Taylor Dungjen, Blade police reporter and author of the current series Battle Lines: Gangs of Toledo, spoke to Central Catholic H.S. journalism students in Blade conference room.
The students and their teacher took a tour of The Blade plant, and then I spoke to them. They were interested to meet Taylor and several students commented how the gang series prompted them to pick up and read the paper.
The teacher, Christine Sweitzer, told Taylor not to feel bad about not getting cooperation from Toledo police. She said one of her students tried to interview Toledo police about gang activity in Toledo but police wouldn't talk.
We are told, by the way, that an email went out to Toledo police officers on Monday advising them not to comment to The Blade about its series.
Thanks Central for the opportunity to meet your journalism class.