The Port Richmond high school is just one of three schools that will close in the River Wards. Two Fishtown schools will stay open, but will be affected by grade changes and an influx of new students.
Charles Carroll High School freshman Larry Scruggs said that last Friday, it felt like a dark cloud had fallen on top of the school he’s only attended for less than a year — a short time, to be sure, but still enough to become part of a school environment he likened to “a family.”
Samantha Pawlucy, 16, wore a Romney-Ryan shirt to school one day. After her math teacher mocked her and was removed from teaching that class, Pawlucy’s now the focus of a nationwide discussion on free speech. She returned to school Tuesday for a short time, but will now reportedly transfer.