August 16th, 2012

SF struggles with violence prevention in schools

An 11-year-old boy in San Francisco, Tori (pictured), made headlines early last year when a shooting near his Western Addition home left a random bullet lodged permanently in his abdomen. Then in February, the boy turned from the victim to the accused.

School administrators kicked him out of Bessie Carmichael for allegedly shooting another student in the face with a BB gun. While the facts are in dispute, Tori’s situation illustrates the San Francisco Unified School District’s haphazard struggle to prevent violence and deal with guns in schools.

Read the full story from reporter Trey Bundy here.

Photo by Adithya Sambamurthy/The Bay Citizen

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