PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Simon Gratz High School is open again Friday after two students and a recent alum died as a result of gun violence in the very same week. Another student was wounded.
The school closed Wednesday to give students and staff a “day of healing.” The school was also closed Thursday for Yom Kippur.Pennsauken Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Shadid Fauntleroy While Crossing Route 130
The principal said therapeutic support is available Friday for students and staff in the building. The school will hold a demonstration walk Friday afternoon.READ MORE: Upper Darby Mayor Unveils Plan To Resolve Battle Over Control Of Summer Stage
“We’re going to have a small rally to take a stand as a school community that we don’t support gun violence and that we want to protect the life of young black and brown children,” Le’Yondo Dunn, the principal of Simon Gratz, said. “And to take a stand and also remember and lift up the students we lost and the families who have been impacted.”Man Robs 16-Year-Old Girl At Knifepoint At SEPTA Station, Police Say
There have been no arrests in any of these cases.