Sterling High School: Keeping It All Together
Houston Press, May 8 2013 - A call comes in over the walkie-talkies "There are students who can't get into the school. The gates are locked." School receptionist Cherlyn Pinkney immediately goes into action, calling out for help and soon the late-arriving students and their cars are inside the black fencing. The gates at Sterling High School are there, it is explained, not to lock in the kids, but to keep trouble makers and the bad guys out. That this occasionally backfires is part and parcel of the days at this school in south Houston.