The timing couldn’t have been much worse to Mayor Emanuel.
He cut the ribbon Friday on a new playground and turf field that may be too dangerous for kids.
The ceremony is taking place at Dulles School of Excellence, 6311 S. Calumet on the South Side.
Dulles is a welcoming school for students who were removed from other schools closed by consolidation this year.
In a memo to staff, Dulles administrators have told teachers to get the students and themselves out of the building and off school grounds as fast as possible at the end of the school day.
The order is in response to recent shootings and the ongoing feud between two rival gangs in the neighborhood.
Dulles has also cancelled afternoon football practice until further notice.
A spokeswoman for the school says administrators are hoping the security measures are only temporary.