Rev. Schmitt Moore, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church and a member of the Ministerial Alliance.
concern was that putting them back into this environment [the streets] would conduce the negative behavior, and they would come back worse in many occasions."
called together church members involved in education and they formed a task force comprising the city and county school systems, the juvenile court system, the Alabama Department of Human Resources and Indian Rivers Community Mental Health Center
— all groups working with students who have been expelled.