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October 26, 2009

Parents: Fenger Is No Place for Our Kids

Nicola Orichuia:

The trouble at Fenger High School seems to never end.

A Far South Side community group is joining some parents in promoting a boycott of the school after several violent incidents among students.

"It's a shame that a child is not safe inside that school," parent Cassandra White-Robinson told WGN9 News.

The school was in the national spotlight in September, when 16-year-old honor roll student Derrion Albert was beaten to death just outside the school. A video of the Sept. 24 killing made national headlines and urged both Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder to address the issue of violence by visiting the Chicago school.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at October 26, 2009 2:32 AM
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