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superintendent said Robertson would not be the principal of record. She had until August 1, 2018 to obtain a Kansas administrator’s license. She had never taught in a public school or within the U.S. Throughout their ascent, the students had many doubts. However, their quest for the truth spurred them on. I did not doubt the facts or my kids, but I had doubts about the situation. What would happen when the story printed? On Friday, March 31, the article was printed on the front page of the March issue of The Booster Redux. The student newspaper is distributed not only to the students, but is included as an insert in the local newspaper as well. It is also published online via ISSUU and is posted on Pittsburg High School’s activities page and district Facebook. Friday was a typical school day — if you consider your editors emailing local and regional press a PDF of a story about questioning the next principal’s credentials. Frank LoMonte, director of the Student Press Law Center, advised the students to send out their story to rally the local media to support them. Only Mará Williams of The Kansas City Star expressed interest. She interviewed us on Friday in hopes to publish early the following week. Around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, the local newspaper published an article online: ​ “Brown refutes claims in school paper - Superintendent Pittsburg High School journalism adviser Emith Smith, CJE holds up the front page of The Booster Redux featuring the article on their school principal.