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At Frederick Douglass, principal pushed for order amid riots

At Frederick Douglass, principal pushed for order amid riots

Iona Spikes' Monday morning email opened with optimism. Among the events the interim principal highlighted for Frederick Douglass High School's staff the week of April 27 were a McCormick and Schmick's celebration for students and a Career and Trade School Fair. The last item in her "This Week at Douglass" message was more ominous: a note warning teachers about the potential for walk-outs, sit-ins and protests on the day of Freddie Gray's funeral. Still, she implored staff as the school day started, "Let's make it a GREAT WEEK!!!!" By the time the school day ended, it was clear the week would be anything but. The bright orange shirts of...

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