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Mastery Students Pass Out Flowers To Apologize For Violent Incident

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Mastery students pass out flowers to pedestrians to say they are sorry for their classmates' actions. (credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Mastery students pass out flowers to pedestrians to say they are sorry for their classmates’ actions. (credit: KYW’s Mike DeNardo)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Students at one Philadelphia school caught in the “flash mob” violence are saying “We’re sorry.”

Students from the Mastery Charter High School at 4th and Chestnut took to the streets, handing out white carnations and notes of apology to morning commuters.

The students want people to know that it was not acceptable when six Mastery students were caught on video sucker-punching a man walking on 4th Street last month.

“We’re out here giving out flowers and saying thank you to the community.” Mastery grad Keenan Burton said. “Because we actually do appreciate the community. And we’re taking responsibility for what happened recently.  So we’re just trying to make sure the community knows that we’re appreciating them.”

Mastery students are also planning a community beautifaction project this fall, as another way of making amends for the “flash mob” actions of their classmates.

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio 1060

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