Despite its afternoon time slot, the special-called Lincoln Parish School Board meeting drew a small crowd on Monday.
The 1 p.m. meeting called by Board President Otha Anders to discuss pending litigation in the United States of America v. Lincoln Parish School Board lasted fewer than 10 minutes before it was called into executive session, forcing members of the media and public to wait outside.
The focus of the meeting was a strategy session and/or action in regards to pending litigation, which involved a status update of the board’s compliance with a court order that was filed decades ago to desegregate parish schools.
A small child was present during the Monday arrest of two Grambling residents.
According to the arrest affidavit, agents with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team served a search warrant at 187 Mansfield Estates, Grambling, on Monday morning.
During the search of the residence ,agents reportedly located three individuals — Alexandria Alexis Patrick, 24, Sirarminus Demetrius Williams, 27, both of 187 Mansfield Estates, Grambling, and a small child.
Patrick and Williams were both advised of their rights per Miranda and handcuffed while agents finished searching the residence.
When a parent receives the news that their child has autism, the world may take on a gray hue.
However, Tiffany White, director of the Hope Center for Autism, wants these families to know they’re not alone.
“We named the center the Hope Center for Autism because we wanted families to always know that there is hope and to never lose it as it relates to their child’s diagnosis,” White said.
White said autism, which the CDC says affects 1 in 88 children, is a developmental disability that causes significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.