High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jul 17 1974, Page 84

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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1974, High Point, North Carolina 8c High Point Enterprise we tuesday Jay 171174 Carmichael tighter Security measures Are considered school vandalism Raleigh where once it was Gnu steal and newsworthy when a Public school was broken into by vandals such events have become so common of late that some school officials dont even bother to report them to local police they just clean up the mess and go on with their work so common Are breaking thefts and vandalism becom ing across the state that at a recent meeting of principals in one Piedmont county More than half raised their hands when asked if they had suffered any vandalism in the Pas month in Burlington a tall Chain link Fence has been built around a school particularly by Bill Noblitt association afternoon dailies hard hit in Charlotte armed Security patrolmen with police dogs regularly Check school property throughout the county but the problem is not isolated and is not confined to Urban or slum area schools even the quiet country campuses Are being invaded state school officials Are concerned but cant do much about the problem William w peek administrative assistant to superintendent a Craig Phillips says the situation is a Toughie we have no formalized reporting procedure and no authority or responsibility local schools Are owned by local boards of education still state officials would like to help and do advise1 local superintendents on Security measures to take most local officials plead they dont have the funds for such things As Security guards insurance to cover such acts is another difficult problem according to Thomas b Winborne director of the schools division of problems insurance in Raleigh we dont write insurance from the state on these losses and even the private insurance companies Are shying away from it win borne said the problem is widespread All Over the state and is More than just school kids throwing rocks through the windows one big problem Winborne said is the reluctance of local school to prosecute when an arrest is made another contributing fac Tor he said is that school children Are almost free to just walk in and out of the buildings anytime schools Are the Only big business i know of that do not have any formal Security program most of the trouble is defined by school officials As just hell raising with most incidents involving eggs and other foods scattered about cafeterias chalkboards torn Down books and furniture torn up and scattered and paint or Ink thrown on Walls an Iredell county school official said the problem there involves just Plain meanness and kids without supervision and most such incidents involve several thousand dollars in damages and cleanup costs a new element on the scene is the vandalism at Rural schools where Community involvement with the used to be Strong enough to f Orestal such acts additionally Rural schools Are suffering an increase in thefts Winborne said modern schools have a lot of expensive sophisticated equipment now at Rural schools thefts can just Back a truck up to the door and up unmolested aware of the problems at the local level and in Raleigh school officials con fess to an absence of no ready solutions sure we Are concerned and superintendents Are concerned but none of us know what to do Winborne said while no statistics Are available due to the absence of a reporting procedure and the fact that so Many breaking simply Arenlt reported school people across the Board recognize that there is a terrific problem and it is growing Winborne said Bysom id have to of talus u s compare our Low discount prices on fresh produce Carolina peaches Al purpose White potatoes 10 la bag Large firm bananas Kraft pure fresh la 16 store hours am9 pm won sat sunday 1 pm 6 pm spam lunch meat 12oz can Orange juice 78 58 Northwest cherries la Sunkist Lemons Doz 78 yellow onions fresh no butter Beans 3 la bag la 32 farm favorite flavors ice Cream or sherbet Gal mothers creamy smooth Mayonnaise quart Jar chef boy Ardee Spaghetti with meatballs 15 of can prices in this and Good through saturday july 20 1974 Quantity rights reserved compar equal it i savings i i i Jacynth beanstalk Cut Green Beans 28 of can oven Krisp cookies 12 of Choc Chip twirls Box 14 of iced spice up 12 of fudge up Row 12 of Vanilla wafers Box Bounty paper towels Zesty no return bottle drinks t of Pillsbury Buttermilk biscuits 8 of can Al jumbo Roll

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