CHICAGO (CBS)– Chicago Public Schools leaders and Gary Elementary School are offering support as community members grieve the loss of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer.
Chicago Public Schools and community leaders shared a message in the “La Villita, Chicago” Facebook group Thursday stating, “Adam was a member of our CPS family, and we have been shaken by the circumstances of his passing.”READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Average Infection Rate Falls To Lowest Point Since Late March; Vaccinations Still Lagging From April Peak
Toledo was a student at Gary Elementary School.READ MORE: Illinois Launches 'Time For Me To Drive' Tourism Campaign As State Prepares To Fully Reopen Next Month
The school district is offering “professional and mental health resources” for educators to address the students’ needs, both socially and emotionally.
“As a community, we join his family and the Gary Elementary School community to grieve his death,” Community leaders stated in the post. “Adam’s death, along with the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd and the civil unrest in Minnesota after the officer-involved shooting of Daunte Wright, are raising many emotions for our students.”MORE NEWS: Chicago Bears Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday Night
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