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  • Fenger kids tell why they fight

    Fenger kids tell why they fight
    His left eye still swollen shut, Vashion Bullock doesn't deny fighting in the massive brawl that killed a Fenger High School student two weeks ago. He's watched the grainy fight video and seen himself standing shirtless in the middle of the frenetic mob....
  • Seeking safe passage: Curing a public epidemic

    Seeking safe passage: Curing a public epidemic
    Every year, scores of Chicago children are shot, knifed and beaten on the city streets. Almost as frequently, new policing strategies are rolled out, anti-violence programs are launched and private and public money is thrown at the problem. But youth...
  • The gantlet

    The gantlet
    Before they crack a textbook or enter a school's doors, most public high school students in Chicago have already taken their first test of the day. To make it to school, students crisscross streets carved up by gangs, board buses at chaotic stops and...
  • Neighborhoods' deadly feud hits a critical point

    Four Fenger High School students walked down a hallway in the West Side headquarters of the anti-violence group CeaseFire, neatly dressed, headphones draped over their ears. Their young faces seemed at odds with the violent narrative that sprang from...
  • Fenger students get acquainted on neutral ground

    Fenger students get acquainted on neutral ground
    To get them to talk, the teens had to be separated from their environment, plucked from South Side streets carved up by imaginary turf lines and bused to a place where violence was unacceptable. And so about 50 Fenger High School students found...
  • Judge orders Chicago Public Schools to discuss transfers with Fenger students

    A federal judge on Monday instructed Chicago Public Schools to discuss transfer options with Fenger High School students who want to change schools because they feel unsafe following the beating death of a student. Ten Fenger students filed a lawsuit...
  • Fenger High School: Fear, frustration come to campus

    Fenger High School: Fear, frustration come to campus
    The leisurely walk to school -- once a tradition in American education -- took on an air of fear and anxiety Monday as some Fenger High School students returned to campus for the first time since a classmate was beaten to death during a vicious melee near...
  • Youths bury feud, officials refocus on safety, helping a school heal after a deadly beating

    Fenger High School Principal Elizabeth Dozier had lost students to violence before. But on Sept. 24, just a month into a new year at a new school, the young principal lost another one. This time was different. When Derrion Albert was punched, stomped and...
  • Schools improve ties with police

    In the seven months since Fenger High School honors student Derrion Albert was beaten to death after school, police and school officials have refocused efforts to keep a closer watch on violence at and around city schools and to share information....