On Monday, a Clark Magnet High School teacher busily prepared a presentation of his pet project, Alice, an educational software program that allows students to stretch their imagination and hone computer skills in a 3-dimensional environment. The program is something Roger Smith is passionate about and he was nervous as he gathered his students and paperwork.
“I noticed Dr. [Michael] Escalante was there [at the presentation at Clark],” said Smith. But he didn’t think anything was unusual, he just assumed he was there for a meeting or to join the staff for lunch.
Smith’s wife Charlotte was also there but then again she often comes by with his daughter Charl Ann and his two grandchildren, Abigail and Nathan, to visit with administrative secretary Barbara Melone. So again, he didn’t think anything was odd.