Classen SAS, the public magnet school my oldest child attends in Oklahoma City, has some new portable classrooms because of the much-needed MAPS improvements getting underway.
This morning as I dropped off my son for school, we noticed some new graffiti on the side of the eastern-most portable.
I do not know enough to say if this is gang graffiti or not. There has been an increase in gang related violence in Muskogee recently, and gangs remain (from what I’m told and read) very powerful in parts of Oklahoma City. I live in a bubble in many ways in Edmond. Like so many families, we live in the suburbs where we perceive ourselves sheltered from many of the issues and challenges which surround more impoverished communities. This morning is a reminder of voices in our school community that want to find means for expression. I am not sure what they are saying, but I do think it’s a good idea to pay attention.
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