Our school rules and procedures are designed to ensure that every student have equal access to the curriculum and leave East prepared academically for the 21st Century." [posted August 17, 2008] The Commercial Appeal Friday, April 11, 1980 A man who was upset apparently because he was refused admittance to Memphis Veterans Hospital late Wednesday returned to the hospital about an hour later and took a hospital policeman hostage for several minutes before surrendering to police.Chief Inspector Tom Marshall, Uniform Patrol Commander, credited the coolness of Patrolmen Patricia Lovett and Georgia Gantt and hospital policeman Kathryn Malone ['68] with preventing serious injury to persons inside the hospital.Winston has agreed to discuss the students' concerns about the rules on Sept. They will select five and offer suggestions for changes."I want to see what rules they are going to challenge," he said.
When the suspects saw her and two cousins in the parking lot, a fight broke out...
He seemed afraid at first and told me to place my radio on the floor ..." Police said the man told her that he had been at the Hospital earlier and that officials wouldn't admit him. Meanwhile, bystanders notified Patrolman Gantt and Lovett who were in the hospital investigating a stabbing incident, and Ms. Instead, he pointed the shotgun at Miss Malone's neck and threatened to shoot her if Ms. She backed around the corner and pretended to lay her gun down and then signaled Ms. She said she was moving away from him and the police were "getting in position to shoot if they had to. Lovett, who were attempting to talk the man into surrendering, officials said. when a man walked into the emergency room area and approached security officer Malone, police said.
I don't know if he realize this or if he just decided to give up but he asked me if I wanted the gun then handed it to me." Police said the man had come to the hospital about 11 p.m. The 30 year old suspect, who police said had been at the hospital as a patient yesterday, is being held in City Jail today, said Lt. The man pulled a sawed-off 12 gage shotgun which he had concealed and pointed it security officer Malone's head, police said.
The price of failing to follow the rules is high, including possible Saturday school, night class or detention for both students and parents.
Along with the rules, Winston also is trying to revive the school's spirit.