The school year has just begun for Chicago Public School students, but already a high school student has been killed and a teacher attacked.
On Wednesday afternoon, 16-year-old Deantonio Goss was walking home from school in the 8600 block of South Saginaw Avenue when he was fatally shot, according to the Chicago Tribune. An 18-year-old student was also wounded in the incident.
ABC Chicago reports that Goss was a sophomore at Bowen High School, and wanted to be a barber some day. He also enjoyed boxing.
Goss' father told ABC he blames his son's death on a violent community. Even before the school year began, parents and community members were looking for ways to keep students safe. The school is even part of a program designed to curb gun violence near schools, ABC reports:
It's called Safe Passage, an $8 million program funded by federal stimulus dollars. Trained monitors, equipped with cell phones and highly-visible clothing, are being stationed on several blocks around some schools.
The violence was not limited to the South Side. About 6 p.m. on the Northwest Side, two boys ages 13 and 16, were wounded in a drive-by shooting. The incident happened in the 2300 block of North Lockwood Avenue and both boys suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to ABC.
Also on Wednesday afternoon, a CPS teacher was the victim of violence.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a 27-year-old teacher was attempting to break up a fight at Pickard Elementary School in Pilsen when he was stabbed by a 13-year-old.
When the boy left the school, someone who reportedly witnessed the incident told him to come back. Police told the Sun-Times he then "held up the bloody cutting instrument and dropped it down a sewer, saying: 'Look, I'm getting rid of it!' He then fled."
The teacher was given stitches for laceration to his left shoulder, and the boy was not in police custody as of Thursday morning.