Poor conditions plague Oklahoma City alternative school - Article Photos 1/3

Emerson High School teacher Sandra Bennett talks about the important role the school plays in the lives of its students at Emerson High School on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Oklahoma City, Okla. The alternative school for pregnant teens and at-risk youth is operating in deplorable conditions, and hopes improvements can be made soon to ensure that motherhood does not preclude the city's youth from an education. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD