“How to Build a Bonfire” (Paper Trail, 12/13) misses the most shocking point about the incident at the Marcus Garvey Charter School, where the principal, a journalist, and several staff members and students got into an altercation.

Ms. Anigbo, the principal, allegedly physically assaulted the journalist, stole her property, and encouraged students and staff to participate as well as to disobey the orders of police officers. How can we hold D.C. students to a standard of nonviolence if their leaders are instigating violent confrontations and threatening race war? If we have thuggish examples like this for our students to emulate, no wonder there is trouble in our schools.

Thomas Circle

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