New WRAL Documentary Goes Inside School for Troubled Teens

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“On the Edge”
Premieres Thursday June 2 at 7pm

On the Edge Teenagers who drop out or get kicked out of school are far more likely to end up on the streets, in gangs and in jail or prison.   The new WRAL Documentary: “On the Edge” goes inside an unusual school in Durham, N.C. that tries to give those students one last shot at an education. It’s hosted by WRAL News anchor David Crabtree and premieres Thursday night June 2 at 7pm on WRAL-TV.

“On the Edge” follows the story of Lamont Moore, a 19-year-old member of the Crips gang.  Moore was suspended from his high school, got involved in a robbery and spent two years in prison.  After his release, his public school wouldn’t take him back, so Moore enrolled in an alternative school called EDGE, which stands for education, development, growth and employment.  Its goal is to help students like Lamont earn a GED and enroll in college. 

“On the Edge” follows Lamont’s challenging journey through EDGE, tells the stories of other students like him and profiles EDGE’s dynamic leader, a 71-year old woman who could not be more different than her students but is determined to help them.

Here’s the statewide broadcast schedule for “On the Edge” on Capitol Broadcasting Company stations across North Carolina.

  • WRAL-TV, Raleigh, Thursday, June 2, 7:00pm
  • WILM-TV, Wilmington, Thursday June 2, 7:00pm           
  • WRAZ-TV, Durham, Saturday, June 19, 6:00pm
  • WJZY-TV. Charlotte, Sunday, June 5, 11:05pm
  • WMYT-TV, Charlotte, Sunday, June 12, 8:00pm

The documentary will also be available for on-demand viewing anytime after the premiere television broadcast on June 2, at Search: WRAL doc

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Debbie Tullos for this capcom story.

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