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Shooting at Crane Prep High School

Posted By on 03.07.08 at 05:26 PM

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A day after the city connected school cameras to the CPD network, there's been another fatal shooting, this time at Crane Prep on West Jackson. ABC 7 (the Trib could really learn from their video presentation) has more, including suggestions that it was gang-related. For a more general look at Crane, District 299 has a couple compelling posts, a long comment on a day at Crane and a follow-up. Late last year, Catalyst Chicago ran an article on underreported violence at Crane: "Penn notes that the school serves young people who may be members of four different gangs. At the end of the school day, the school’s entire security force empties out of the building and surrounds it."

Crane has long been problematic; here's a long 1990 profile from the NYT, and it comes up in a bleak 1984 Time article.

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