CHICAGO (CBS) — A new message to “stop the violence” as students at Simeon high school deal with the loss of two classmates killed in shootings.
Sophomore Jamari Williams and freshman Kentrell McNeal were murdered hours apart on September 21 just four weeks into the school year.READ MORE: City Hall, Chicago FOP File Dueling Lawsuits In Heated Standoff Over Vaccine Mandate
“We must reject violence wherever it manifests itself. We must go another way.”READ MORE: Shots Fired At Police During Foot Chase In West Garfield Park
On Thursday, the Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke to juniors and seniors at the school about peaceful solutions and how they can work to stop the cycle of violence from repeating.MORE NEWS: Illinois Democrats Look To Increase Edge With New Congressional Maps
He also encouraged them to tell someone if they know who’s responsible or if they know something may happen.