Diane Sawyer Reports on Violence at Strawberry Mansion High School Tomorrow Night [Updated]
[Update 10:50 a.m.] ABC News tells us the air date has been moved to Thursday.
It’s been a couple of weeks since ABC anchor Diane Sawyer visited Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia, long labeled one of the most dangerous schools in the country. Tonight, her report airs on ABC News, and later on Nightline.
Sawyer speaks with the school’s principal Linda Cliatt-Wayman who, together with a group of impassioned teachers, is looking to chart a new course for the school. Linda is the fourth principal the school has seen in four years. As a former assistant superintendent of public high schools in Philadelphia, she knew the task would be daunting, but her love of the students drew her to Strawberry Mansion. Sawyer asks what her most nerve-wracking time of the school day is – her answer: lunch.
Area resident Anthony Reed wondered whether getting national attention could be constructive for Strawberry Mansion High.
“It may help,” he tells KYW Newsradio. “It may help. But there’s a lot of negativity in that school.”