For the sake of every boy and girl in the public school system in this community, the Glynn County Board of Education and school administration is doing more than just collecting facts and eye-scanning data on disciplinary issues. A lack of meaningful control is a sure invitation to danger and chaos.

Disciplinary statistics provided to the board of education at its work session Thursday are indeed disturbing. The number of incidents would be somewhere in the upper stratosphere if plotted on an atmospheric graph. They have grown that much since TBC, the time before COVID-19.

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Nineteen-year-old Trent Lehrkamp — who police say was left by three minors at the hospital emergency room covered in spray paint, barely breathing and with a mixture of drugs and alcohol in his system that nearly killed him — is out of the intensive care unit.

Cries for justice rang loudly down Parkwood Avenue on Monday where more than 200 people gathered to pray, show their support and, most of all, to call for arrests to be made in the incident that police say put Trent Lehrkamp in the hospital in critical condition and on a ventilator.