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Students memorialize gun violence victims

The city of Chicago experienced a violent 12-hours Wednesday as fifteen people were shot.  Four victims died.

Those shootings and others were on the minds of Chicago teens Thursday as they honored family and friends lost to gun violence already this year.

Rachel Otero is a senior at The Chicago High School for the Arts at 521 E. 35th Street.

Students wanted to make a statement in support of victims.  The memorial includes students tracing a chalk outline on the sidewalk in front of the school to represent each of the victims of gun violence.

Each victim’s name and age was written on the outline.  Each name was also read off during a candlelight vigil.

Otero says, “It is important for us as students to keep this issue alive both within our communities and city-wide if we want our leaders to address gun violence with substantial solutions.”

The memorial will remain at the site indefinitely.


7 Comments to “Students memorialize gun violence victims”

    D.N. said:
    May 30, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Beautiful job Rachel Otero!! Rip Kieth Noceda

    B.D. said:
    May 30, 2013 at 1:56 PM


    gloria slawinski said:
    May 30, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    great job to those art children ,anyway displaying feelings is the best way through art!!! KUddos TO YOU AND YOUR TEACHERS AND PARENTS WHO ShoweD YOU ALL THERE IS More to life than danger and show you all a different way to express your feelings.Great job.for a sad reason god bless those families affected.

    A. Moralis said:
    May 30, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Wonderful way to express your sorrow and provoke a response! Keep up the great work Rachel Otero!

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