TERROR SUSPECT: Abdul-Hakim Muhammad is escorted to jail by Little Rock police this week after his arrest for killing a young soldier and wounding another in an act that police say was motivated by his "religious" beliefs and opposition to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Muhammad, a tour bus driver, had recently moved to the city. He was born Carlos Bledsoe.
Ledbetter, the former state Board of Education chair who cast the decisive vote in 2015 to take over the LRSD, writes that Education Commissioner Johnny Key "has shown time and again that he is out of touch with our community and the needs of the district." However, Ledbetter supports the May 9 vote as a positive for the district's students and staff.