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February 22, 2013

Chicago schools get $50k from feds to ‘recover from multiple shootings’

The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that it is awarding $50,000 to Chicago-area schools to help “recover from multiple shootings.”

The Immediate Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant “will provide assistance for recovery efforts following 35 shootings this past year at four high schools in the Greater Englewood community,” the press release reads.

The Chicago Tribune reports that two dozen students were fatally shot in the last school year — a 22 percent spike from the last and the highest number in four years. The city saw a 38 percent jump in fatal shootings in 2012 from 2011.

Read the Full Story: Washington Times