A routine scene at Shaw, security officer Mary Oliver escorting a child to the office. First-grader Cedrick Sanders refused to go back to class after his teacher didn't pick him as line leader. Assistant principal Marilyn Isom, behind them, says dealing with unruly children interferes with learning: "We want academics to continue. "If we can keep everybody focused and on task... they're going to be able to achieve.''
[Times photo: Toni L. Sandys]