‘Very little guidance’: Mo. school lacked translators, support for Afghan student found dead
An empty hallway in a school. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

When Rezwan Kohistani arrived for his first day at Webb City High School in January, he was led on a tour of the building, paired up with a student who accompanied him to homeroom and met one of his two English language teachers. No one could speak the 14 year old’s dialect of Dari, so he resorted to using Google Translate to communicate. He also met Principal Josh Flora, who said the newly arrived teenager from Afghanistan appeared happy. Now Flora reflects on that first day and what led up to Kohistani’s May 5 death on school grounds. His body was discovered near a school baseball field in w...