It’s been discussed numerous times over the years and recently picked up steam as a possible solution to substance abuse among some students. OPRF is leaving open the possibility of closing the campus during lunch periods for students who don’t shape up. That was the message from Principal Nathaniel Rouse in a letter to families last week.
Too many students are smoking and loitering near neighbors’ properties. Occasional drug use and selling has also occurred, he said. Some students apparently have gotten the message.
At a lunch period last week, Student Council members hung a banner in the Student Center: “Closed campus is coming IF we don’t shape up. No littering. No loitering. No lighting up.”