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Not here to judge

What fear can an approaching math test hold for a boy who has been shot twice in the head? Could learning to play the violin really keep a girl out of a gang? Just how do you save some of Missouri's most incorrigible kids?

These questions and ones like it have bothered Judge Jimmie Edwards. So, in a whirlwind of activity rarely seen in either the educational or judicial bureaucracies, Edwards managed in four months to envision, plan and open a school for some of the most troubled children in the city of St. Louis.

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