Darnell is a student at Edward Tilghman middle school who has a drinking problem and often disrupts classes.
He is one of the children selected for the special class by Assistant Principal Marcia Donnelly. Darnell is another one of the three students that show real progress through the special class. Darnell, Namond and Zenobia earn the respect from former police major Howard "Bunny" Colvin by going to Ruth Chris's Steak resturant but he has the fish.
Michael Lee - Namond Brice - Randy Wagstaff - Dukie Weems - Donut - Marcia Donnelly - Claudell Withers - Darnell Tyson - David Parenti - Zenobia Dawson - Crystal Judkins - Albert Stokes - Karim Williams - Grace Sampson