William Penn Elementary School

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3 Dead, 10 Wounded In Thursday Shootings

The most recent fatal shooting occurred Thursday evening in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.


West Side community activists held up empty school chairs outside William Penn Elementary School, to represent students lost to gun violence, while encouraging students to stay safe this summer and return to school with no empty seats. (Credit: CBS)

West Side School Urges Kids To Return In Fall With ‘No Empty Seats’

It was party time Thursday morning outside a West Side elementary school, where kids were getting out of school for the summer, and adults were encouraging students to say safe this summer, and come back in the fall without any empty seats.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012

William Penn Elementary School was just one of a number of Chicago Public Schools where students were attending summer school in a building with no air conditioning on July 21, 2011, amid temperatures close to 100 degrees. (Credit: CBS)

Many Summer School Students Going Without A/C

It’s hard to imagine, but some children are going to school without air conditioning during this heat wave. Parents with children in summer school at William Penn Elementary School were gathering Thursday morning to speak out against what they’re calling “unbearable conditions” in the classrooms.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011