Saturday, February 7, 2009

Crime reports from neighborhood schools

If anyone knows what schools or public buildings that share these approximate addresses please let me know. I have an idea about the 7800 blog of S. Prairie, however, it'll take me a while to find out what school or public building it might be.

7800 block S. Prairie Ave Simple assault: Pro. emp.: hands, no/minor injury
Place: School, public building. Reported at 2:30 p.m. on January 28, 2009.

6800 block S. Normal Blvd Narcotics: Possession of cannabis, 30 grams or less
Place: School, public building. Reported at 9:59 a.m. on January 28, 2009.

6800 block S. Stewart Ave Robbery: Strongarm: no weapon
Place: School, public building. Reported at 11:30 a.m. on January 28, 2009.

1 comment:

  1. 78th & Prairie is Martha Ruggles; 68 & Normal is Paul A. Robeson High School and 68th & Stewart is Parker and Amandla Charter on the 3rd floor.

    I note that the 7th Police District sends cars to all the high schools in that district at dismissal, just as the 6th District and 5th Districts do. They do that because at dismissal you have hundreds of young people coming out and lots of non students, many time gang bangers, hanging around to prey on/solicit/confront students who are just trying to get home. And we must not forget that some of those students are gangbangers themselves. It is a similar problem at the elementary schools as gang membership/involvement seems to be starting at a younger age. Also because the Chicago Public Schools must take every child, the children in our schools come to school suffering from all of the social and psychological conditions that exist in the general population. Unfortunately the schools don't have the resources to treat most of those conditions, thus the teachers and disciplinarians have their hands full.

    For these reasons and many more, we celebrate the successes of the students and teachers whenever we can and encourage neighborhood organizations and churches to do the same. In each of the schools you have mentioned recently there are success stories. Robeson sent a young man to Northwestern with a 5 yr scholarship; there's a junior at Harlan who scored 23 on his ACT and has an internship at Northrup, etc., etc. So while the problems overshadow the successes we must answer the question about whether education is occurring in these schools by saying, Yes it is.


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