Thomas was a junior at Chicago Vocational Career Academy.
Teen fatally shot in Bronzeville ABC7
Thomas died minutes later at Stroger Hospital, becoming the eighth
Chicago Public Schools student to die by violence so far this school
Teachers, also on the front lines of violence, grope for answers Medill
This is the reality that many teachers in Chicago Public Schools fear every day.
A lot of buck passing, but no paychecks Sun Times Mary Mitchell
Youth workers get the shaft amid finger-pointing foul-up.
Parents, Activists Say Renaissance 2010 Exacerbates Youth Violence WBEZ
Parents, activists and some former CPS students are saying that
school officials ignored their warnings that school closings would cause increased violence.
Report Questions Duncan’s Policy of Closing Failing Schools NYT
Secretary Arne Duncan closed dozens of schools when he headed Chicago’s
public school system, but most students saw little benefit, a study
Fenger student charged with concealing a homicide Sun Times
Fenger High School student has been charged as an adult early Wednesday
with concealment of a homicide in the shooting of a man nearly two
years ago on the Far South Side, police said.
Violence brings moms together Tribune
por la Paz welcomes any mother concerned about violence, no matter
their vantage point.
The meetings have attracted up to 20 women, but there is a core group
of 12 to 15 who attend regularly.
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