조 클락, the baseball bat-wielding principal who inspired the movie 'Lean on Me,' dies at age 82

조 루이스 클락, 영화에 영감을 준 고강도 고등학교 교장 “내게 기대,” 나이에 죽었다 82, his family said in a statement Tuesday.

Clark was the principal of Eastside High School in Patterson, 뉴저지, and his efforts to improve standards at the school earned him national attention. Clark’s approach was heavy on discipline. As the family statement noted, he expelled 300 students forfighting, vandalism, abusing teachers, and drug possessionin one day.
Roaming the hallways with a bullhorn and a baseball bat, Clark’s unorthodox methods won him both admirers and critics nationwide,” 성명은 말했다.
He appeared on the cover of Time magazine 에 1988 and the movie, “내게 기대,” starring Morgan Freeman was released in 1989. Clark also publish a book, “Laying Down the Lawabout his educational strategy at the Patterson high school.
    Clark was a longtime resident of South Orange, 뉴저지, but he moved to retire in Gainesville, 플로리다, the family said.
    Clark was at home and surrounded by his family when he succumbed to his long battle with illness on Tuesday, 성명은 말했다. The family did not specify the illness.

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