High School dropouts get personal visits in Rochester
October 8, 2012 — 2:17pm
High school dropouts in Rochester won’t easily slip out of school under a new initiative called We Want You Back.
Superintendent Michael Munoz told the Rochester Post-Bulletin that 200 to 300 students who started school in the district last year didn’t finish. On Saturday, 115 volunteers fanned out to knock on those students' doors and try to get them registered for classes, the newspaper reports.
No word yet on how many they were successful in luring back to school.
The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather, and was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door.