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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 05:36 PM

St. Louis School Districts Respond To Summer Gun Violence, Loss Of Students

During the first week of the school year, St. Louis Public Schools didn’t just deal with summer learning loss – it started classes without several of its students.

“We have a 7-year-old who will not be starting school today,” said the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s Mary Warnecke, who spoke with reporters on Tuesday. “We have a 10-year-old murdered not that long ago, in the city of St. Louis, who will not be starting school today. We have a 2-year-old murdered on Ferris not so long ago. We have a 3-year-old who was murdered on Michigan not so long ago.”

The district has lost four children to gun violence over summer break, including the most recent death of Xavier Usanga, an incoming second grader at Clay Elementary, who was shot and killed on Monday.

“It is an experience that our children unfortunately experience time and time again,” said Megan Marietta, manager of social work services at St. Louis Public Schools. “And we are seeing that our children are desensitized to the loss. [...] Some children don’t come and utilize the [crisis] team. Some staff won’t utilize the team because, unfortunately, they are becoming numb.”

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-school-districts-respond-summer-gun-violence-loss-students

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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 06:26 PM

1. Good lord,who the hell is killing very young children?

 

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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 08:15 PM

2. Who was the gun humper last week? (Paraphrase) Gun deaths are the price of the 2nd. Amendment.

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