Safe School

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Jackson school officials say the current structure of their alternative school may not be appropriate for expelled students. A new program gives these students another alternative, while fostering a safe school environment.

Jackson Public schools are creating a safe school for expelled students. The school will be held at night starting on March 1. School officials say there will be about five students attending these classes.

They say it's just one more way to keep the school and community safe. The principal of Jackson High Schools says when these students are off the streets everyone is safer.

This change goes along with other first year changes for the high school. This year, the high school closed the campus for lunch, made students wear ID badges and installed 60 cameras throughout the school.

Last school year, Jackson High had 769 suspensions and three expulsions.