adults, teachers and school administrators are missing in action.
“They don’t have substitutes they don’t have teachers they don’t have highly qualified teachers so they’re leaving because they don’t have a teacher,” says LaShundra Meadows.
Superintendent Mike Miles has faced finding four principals for Dade in one school year. He removed some teachers. He says he’s holding a community meeting Wednesday at 6pm at Dade Middle School to address safety and teacher concerns there.
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