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Adam Toledo shooting reinforces CPS students' views on school police []


By Nader Issa, Chicago Sun Times, April 22, 2021

Attention faded in recent months on the movement to remove uniformed police officers from Chicago Public Schools, particularly while high schools remained closed because of COVID-19.

But when high schoolers returned to classrooms this week for the first time in 13 months, they also had to deal with fresh trauma from police violence.

The city’s latest death at the hands of Chicago police, that of 13-year-old Adam Toledo last month in Little Village, the youngest victim of a CPD shooting in many years, has students across CPS — a system that’s 83% Black and Hispanic — hurting.

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