City to handle incorrigible students

Frank Melton didn’t wear the cowboy hat he wore to the first Jackson City Council meeting he attended as mayor last month.

But speaking to more than 4,000 employees at the Jackson school district’s opening convocation Tuesday, he did draw upon the tough cowboy image, earning thunderous applause when he said educators could call City Hall if they had discipline problems.

“You get an incorrigible kid – you’re going to have a number you can call and you’re going to get help. Teachers, you have all the support you need from the city of Jackson,” he said.

Clarion Ledger
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