School Away From School

December 8, 2003

”I’d get too distracted,” he says. ”There would be kids sitting right next to me talking or something, and instead of paying attention to the teacher, I would drift off. Someone would drop a book, and I’d have to look.” Attention-deficit disorder was diagnosed; for a while, Andy took Ritalin, but it gave him migraines. His mom decided he needed to get out of McKay and leave behind his old scene, his old messed-up self. Andy enrolled in Salem-Keizer Online high school, and he says, ”Now I can really concentrate.”

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