Updated 05/30/14 – 11:10 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A special education teacher was killed Thursday evening when she was struck by a stray bullet while visiting a real estate office in the Chatham neighborhood.
Dr. Betty Howard, 58, taught at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy High School in the Roseland neighborhood, where students and staff were remembering her as a life-changing educator.
Howard grew up in the Englewood neighborhood, and taught for seven years at Brooks, where she headed the special education department.
Chicago Police Officer Orlando Long said his sister “just was a very happy person; was always smiling, and always laughing, and just full of joy.”