Human Parts
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Human Parts

Before He Was Incarcerated, He Was My Student

Notes on teaching at a school for high-risk students

Photo: Stephen Ramsey/Getty Images

InIn another life, the windowless structure was a drug store. But in 2005, it reopened as a charter school for high-risk students. It still looked like a drug store, though, with its surveillance cameras and metal detectors. There was no cafeteria, only a microwave and two vending machines — one for…

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David Tran

David Tran

Writer. Teacher. MFA from University of Mississippi. Stories in PANK, Fiction Southeast, and bathroom stalls all across America. trandavidc@gmail.com