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One Remarkable Teacher's Response To Freddie Gray And The Unrest

Apr 30, 2015

A young person demonstrating in West Baltimore on April 28th, 2015

Baltimore’s eighty thousand students headed back to classes yesterday.  Baltimore City Public Schools had been closed Tuesday in the wake of the unrest Monday evening that began at Mondawmin Mall in West Baltimore.

Dr. Gregory Thornton, CEO of City schools, sent a press release to families thanking the many students who got home safely and encouraging parents to talk with their children. He also pledged that students who engaged in rioting would be prosecuted. 

Our producer Jonna McKone went to City Neighbors High School in Northeast Baltimore to get a sense of how students and schools, and high school teacher Tamara Jolly are processing the events of the last few weeks.