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Student Violence Continues

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 11, 2009 4:30PM

Two incidents in the last 24 hours have underscored the recent crisis of violence involving Chicago Public School students. Last night, a boy who - until just recently - had attended Sullivan High School - was shot in Rogers Park last night in what appears to be a gang-related incident. At last report, the student, who was shot multiple times, was in serious condition at St. Francis Hospital. This comes on the heels of CBS 2's report on Monday that 508 Chicago Public School students had been shot in the last 16 months - a number that has grown to 510 including last night's shooting. In addition to the shooting, a student was stabbed at DuSable High this morning. Police hadn't said whether the incident happened on school grounds but confirmed the assailant was in custody and the weapon used had been recovered. The student was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in serious-to-critical condition.