Earlier this month, Washington, D.C.’s local CBS affiliate published a moving story about tragedy and triumph in the city’s schools. Here’s an excerpt:
Last week, students at one D.C. school were rallying around a classmate who was hurt in a double shooting.
On Wednesday, they celebrate 17 classmates who signed full scholarships to college.
Crime tape and flashing lights. Evidence markers and stained clothes. This is more than just a crime scene, more than just a lead story.
This is life for far too many of D.C.’s students, so when they come out on the other side, they can’t hold back the tears.
It was an emotional day at Friendship Public Charter School on Minnesota Avenue in Northeast, D.C.
Jordan Marshall's close friend Ralph was killed in a drive by. He was 17 years old and taught Jordan how to play ball.
“Football was an alley way for me,” said Marshall. “A way I can get out all my frustration of the day.”
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