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Middle schools take away lockers too soon


I know it's the end of the school year and adolescents are prone to pranks. But why order kids to give up their lockers two weeks before school is over?

I see the rationale behind not saving it for the last day. Troublemakers would use the lockers to store shaving cream or other gags they can't get detention for because school is over.

Maybe the pranks start earlier than I imagined. But all I see when I drop off in the morning is kids walking almost lopsided, carrying enormous stacks of books and notebooks, as well as their lunches and other bags, all to prevent the mischief of a few.

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Gretchen Day-Bryant has a son in high school and a daughter in middle school. She’s lived to tell about the struggles of juggling little kids and work.
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