Another furor at Western
Peter Hermann's column last week created quite a stir at Western High School and particularly for 16-year-old Chante Bonner, who was quoted saying at a forum on the city's juvenile justice system that the school's police officer doesn't do much. The principal of Western insists that isn't true, and Chante has since said she felt bad for making the school look unsafe, which it isn't. But her father also tells Peter that she was pulled out of class and chided by the principal for her comment, which was a response to a question from the school police chief -- not a deliberate statement to a reporter. The principal denies that, too.
Peter writes another column today about the fallout.