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Sarah's family had warned me about her attitude problem. But it took two months for me to see it.
As reporters on the "50-50" dropout project at Robeson High School, we often show up in the classrooms of students we're following.
One day in the lunchroom Sarah told me she was having a bad day and was tired of me and my mic. No more questions, she said.
I ended up leaving that afternoon but I wanted to make sure we were still cool.
Sarah decided to ignore me for a couple weeks - even after her mother, sister and a security guard at Robeson told her she shouldn't be rude to me. Sarah eventually came around.
After all, she's a teenager and mood swings are part of the course. I'm in Sarah's life and around her family.