More than 300 Chicago Public Schools students shot this year
Chicago Public School students get caught up in the rise in shootings around the city.
319 CPS students were shot this school year, the most in four years. However, there is a little good news. Schools CEO Jean Claude Brizzard says "none of the shootings took place on school property, not a single one. We're very fortunate for that, but at the same time, if a shooting takes place at night or on the weekend, it effects our children."
Brizzard worries about student safety over the summer, especially with federal funding gone for the safe haven program. He says "there are never enough resources, honestly. We have half a million kids engaged throughout the school year in productive, constructive activities. Once summer breaks, I for one am always worried about what my kids are doing."
Because of funding cuts, about 40 percent fewer churches than last year are opening their doors and providing programs for students over the summer. Here is a list of places participating in the safe haven program.
FM News' Debra Dale reports: