For a Fallen Classmate / by Preston Thomas

On May 18, 2014, Aaron Rushing was murdered. He was shot by another teenager for reasons still unknown… a few days before his birthday.

Aaron was a student at the Chicago High School for the Arts. Students who knew Aaron came together and held a memorial service on the side of the school which included a memorial wall, singing, dancing, laughter, prayer and tears.

The following morning, some CPS "worker-bee" managed to wash away all that the students had created in remembrance of their fallen classmate.

Nice try, CPS.

Like the defiant teenagers they are, the students went right back to work…
creating another homage in the very same place.

I think CPS finally got it in their heads that they weren’t gonna win this, and let the wall be.

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