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Philadelphia Gun Violence

With $1 million in federal funding, Bartram High School’s approach could become a model for the city’s highest-risk campuses.

Bethel, who promoted changes to juvenile justice, will be the city’s top cop under mayor-elect Cherelle Parker.

Last school year, 199 Philadelphia students were victims of gun violence, and 33 died.

Philadelphia’s school safety chief said getting more students into out-of-school activities can also help keep them out of trouble.

Nearly 200 students were shot during the past school year in Philadelphia. State Attorney Michelle Henry discussed the situation with students and her office’s attempts to help.

Superintendent Tony Watlington says educators must be key partners in addressing the problem.

Watlington said the district will work closely with the police department, and urged parents and others to collaborate.

One football player said ‘we’re out here doing it’ for the slain student, Nicolas Elizalde.

Superintendent Tony Watlington called the incident “absolutely unimaginable.”

The school district is sending its crisis response team to Roxborough High School to support students and staff.

The district’s top safety official stressed that schools remain “the safest place” for students.

The $1.8 million proposal would focus on areas near schools most affected by gun violence.

The district says it will implement the new weapons screenings with “sensitivity.” But some worry about the impact. 

Virtual discussion sheds light on epidemic and its impact on the mental health of students

During a Chalkbeat Philadelphia and Resolve Philly event, students, experts, and educators will weigh in on mental health resources. Here’s our reading guide. 

Join Chalkbeat Philadelphia on April 20, 5-6 p.m. ET for the third event in our series on COVID and mental health.

District Attorney Larry Krasner joined local officials Monday to discuss the recent rise in gun violence happening near the city’s schools.

Philadelphia superintendent William Hite and safety czar Kevin Bethel say they will mobilize resources and increase collaboration to keep schools and students safe