Chicago reports increase in the number of students shot during 2011-12 school year

June 26, 2012
Police say 319 public school students were shot – 22 percent more than the previous year

From The Chicago Tribune: The number of Chicago Public Schools students killed in gun violence this past school year dipped slightly from the previous year, but the total number of students who were shot was up sharply, according to figures from Chicago police. Twenty-four students were fatally shot during the school year that ended June 15, four fewer than in the 2010-11 year. But the overall shooting toll — 319 — was the highest in four years and a nearly 22 percent increase from the previous school year.

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