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Students are ditching classes

Bryan Garcia, Reporter

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More than half the students at Morton East High are ditching classes.  

Morton East has acted to prevent this, during the 2017-2018 break, installing new doors and adding more cameras, and improvements to security making rounds in the building and out to prevent things like ditching from happening. In a random survey of 110 Morton East Students, 62 students reported ditching during high school. Data on how many students have been caught ditching will be put in during the month of October.  

“I walked out during junior year to go change at a friend’s house; I wasn’t caught when getting out. I was able to come back because someone opened the door for me,” senior April Bautista said.  

Some students come back after short break, but others may come back for other reasons.  

“I did [ditch] last year. I walked out and went to my house. I only came back after-school to pick up my girlfriend,” junior Isaac Gomez said. 

Ditching may be a norm to some, yet there are consequences that a student can face. 

“The first time being caught, students will be given a 2-hour Saturday detention. After that, a full day of LAC, followed by parents coming in, and after that an ISS and a parent need to come in,” dean of students Eric Ramirez commented. 

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3 Responses to “Students are ditching classes”

  1. Erica Castro on January 10th, 2019 10:24 am

    Students should not ditch because then they get offtrack in school and when you get offtrack your not on track to graduate. Then you get stressed because of all the work you missed.

  2. William ramos on January 10th, 2019 11:45 am

    Morton is the easiest place to ditch because not all security’s do their job and patrol the hallways how their supposed to do. Many students can ditch and come back in like nothing happened, who knows maybe even people that aren’t students could be in here as well.

  3. Adrian Gallegos on January 10th, 2019 11:53 am

    Students should not ditch as they are leaving class and missing on work that will be later brought up. Students find that it is very easy to get out of the building so they take advantage and leave which should not be done.

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Students are ditching classes