Historic St. Louis high school to remain open despite campus violence - KMOV.com

Historic St. Louis high school to remain open despite campus violence

(KMOV) -- A north St. Louis high school is expected to remain open despite growing violence on campus.

Parents of students attending Sumner High School are expected to officially hear the school is not closing at a school board meeting Thursday night.

The superintendent is giving the school one last chance to clean up its act with support from alumni and students.

Dr. Kelvin Adams has a list of goals he wants the school to achieve this school year or else Sumner High School will close by summer. Dr. Adams plans to have alumni mentor students and to move students who cause trouble to other schools.

Some of the school’s recent incidents of violence include a gunman shooting a football player on his way to practice leaving the player injured and a number of scuffles breaking out in the hallways of the school just weeks after the shooting.
 
Dr. Adams says Sumner High School serves as a warning to other St. Louis high schools such as Beaumont, Roosevelt, and Vashon.
 
These schools along with Sumner have all experienced shrinking attendance and graduation rates.
 
 
           

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