With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Friday, March 2, 2012

Student killed at privatized CPS school

Chris Wormley
Students at a therapeutic day school on Chicago's far south side have returned to class, one day after one of their classmates, Chris Wormley, 17, was stabbed to death in an attack in the school's entryway.  Another student who intervened and tried to stop the attack, was also stabbed and is expected to recover.

Questions are now being raised about conditions in an around the school, AMI Kids Infinity High School, formerly a Chicago public school, Las Casas Occupational High School, which was ordered closed in 2009, despite community protests. The school was then handed over to a private, Florida-based company, AMI Kids which operates a chain of 56 facilities across the nation.

Family members say that Wormley had characterized the school as an unsafe place. “He used to always tell me he thought threatened at the school,” Wormley’s mother, Charmayne Prince, told CBS 2’s Mike Parker. “He didn’t want to be there.”

More to come on this. 

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